to Know: The NEW PA-1800 Three-Channel Amplifier
the world leader in modern and contemporary wall-mounted
high-end speaker systems, can make one heckuva beefy amplifier!
Introducing the new Professional Multi-Purpose Three-Channel
Amplifier - the PA-1800. Designed to perform smoothly and
accurately, even in the most demanding conditions, the PA-1800
is matched to all the Artcoustic loudspeakers impedance
and tonality, making a perfect match with amazing detail,
control, and dynamics.
rack units high. Very high output with minimal rack
input sensitivity for each of the 3 channels
presence and protection indicator
inputs via XLR and Jack connectors. Unbalanced input
via RCA connectors
current bi-polar technology - stable performance down
to 2 ohms
channel may be fed with independent signals, used for
addressing different zones or fed with the same mono
or stereo signal
monoblock amplifier PCB design
efficiency toriodal transformer
fan speed, setting 0 residential = silent, setting 1
commercial = full fan speed
protected against overheating and shorting and includes
DC prevention at the output stage
with Rack Mount Ears (above)
power 20Hz-20KHz RMS program channel 1 & 2
- 4 ohm 550 WRMS
- 8 ohm 400 WRMS
power 20Hz-20KHz RMS program channel 3
- 4 ohm 850 WRMS
- 8 ohm 700 WRMS
ratio channel 1 & 2 > 89dB
S/N ratio channel 3 > 91dB
response: 20Hz -20KHz
Damping factor @ 8 ohm > 500
Crosstalk > 65dB
Slew rate 20V/ms.
Power: 115V/230V ac 360VA
Protection, heat, DC, short cut and soft start
(H x W x D) : 3.5" x 19" x 19.5"
: 37.5 lbs.
- RCA unbalanced 1.2V/10kOhm
- XLR balanced 1.2V/20kOhm
new PA-1800 is available now from StJohn Group at a suggested
retail price of $1,750. One PA-1800 also comes FREE when
you order one of the following:
pair of DFF180-43 Full-range loudspeakers
One pair of DFF120-43 Full-range loudspeakers
One pair of DF100-75 Full-range loudspeakers
One DFC150-36 Full-range Center loudspeaker
One Spitfire Professional Subwoofer
One DFS75-55 Subwoofer
One DFS100-75 Subwoofer
One Diablo Panel Sub Subwoofer
your Artcoustic Rep or StJohn
Group for more details.
ARTCOUSTIC COLLATERAL: Art Portfolio, Installation Picture
Book, Product Manuals, and Quarterly Corporate Newsletter
has been busy at the printer! Now available in print are
the new Artcoustic Art Portfolio (108 pages), the Picture
Book (108 pages) featuring magnificent installations from
around the world, an 8-page manual for each Artcoustic product
(22 in all), and a Corporate Newsletter that will be issued
Artcoustic Showroom Partner will be sent a very limited
quantity of each.
two main collateral pieces are also available electronically
- both as PDFs and online. Follow & bookmark these links:
Book - PDF; Online
Art Portfolio - PDF;
of the Month - MARCH
Old, Something New
Luxurious Traditional Arabian Designed Apartment Comprises
the Latest High End Audio Technology in A Modern Setting
developments in Dubai come in all shapes and sizes, each
with their own take on architecture and modern living. Located
in what is being hailed as the most exclusive square kilometer
in the world, The Old Town, the Burj Dubai Development offers
elegant Arabian architecture in a unique and modern setting.
family decided to relocate to this urban luxury lifestyle
living and commissioned SoundsME LLC (Artcoustic's United
Arab Emirates distributor) to integrate a state-of-the-art
high end audio and home cinema system into their elegantly
designed surroundings. Family, work and entertainment were
important fundamentals for this client. Today homes are
no longer being designed as just a place to rest our heads.
Instead, they incorporate space for all the things we love
to do. So it's not surprising that home automation, sound
systems and home theater were placed at the top of the design
wish-lists for this client.
familys love of music and home cinema was paramount
to the final solution that had to include a state of the
art sound and home cinema system.
were immediately impressed by the sonic performance and
design and commissioned the installer to provide a final
specification for the system throughout the entire house.
The key selling point to the clients was the fact that the
Artcoustic speakers would be unobtrusive to the interior
but would provide top-quality sound. This project took three
months to finalize, from the initial planning meetings to
the final result.
homeowners placed a high value on music and entertainment.
Although they have a dedicated home theater room, they chose
to have their main system in the living area, which is where
they do the majority of their entertaining. The spacious
living room features Artcoustics large but sleek and
X2 speakers with carefully chosen screens from the Artcoustic
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left and right speakers are mounted along with a Medialine
55 plasma screen. Theres no center channel,
which would normally be placed beneath the plasma screen,
because the DFF180-43 X2 speakers create a phantom center.
The speakers each include four 10-inch subwoofers so no
additional subwoofer is needed. The DFF180-43 X2 speakers
are powered by an Artcoustic
PA 1800 3-channel 1800 watt amplifier.
rear speakers used to complete the dynamic surround sound
Diablo Monitors concealed discreetly behind the crème
colored suede sofa. All media is played off of an Archos
704 Media Player which is connected to a 1 terra byte hard
drive. The system also includes a Dolby Digital Processor
(Ditton 5.1) as well as the Artcoustic
Octo IR Repeater Kit. All hi-fi and home cinema equipment
is stored in contemporary Artcoustic
Linax Duo AV Storage Cabinets, creating a sleek interior.
The open back allows for airflow to keep the equipment cool.
living room audio and home cinema system is built into the
custom finished Artcoustic
Media Wall section, setting the tone for the installation.
The system provides power in sound but looks stylish and
sleek taking up minimal space. The greatest demands and
attention were made by this audio and home cinema system
creating a luxurious designed room with traditional Arabic
touches in a contemporary décor; this is a very impressive
apartment includes a vast terrace and garden that is used
for outdoor lounging, entertaining and dining as the outdoor
space is designed as an extension of the indoor living area.
terrace is elegantly laid out with tiles imported from Saudi
Arabia, Moroccan lamps, mosaic tables and lounge cabanas
that include modern yet comfortable sofas and colorful cushions.
sound includes the discreet multi-purpose Artcoustic
Diablo Target Speakers cabled by Monster Cable. These
on-wall configurations are fully waterproof for outdoor
use, extremely versatile and can be used as in-wall and
in-ceiling speakers and distribute sound evenly. These speakers
feature a rippled dome tweeter that produces consistent,
uniform high frequency performance and ensure you dont
have to compromise your décor to achieve great sound