Lab.gruppen’s PLM 10000Q Westlake Village, CA (December 17, 2007)–Lab.gruppen has launched its PLM (Powered Loudspeaker Management) Series with the PLM 10000Q, which comprises a 4-channel amplifier, dual Dolby Lake Processor modules, Dante low-latency networking, and features for load verification and performance monitoring through proprietary LoadLibrary, LoadSmart and SpeakerSafe technologies.
All operational and monitoring functions are accessible via a custom version of the Dolby Lake Controller software, which also offers integrated SmaartLive real-time system measurement and analysis as a plug-in option.
The unit is built on the foundation of Lab.gruppen’s FP+ Series. Each of four output channels (driven independently) provides 2,700 W @ 2.7 ohms (2,300 W @ 4 ohms), with more power available when driven asymmetrically. Other features in common with the FP+ Series include patented Class-TD output stages, regulated switch-mode power supply (R.SMPS), the Intercooler copper-finned cooling system, and a full suite of protection features.
Signal inputs are analog and AES digital as well as via the Dante network; dual connectors for each provide loop-thru outputs for network redundancy. The PLM 10000Q is housed in a 2U chassis weighing only 29 pounds.
The PLM 10000Q integrates into the Dolby Lake Processing environment. The two onboard modules offer precise settings for gain, delay, crossover slope, equalization and limiting. Dolby Lake Processing features incorporated in each module include Raised Cosine Equalization, linear phase crossovers, LimiterMax loudspeaker protection and Iso-Float ground isolation.