Blaze Audio Announces the PowerZone Series of Install Power Amplifiers
Blaze Audio, a subsidiary of Pascal A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark, just announced the PowerZone Series of install power amplifiers. Consisting of three models — the PowerZone 252, PowerZone 505 and PowerZone 1004. These power amplifiers can deliver both Lo-Z (4/8 ohm) or Hi-Z (70/100V) loads on any channel.
Integrated with Powershare technology, the amplifier’s total available power is automatically shared across all channels. This means a sound system can be configured with any power output, with both Lo-Z and Hi-Z loudspeakers, from one amplifier. For example, the PowerZone 252, with its two 125-watt channels, can be independently configured to drive either Lo-Z or Hi-Z loads and the total 250 watts can be shared proportionately across the two output channels.
Here are the models:
- PowerZone 252 – The Blaze Audio PowerZone 252 offers two channels, each with 125 watts, in a half-width, 1RU format. The amplifier drives both low impedance (4Ω to 16Ω) and constant voltage (70V/100V) loudspeaker loads. With its small form factor and weight of just 2.2 lbs., the PowerZone 252 can be installed just about anywhere. The amplifier’s DIP switches make on-site configuration easy, and the amplifier includes GPIO (general purpose input/output) connectors that make it easy to interface with external controllers.
- PowerZone 504 – The Blaze Audio PowerZone 504 is a four-channel power amplifier, with each channel set at 125 watts in a half-width, 1RU format. With the ability to drive both low impedance (4Ω to 16Ω) and constant voltage (70V/100V) loudspeaker loads, each output channel can be independently configured to drive either Lo-Z or Hi-Z loudspeakers. With the ability to have the amplifier’s total 500 watts be shared proportionately across each pair of output channels (four at 125W per channel or two at 250W per channel), the PowerZone 504 is one of the most compact four-channel amplifiers in its power class. Like the PowerZone 252, this four-channel model has both DIP switches for easy on-site configuration easy and GPIO connectors.
- PowerZone 1004 – Featuring four 125-watt channels in a full-width, 1RU form factor, the Blaze Audio PowerZone 1004 drives both low impedance (4Ω to 16Ω) and constant voltage (70V/100V) loudspeaker loads. Each output channel can be independently configured to drive either Lo-Z or Hi-Z loads, making this amplifier much more flexible and versatile than many other competing amplifiers. With DIP switches for easy on-site configuration and GPIO connectors, the PowerZone 1004 offers class-leading energy efficiency and a long-term low cost of ownership.