Powersoft Launches New Quattrocanali Series At ISE 2017

New 1RU four-channel amplifier platform features switch-mode power supply and bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency Class D output circuit topology.

Following the success of the 8-channel Ottocanali series, launched at Integrated Systems Europe two years earlier, Powersoft has again chosen ISE (RAI, Amsterdam, February 7-10) as the forum to launch its new Quattrocanali Series.

As in previous years at ISE in Amsterdam, the company will share its booth 7-K180 with their Dutch distributor, Ampco Flashlight Sales.

Powersoft’s new four-channel amplifier platform includes three models which complete the Powersoft Installation Series with the Duecanali (2-channel) and Ottocanali (8-channel) series.

This new 1RU four-channel amplifier platform features Powersoft’s trademark switch-mode power supply with power factor correction, smart rail management and bridgeable switch mode fixed frequency Class D output circuit topology.

“If the Ottocanali Series is purpose-designed for bigger installations with mission critical requirements, this new series addresses the requirements from small and medium applications where the channel count is limited but the need for a flexible product to work with Hi-Z and Lo-Z systems is a must,” says Marc Kocks, business development manager for Fixed Install.

“In particular, the new Quattrocanali 1204, featuring 300W per channel, can open up a new market for Powersoft that historically was recognized among the industry leaders for higher power applications.  We believe that in many small installations, like leisure venues and retail spaces, where sonic quality and simplicity of use are important, this product will quickly become a best seller — because for the first time users have a competitive choice in Powersoft product’s catalog,” summarizes sales director, Luca Giorgi. 

Meanwhile, Powersoft continues to reduce the impact on the environment via its patented switching mode power supply, which enables the Quattrocanali to be fitted inside a 1RU enclosure. This means that more amplifiers may be carried within a single shipment, reducing CO2 emissions generated by moving large volumes across the world. In fact, Quattrocanali’s design implements clever features so that it may be installed in places that were once deemed unpractical and unsafe, while reducing the need for external outboard and external cooling.

Quattrocanali is available in both DSP and non-DSP versions, both fully remote controllable via standard GPI/O connections on the back panel, Powersoft’s proprietary Armonìa software, dedicated web app, or third party application. Remote operation on the Quattrocanali is available via the web app and Armonìa, enabling the user to access all the amplifier’s functions from a decentralized location, further reducing the need for personnel on station. It seamlessly integrates within a networking environment, making monitoring and operation capabilities remotely accessible.

The operator may also set up the Quattrocanali off line, saving precious time, and enabling the audio engineer to work on presets from the comfort of his office.
At the same time, the fully-customizable interface integrates all devices in one easy-to-manage screen, so that everything displayed can be monitored at a glance.

When limiting access to the controls becomes paramount, the installer can set up different criteria through the access manager, enabling guest users to only access monitoring functions while leaving full operability to qualified admin users. In the unlikely case of malfunction the operator will also be able to perform a preliminary assessment by exploiting the fault’s monitoring capabilities.

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Remote access to the Quattrocanali is available both through standard Cat5 cabled and wi-fi networks, so that the user can be just a click away from unleashing its full potential and tweaking parameters — whether via laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone. Quattrocanali’s architecture may also be trusted in mission-critical applications where sound clarity and intelligibility are paramount, by exploiting the GPI/O connections.