A new DM NAX™ distributed Audio-over-IP (AoIP) amplifier from Crestron Electronics, home automation technology manufacturer, is available and shipping. This all-in-one AoIP solution provides the connectivity and audio functionality custom integrators need for their residential projects.
With the flexibility, scalability, and interoperability of DM NAX, users can toggle between TV audio, streaming music, podcasts, alarms, doorbells, and even paging and intercom usage to any speaker in the house.
“DM NAX takes whole-home audio to a new level by removing the scale and functionality constraints that used to bog down usability,” stated John Clancy, executive vice president, Residential, at Crestron. “DM NAX is a solution that is easy for dealers to configure and provides effortless audio distribution that a homeowner can operate from their phone, touchscreen, remote, or tablet.”
DM NAX, like Crestron’s DM NVX® products, will integrate simply with legacy Crestron systems and offers extraordinary flexibility within its compact form factor, allowing for audio from any input to be sent to any output.
DM NAX provides the ability to scale to 256 stereo zones. DM NAX products are interoperable with AES67 and Dante® audio networking, use hardwired connections, and require no custom network architecture or hardware. This interoperability and simple design allow integrators to use DM NAX to specify an entire house’s worth of audio systems with a single device, while offering ease of install and use.
In addition to native integration of music streaming services like Pandora®, Internet Radio, and more to come, DM NAX will allow for selectable speaker profiles throughout the house once paired. This feature will automatically optimize output on a speaker-by-speaker basis as integrators test settings in each environment throughout the space.
Other features include the choice of up to 40 built-in chimes for alerts like doorbells and door openings, with the ability to customize new alert chimes coming soon. The unit is highly power efficient and operates at low idle power even in “Always On” mode.
Homeowners will be able to control their audio with the Crestron Home or Crestron One™ App and add streaming services as the list of native integrations expands. Expected to be available soon are SiriusXM®, Apple® AirPlay® 2, Spotify® Connect, Amazon® Connected Speakers, and iHeartRadio®. Amazon Music, Deezer®, Quboz, and TIDAL® services are slated for later in 2021. These and other firmware updates will occur remotely though the cloud.
DM-NAX-8ZSA is now shipping and is backed by Crestron’s robust hardware warranty and 24/7 phone support.