Architect Model P800


Architect Model P800


8 channel multi-zone high-power amplifierThe Architect ‘P’ Series superbly complements AudioContr...

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8 channel multi-zone high-power amplifier
The Architect ‘P’ Series superbly complements AudioControl’s popular high-power Architect multi-zone amplifier series with an industry leading 100 Watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms, 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms; all channels driven.

The P800 uses a cool running proprietary design, including AudioControl’s LightDriveTM anti-clipping protection and features input busing capability, output pass-thru, master 12V trigger in/out plus local 12V trigger inputs on all zones, signal sensing as well plus coax SPDIF inputs for digital sources.

Available in a robust black powder coat finish, the Architect Model P800 is designed, engineered and manufactured at AudioControl’s manufacturing facilities located in Seattle, USA. The Architect ‘P’ series comes with AudioControl’s legendary 5-year warranty and is available exclusively to the residential custom install and pro audio markets through AudioControl authorized dealers.



  • 8 Channels of High Power and AudioControl Performance
  • 100 watts per Channel at 8 Ohms (All Channels Driven)
  • 200 watts per Channel at 4 Ohms (All Channels Driven)
  • Bridgeable as an 4 channel amplifier at 400 watts
  • Low Standby Current Draw of Less Than 1 Watt
  • Compact Design Fits into 1 Rack Space
  • Light Drive TM Anti-Clipping Protection Circuitry
  • 2 x Input Buses (Digital and Analog)
  • Local Zone Input Trigger
  • 12v Trigger Input and Output
  • Signal-Sensing On All Channels
  • Input Busing and Level Controls
  • Mono-switch for Improved Bridging
  • Beefy Rack Mount Brackets Included




Inputs: 4 Stereo Local Analog Inputs, 1 Stereo Bus Digital Input, 1 Stereo Bus Analog Input
Input Sensitivity: Variable 0-1 Vrms
Analog Input Sensitivity: 1 Vrms for full output; level at maximum


Amplifier Channels: 8
1 Stereo Bus Analog Output
Power Output (8Ω): 100W per channel
Power Output (4Ω): 200W per channel
Power Output (Bridged Mono): 400W
Minimum Speaker Load: 4Ω


Damping Factor: >200
Signal to Noise: >105 dB, (A-wtd, ref full output)
Crosstalk: >80 dB @ 1kHz
Gain: 30 dB
Analog Input Sensitiviy: 1 Vrms for full output, level at maximum
DAC Specifications: 32 – 96 kHz sample rate, 16/24 bit depth


Remote Power Trigger: +12 VDC or Dry Contact Closure, 2 x 1/8″ TS mono in/out

AC Power Requirements

Standby: 0.8W
Idle (main power on, all channels off): 35W
All channels active: 60W
All channels 1/8th rated power: 180W
Full power (20A residential service limited): 1036W
Protection: clipping, short circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, DC offset, stable into reactive or mismatched loads

BTU/hr Output

Standby: 2.7 BTU/hr
Idle (main power on, all channels off): 120 BTU/hr
All channels active: 192 BTU/hr
All channels 1/8th rated power: 242 BTU/hr
Full power (20A residential service limited): 680 BTU/hr

Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions: 19″ W (w/rack ears) 17” W (w/no rack ears) x 15.8” D x ” H 1.75″ (2U)
Weight: 15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)