Orlando, FL (January 9, 2013)—TMS Digital Cinema has installed two Powersoft Ottocanali 1204 DSP+ETH power amplifiers at its digital media production, R&D and demonstration facility in Orlando, FL.
The first of the two new amplifiers has been installed in one of the production suites in TMS Digital Cinema's new Digital Arts Studio, where it is powering the full range portion of a Klipsch THX Ultra 2 system set up in a 5.1 configuration. The second amplifier will shortly be installed in a neighboring production room. Powersoft's Ottocanali 1204 DSP+ETH offers DSP functionality on each of its eight channels plus Ethernet connectivity that enables control and monitoring through the company's ArmonÌa Pro Audio Suite PC software.
Gino Pellicano, acoustical engineer, Technomedia Solutions, says, "The Ottocanali is a great fit for this application. When we first began our search for an appropriate amplification and processing solution for this space, we considered a number of amplifiers, fed off a separate DSP to give us the processing power we needed. With the introduction of the Ottocanali, we were able to condense our rack utilization down to 1RU, while at the same time maintain the required processing power. It's been a great experience so far, and we hope to utilize the Ottocanali for similar projects in the future."
Chris Chuilli, SVP, Technomedia Solutions, comments, "A lot of times we like the DSP to live in the amplification for certain things that require really superb audio, such as theaters, live systems or non-distributed audio systems," he explains. "We wanted to test these amplifiers out, see how they held up, how they work, how the EQ works. It's pretty remarkable; we really like the amplifier."