ELAN Brings Power and Efficiency to D Series Amplifiers 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Thursday, 19 November 2009

Along with the announcement of the availability of the D12 Amplifier from ELAN, the company has also announced the D16, which is set to ship in March.  ELAN’s new highly efficient ‘green’ amplifiers were redesigned from the ground up in order to create energy efficient and powerful amps.

115 watts of cool power is delivered at 4 ohms into 12 channels at an 85% - 90% efficiency rate to the D12 amplifier.  At the same efficiency rate, the D16 pumps out 75 watts at 4 ohms into 16 channels. The only thing these products have in common with their predecessors is the number of binding posts on the back panels,” says BobFarinelli, the president and Chief Technology Officer of ELAN.  “These green, powerful, self-correcting amplifiers are what our Dealers have been asking for.”

Texas Instruments was vital to the creation of the amps according to ELAN.  Finding the right balance and power and efficiency made the additions to the line possible.  The new amps both offer a low power standby mode yet still offer instant response when powering on.  The D12 and D16 are also slimmer than much of the competition, measuring only five inches tall.

The new amps from ELAN can be configured in either stereo or mono modes.  Each amplifier features an IR control system, which allows adjustments for each stereo pair to be made independently.  ELAN suggests that this makes the D12 a strong choice for installers looking to deliver music in  a multi-room installation.
The D12 amplifier, which is available now, runs $2,400.  The D16 isn’t coming until March 2010, at an MSRP of $2,600.

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