Lab.gruppen FP 9000 2-Channel 1600W Power Amplifier
Occupying the middle of the FP+ Series in power ratings for two-channel models, the FP 9000 provides versatility and value across a wide range of applications for full-range cabinets, band-limited line array systems, and stage monitoring. A refined Class TD output stage is optimized for effortless reproduction of extreme low frequency content, while the Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS) has been updated to provide more sustained high power during extended bursts of low frequency content.
The FP 9000 is shipped with a NomadLink network interface as standard. In conjunction with DeviceControl software, NomadLink allows monitoring of all key amplifier parameters and remote control of power on/off, channel mutes, and channel solo functions. (NomadLink requires the separate NLB 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller)
A Benchmark For Touring Amplification Over the past decade, the tight and transparent sound of Lab.gruppen touring amplifiers has earned the praise of renowned FOH engineers and leading sound rental companies worldwide. The FP+ Series model FP 9000 continues this tradition. At the core of the FP 9000’s performance is the patented Class TD output stage, a breakthrough amplifier topology that approaches the exceptional efficiency of Class D while retaining the sonic purity of proven Class B technology designs. Further contributing to the remarkable efficiency of the FP 9000 is a Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS), which gives the added benefit of stabilizing rail voltages to the output even with wide fluctuations of mains voltage. A highly refined and updated circuit layout optimizes the interaction of R.SMPS and Class TD to produce the exceptional power density of the FP 9000.
To keep its cool under extreme demands, the FP 9000 relies on Lab.gruppen’s proprietary Intercooler. This innovation uses thousands of copper fins to multiply the exposed heatsink surface’s rapid heat dissipation. Also, all output devices are mounted transverse to the airflow for uniform cooling. As a result, the FP 9000 delivers Lab.gruppen’s’ trademark “all the power, all the time” with no degradation of sonic performance.
To maximize headroom in any application, the FP 9000 offers adjustable input gain along with Lab.gruppen’s exclusive Voltage Peak Limiter (VPL). Adjustable on a per-channel basis, VPL optimizes the output for any load, from a single massive subwoofer to a series of HF compression drivers.
The comprehensive warning and protection features on the FP 9000 safeguard output circuits and connected loads while also extending amplifier life and minimizing the chance of service interuptions. Whether it’s a matter of faulty wiring, improper use, or extreme ambient temperatures, the FP 9000 gives clear indication of any problems. Automatic protection measures engage only at critical thresholds. Operating conditions are re-checked every six seconds and, if a fault is detected, normal operation is resumed when measurements return to nominal.
The FP 9000 is shipped with a NomadLink network interface as standard. In conjunction with DeviceControl software, NomadLink allows comprehensive monitoring of amplifier status (including fault or warning indications) and also enables remote control of power on/off, channel mute, and channel solo functions. NomadLink is compatible with popular third-party control platforms; a separate NLB 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller is required.