Here are some Q&A questions I received from the the Avatrix 2.0 product announcement:
Q: Will Audio Authority be discontinuing the AVX-561 and AVX-661?
A: The AVX-562 is a direct replacement for the AVX-561 which will be discontinued. The AVX-661 with its DVI capabilities will continue to be offered at present.
Q: I like the new parental control features of the 2.6 Firmware for the AVX-562. Will it work for the AVX-561 and AVX-661?
A: Yes. 2.6 firmware is available at http://www.audioauthority.com/page/software
, and is fully compatible with the AVX-561 and AVX-661 systems already in the field.
Q: How do I expand the AVX-562 if all the outputs are in one chassis?
A: The AVX-562 will be expandable up to 36 outputs in the same way as the AVX-561/661. While the first six outputs are contained in the main chassis, outputs 7-36 are supported by adding 1176BK Cat 5 Routers via the supplied Bus Cable.
Q: Will the 1172, 1176, and other AVAtrix line products be available in black as well?
A: Yes. The entire AVAtrix line is being revised to the new black color.
Q: Will silver colored AVX-562 systems be available? What about silver products for supporting and expanding existing AVX-561/661 systems?
A: No. Due to overwhelming dealer preference for black, the AVX-562 will not be available in silver or any other color. Audio Authority will have a limited quantity of silver stock available for a short time, in order to support service exchanges and system expansion for existing installations.
Q: Are Cat 5 Wallplates included with the AVX-562?
A: No. At the time an order is placed, a dealer may choose between the three Cat 5 Receiver models (9878, 9879, 9880) in the quantities appropriate for each unique installation. Cat 5 Receivers have an MSRP between $200 and $220, with dealer discounts available.