Powersoft is launching its new four-channel amplifier platform at ISE 2017, with the new Quattrocanali series consisting of three models.
The launch of the Quattrocanali series follows the introduction of the eight-channel amplifier platform, the Ottocanali, and Powersoft’s two-channel amplifier platform, Duecanali.
The three models making up the Quattrocanali line-up include:
- Quattrocanali 4804: 1200 W per channel @ 8ohm; 1500 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 3000 W bridged @ 4 ohms;
- Quattrocanali 2404: 600 W per channel @ 8ohm; 800 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 1200 W bridged @ 4 ohms;
- Quattrocanali 1204: 300 W per channel @ 8 ohm; 500 W per channel @ 2 ohm; 1000 W bridged @ 4 ohms.
The Quattrocanali series is designed for smaller installations in bars, restaurants, retail outlets and fitness centres. It measures 1RU and features Powersoft’s switch-mode power supply with power factor correction, smart rail management and bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency class D output circuit topology.
“If the Ottocanali Series is purpose-designed for bigger installations with mission critical requirements, this new series addresses the requirements from small and medium applications where the channel count is limited but the need for a flexible product to work with Hi-Z and Lo-Z systems is a must,” says Marc Kocks, business development manager for Fixed Install.
“In particular, the new Quattrocanali 1204, featuring 300W per channel, can open up a new market for Powersoft that historically was recognised among the industry leaders for higher power applications. We believe that in many small installations, like leisure venues and retail spaces, where sonic quality and simplicity of use are important, this product will quickly become a best seller — because for the first time users have a competitive choice in Powersoft product’s catalogue,” adds sales director, Luca Giorgi.
Quattrocanali is available in both DSP and non-DSP versions, both fully remote controllable via standard GPI/O connections on the back panel.
Remote operation on the Quattrocanali is available via the web app and Armonìa, enabling the user to access all the amplifier’s functions from a decentralised location, further reducing the need for personnel on station. It integrates within a networking environment, making monitoring and operation capabilities remotely accessible.
The operator may also set up the Quattrocanali off line, enabling the audio engineer to work on presets from an office. At the same time, the fully-customisable interface integrates all devices in one screen, so that everything displayed can be monitored at a glance.
Remote access to the Quattrocanali is available both through standard Cat5 cabled and Wi-Fi networks.
In addition to the introduction of Quattrocanali, Powersoft will also use ISE 2017 to present a new addition to the Duecanali Series.
Duecanali 1602 is a two-channel model and in terms of on-board technology is similar to the Quattrocanali — although it differs from the current Duecanali Series, which is based on K Series.
The amplifier is able to drive low impedance loads (2/4/8 Ohm) and 70V/100V distributed lines selectable per channel. Furthermore, it provides more than 16 different possible output configurations (Lo-Z, Hi-Z, bridge mode, parallel mode, and combinations of these), delivering a maximum output power per channel of: 800W at 8 Ω; 800W at 4 Ω; 1000 W at 2 Ω; 2000W at 8Ω bridged; 1600W at 4 Ω bridged; 800W at 100V and 800W at 70V.
Network audio expansion is provided by the Dante protocol with a capacity of 4 x 4 channels (not available in the earlier Duecanali models).
The Quattrocanali is shipping now, although a release date for the Duecanali has yet to be confirmed.