The Rare Audio got some attention recently on Italian blog, Audio Car Stereo Team, a group of audio enthusiasts. Indice Audio and mObridge showed off the now commercially available Rare Audio Amplifier earlier this month at International CES, where it got a lot of attention for its regenerative PSU and highly efficient amplifier module. Audio Car Stereo Team also note its light weight and incredibly low profile. Total amplifier thickness is under one inch (25mm) making it the most technically advanced and compact amplifier available on the market. Using the powerful GUI via a PC, tablet or smartphone, users can tune their system to their preference and environment. Currently models with three different inputs are available for purchase - MOST, Digital and Analog. Each model features Bluetooth, is smartphone compatible and has 4 x 125W RMS audio channels. For further technical detail and order your amplifier, visit www.rareaudio.com. Read the full write up here (in Italian).
This week, Indice Audio exhibited at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 promoting the launch of the Rare Audio Amplifier and an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help with the first production run. The Rare Audio amplifier, a collaboration between Indice Audio and mObridge, was described as a "game changer" by one exhibition patron, while others marveled at the regenerative power supply and the extraordinarily small form factor. The Rare Audio Amplifier is setting new benchmarks for performance in car audio, thanks to Indice's power control algorithm. In comparison to many competitor products being demonstrated at the show, the Rare Audio Amplifier features a capacitor free design and thermal management. The amplifier and PSU modules, designed by Indice Audio, can also be independently integrated into next generation premium car amplifiers. International CES is considered one of the world's most important electronics shows, demonstrating products from global innovators. Held over four days, over 50,000 exhibitors display the latest in robotics, gaming, 3D printer technology and so more, to approximately 150,000 attendees (figures based on 2013 attendance). In addition to showcasing the market-ready product, Rare Audio has also started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to ramp up production of the amplifiers and reach critical mass for purchase of key components and materials. The campaign offers supporters a variety of funding options, ranging from small donations to the ability to purchase one of the first amplifiers to roll off the production line. Those who make the purchase are also encouraged to provide feedback on installation and usage experiences, which will be used for continuous improvement of the product. International CES is on for one more day, so to hear the power and precision of the Rare Audio Amplifier for yourself, visit the Rare Audio Mobridge stand (Booth [...]
18 January 2013 Posted by Car Audio & Entertainment Through a collaboration between mObridge and Indice Audio, an Australian designed product could set the future trends for automotive amplifiers and factory integration. Read on for more information about this new technology. The MIDSP500 is a Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier that takes amplifier design to a whole new level, with low profile design, up to 500w RMS per channel @ 1 ohm, exceptional sound quality and control with affordable cost and pricing. This has been achieved by combining the latest digital pre-amplifier from mObridge with a state of the art power suppy and amplifier design from Indice Audio According to mObridge Indice, the MIDSP500 showcases exceptionally low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and Inter-Modulation Distortion (IMD), as its clockless design asynchronously tracks the incoming audio signal. Simultaneously, the power supply asynchronously corrects the boosted rail at incredibly high speed allowing power to flow in both directions, and returning reactive energy from the speakers back to the car battery. The mObridge Indice MIDSP500 received an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award at the recent CES in Las Vegas. Julian Merritt, Director of mObridge INC, and James Hamond, CTO of Indice were both thrilled to learn of the award for the MIDSP500 amplifier which resulted from the joint development between the two companies. Hamond says, “It is really exciting to be able to demonstrate Indice’s power control capabilities in the high performance audio market. We’ve done things a bit differently to traditional audio power supplies, and we believe that audiophiles will love the results.” Merritt added, “This was a great opportunity to take the next big step in audio. The MIDSP500 provides the listener with [...]