Powersoft unveils management software
Powersoft has released its Armonía Pro Audio Suite sound system management software, which will allow management and control of sound systems from any PC.
Armonía is designed to control sound systems of any size or scope that rely on Powersoft amplifiers to drive the speaker systems.
The software is an Ethernet-based, auto-addressing software package that offers full control of all amplifier parameters while accommodating AES3 audio on the same cable. The package has built-in redundancy and extensive logging and alerting. Armonía is designed to work with KDSP-equipped Powersoft K, Q, D, QTU and Duecanali series amplifiers delivering control and monitoring of all amplifier functions including AC mains current draw, headroom, protections and faults. The software also includes advanced grouping options.
The suite has a LiveImpedance measurement screen for constant visual tracking of the system impedance curve with graphs of the actual musical signal at actual power level. As Powersoft amplifiers are known for excellent, industry leading damping, Armonía delivers the new Active DampingControl™ feature for vastly improved cone control for better sound, higher output and extremely tight bass frequency reproduction. The TruePower™ Limiter feature yields controlled operation and longer driver life by maintaining safe output power levels depending on frequency and true load impedance.
Key features include comprehensive sound and system management, FIR and IIR filters, various available crossovers, modelling and import options, and multiple layer operation. Armonía offers both offline and online modes using an Ethernet protocol, where connectivity is achieved using a standard CAT5e cable via Powersoft’s AESOP (AES3 & Ethernet Simple Open Protocol) on an optionally installed KAESOP board.
When used with the KAESOP board, a system engineer can extend the network to a virtually unlimited number of amplifiers through either auto-addressing with self-assigned IP addresses or end user configurable IP addresses. Armonía may also run over an RS485 remote control protocol, which comes standard on all K Series and Duecanali amps, and is an option available on Q and D series.