Powersoft unveiled its newest amplifier platform at InfoComm 2019 [Booth 6681, West Level 2] during a press conference today. Mezzo, a new line designed for the AV/IT market, consists of eight amplifier models, each offering different power and connectivity options. Mezzo, is aimed at corporate, hospitality and educational environments, is a what they are calling a “self-configuring amplifier system.”
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 320 watts in four channels at 80 watts or two channels at 160 watts variants and a larger option of 600 watts (four channels at 150 watts or two channels at 300 watts). All of the eight models are networkable and feature automatic setup for audio parameters. 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. This feature can convenient in a retrofit, or if the user needs to share a network connection between a projector and an amplifier for instance.
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 25-volt. The larger 600-watt power sized models can deliver four channels at 150 watts or two channels at 300 watts, and can drive two 16 ohm as well as 25-, 70- or 100-volt.
Mezzo comes with rack mount accessories to fit two units into a standard 19” rack, or 1 unit in a 11” compact rack or the unit can stand alone on rubber feet in a credenza or be mounted on the wall — behind a monitor. Mezzo is priced starting from $915 and is here.
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