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Everything to Know about Blaze Audio's New Family of Power Amplifiers

Blaze Audio released the PowerZone Connect Series of power amplifiers.
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Now available, meet the PowerZone Connect Series of power amplifiers from Blaze Audio (opens in new tab). Consisting of four models—the PowerZone Connect 122, PowerZone Connect 252, PowerZone Connect 254, and PowerZone Connect 504—these versatile, smart amplifiers offer ultra-compact, half rack, 1RU form factors, can drive both conventional low impedance (4Ω to 16Ω) loudspeakers and constant voltage (70V/100V) transformer coupled loudspeakers, provide intuitive browser-based configuration, as well as Blaze Audio’s innovative Powershare technology that delivers flexible power output across output channels.

“For a wide range of commercial install projects such as bars, cafes, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, education sites, houses of worship, and more, the PowerZone Connect Series amplifiers are a terrific choice," said Kevin Wilkin, Blaze Audio's executive sales director for the Americas. "In addition to the PowerZone Control app, which simplifies system configuration, these amps offer a GPIO interface that enables the addition of any standard remote control. 

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"With Blaze Audio’s pioneering Powershare technology, the amplifier’s total available power is automatically shared across all channels, so the power is available where it’s needed. Equally notable, all four models employ our parent company’s UMAC Class-D technology that features a full bandwidth PWM modulator with ultra-low distortion for best-in-class performance. I have every confidence system integrators will find much to like with these amps.”

The entire PowerZone Connect series includes a full matrix DSP design offering system configuration and control via Blaze Audio’s PowerZone Control browser-based web app. PowerZone Control is an intuitive application that can be used to configure everything from one’s phone, tablet, or PC by connecting through the amplifier’s built-in Wi-Fi or direct via the amplifier’s network port. Offering tremendous value, this application facilitates control of input sources and output channels, as well as the setup of audio zones, EQ, routing, and more—regardless of whether the integrator is on or offsite. With PowerZone Connect amplifiers, the most impressive multi-zone sound systems can be created quickly and easily.

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Introducing the PowerZone Connect Series

Blaze Audio released the PowerZone Connect Series of power amplifiers.

(Image credit: Blaze Audio)
  • PowerZone Connect 122: With four analog inputs and one stereo digital input, the PowerZone Connect 122 has flexible output options, including two 60W in Lo-Z mode and one 125W in Hi-Z mode. Automatic power sharing technology enables the total available power to be shared proportionately between the outputs.
  • PowerZone Connect 252: Featuring four analog inputs and one stereo digital input, the PowerZone Connect 252 offers flexible output options, including two 125W in Lo-Z mode and one 250W in Hi-Z mode. The amplifier’s automatic power sharing technology enables the total available power to be shared proportionately between the outputs.
  • PowerZone Connect 254: With its four analog inputs and one stereo digital input, the PowerZone Connect 254 provides flexible output options, including four 60W in Lo-Z mode and two 125W in Hi-Z mode. Automatic power sharing technology enables the amplifier’s total available power to be shared proportionately between the outputs.
  • PowerZone Connect 504: With its four analog inputs and one stereo digital input, the PowerZone Connect 504 has flexible output options, including four 125W in Lo-Z mode and two 250W in Hi-Z mode. The amplifier’s automatic power sharing technology enables the amplifier’s total available power to be shared proportionately between the outputs.
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