Anaheim, California (November 4, 2010) – Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the XTRA™ Series XPA 2002 two channel power amplifier. This compact 1U, convection cooled amplifier offers 200 watts rms per channel into 4 ohms. XTRA Series ENERGY STAR® qualified and UL verified amplifiers are energy efficient products that conserve energy and reduce costs. They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D design with patented CDRS™ – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifier designs. XTRA Series power amplifiers are housed in a compact 1U, convection cooled, full rack width enclosure and do not require fans for cooling, making them ideal for installation in racks, lecterns, credenzas, and other applications with limited space and ventilation.

“The XPA 2002 is ideal for commercial installations requiring high power audio amplification, yet consumes less energy, runs cooler, and takes up less space than competitive models,” says Casey Hall, Extron Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It joins the other recently shipping XTRA Series models as the first commercial amplifiers with ENERGY STAR 2.0 qualification and UL verification.”

XTRA Series amplifiers feature an auto power-down feature that automatically places each amplifier into standby after a period of inactivity, and consume 28 watts or less when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode. They also have an ultra low inrush current draw to prevent power circuit overload that occurs when multiple amplifiers are switched on simultaneously. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralized equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges. Additionally, XTRA Series amplifiers feature very low thermal dissipation under full load, which keeps racks and equipment cabinets cool.

Visit our Web site at www.extron.com for more information.

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