AudioControl The Director® Model M4800 High Power Multi Channel Amplifier


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8 Channel High-Power Network DSP Matrix Amplifier

The Director® Model M4800 Matrix Amplifier from AudioControl is the first of its kind and one of the highest power, most flexible multi-zone amplifiers designed exclusively for the custom-install market. The Model M4800 builds upon the success of AudioControl’s The Director® Series, driving 8 channels of high-power amplification in a compact 1U chassis, delivering over 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 200 watts per channel at 4 ohms and 400 watts at 8 ohms bridged, all channels driven.


  • Network DHCP Signal Matrix Amplifier With Volume Control
  • 8 Channels x 100 Watts at 8 Ohms (All Channels Driven)
  • 8 Channels x 200 Watts at 4 Ohms (All Channels Driven)
  • Bridgeable to 400 Watts of Bridged Power
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Performance
  • Built-In Speaker Optimization Profiles
  • Ethernet Port for Status Monitoring, Source Switching and 12 Volt Trigger Control
  • Built in Matrix Delivering Analog or two digital inputs to be routed to any zone output on single or multiple amplifiers
  • Network Programmable Graphic & Parametric Equalization with User Memories
  • Assignable Names for All Zones & Amplifier
  • Digital Signal Sense
  • Programmable Electronic Crossover for Local Subwoofer Applications; Subsonic Filter
  • AudioControl LightDrive Anti-Clipping Speaker Protection
  • 4 Stereo Local Inputs plus 4 Digital Local Inputs
  • Dual Digital Audio Bus Inputs
  • Compact 1U Rack Space (Includes Rack Mount Brackets)
  • Home and Commercial Installations

Featuring a powerful on-board DSP, The Director® Model M4800 has the benefit of operating either as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a 3rd party control system from companies including Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4.

The Director® Model M4800 is designed, engineered and manufactured in Seattle, USA.

Power And Control At Your Fingertips

The Director® M Series feature on-board digital signal processing, graphic & parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring and programming, local and bus inputs, plus the addition of volume control, channel/zone grouping and zone audio presets. They also allow individual channel and zone selection via standard TCP/IP, delivering incredible power and AudioControl’s legendary audio performance.








Two digital inputs and outputs are both accessible in the matrixing so that any one of the input sources can be routed through the digital outputs. These digital outputs can be connected to other CM Series, The Director M or D Series or Architect digital inputs so that multiple amplifiers can receive any signal from any of the inputs.

Speaker Optimization Profiles

AudioControl has partnered with a growing number of prominent architectural loudspeaker manufacturers to implement speaker performance profiles directly accessible from The Director® M Series onboard DSP. Each speaker manufacturer has provided critical performance data to AudioControl, enabling tailored profiles to be created and stored in software form. Factoring in the individual room acoustics for each home, these speaker profiles achieve an important step in providing the custom integrator the tools to deliver a premium entertainment experience by calibrating systems for their clients.


Inputs 4 Stereo Local Inputs, 4 Digital S/PDIF and Toslink Inputs
Input Sensitivity 1 Vrms for full output, level at maximum
Input Gain 30 dB
Amplifier Channels 8
Power Output (8Ω) 100W per channel
Power Output (4Ω) 200W per channel
Power Ouput (8Ω Bridged Mono) 400W
Minimum Speaker Load
Preamp Audio Outputs 2 Digital S/PDIF Outputs
Crosstalk > 80 dB @ 1 kHz
Damping Factor >300
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.04% (230 watts @ 8 ohms 20 Hz-20 kHz)
Signal to Noise >97 dB, A-wtd, ref full output
DAC Specifications 32 – 96 kHz sample rate, 16/24 bit depth
Remote Power Trigger +12 VDC or Dry Contact Closure
Network Connection/Protocol 10BaseT Ethernet TCP/IP
Communication Protocol HTTP or Telnet
Dimensions 17” W x 15.8” D x 1.75” H (1U)
Weight 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg)