Sonia Amp is a PoE+ IP-addressable amplifier designed to power up to eight (8) Sonia C5 5.25″ speakers from a single unit. Offering four (4) distinct channels that can supply Sonia C5 speakers with either the identical or different audio feeds, Sonia Amp allows a single amplifier to drive audio in anywhere between one and four different rooms. Sonia Amp is entirely CatX- based, requiring no proprietary audio connectors or traditional copper speaker wire. Instead, IT technicians can install Sonia systems with standard Category cable and RJ45 connectors, dramatically lowering time and cost of deployment. Unlike traditional amplifiers that require a dedicated equipment rack for mounting and ventilation, Sonia Amp mounts directly to the rear of any Sonia C5 speaker, eliminating in-room storage and permitting a full room speaker system to be hidden in a suspended ceiling. Sonia Amp is convection cooled without any fan noise and is Plenum rated to enable installation in air handling spaces. Sonia Amp is Dante enabled, AES67-compatible, and offers an integrated network switch with PoE to enable the powering of a ceiling-mounted microphone array. In this respect, Sonia Amp adds additional value to the IT technician by creating just one single Category cable drop to the ceiling for the full room audio system. When paired with a Xilica Solaro QR1, an entire audio system can be deployed in the drop-ceiling. Sonia Amp additionally offers fault sensing on each channel, providing the same monitoring capabilities as an individually addressable IP speaker without the cost.