Lab.gruppen has expanded its E Series of compact 1U installation amplifiers with the introduction of the first four-channel models in the range, the E 10:4 and E 5:4, as well as the new two-channel E 2:2.
Now with a total of six models, the newly expanded E Series marks the 10th anniversary of Lab.gruppen’s first major entry of 2U, eight-channel solutions for the commercial installation market with C Series in 2006.
“The C Series of amplifiers quickly became one of our most successful products, not only because of its superb sound and durable build quality, but also because of its power density and flexibility,” said Lab.gruppen product manager Klas Dalbjorn. “However, with the expanded E Series, now we can offer the same power density with an even lower current draw, Energy Star certification and reduced overall costs coupled with unprecedented configuration flexibility for operation into low impedance or 70V loads.”
With the introduction of four-channel models, E Series can now offer eight channels configurable as any of 21 different power output and channel combinations in the same rack space as one 2U C Series unit. Options include one-to-one alternatives for the C 20:8X (with two E10:4 in a 2 U space) and the C 10:8X (with two E 5:4 units).
The new flagship model, the E 10:4, provides four discrete inputs and four flexible output channels producing 1,000W of maximum total output at four, eight, 16 ohms or into 70V. Each channel may be individually optimised to drive either a low impedance (4 16 ohms) or a 70 V load. The E 10:4 is certified Energy Star 3.0 compliant, and its flexibility allows users to ‘maximise overall system efficiency and inventory utilisation.’
The new E 5:4 also provides four channels of amplification with all the same features as the E 10:4, but with a maximum total output rating of 500W (4 x 125 W nominal at 4 16 ohms or 70V), while the new two-channel addition, the E 2:2 (2 x 100W) allows installers a cost-effective option for lower power applications.
“With six models now in the line, the audio consultant or systems integrator can configure even the most complex systems for the greatest cost efficiency and lowest energy consumption, all within the same amplifier family,” said Dalbjorn.