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Four Audio Integrates Dante Ultimo™ in DSP-Plate Amplifiers with Pascal Modules

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Portland, OR-March 6, 2014- Four Audio, developers of high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio and OEM partner of Audinate the inventor of Dante together with Pascal, developer and producer of high-power amplifier modules, today announced the launch of a new product at PL&S.

The new PPA series provides a high-quality DSP-powered amplifier solution and aims at vendors of active loudspeakers. It uses Dante Ultimo, Audinates, feature-rich, cost-effective, low channel networking solution. Other features of the PPA Series include:

  • 24-bit signal processing using a Sharc-DSP with linear phase FIR and IIR-Crossovers, EQs, and an advanced Limiter concept
  • USB connection for programming
  • A touchscreen for controlling the unit
  • High dynamic range (130 dB(A) dual range converter input, 114 dB(A) output)
  • AES/EBU and Dante input
  • Pascal amplifier modules and PSU
  • 5 models (PPA 1000-2, PPA 1600-2, PPA 2200-1, PPA 2200-2, PPA 2200-3)

This new product is the first result of the long term collaboration of Four Audio and Pascal, the Denmark-based leading manufacturer of amplifier modules for professional audio. “We are pleased to have Four Audio as European system integration partner”, says Pascal’s Sales Director Peter Frentz. “They have a track record for some of the best FIR enabled DSP-solutions and the combination with our amplifier modules will offer loudspeaker manufacturers unique competitive advantages.”

Pascal amplifier modules feature state of the art class-D sonic performance with integrated universal mains regulated power supply and market leading system efficiency. Included are comprehensive pro audio protection features as well as advanced readouts for DSP and network.

Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Dante is a plug-and-play networking solution which delivers ultra-low latency and tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks and is rapidly becoming the de-facto market leader and the dominant media networking solution for audio networking.
Dante delivers a low-latency, tightly synchronized, sample-accurate playback, while simplifying installation and configuration of AV networks. Ultimo is Audinate’s cost-effective solution to networking low channel networked devices.

The PPA series plate amplifiers are sold by Four Audio under their own brand as well as OEM. For high volume orders, customization of the plate amplifiers is possible, i.e. a reduced feature set to allow for more cost-effective solutions.

The PPA series extends Four Audio’s Dante-enabled product range consisting of 2 Channel breakout boxes (DBS1), 8 channel breakout boxes (DBO1) and the loudspeaker management system HD2.

To see more of what Four Audio has to offer, stop by Hall 8, Stand E36 at PL&S

You can download a high resolution image and a leaflet.

About Four Audio

Four Audio is a German company founded by audio and signal processing specialists. They develop high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio under their own brand as well as OEM.

Visit www.fouraudio.com for the latest news and information on the company

About Audinate

Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and company information.

About Pascal

Pascal A/S (Ltd.) is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
They produce and develop amplifier modules dedicated for building into high power professional loudspeakers and specialise in highly advanced and extremely powerful solutions for the professional loudspeaker manufacturers who serve the international PA touring and systems installation market.

Dante and Ultimo are trademarks of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.