ISE 2015: POWERSOFT AMPLIFERS
Italy’s Powersoft will debut its ‘future-proof’ X Series amplifiers and along with three new 8-channel Dante-enabled power amps in its Ottocanali Series at ISE this year.
The X Series is the first amplifier design to double as a system tool according to Powersoft, integrating functionality generally only found in separate outboard units. This includes an innovative system of channel routing, a truly universal mono, bi- and three-phase balancing power supply (from 85V AC up to 440V AC without the need for manual selection), and a fully featured DSP.
The two models in the range suit both concert touring and fixed installation, with the X8 offering eight channels in a 2U chassis and the X4 offering four channels in a single rack unit. Both share the same power density and can deliver up to 5200W @ 2 ohms per channel. Future-proof expandability includes native support for AES3, two redundant Dante digital streams, and analogue inputs providing up to four different selectable input sources per channel.
The set-up parameters of new series are fully integrated into Armonía Pro Audio Suite, which offers an intuitive interface for parameter adjustment, comprehensive control over the digital audio processing and complete real-time monitoring of system performance. An integrated wi-fi connection means the models can be accessed and managed via any smartphone or tablet through a user interface specifically developed for local monitoring.
The three new Ottocanali DSP+D amplifiers add two redundant Dante digital streams to the standard features of the series, including a range of system control and monitoring functions, sound shaping options, and a total of up to 12,000W output power at 4 ohm over 8 channels for lo-Z or distributed line systems packed in a double rack unit. The Ottocanali 4K4 DSP+D, Ottocanali 8K4 DSP+D and Ottocanali 12K4 DSP+D fit any venue as stand-alone units and are ideal for multi-zone applications in mid to large-scale installs.
Excerpts from Press Release