Swedish amplifier manufacturer Lab.gruppen introduced its new range of IPD (Intelligent Power Drive networked and DSP-enabled power amplifiers). Available in two power configurations, the IPD 1200 and IPD 2400 have power outputs at 4 ohms of 2x600W and 2x1200W, respectively. They both incorporate integrated DSP, networked monitoring and control via computer or iPad, a four-channel input matrix, fully configurable front panel controls with graphic display, analog and AES3 inputs (with redundant failover), definitive Lab.gruppen limiters and Lab.gruppen build quality. And, both amps are in 1U rack-mounted enclosures.
At the heart of the IPD Series platform is a DSP engine equipped with a total of 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric EQs along with adjustable gain, input delay, output delay, plus high-pass and low-pass filters adjustable to any frequency. A Software Configurable Voltage Peak Limiter (SCVPL) tailors outputs to load conditions, maintaining sound quality, while a 4-channel input mixer provides flexible input routing. Parameters may be stored in up to 100 user-defined presets.
All processing power is harnessed through a touch-based GUI of IntelliDrive Controller. Available for PC, Mac or as a dedicated iPad app, this software interface enables remote system tuning over Ethernet or wirelessly via a suitable Wi-Fi router. Rear-panel connections include paired XLR analogue inputs with link outputs; XLR input and link output for AES3 digital; binding post and speakON output connectors with both channels available via one speakON; Ethernet networking connection and locking IEC power connector.
They weigh in at just 4.6 kilograms (10.1 pounds) for IPD 1200 and 6.2 kilograms (13.7 pounds) for IPD 2400. The IPD Series details are here: http://labgruppen.com/products/ipd_series_touring/