Protea Equipped Media Amplifier
Ashly Audio has introduced the Protea Equipped Media Amplifier, or pêma for short.
The powered processor merges open-architecture DSP functionality with amplification inside a two-rack chassis, for which four and eight amplifier channel versions are available at both 125W and 250W per channel.
Boasting DSP algorithms such as ambient noise compensation, advanced automatic feedback suppression, an automatic mixer and a full complement of filters, EQs and delays, pêma also offers a selection of bridge-mode operation, HPF settings for constant voltage system networks, stereo-linking of channel pairs, mic/line/tel-page functions on channel one, full control of ducking priorities and full-range remote-gain control capability.
Full 96kHz performance is available on 32-bit SHARC processors while the I/O count and formats have been specially designed for small- to mid-sized installations, for which each variant has eight balanced input channels that are software selectable for mic or line levels. The first channel may also be set for a transformer isolated, TEL-PBX level, but there are eight pairs of summed-mono RCA connectors optimised for consumer line level devices. Eight preamp auxiliary outputs allow integrators to route signals from the matrix mixer to anywhere the system requires. Both CobraNet and EtherSound digital I/Os are fully supported.
According to Ashly Audio, pêma can be programmed using a standard 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Protea NE software on a PC platform. Hot-plug DSP placement allows users to insert any function into any channel block, even when running live audio, while automatic DHCP network IP configuration reduces network set up time.
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