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InfoComm 2019: Powersoft unveils new amplifier platform

Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, FL this week.

Mezzo, a new line designed specifically for the AV/IT market, consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. It is ideally suited for corporate, hospitality and educational environments, and is a self-configuring amplifier in a highly compact, Class-D technology design that can be set up and 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.

Further, 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 own 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.

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. Meantime, 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.

Mezzo also features a number of installation options. Each unit comes with rack mount accessories to fit two units into a standard 19” rack, or 1 unit in a 11” compact rack. Alternatively, the unit can stand alone on rubber feet in a credenza or be mounted on the wall – behind a video screen, for instance. The unit is ultra-quiet and requires no ventilation and can therefore be used in dusty environments, under a desk or in locations where an audio closet may not available. Mezzo also delivers enough power to drive many subwoofers. This potentially means a significant space savings in locations that will no longer require 19” racks.

Mezzo is priced starting from $915 (USD MSRP). For more information and full specifications, please visit http://www.powersoft-audio.com/en/.

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