January 10, 2012
New Vantage 850D-DA Digital Distributed Audio Amplifier Serves Eight Zones with Advanced Capabilities



OREM, UT, January 10, 2012 – Vantage, the leader in home lighting, audio and home theater control systems introduces the award-winning 850D-DA Digital Distributed Audio Amplifier, featuring eight zones of independently controlled sound for each room in the house. One of the most advanced, dedicated multi-room distributed audio amplifiers on the market, the 850D-DA offers linked or independent volume control for each room, and accepts up to twelve input signals from a wide variety of digital or analog audio sources, including DVD and Blu-ray players, media servers, CD players, cable and satellite boxes, digital music players, and more.


The Vantage 850D-DA is the newest component in the Vantage line of home control and automation systems incorporating highly customizable touchscreen interfaces, lighting controls, home theater components and more, all based around the InFusion System controller and communicating via Vantage Ethernet Bus Control.

“We designed the 850D-DA to deliver on our promise of ‘Living Perfection’ for the homeowner,” says Andrew Wale, vice president of marketing for Vantage, “while also providing the ease of installation for the custom installer. We have provided many features, such as support for 72 zones of audio and in conjunction with our software; live testing for all zones and sources so that multiple 850D-DA units can handle even the largest installations. This is an extremely well-thought-out distributed amplifier and we’re very proud to offer it to our dealers.”

Advanced Technology; Ease of Use

The Vantage 850D-DA has six amplified stereo outputs with 50-watts per channel, plus two stereo line level outputs (pre-amplified, and fully controllable). It has eight analog inputs and 12 digital inputs. There is also a virtual source that is a media steamer that connects to media files are accessed through the network port. There are also two doorbell inputs, and Amp On control connections. All of this power packed is packed into a slim 2u chassis (4u for air flow).

Fifteen program presets, including momentary and two page presets, provide homeowners and their guests with easy to use customized audio control options (via touchscreen interfaces). Zones can be selectively linked together. Each analog input has its own software-based gain control, and also features an audio delay setup adjustment that supports Vantage 1080HD integration.

Like all Vantage products, the 850D-DA is designed to maximize control, simplify functionality, and expedite installation. The amplifiers are protected against short-term output shorts and have three progressive levels of thermal protection. Vantage products are built to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

About Vantage

Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Vantage is a leading manufacturer of intelligent control systems for luxury residential applications. With over 20 years experience, Vantage excels at employing the latest technologies in its products to create fully integrated home automation solutions. Vantage has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2006.  Legrand, located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. For more information, visit the Vantage web site at Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC;



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