Powersoft will debut a raft of products at Prolight+Sound 2019 next week.
The Italian manufacturer returns to Frankfurt with a full suite of industry audio solutions, including the brand new X4L amplifier; the LOTO DSP 1-2 in / 4 out Advanced DSP board; the DSP-Lite ETH 1-2 in / 3 out DSP interface; and an update for its Snapshot Selector mobile app.
As the latest addition to Powersoft’s range of amplifiers, the X4L has been created to drive modern high SPL woofers that require a high voltage in order to deliver their full potential. The product is specifically designed to deliver up to 300V (peak) to the loudspeakers, which the company says translates to more audible impact from the music itself. Powersoft added that loudspeakers like the X4L are also very reactive, which means a lot of the energy sent to it can be recycled as it comes back to the amplifier. This asks more of the amplifier’s design but, done efficiently, around 2–4 dB of power can be saved.
“In our research activity and during interactions with producers of loudspeaker components, it has become clear to us that this is the next logical step for the powering of these solutions,” said Klas Dalbjörn, Powersoft product manager.
Powersoft’s LOTO is a 1-2 in / 4 out advanced processing board specifically designed to provide advanced DSP functions to any powered product. It comes in two different flavours: Basic and Advanced, both featuring the same characteristics of the high-end X-Series platform. It delivers parametric raised cosine filters, custom FIR and IIR equalisers, as well as TruePower, RMS and Peak limiters, Active DampingControl, and Live Impedance all completely supported and managed via ArmoníaPlus.
LOTO Advanced furtherly increases routing options by adding 2xAES3 digital input streams through XLR connectors, and the support of Dante digital audio networking architecture, with two inputs and two outputs.
As well as the new hardware offerings, Powersoft will also use PL+S to launch an update of its Snapshot Selector app, which was originally released at the end of 2017. The free program is now also available for iOS devices, and it allows users of Powersoft’s X Series, Ottocanali DSP+D Series and T Series power amplifiers to instantaneously recall a full set of saved settings by connecting their phone to the front of their amplifier with a USB cable.
Finally, following its launch at NAMM, another of Powersoft’s latest touring products – the T Series – will be presented to PL+S visitors. The T Series consists of both 2- and 4-channel models available in 3,000W and 6,000W versions supporting channel powers from 750W to 3,000W in a single rack unit. All models can deliver the same high peak voltage and can drive single 8/16 ohm cabinets at full SPL, making the T Series a cost-effective solution for small systems without boxes in parallel, say the company. The high voltage can also be used for power-sharing between channels for applications such as bi-amped loudspeakers or subwoofers with passive tops.
Powersoft can be found in Hall 8.0 at stand G40.