Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems announced the September delivery of the TXn Series of amplifiers at 2009 InfoComm in Orlando.
The Yamaha TX4n at 2,200 watts, TX5n at 2,500 watts, and TX6n at 3,000 watts per channel (all at 2 ohms) offer Yamaha on-board DSP power and incorporate a sophisticated 24-bit 96-kHz DSP engine.
In addition to basic amplifier control and status monitoring, extensive speaker processing capabilities are available that will make outboard equipment such as equalizers, delays and speaker processors unnecessary in most applications.
A key element is the EEEngine technology that provides the sonic quality of Class AB amplifiers with the efficiency of Class D, solving all the problems of weight, size, and heat generation that users of large-output power amplifiers often encounter.
All models feature both analog and direct digital inputs, with automatic failsafe redundancy switching between digital and analog inputs.
Optional plug-in Yamaha mini-YGDAI interface cards can also be used to change the input configuration as required.
By replacing the standard AES/EBU I/O card, these advanced amplifiers are fully compatible with CobraNet or EtherSound audio networks, as well as any other format supported by the mini-YGDAI cards.
The built-in Ethernet port can be connected to a Windows-based computer running Yamaha’s NetworkAmp Manager II software, which allows monitoring, management and control of all TXn amplifier functions and DSP parameters, as well as the available functions of Tn, PC-1N, XP, XM and XH series amplifiers connected to the network via a Yamaha ACD1 Amplifier Controller Device.
Featuring an efficient, intuitive graphic interface, NetworkAmp Manager II also provides a number of features that make managing and controlling large multi-amp systems very straightforward.
Amplifiers can be named according to their function within the system, they can be grouped for simultaneous control and the groups also named for easy identification.
The software can also warn users when a parameter exceeds a pre-defined voltage, wattage, temperature, or impedance (upper/lower) value, enabling the user to keep track of all amplifiers from a central computer display in real time. Warnings are automatically logged to an information file so it’s easy to pinpoint and troubleshoot problems.
NetworkAmp Manager II requires no special drivers: the computer’s Ethernet port is simply connected to a standard high-speed Ethernet hub. The hub ports can then be directly connected directly to the TXn amplifiers to be controlled and monitored.
TXn amplifiers carry an MSRP of $4,699 for the TX6n, $4,199 for the TX5n, and $3,599 for the TX4n.
(Be sure to visit PSW’s 2009 InfoComm New Product Gallery.)