At the heart of the MICROseries range is the innovative MICROzone, a 5-configuration amplifier/controller that provides unequalled flexibility for a wide range of applications with single or multi-location input and control. Comprehensive switching functions enable the unit to be used singly and in multiples; as a complete system amplifier/controller; as an additional zone amplifier/controller; as a system master; as a slave amplifier (i) or as a system equalizer.
Comprehensive facilities on the MICROzone allow for: stereo or 2-channel mono operation (g);one 0.5V front panel stereo mini-jack input (f) for MP3 and PC connection plus 2 rear panel 1.0V RCA stereo inputs (l); a switch for common line feed through multiple units with the ability for alternative input selection on zones (h); fixed and variable line outputs (j)+(m) for master or independent level control of additional zone units; equalised line output (n) for using additional standard power amplifiers; front volume control (a) with master output level on rear (k) for applications where maximum levels need to be preset; IR control via the front panel or an optional RJ45 CAT5 remote IR sensor (p); filtered sub output for feed to active sub-bass loudspeakers (o).
For applications, such as AV and hotel bedroom, where an MP3 player or similar may be used for long periods, the MICROzone also offers a front panel USB charge facility (e).The elegant aluminium stick IR remote controller supplied with the MICROzone duplicates the front panel controls of volume (a),mute (-16dB) (b) and source selection (c). In addition to manual standby (d) the MICROzone also features auto standby and start-up for non-managed applications and for reliability is fitted with clip limiting and total overdrive protection with auto-reset. The head-unit design of the MICROzone allows one or two units to be mounted in an optional 2U rack mount panel or it can be fitted into any flat surface, such as a lectern or other piece of furniture. Clip-on caps cover the fixings to maintain the clean, style of the unit's front panel.