November 2016 – Amplifier and DSP specialist Linea Research has announced the introduction of their installation focused C Series range of networked DSP Amplifiers.
Linea Research M Series amplifiers are gaining worldwide acclaim for their pristine sound quality and robust power delivery. The new C Series takes this unmatched performance and delivers it in an installation targeted, contractor friendly package. Comprising three 4-channel and three 8-channel models C Series amplifiers all offer full featured DSP control and an optional Dante interface in a compact 2u chassis with a tamperproof front panel.
44C variants comprise the high power 44C20 with 4x5000W @ 2 ohms per channel, the 44C10 with 4x2500W @ 2 ohms per channel and the 44C06 4x1500W @ 2 ohms. 8-channel 88C versions range from the 8x1250W 88C10 to the 8x750W 88C06 and the 8x400W 88C03. All 88C amplifiers can deliver their full rated power into 2, 4 or 8 ohm loads, or into 70/100v systems, selectable on a channel by channel basis.
In common with M Series touring versions C Series amplifiers can operate on any supply voltage from 100 to 240 volts, and the highly efficient design ensures lower current draw and thermal dissipation than other amplifiers in their class. “This efficiency is one of the reason’s we’re able to deliver our power ratings with all channels driven, even with a sine wave source” explains Ben Ver, Linea Research’s Engineering Director, continuing “our truly unique power supply and amplifier design puts us ahead of the curve and allows us to provide impressive performance without having to resort to ambiguous specifications.”
Amplifier setup is achieved using Linea Research’s powerful yet intuitive System Engineer software. Additional third-party control via the built-in contact closure, fault relay, RS232, RS485 and TCP/IP interfaces ensure the C Series can be seamlessly integrated into new or existing control architectures.
“It may be a cliché” says Rik Kirby, Vice President of Linea Research’s US operation, “but hearing really is believing. While it may be difficult to choose between two competing amplifiers on paper, when we plug them in and listen the benefit is clearly audible and easily measurable. That’s why we’ve been investing so heavily in getting evaluation product into our reps and customers hands, we are in the audio business after all so shouldn’t we be listening with our ears as well as our eyes?”