Franklin, Tenn. -
plans late-March shipments of a pair of audio components incorporating Control4 controller to control home systems and multi-room-audio systems.
The PMC-2 7.1-channel preamp/processor and the PMR-7125 7.1-channel A/V receiver will ship in late March at prices that weren't announced. They will be joined by a 7-350 multichannel amplifier, which lacks Control4 brain.
The PMC-2preamp/processor features dual-core DSP processors to handle HD audio codecs, Ethernet control, HDMI 1.3a capability with 3D support, balanced inputs and outputs on all channels, a full-color onscreen display with transparency over live video, Genesis/Torino video-scaling engine, and available drivers for iPad and iPhone integration to play music stored on the devices through the components as well as control the components from the devices' user interfaces.
The PMR-7125 AVR features 7x125-watt high-current amp and offers similar features, including dual-core DSP processor, HDMI 1.3a compatibility with 3D support, Ethernet control port and available iPhone/iPad drivers.
The 7-350 multichannel amplifier is rated at 7x350 watts into 8 ohms via high-efficiency Class H design. It uses convection cooling without the use of a fan to further add to efficiency.
The products will be the brand's first components with Control4 controllers.
The brand was
by Jade Design, the ODM/OEM developer of home and professional audio products. Jade also owns direct-to-consumer audio supplier Emotiva Audio.