Lab.gruppen's IPD Series of power amplifiers features high-sustained power output, analog and AES3 digital inputs, on-board DSP with a extensive feature set, and Ethernet-based networking for monitoring and control by a computer at FOH or – using a WiFi router – a freely roaming iPad.
With AES3 digital inputs standard, IPD Series amplifiers connect directly to digital console stage boxes, eliminating a D-A/A-D conversion cycle. AES3 inputs can be set for automatic failover to analog, and input mixing is available for all four inputs. At the power output end, connections are available on binding posts or Neutrik speakON.
At the heart of the IPD platform is a latest-generation DSP engine equipped with up to a total of 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric EQs along with adjustable gain, input and output delay, and both high- and low-pass filters adjustable to any frequency.
All setup parameters for input mixing, DSP features and limiter setting are accessible on the front panel using two navigation buttons, a rotary encoder, and the backlit display. Individual channel mute buttons are also available. Up to 100 user-defined presets may be stored on-board.
Most users will also want to take advantage of the advanced, Ethernet-based networked monitoring and control features. Network configuration is fast and foolproof, with automatic discovery and identification of all connected amplifiers. The sleek GUI is designed for touch-based devices, and enables quick grouping of amplifiers along with intuitive setup and preset storage of all DSP parameters.
Extraordinary flexibility, high power density and competitive cost make IPD Series amplifiers equally at home whether in permanent installations, portable corporate AV systems, or touring band rigs. Wherever performance and reliability cannot be compromised, yet the budget is tight (and available rack space even tighter), IPD Series presents the singular solution.
High power density with up to 2400 W in 1 U
2 x 1200 W (at 4 ohms)
Low mains current draw with proven IDEEA technology
AES3 and analog inputs with redundant failover
Link outputs for analog and AES3
Ethernet network connection
Fast network setup with auto-discovery and ID of amplifiers
Networked control via IntelliDrive Controller™ touch-based GUI
Wireless control via iPad (requires connection of WiFi router)
Four-channel input mixer
Integrated DSP includes: - 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric equalizers - Adjustable high-pass and low-pass filters - Input delay (up to 2 s) - Output delay (up to 2 s) - Crossover with multiple filter types - 100 user-definable presets
Backlit display with navigation buttons and encoder for front panel setup
Horizontal VU meters on display in operating mode
Mute buttons on front panel
Software configurable limiters: SCVPL
Binding post and Neutrik speakON connectors
Outputs may be connected through either one (NL-4) or both speakONs
Universal power supply: 100 – 240 V at 50 or 60 Hz
Three year manufacturer warranty
IntelliDrive Controller Software: Intuitive control of powerful DSP
At the heart of IPD Series is the simple GUI of the control software, giving powerful user control over just about every aspect of DSP performance on each device on the network. Available on PC, Mac and dedicated iPad app, and designed with touch-screen in mind, IntelliDrive Controller gives you the edge when it comes to system tuning.
In Global View, IntelliDrive Controller displays and identifies all amplifiers connected to the network. You can name the amplifiers, form or delete amplifier groups, turn amplifiers on/off or mute/unmute individually or in groups, and monitor all levels at a glance.
Input Mixer View
In this view, you can set the device for stereo or 2-way mode, mix the inputs, and set AES3-to-analog failover either on or off. A graphic header at the top of all views shows the amplifier currently selected, along with ID, power and mute buttons, and preset store/recall functions.
In the Levels View, you can set input and output levels for each channel and set limiter response. Buttons on each fader block provide quick access to mute, EQ and delay for each channel as well as polarity reversal ("Phase Inverted"). Levels view will differ depending on selection of stereo or 2-way mode.
Input EQ View
The Input EQ View accesses a comprehensive set of filter and delay functions that essentially duplicate the capabilities of the Output EQ section.
Output EQ View
Output EQ accesses a comprehensive set of filter functions for each input channel. The parametric equalizer accommodates up to ten bands, with center frequency, slope and boost/cut all adjustable using a touchscreen or keyboard entry. High- and low-pass filters are selectable by type and frequency, and both output level and limiting meters are displayed to immediately monitor the effect of inserting filters. Output delay may be set up to 2 seconds.
The Crossover View offers a comprehensive tool set for precisely filtering channel outputs to optimize loudspeaker performance. This view includes parameter settings for filter type and cutoff frequency for both the high- and low-pass filters as well as status metering for output level and limiting.