Powersoft: Four on the ISE floor7 February 2017
It’s ISE, therefore it must be time for another amp launch from Powersoft. This time, the Italian power specialist presents the Quattrocanali Series, following the launch of its eight-channel Ottocanali series at the show two years ago.
Although the product ranges sound like the names of obscure Renaissance painters, they are in fact a literal explanation of the number of channels, in Italian: hence the four-channel Quattro completes a line-up with the Otto (eight) and Due (two-channel) models.
The new 1RU four-channel amplifier platform, which features a switch-mode power supply with power factor correction, smart rail management and bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency Class D output circuit topology, is aimed at standard installation applications such as bars, restaurants, retail outlets and gyms.
The new amplifiers are available in both DSP and non-DSP versions, which are both fully remote controllable via standard GPI/O connections on the back panel, Powersoft’s Armonìa software, dedicated web app, or third party application. The operator may set up the Quattrocanali offline and work on presets from the comfort of his/her office. Quattrocanali can also be integrated within High Impedance 70V-100V distributed line systems, while DSP+D versions feature full compatibility with Ottocanali and X Series amplifier platforms. The amp is available in three models: 300W, 600W and 1,200W.
“Whilst the Ottocanali Series is purpose-designed for large installations with mission critical requirements, the new Quattrocanali series meets the requirements for small and medium applications where channel count is limited but the need of a flexible product to work with Hi-Z and Lo-Z systems is a must,” said Marc Kocks, Powersoft’s business development manager for Fixed Install (pictured, top).
Powersoft will also use ISE 2017 (running from 7-10 February) to present the latest addition to its Duecanali Series. The 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 Powersoft’s successful K Series.
In other news, appearing on the Powersoft stand for the first time at this event is ‘Klas D’ – leading amplifier technologist Klas Dalbjorn (pictured here with Kocks) – following his departure from the MUSIC group-owned Lab.gruppen.