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Lab.gruppen adds PLM14000 to its range of Powered Loudspeaker Management systems

In the wake of the success of Lab.gruppen’s PLM 10000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system with built-in Dolby Lake processing, the company announces a powerful addition to the range, the PLM 14000 which will showcased at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2009, Amsterdam, stand 10I111. Built around a two-channel amplifier platform optimized for high-power requirements, the PLM 14000 pumps a massive 7000 W per channel into 2 ohms and 4350 W per channel into 4 ohms, making it suitable for demanding subwoofer and low-end applications. As with the existing four-channel PLM 10000Q, the PLM 14000 integrates Dante networked audio distribution, Dolby Lake drive processing, and load verification with real-time performance monitoring into a single 2U hardware unit plus unified software controller.
While based on Lab.gruppen’s road-proven FP+ Series, the amplifier platform in the PLM 14000 incorporates further enhancements for greater sustained output power. New circuitry provides substantially greater current-carrying capabilities and the Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS) is optimised to deliver full power during long low-frequency bursts. PLM 14000 also offers extreme power density, patented Intercooler cooling, a full suite of protection features, and a Power Average Limiter (PAL) to prevent tripping of mains breakers. Parallel or redundant inputs and outputs are provided for analog, AES digital and Dante networked audio signals.
All PLM Series models are equipped with a set of load verification and real-time performance monitoring tools, and of course full-featured Dolby Lake processing modules offer precise settings for gain, crossover, delay, equalization, and limiting functionality. The Super Module feature enables flexible assignment of processing modules among separate PLM Series units. Lab.gruppen has also announced that PLM Series units will incorporate new functions designed to satisfy requests from AV system designers, and to meet safety code requirements for voice alarm systems. A complete third-party control protocol will allow seamless integration into systems managed by the control platforms such as Crestron and AMX, with all critical status, fault, warning and network data made available. Pilot tone and line monitoring functions have also been added to the PLM’s feature set.
PLM 14000 by Lab.gruppen
“PLM 14000, like the PLM 10000Q, offers a fully integrated solution that is more than the sum of its parts,” stated Lab.gruppen head of marketing Tim Chapman. “Comprising a full palette of processing tools from Dolby Lake, audio networking from Dante, plus load verification and performance monitoring, all built into Lab.gruppen’s unrivalled amplifier platform, PLM 14000 brings technical and operational benefits to both live touring and fixed installations in a new format tailored to extreme high-power applications.”
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