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X marks a sweet spot for amplifier tech

Installation Staff 10 February 2015

The X Series amplifier is making its ISE debut, consisting of two models suitable for both fixed installations and concert touring.

The X8 offers eight channels in a 2U chassis, while the X4 features four channels in a single rack unit. Both models share the same power density and can deliver up to 5200W at 2ohms per channel.

The X Series natively supports AES3, two redundant Dante digital streams and analogue inputs, providing up to four different selectable input sources per channel.

Powersoft says the power supply is now suitable for single-phase, bi-phase or three-phase operation from 85V AC up to 440V AC without the need for manual selection. True three-phase load balancing is directly achievable by the unit without any complex load assignment in the power distribution system design.

Neutral connection is not necessary, given the capability of the unit to work in delta connection on three-phase-systems. The power supply also features full Power Factor Correction as well as Powersoft’s patented Smart Rails Management technology, ensuring that the X Series runs as efficiently as possible.

Claudio Lastrucci, R&D director for Powersoft, said: “Our sights have been fixed firmly on the future during the design of the X Series. We looked at what we believe amplifiers will require for the next 10 years and made a platform capable of meeting these needs as well as building in a certain level of future proof expandability.”

An integrated WiFi connection permits the Powersoft X Series to be managed via smartphone or tablet through an interface specifically developed for
local monitoring.

Support for100Mbps and Gigabit Ethernet makes the X Series easy to integrate into any existing infrastructure.

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