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Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier Review Roundup

Rock solid integrated amplifier for Control4 whole home audio systems that makes it simple to stream audiophile-grade music into any room.

Consenus

Flexible, compact, and easy to setup wireless (or wired) amplifier that outputs great sound, and requires a Control4 controller.

4.38 out of 5

Average Overall Rating

★★★★★★★★★★

4.38 out of 5 stars (2 reviews)

Critics Reviews (Around the Web)

The Triad One combines ease of set up with great clarity and massive punch from its 60 watt digital power plant. The provision of a sub output is also a big winner for me, as it makes it supremely versatile when it comes to speaker configurations. It comes highly recommended. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.25 out of 5 stars

If you’re using Control4 for part of your system but haven’t integrated the smaller AV systems into it, the Triad One might be what you need to complete the job. It is easy to setup for a Control4 installer, and once in place does the job invisibly which is what you’re after. Read full review →
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The Triad One is an affordable way to enter the world of Control4, a leading platform for home automation and A/V system control. It provided reliable, consistent operation and impressive sound. Read full review →
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★★★★★★★★★★ 4.5 out of 5 stars

Triad One delivers a two-channel music-listening experience that’s a huge step up from most distributed audio solutions. As part of a complete Control4 ecosystem, it also delivers the strengths of a multiroom music system while avoiding its weaknesses. Read full review →
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Its deft mix of simplicity and versatility make it the perfect solution to all sorts of problems. It’s a totally satisfying little over-achiever that oughta put a grin on the faces of all but the stodgiest of audiophiles. Read full review →
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Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (White)
Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (White)

Pros

  • Great sounding audio
  • Easy to hide away
  • Clear and unstrained sound
  • Impressive built-in DAC
  • Works with iTunes
  • Supports high-resolution audio playback, up to 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • Delivers engaging two-channel listening experience
  • Low distortion and exceptional signal-to-noise ratio
  • Flexible configuration and usage options
  • Built-in control capabilities
  • Two IR outputs
  • Six crossover settings between 80 and 140 Hz
  • 60 watts per channel
  • 10-band equalizer
  • 10 minutes to set up and program

Cons

  • No visual feedback for the volume level
  • Doesn’t handle bitstream audio
  • Lacks a physical volume knob
  • Unable to browse music by date added
  • Uses phoenix connectors instead of five-way binding posts
  • Requires Control4 Controller / Composer Pro software
Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (Black)
Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (Black)

Our Final Conclusion

Rock solid integrated amplifier for Control4 whole home audio systems that makes it simple to stream audiophile-grade music into any room.

Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (Back View, Black)
Control4 Triad One Streaming Amplifier (Back View, Black)

Product Overview

September 6, 2017Control4 today announced the immediate availabilty of the Triad One streaming amplifier. The $700 single-zone, high-resolution, wired and wireless amp makes it easy to add music to any Control4-enabled home. Simply plug in power and connect to a wired or wireless network, connect it to the Control4 system, and the Triad One can play music, from local files or streaming music services, without the need to pull speaker wire back to a central location. Triad One boasts…

MSRP:
Brand:
Control4
Type:
Stereo Amps
Released:
Sep 6, 2017
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