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Lab.gruppen adds to PLM range

test 16 December 2008

UK: The PLM 14000 follows the successful PLM 10000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system, writes David Davies. Built around a two-channel amplifier platform optimised for high power requirements, the PLM 14000 offers 7000W per channel at 2 ohms and 4350W per channel at 4 ohms.

The new system is said to be ideal for demanding subwoofer and low-end applications.

As with the existing four-channel PLM 10000Q, the new PLM 14000 integrates Dante networked audio distribution, Dolby Lake drive processing and load verification with real-time performance monitoring in a single 2U hardware unit plus unified software controller. While based on Lab.gruppen’s FP+ Series, the amplifier platform in the new system also includes a number of improvements, among them new circuitry that provides "substantially greater" current-carrying capabilities and a Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply that is optimised to deliver full power during long low-frequency bursts.

"PLM 14000, like the PLM 10000Q, offers a fully integrated solution that is more than the sum of its parts," commented Lab.gruppen’s 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."

Following the recent decision by Dolby to end standalone Lake processor production, Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series is now the exclusive hardware platform for new Lake processing. To read PSN-e’s coverage of Dolby’s move, click here.

Lab.gruppen is one of many leading manufacturers featured in the amplifier focus contained in January’s Pro Sound News Europe. To read the ‘digital edition’ version of this feature, click here

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