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AudioControlís Director 2.0 Firmware Now Available

Adds features and an easier-to-navigate GUI for the complete line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers.

November 12, 2020

AudioControl Director 2.0 firmware is now available. Director 2.0 adds features and an easier-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) for the complete line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers.

Integrators will appreciate that the new user experience offers a clean look, providing easy accessibility to all features from a single page. The new GUI is also a responsive web page, making it easy to view on a variety of devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with Apple and PC computer platforms as well as both iOS and Android mobile devices.

SDS Priority Input

The SDS switching (Signal Detecting Switch) enables users to interact with the highly popular smart doorbell devices, command prompts from voice assistants, and other devices, muting entertainment content until the event has passed. The SDS feature can be programmed to operate in any number of audio zones throughout the home. This feature represents an opportunity for integrators to provide added value with useful smart home functionality when installing a multi-zone entertainment system for their clients.

Enhanced DSP Features and Capabilities

Along with creating a GUI that is easier and more efficient to navigate on any device, AudioControl has added six additional parametric EQs for enhanced system tuning capability, channel metering for visual confirmation of signal levels (at the amplifier’s output stage) and a touch-sensitive webpage, enabling full system configuration from a phone, tablet or other touch-enabled devices.

To simplify system tuning, AudioControl has included a pink noise generator available for all channels that is built-in to the software, enabling integrators to use the AudioControl Mobile Tools App or the DM-RTA to more efficiently calibrate their systems. Integrators will also have access to the Sound Partners DSP profiles for architectural loudspeakers.

The Director 2.0 firmware is available for all current Director and RS Series Models and will specifically upgrade the M6800, M6400, M4800, M4840, D2800, and D4600, as well as RS Series models.

Dealers can update current models by downloading this firmware from the AudioControl website.