Florence, Italy (August 6, 2012)–Powersoft’s green audio power is behind the audio systems installed throughout the Costa Fascinosa, the new flagship of Italy’s Costa Cruises.
The Powersoft M Series Duecanali and Ottocanali amplifiers drive many sound systems throughout the cruise ship. The system includes: Powersoft models M14D (two channels, driving 700W on 4 ohms), M50Q HDSP+ETH (four channels, each generating 1250W on 4 ohms) and Duencanali 3904 and Ottocanali 1204 (eight channels, 150W on 4 ohms or 125W on 70V using BatFormers) amplifiers.
The system also supports the ship’s main Bel Ami theater. “We designed a system with flexible amplifiers that can seamlessly drive 100V or low impedance lines,” said Andrea Macchia, Technical Sales Engineer at H.M.S., the company that supplied the Powersoft amplifiers.
Two racks equipped with 26 Powersoft amplifiers, including four-channel M series (4 x 1250W on 4 ohms) and two-channel Duecanali 3904 (2 x 2400W on 2 ohms) models, power 143 EAW speakers (including KF695zT, SB850zP, KF650zP, JF80z and SB150zP cabinets) in the theater. All of the amplifiers are fitted with optional DSP cards and Ethernet connectivity, and offer system monitoring and control via Armonía Pro Audio Suite software.
Costa Fascinosa has been operating cruises between Venice, Italy and the eastern Mediterranean since the end of May 2012. The ship is scheduled to sail to South America for the winter, returning to the eastern Mediterranean in summer 2013.