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Focal Astral 16 AV Amplifier-FASTRAL

Model #: FASTRAL
405251
Focal
At a Glance

Like any true conductor who draws the best out of his orchestra, Astral 16 draws the very best out of high-fidelity and in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeakers by perfectly coordinating all the components within a sensational Home Cinema installation.

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Integrating a Class D Pascal Audio amplifier, Astral 16 has 16 channels, of which 12 are amplified and 4 are pre-amplified (balanced XLR outputs) and dedicated entirely to audio (filtering, equalization, bass management, etc.).

This rock-solid foundation is your official invitation to an immersive journey through images and sound of unrivaled quality (sampling frequency supported up to 192 kHz).

All Audio Formats

Astral 16 covers all audio formats: Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, Auro-3D® etc.

Equipped with technology that allows adjustments based on room characteristics (Room calibration, with Dirac Live®) and delivered with a calibrated measurement microphone, Astral 16 can be fine-tuned to suit all possible acoustical environments and desires.

iPad App - Endless Configuration Option

Astral 16 comes with an app available on the App Store (via iPad) to drive the system you want room by room, as well as technical support (Remote Monitoring) for equipment diagnostics at any time.

Compatibility

Astral 16 is compatible with Control4, Crestron, Savant and RTI. Astral 16 benefits from the possibilities offered by these leading interface systems to enable perfectly seamless remote control of all your audio & video needs.

  • Dedicated iOS application - simple and intuitive control
  • Unlimited number of settings
  • System calibration by Dirac Live® (built-in license) - analysis and active correction of the room’s acoustics and the multichannel system
  • Rack mounting kit supplied - flexible installation
Specifications

General

Type16 channel audio-video processor and amplifier
Compatible FormatsDolby Atmos® / DTS:X™ / Auro-3D®
Room Calibration4?Powered by Dirac Live® : target curve editable from 20Hz to 20kHz for all channels (including subwoofers), phase correction full bandwidth 20Hz-20kHz on all channels (including subwoofers)
Output Channels16
Decoding / Upmixing Channelsup to 16 channels
Input Sampling Rate Supported up to 192kHz
Bass Management fully flexible
Multi-subwoofer Channels Unlimited
Multi-way Crossover(6-12-18-24-36-48dB/oct filter slopes)
HDMI Inputs7: HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
HDMI Outputs (mirror)1: HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 (with eARC); 2: HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
Supported Video FormatUp to 4K UHD
High Dynamic RangeHDR10 / HLG
Color Space and Subsampling4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
Deep Color12 bpc
Max resolution supported4K 60fps 4:4:4 8bpc
HDMI3D / 4K / eARC
Digital input3 x coaxial, 3 x optical
Analog stereo inputs 4 x RCA inputs
Amplified main outputs12
Analog main outputs, balanced4 x XLR
Stereo downmix outputs, balanced2 x XLR
TechnologyClass D
Amplified channels12
Continuous power output, per channel, à 0.1%THD8O / 4O / 2.7O
3 channels driven simultaneous,200W / 400W / 650W
6 channels driven simultaneous,200W / 350W / 350W
12 channels driven simultaneous200W / 300W
Continuous power output, per channel, à 1%THD8O / 4O / 2.7O
3 channels driven simultaneous,250W / 500W / 725W
6 channels driven simultaneous,250W / 500W / 500W
12 channels driven simultaneous,250W / 300W
SNR (P-rated)110dB
THD (from 1W to P-rated -1dB) <0.03%
USB type A2
Output trigger control4 (out)
IR remote ports, in/out 1 / 1
Home automationCrestron, Control4, Savant, RTI home automation
Front panel displayTFT 4.3"
Voltage range100V to 240V
TypeSMPS
Range selection Universal
Supplied withCalibrated measurement microphone and tripod, Dirac Live license, 32.9ft (10m) cable with infra-red captor, mounting kit.
Net weight – with stands (kg/lbs)20,0 / 44.1
Net weight – with accessories for Rack (kg/lbs)23,0 / 50.7
Dimensions with stands (h x w x d) (cm/inches)19,10 x 47,90 x 49 / 7.52 x 18.86 x 19.29

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)19.29
Height (in.)7.52
Width (in.)18.86
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