For the Audio Den client who is looking to automate a small to mid-sized home, with a particular interest in high-resolution multi-room audio, the Control4 EA-3 controller is the ideal solution.
Much like it’s smaller brother (the EA-1 which I discussed previously), the EA-3 is completely scalable with regards to automating ancillary systems in your smart home. Integration of automated lighting, climate control, IP cameras and irrigation can all be achieved with relative ease. It’s when the music starts flowing that this midsize brain really shines.
Under its hood, the EA-3 boasts a multi-core processor and an advanced audio architecture. The built-in music server with three audio outputs delivers high-resolution audio throughout the home from your local music library, popular streaming music services, and AirPlay-enabled devices using native Control4 ShairBridge technology.
With the EA-3 powering your home automation system, you can stream your favorite Frank Sinatra album on TIDAL in the comfort of your den, while the kids pump their iTunes by the pool and your wife listens to her workout playlist in the gym. All of these separate music streams can run simultaneously, without dropouts or system lag because the EA-3 has ample processing horsepower in reserve.
The previous generation of mid-sized controller cost 50% more than the EA-3 and didn’t offer nearly as much in way of processing power or streaming capabilities. Now that’s progress!
Give us a call at (631) 585-5600 if you have any questions. Better yet, feel free to stop by our shop and take the EA-3 for a test drive. We look forward to seeing you soon.