At the ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam, L-Acoustics (booth 7-X200) has launched its first install-specific amplified controller, the 4 x 4 channel LA2Xi, designed to power compact L-Acoustics loudspeakers.
The LA2Xi is bridgeable, offering anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium- and large-format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. In 4 x 4 single-ended mode, it can drive up to 16 X4i or 5XT compact coaxial loudspeakers. In residential applications where maximum SPL is not required, LA2Xi can power a stereo pair of Syva and Syva Low colinear source loudspeakers.
Bridge LA2Xi to 4 x 2 mode and itpowers A10i and A15i medium-throw line sources or KS21i subwoofers with a stated 1,260 watts per channel. In 4×3 configurations, it can drive a pair of X8 reference monitors with a SB15m subwoofer. Bridging all channels in 4×1 mode powers one KS28 reference subwoofer with a stated 2,550 watts.
Packaged in a 1U chassis for optimized rack space, LA2Xi utilizes the same DSP engine as the touring LA12X amplified controller, including features for loudspeaker management, protection and monitoring, as well as a set of tools for system adjustment and calibration. Milan-certified, LA2Xi offers analog and AES inputs as well as AVB with redundancy. The rear panel contains terminal connectors for AES and analog inputs, loudspeaker outputs, plus four GPIO and a 24-volt DC backup power for the DSP card, enabling external control and monitoring.
“We’re proud to expand our amplified controller range, which is renowned for high performance and efficient amplification, to the installation market,” says L-Acoustics director of electronics development Genio Kronauer. “From the blank page through to launch, the LA2Xi has been honed to meet the needs and specifications of our installation partners. Its flexible input/output architecture makes it a powerful addition to our lineup.”
The LA2Xi will ship in September 2020.