Crest Audio launches amps at InfoComm

Crest Audio has unveiled the C1 Series range of contracting and installation amplifiers at InfoComm 2018.

The units feature Class D designs, on-board digital signal processing, Dante protocol networking and USB/Ethernet connectivity for monitoring and control. They have Euro connector inputs and barrier strip outputs as well as fault relays and CV (control voltage) inputs.

The C1 Series currently comprises four models:

C1 86k 8-channel amplifier with 750w/channel into 4 ohms
C1 48k 4-channel amplifier with 2000w/channel into 4ohms
C1 44k 4-channel amplifier with 1000w/channel into 4 ohms
C1 25k 2-channel amplifier with 2500w/channel into 4 ohms

All models incorporate a switch mode power supply and Class D circuitry with full bandwidth PWM modulators. The clip/limiter function provides output monitoring to prevent speaker damage with gentle gain reduction at clip threshold as well as efficient heat dissipation and overheat protection.

The amplifiers have internal DSP engines with sampling rates of 96 kHz/24bit and 24bit AD/DA converters. IIR HP/LP crossover filters, RMS compressor, parametric EQ, alignment delays and white/pink noise and all included.
Crest Audio C186k DSP Power Amp Rear
Users can set parameters, select input source and load presets via a front panel LCD touchscreen. A Dante network module enables primary and redundant connectivity to a digital audio network and allows external control and monitoring of the amplifier. The C1 Series amps will be fully integrated with Peavey’s MediaMatrix hardware and NWare software, allowing signal distribution, control and monitoring of the C1 Series amps in MediaMatrix projects. 

Applications for the amps include stadiums, transportation hubs, theme parks, arenas, convention centres and retail spaces.

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