At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant Dante network solution, supported by the development of new custom software to provide extensive integration potential with most key systems manufacturers. The Tesira variant of D Series is a new collaboration between Lab.gruppen and Biamp Systems, resulting in dedicated models equipped with Tesira DSP and AVB audio and control. Both versions are available in three power configurations (8,000 watts, 12,000 watts and 20,000 watts total power output).
With the D Series, Lab.gruppen has also debuted its Rational Power Management (RPM) technology. Unlike other amplifiers where ‘flexibility’ often involves compromise (eg. reducing channel count or reducing the total power), the company says that RPM allows flexible power allocation across all channels to ensure the most efficient and rational use of total amplifier inventory. With RPM, 5,000 watts can be output on any single channel, leaving remaining power available to be allocated to other channels.
The D-Series is expected to ship mid-summer. More information is here.