Compact and flexible Powersoft amplifier platform launched at InfoComm
Powersoft unveiled its Mezzo amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 that consists of eight compact models.
Mezzo is aimed at corporate, hospitality and educational environments and is a self-configuring amplifier system. It is designed to be simple to set up and can be monitored remotely.
The eight available models in the new Mezzo line consist of four power sizes, each offering an option with “A” (Analog) or “AD” (Analog-Digital), which adds Dante/AES67. The power sizes include smaller option of 320W in 4 x 80W and 2 x 160W variants, and a larger option of 600W in 4 x 150 or 2 x 300W. All of the eight models are networkable and feature automatic setup for audio parameters. All of the units offer load monitoring, so users can monitor system parameters such as temperature, power usage and performance over time. These parameters can be monitored and controlled via Powersoft’s Armonía system manager, or through an external control system or a plug-in in a DSP matrix platform.
The AD models include Dante and AES67 integration, and also add an internal Gigabit Ethernet switch and a second port, meaning that multiple products can share the same network cable. This feature can convenient in a retrofit, or if the user needs to share a network connection between a projector and an amplifier for instance.
The smaller 320W power sized models are able to deliver 80/160W per channel into 2, 4, 8 or 16 ohms as well as 100, 70 or 25V. The larger 600W power sized models can deliver 4 x 150W or 2 x 300W, and can drive two 16 ohm as well as 25, 70 or 100V. Each channel has sufficient headroom for power sharing according to the specific installation needs. This means one model can drive zones of varying sizes, and design changes can be accommodated “on the fly” without having to alter equipment choice.
Each unit comes with rack mount accessories to fit two units into a standard 19-in rack, or 1 unit in a 11-in compact rack. Alternatively, the unit can stand alone on rubber feet in a credenza or be mounted on the wall. The unit is quiet and requires no ventilation. Mezzo also delivers enough power to drive many subwoofers.