19.05.11

New Bose solution for fixed installation

AUTHOR: Inavate

Bose’s professional systems division has announced the RoomMatch series of arrayable loudpeaker modules and the PowerMatch PM8500 configurable power amplifier.

The combined package of the modular speaker system and accompanying power amplifier is designed to deliver a scalable and configurable system solution for fixed installation in venues such as arenas, performing arts centres and houses of worship.

The speaker modules are available in 15 different coverage patterns, and the precise combination of units required for a project is determined using the latest version of the Bose Modeler software. 

The PowerMatch 8500 amplifier can allocate its 4000W rated power between two and eight channels, in different combinations of power per channel. It is even possible for it to output a combination of low impedance and 70/100V on different channels.

The device acts at most as an 8x8 matrix, with DSP and EQ available for each of eight input channels. Inputs can be analogue or digital (via CobraNET).

Developments in power electronics made by Bose also mean that it combines class-AB sound and reliability with the efficiency of a Class-D unit.