QSC PowerLight 2 for live sound
At winter NAMM 2000 QSC launched the PowerLight 2 Series, the latest amplifier
line exclusively designed for touring and live sound professionals. The
line's four initial models -- the PL 218, PL 224, PL 230, PL 236
-- range in power from 900 watts to 1850 watts per channel (2 ohms)
in a 21 lb., 2RU chassis.
The PowerLight 2 Series incorporates the PowerWave switching technology
found in the original PowerLight Series. PowerWave boosts overall sonic
quality and ensures efficient, cool-running performance under the most
demanding loads. Built-in clip limiters and selectable low-frequency roll-off
filters to boost system response and ensure low-end tightness are designed
to meet the demands of touring. A standard Data Port allows users to interface
with QSControl, QSC's computer control system, or other audio network
control devices. Other features include a custom security cover that conceals
front, panel gain controls to prevent tampering and an optional air filter
to prevent dust from entering the amp.
All models include a detachable "locking" IEC power cable and offer
a variety of I/O options, Neutrik Speakon and binding post outputs and
heavy-duty Canon XLR and 3-pin detachable Euro-style input connectors.
additional versions of each PowerLight 2 model are now under development.
The PowerLight 2 "A" and PowerLight 2 "D" versions will mirror the
power points and features found in the base models, but will offer on-board
analog or digital signal processing capability, switchable gain sensitivities,
and adjustable power limiters.
The initial PowerLight 2 models are expected to ship by this spring,
with international shipment by May. The A and D versions are expected to
be released by later this year.
The RMX Series also had its debut at
Winter NAMM 200. The three-model line offers the popular power points of
830, 1400 and 2,400 watts (4 ohms bridged) in a low-profile, 2-RU chassis.
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