Control4 EA-5 Controller

The Control4 EA-5 Entertainment and Automation Controller is designed to deliver the ultimate smart home experience, featuring the highest-quality audio of the EA lineup and enough processing power to coordinate hundreds of smart devices. The EA-5 can automate sophisticated home theatres, complex interior and exterior lighting scenes, vital security and communications systems, and climate controls for multiple zones.
The EA-5 features five independent audio outputs, two digital coaxial, two RCA stereo analog and one HDMI with an audiophile-grade signal-to-noise ratio of 118dB. A built-in music server delivers immersive, multi-stream, high-resolution audio with five built-in simultaneous audio streams from your local music collection, a variety of streaming music services, or from AirPlay-enabled devices using native Control4 ShairBridge technology. Expand beyond five streams by including additional EA-5 or EA-3 Controllers.

Secure, wireless ZigBee communication; plentiful I/O including IR, serial, contacts and relays; and IP control enable connections to smart home devices such as thermostats, door locks, doorbells, cameras, security panels, sensors, lighting, shading, garage door controllers, irrigation systems, and much more.

The sleek design, rack-mount form factor, and top-of-the-line connectivity make the EA-5 the ultimate foundation for any Control4 system and the platform to power the future of your smart home.

Control4 EA-5 controller data sheet
Advanced multi-core processor delivers a new level of speed and performance for instantaneous, interactive on-screen control and access to lighting, security, music, and video libraries.

High-resolution audio delivered with high-quality DACs, exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and ultra-low distortion for multiple simultaneous streams of fantastic-sounding music.

All-new, elegant on-screen experience for easy access to entertainment and the entire home.

Elegant, low-profile design features an integrated power supply for flexible, simple installation and long-term reliability.

Includes rack ears and 1U rack size for convenient rack mounting.

Incredibly fast, intuitive control from a touch screen, remote, or TV On-Screen Navigator.

Built-in five-port gigabit network switch simplifies installation for your network-connected devices around the television.

Integrated dual-band Wireless-N and ZigBee with external antennas add high-performance connectivity.

USB and eSATA ports enable connections to external hard drives for easy access to music content.

Control4 App license enables in-home control from multiple iOS devices including Apple Watch and Android mobile devices. Connect to your home remotely with an optional 4Sight subscription.

Video / Audio Intercom license for whole-home communications with Control4 touch screens and door stations.
Control4 app license
Included - Supports up to 50 devices

Intercom license
Included - Supports audio and video intercom on Control4 touch screens and door stations

Music services
Pandora, Rhapsody (Napster), TuneIn, TIDAL, Deezer

Up to 20 instances of the driver in the project 5 concurrent stream

Video out
HDMI 1.4 HD 1080p, 50-60 Hz

Audio out

Audio playback formats AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, M4A, MP2, MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA

High-resolution audio playback Up to 192 kHz / 24 bit