Linea Research examines installations
British amplifier and DSP manufacturer Linea Research is targeting the install market with its new networked DSP amplifiers, the C Series, which is described as matching the sound quality, power delivery and performance of the company’s M Series touring amplifiers.
The C Series currently consists of a range of models divided between two variants: 44C and 88C. The 44C variants comprise the four-channel 44C20, 44C10 and 44C06 versions featuring 5,000W, 2,500W and 1,500W respectively, each at 2-ohms per channel. Meanwhile, the eight-channel 88C variants range from the 1,250W per channel 88C10 to the 750W per channel 88C06 and the 88C03 at 400W per channel. Each of the 88C versions has been developed to output its full rated power into 2- 4- or 8-ohm loads or 70/100V systems on a channel-by-channel basis.
As with their M Series cousins, the C Series systems are able to operate on any voltage from 100V to 240V, and have been designed to ensure lower current draw and thermal dissipation than an amplifier of its class would typically accept. The manufacturer’s System Engineer software is used for setup and third party control is allowed via the built-in contact closure, fault relay, RS-232, RS-485 and TCP/IP interfaces, enabling integration with new and existing control architectures.