AudioControl Bijou 600

Category :
Power amplifiers
Brand :
AudioControl
Article :
8611250/1253
Destination :
Home theater
Color :
Black

Description:

Bijou 600 Compact Zone Amplifier
2.1 Channel Zone Amplifier & DAC

Compact Amplifier & Digital Analog Converter (DAC). 2 Channels x 100 Watts at 8 Ohms. 2 Channels x 200 Watts at 4 Ohms. Pre-amp Volume Control Via Infra (IR) or RS 232. Stable Down to 4 Ohms. Bridgeable as Mono Block 400 Watts. 2 x Digital Optical & COAX Inputs  & Analog Stereo Inputs. Subwoofer Output. Wolfson Digital Analog Converter (DAC) For Audiophile Performance. Source Switching Via IR or RS 232. Patented AccuBASS ™ Bass Response. Crossover. 12v Trigger Input. Bridgeable. Headphone Input. 1U ½ Rack Size With Rack Mounts, TV Mounts and Wall Cavity Box Box Mount Options (Order Separately). Remote Control Included.

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Bijou 600 Compact Zone Amplifier
2.1 Channel Zone Amplifier & DAC

AudioControl’s new Bijou 600 is a first of its kind and exploits AudioControl’s renowned expertise in developing high performance amplifiers, and matches this with enhanced pre-amplifier controls and bass management capabilities in a compact, rack mountable 1U chassis that can sit in all zones across the home.

The launch of the Bijou 600 fills a gap in the market for a high performing, compact amplifier/DAC with pre-amp volume control that can work as a flexible solution in additional zones, enhancing TV speaker set-ups including sound bars, improving the audio performance of multi-room digital streaming audio systems like SONOS, HEOS and others, powering speaker set ups of all types and configurations including low impedance speakers, upgrading and dramatically improve gaming and other demanding audio system requirements.

The Bijou 600 includes a myriad of powerful features including switchable inputs (including analog, digital COAX, digital Optical), combined with variable volume control circuitry controllable via discrete IR or discrete RS232 commands. The Bijou 600 delivers 2 x 100 watts of power at 8 Ohms, 200 watts at 4 Ohms and can also act as a 400-watt mono-block and operates stable down to 3.6 Ohms.

The Bijou 600 benefits from the inclusion of a leading AudioControl high-performance Wolfson DAC. The Bijou 600 is also equipped with a number of bass management features including a subwoofer mono out, AudioControl’s patented AccuBASS™ equalization, selectable high-pass and low-pass crossovers. Source selection, volume functions, and AccuBASS™ can be controlled via remote control (included) or automation commands.

The Bijou 600’s slimline ‘1U’ chassis measures just 8.5”x7.5”x1.7”. Full rack mount, TV Mount or Wall Cavity box mounts are available designed exclusively for the Bijou 600 from AudioControl dealers.

The Bijou 600 is designed, engineered and manufactured in the rainforest of the Northwest USA somewhere North of Seattle! The Bijou 600 comes with AudioControl’s renowned 5-year warranty.


Features

  • Compact Amplifier and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC)
  • 2 Channels x 100 Watts at 8 Ohms
  • 2 Channels x 200 Watts at 4 Ohms
  • Pre-amp Volume Control Via Infra (IR) or RS 232
  • Stable Down to 4 Ohms
  • Bridgeable as Mono Block 400 Watts
  • 2 x Digital Optical & COAX Inputs  and Analog Stereo Inputs
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Wolfson Digital Analog Converter (DAC) For Audiophile Performance
  • Source Switching Via IR or RS 232
  • Patented AccuBASS ™ Bass Response
  • Crossover • 12v Trigger Input • Bridgeable • Headphone Input
  • 1U ½ Rack Size With Rack Mounts, TV Mounts and Wall Cavity Box Box Mount Options (Order Separately)
  • Remote Control Included (Remote Control Codes Available on Bijou 600 Web Page)

Specifications

inputs

  • Digital Inputs: Optical Toslink x 2, Coax S/PDIF 75 ohms x 2
  • Analog Inputs: Stereo RCA x 1
  • Input Sensitivity: 230mV (RCA); 2.0V (Speaker Level)
  • Signal Sense Trigger Minimum: 10mV (RCA); 100mV (Speaker Level)

outputs

  • Amplifier Channels: 2
  • Power Output (8Ω): 100W per channel
  • Power Output (4Ω): 200W per channel
  • Minimum Speaker Load: 4Ω
  • Preamp Outputs: Mono RCA Subwoofer, Mono RCA Bridged

performance

  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >95dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.09%

control

  • 12 Volt Trigger Inputs: 1 (mini jack)
  • IR Inputs: 1 (mini jack)
  • IR Outputs: 1 (mini jack)
  • RS-232 Serial Control: Yes

general

  • Power Consumption (typical usage): 40W
  • Power Consumption (maximum): 520W
  • Line Voltage: 100-120VAC/200‐240VAC Switchable

weights & dimensions

  • Dimensions: 8.50”W x 7.51”D x 1.73”H
  • Weight: 6.0lbs (2.7kg)

in the boxBijou 600, RT-1 Remote, Power Cord, Optical Cable, User Manual, Warranty


Allows for compact, hidden, faster, easier audio installations and improved aesthetics

SEATTLE, WA.–April 14, 2015–AudioControl, the Seattle-based audio design leader, is now shipping new installation accessories for their Bijou 600 Integrated Zone Amplifier/DAC offering installers outstanding installation flexibility, further enhancing the capabilities of the Consumer Electronics Association’s 2015 Audio Product of the Year. These new accessories solve mounting challenges while also improving aesthetics and ensuring great viewing flexibility. The high-power Bijou 600 Zone Amplifier/DAC is a tailor-made performance partner for adding additional audio zones to the home and boosting the output of TVs, soundbars, streaming audio and gaming environments. These new features add to AudioControl’s inventory of next generation of architectural, network, multi-zone and compact zone, high-performance power amplifiers and accessories exclusively for the custom residential and professional audio markets.

