Sign up for ProSoundWeb newsletters
Subscribe today!

Articles Tagged Power Amplifiers

  • Monday, December 02, 2013
    power amplifiers
    PSW Staff 12/02/13 11:48 AM,
    There’s a lot to like when it comes to modern power amplifiers, and a variety of options abound. They provide tremendous power from far lighter packages, and in many cases, resemble a rack-mount processor more than a device capable of generating several thousand watts of audio power. The primary advancement in terms of power is efficiency. Greater output efficiency means less heat, and therefore, less weight, as well as more AC power making it to the loudspeakers. The most common… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogSlideshowAmplifierAVNetworkingPowerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/16/13 08:28 PM,
    The epicenter of rock music on the west coast will find you on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and at no time of year is the iconic street louder than the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Featuring artists such as Street Drum Corps, Finch, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Awolnation and headlined by Linkin Park. Escondido, CA-based Sound Image supplied a Harman’s JBL Professional VTX system powered by Crown Audio I-Tech HD amplifiers for the festival. The system Sound Image deployed… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/19/13 02:19 PM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has added a new 8-channel amplifier line to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line. The new XMV amplifiers are 8-channel versions of the 4-channel XMV amps and share the same features and power ratings of 140 watts and 280 watts per channel, available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four new models also support low-impedance and 70/100-volt modes. The Yamaha YDIF cascade bus provides a simple intra-rack connection utilizing inexpensive Cat-5 cabling for an… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVEthernetNetworkingPower

  • Friday, March 29, 2013
    crown audio
    PSW Staff 03/29/13 11:34 AM,
    The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, a power plant located near New Brunswick, Canada, recently underwent a complete audio upgrade featuring Crown Audio CTs Series amplifiers. Point Lepreau, which began operating in 1983, has been redesigned to meet all current nuclear facility standards including its public address and life safety systems. “Since 9/11, much closer attention has been paid to life safety systems,” says Steve O’Rourke, audio division manager of Backman Vidcom, the Halifax, Nova Scotia integrator responsible for installing… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierAVDigitalInstallationNetworkingPower

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    power amplifiers
    Jeff Kuells 02/20/13 05:33 PM,
    For years, power amplifiers with multiple channels (generally defined as more than two) were for either multiple headphones in studios or low-power-per-channel commercial applications. But are multichannel amps viable for mainstream professional sound reinforcement? You bet. Times have changed, and once again with regard to equipment, the change is for the better. Units with 3 to 6 channels have actually been around since the early 1980s. However, these either had a rather low power-per-channel rating or were fraught with design… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogProductAmplifierAVPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, December 17, 2012
    crown audio
    PSW Staff 12/17/12 12:15 PM,
    The Dale Horton Auditorium (DHA) at Pensacola (Florida) Christian College recently underwent a complete audio system upgrade, incorporating Crown Audio CTs Series amplifiers with PIP-BLU programmable input processor cards. The DHA, one of the largest performing arts venues in the Southeast, has a seating capacity of 3,500 and features an interior that blends angular and curved surfaces, fabric and wood and multi-level seating and houses a full working stage and orchestra pit. “The Dale Horton Auditorium is an absolute gem… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundBlogAmplifierAVInstallationPowerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, October 22, 2012
    PSW Staff 10/22/12 12:24 PM,
    The Villages, a master-planned retirement community located in central Florida with a population of over 90,000 residents living on over 26,000 acres, offers a focus on golf – boasting 504 holes, on both executive and championship courses, including courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Nancy Lopez. Installing landscape sound for The Villages is a big job – the new downtown area, Brownwood, has 240 light poles, each will have Bose DS 40SE full-range, surface-mount loudspeakers mounted to them. All of… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierAVInstallationLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    power amplifiers
    PSW Staff 10/10/12 06:01 PM,
    In the classic sci-fi TV series Star Trek, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise frequently implored his chief engineer, Mr. Scott (a.k.a. “Scotty”), “We need more power!” And Scotty always did his best to comply with the captain’s request, regardless of the complications of the situation. Sound reinforcement system designers and engineers have made similar demands of power amplifier manufacturers, and like Mr. Scott, they’ve come through, and in spectacular fashion. The modern power amplifier is light years… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowAmplifierPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, August 16, 2012
    amplifier loudspeaker
    Brian Oppegaard 08/16/12 04:32 PM,
    Power amplifiers have been changing at a fairly rapid pace. Switching power supplies have reduced weight and offered added protection from line voltage variations. Class-D topology has cut the size of power supplies and heatsinks. Amplifiers are also shedding their conventional rack-mount chassis and taking up residence in loudspeaker cabinets. In light of these developments, it’s time to take a new look at the amplifier-loudspeaker relationship. We begin with the usual questions:  How many watts will that loudspeaker handle, and… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAmplifierAVLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    PSW Staff 07/31/12 11:20 AM,
    Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli performed three intense and exciting shows in his recent Scandinavian tour, presenting a varied repertoire that included Italian opera arias and his most loved songs. Widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world, with more than 70 million albums sold, his live concerts are attended by a passionate audience of classic music lovers. Andrea Taglia, Bocelli’s sound system designer, explains, “Andrea’s Scandinavian tour was marked by close dates: June 14th at Herning… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierAVConcertPowerSound Reinforcement