Westlake Village, CA (January 23, 2009)–Lab.gruppen’s has added to its PLM speaker range with the PLM 14000.
Built around a 2-channel amplifier platform, the PLM 14000 pumps 7,000 W per channel into 2 ohms and 4,350 W per channel into 4 ohms, targeting it for subwoofer and low-end applications.
As with the company’s 4-channel PLM 10000Q, the PLM 14000 integrates Dante networked audio distribution, Dolby Lake drive processing, and load verification with real-time performance monitoring into a single 2U hardware unit plus unified software controller. The PLM Series is now the exclusive hardware platform for new Dolby Lake processing, and the addition of the PLM 14000 reportedly enables more complete and extensive system solutions built around this combination of technologies.
While based on Lab.gruppen’s FP+ Series, the amplifier platform in the PLM 14000 is said to incorporate further enhancements for greater sustained output power. New circuitry reportedly provides greater current-carrying capabilities and the Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS) is reputedly optimized to deliver full power during long low-frequency bursts. PLM 14000 also offers power density, patented Intercooler cooling, a suite of protection features, and a Power Average Limiter (PAL) to prevent tripping of mains breakers. Parallel or redundant inputs and outputs are provided for analog, AES digital and Dante networked audio signals.
“The PLM 14000, like the PLM 10000Q, offers a fully integrated solution that is more than the sum of its parts,” stated Lab.gruppen head of marketing, Tim Chapman. “Comprising a full palette of processing tools from Dolby Lake, audio networking from Dante, plus load verification and performance monitoring, all built into Lab.gruppen’s unrivalled amplifier platform, PLM 14000 brings technical and operational benefits to both live touring and fixed installations in a new format tailored to extreme high-power applications.”