The Bijou RM-209 1U Single Rack Mount Kit is comprised of two custom end plates and a single space filler plate to mount the Bijou 600 into a 1U rack space allowing it to be positioned virtually flush with the surface.

bijou-rack-single

The Bijou RM-210 Dual Rack Mount Kit is comprised of two custom end plates plus two middle joining plates to lock two Bijou 600s together in a 1U rack space. Multiple Bijou 600’s can be installed and with the cool running aspects of the product, no spacing is required between rows of Bijou 600’s installed inside rack systems.

bijou-rack-double

The Bijou RM-211 1U mounting brackets consist of two mounting ears to allow the Bijou 600 to be installed on walls or other fixtures where the Bijou 600 requires flat mounting in confined spaces.

The Bijou RM-212 In-Wall Back Box features an intuitive in-wall box with a rear panel mount behind the display and allows for absolutely hidden installation. It uses both metal and plastic electrical boxes as well as a removable trim ring to fit in both retrofit and new construction applications up to ¾” wallboard.

The Bijou RM-213 Component Mounting Plate fits a large 9” x 11”, 50-400mm VESA mount, ideal for attaching the Bijou 600 to the back of a slimline television.

The Bijou 600 high power Amplifier and DAC with pre-amplifier volume control offers custom installers 2 x 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms to power better performing speakers and is also capable of outputting 200 watts at 4 ohms or acting as a 400-watt mono-block that is stable down to 3.6 ohms. Designed within a convenient 1U, ½ rack chassis measuring just 1.7” tall, it is compact enough to hide behind the latest thin displays or in any additional zone in the home. The Bijou 600 can optimize audio output for TV zones, digital streaming systems such as SONOS®, or audio configurations including low impedance speakers. The Bijou 600 also features a renowned Wolfson DAC and is equipped with a number of bass management features including a subwoofer mono out, AudioControl’s patented AccuBASS™ equalization, as well as selectable high-pass and low-pass crossovers.

“We put a great deal of thought into the creation of these mounting accessories to increase ease-of-installation of the Bijou 600 for custom install professionals. Enhancing our reputation for building the best sounding and best performing audio solutions in the industry today, we are also investing in accessories that benefit the most décor-conscious users,” said Alex Camara, CEO AudioControl.

The Bijou 600 Zone Amplifier/DAC and mounting accessories are designed and engineered by AudioControl in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States a few minutes North of Seattle. All parts are available in espresso black—a nod to Seattle’s long-standing coffee heritage—to match common audio systems, displays and rack components. The accessories come with AudioControl’s legendary 5-year warranty. For more information, visit www.audiocontrol.com.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and precise analysis products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit AudioControl’s new website at www.audiocontrol.com.

 

 
 

SEATTLE, Wash. – AudioControl, the Seattle-based audio design leader, is now shipping their new high power integrated zone amplifier Bijou 600, winner of the Consumer Electronics Association’s 2015 Audio Product of the Year Award. This compact zone amplifier with built-in DAC is a tailor-made performance partner for adding additional audio zones to the home and boosting the output of TVs, soundbars, streaming audio and gaming environments.

bijou-600-press-releaseEngineered to improve demanding audio system requirements, the Bijou 600 offers custom installers 2 x 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms to power better performing speakers and is capable of outputting 200 watts at 4 ohms or acting as a 400-watt mono-block that is stable down to 3.6 Ohms. Designed within a convenient 1U, ½ rack chassis measuring just 1.7” tall, it is compact enough to hide behind the latest thin displays or in any additional zone in the home. The Bijou 600 can optimize audio output for TV zones, digital streaming systems such as SONOS®, Denon Helios or audio configurations including low impedance speakers. The Bijou 600 also features a renowned Wolfson DAC and is equipped with a number of bass management features including a subwoofer mono out, AudioControl’s patented AccuBASS™ equalization as well as selectable high-pass and low-pass crossovers.

moe_winner_logo“A great deal of entertainment decision-making takes place at the crossroads between power and aesthetic. We believe that as leaders in the trend of compact, yet powerful technology is in part what led CEA’s panel of experts to distinguish the Bijou 600 as the year’s best audio product,” said Alex Camara, CEO for AudioControl. “Our Rialto 400’s success built upon AudioControl’s reputation for producing high-performing compact zone-amplifiers. The Bijou 600 and our entire lineup of performance amplifiers are the next level answer to the question being asked throughout home audio: ‘Can it look great and sound even greater?’”

Both the Rialto 600 and the Bijou 600 offer installer-friendly features including switchable inputs (including analog, digital coax, digital optical), combined with variable volume control circuitry controllable via discrete IR or RS232 commands. Both models add the ability to control source selection, volume functions, and AccuBASS™ via the included remote control or automation commands. Committing to the long-term performance users require, both products carry AudioControl’s renowned five-year warranty.

Based on a 12-month market analysis and more than 60 custom integration companies, the AudioControl Engineering Sound Lab developed the new Bijou 600 and Rialto 600 series products to satisfy the needs of the audio marketplace. A panel of industry experts at International CES 2015 honored the AudioControl Bijou 600 as Audio Product of the Year during the CEA TechHome® Mark of Excellence awards. AudioControl most recently exhibited their full 2015 product line-up at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. For more information, visit www.audiocontrol.com.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and precise analysis products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. For more information visit www.audiocontrol.com.

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