This extremely compact powered mixer has a total output of more than 2,000 watts. It is far and away the most powerful compact mixer on the market, yet it weighs only 9kg! With its very lavish feature set and exemplary versatility it is the ideal choice for all professional applications in which few channels yet very high audio quality are required.
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8-channel Compact Power-Mixer
- Intuitive mixer section:8 input channels with 4 Mic/Line, 2 Mic/Stereo-Line/USB, 2 Stereo-Line inputs
- Very powerful, amplifier (2 x 1.000W/4Ω, 2 x 1.350/2,7Ω) with sophisticated protections
- 2 High-Quality FX processors, editable with 100 factory and 20 user presets
- Professional 4x4 24-bit/96kHz USB interface, recording software and MIDI interface for FX control
- Stereo EQ for the main mix
- First-class components ( e.g. ALPS faders and potentiometers)
- Large, contrast rich OLED display
- Lightweight (9,5kg) road-ready package with extra robust cover-lid
The MIC/LINE Channels
In the mixer section, a total of 8 channel strips are available: 4 MIC / LINE channels, 2 MIC / Stereo USB channels ('Super Channels') and 2 stereo LINE channels. The MIC / LINE channels offer extremely low-noise and low-hum electronically balanced XLR microphone inputs with an extremely low distortion factor (typ. 0.002%) for the connection of low-impedance microphones. For condenser microphones, phantom power (+48 volts) is centrally switchable. The LINE inputs are also electronically balanced and implemented as TRS sockets. In addition to a Gain control, a highly efficient 3-band equalizer, FX send, AUX send and a Monitor send as well as either Panorama or Balance controls are available. The four MIC / LINE channels provide a switchable 80Hz Lo-Cut filter to cut-off unwanted rumble, whilst the Super Channels 5-6 and 7-8 are supplied by the USB stereo inserts 1-2 and 3-4. The STEREO-LINE channels (9-10 and 11-12) offer electronically balanced TRS inputs for the connection of electronic instruments such as keyboards, drum-computers, guitars and basses with active electronics, as well as all other high-level stereo signal sources such as additional mixers, effects devices etc. CD or MP3 players can be connected to the additional cinch (RCA) inputs CD 1-2 and CD 3-4, which are switched in parallel. The tone controls and sends are identical to those of the MIC / LINE channels. All input channels, provide a Signal / Peak LED to assist level control. The SIG LED illuminates at around -30 dB and the PK LED at 6dB beneath the distortion threshold. A MUTE button and a PFL button (in channels 5-12 in stereo) are further features found in all input channels.
The DIGITAL AUDIO Interface
The DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE features two stereo channels, present as USB 1-2 and USB 3-4 in Super Channels 5-6 and 7-8 respectively. This professional interface is implemented with 24-bit resolution and sampling rates up to 96 kHz, satisfying studio requirements. The USB sends are supplied with the Master L and R, AUX and MON signals. The DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE can be used for input and output simultaneously. Via the USB 2.0 port of your PC / Mac, four channels can be transmitted simultaneously in each direction. When a USB 1.1 interface is used, two channels can be transmitted simultaneously in each direction. The PowerMate is designed for the level of standard PCs / Macs; the gain level can easily be adjusted from the connected computer. Included in the delivery is an instruction sheet and a licenses code for the Cubase LE software. PC MIDI Interface The PowerMate includes a fully-featured PC MIDI interface. The MIDI input also supports the remote switching of both internal effects units using a master keyboard or MIDI footswitch.
PowerMate's Master Section features the Master A L+R sends (on separate faders), an additional Master B send (switchable pre/post master A and mono/stereo), the stereo effects returns, and the master sends of the AUXiliary and MONitor busses. If the AUX buss is not used to supply FX 2, it can be switched pre or post fader to use as an additional monitor or FX send. The 9-band stereo equalizer in the master section allows you to adjust the frequency response to the acoustics of the room. The REC SEND and USB OUT controls determine the level of the master L+R signal at the Rec Send sockets and in the output channels of the digital USB interface. PHONES allows you to adjust the volume of the headphones output. Two ten-LED meters provide an overview of the power amplifier level. When the PFL switch is activated, the left-hand LED chain shows the internal level of the master buss in dBu. The STANDBY switch mutes all outputs with the press of a single button. For the playback of e.g. background music, the DEVICE SETUP menu allows you to route stereo channel 11-12 for standby operation directly to the power amplifiers.
Stereo Effects and Processing
The PowerMate is equipped with two very high-quality, 24-bit stereo effects processors, FX 1 and FX 2; they operate independently and can therefore be mixed. The two effects units are fully identical in their design. Each effects section offers 100 presets including studio-quality reverb, delay and modulation effects selected by means of the display. When a delay effect is active, the actual delay time can be synchronized to the beat of the music using the TAP key. Customized effects can be created modifying individual parameters of the presets and storing the results in the 20 user memories.
Both effects units are supplied by the FX Send buss. In the DEVICE SETUP menu, you can configure the AUX send buss to function as an FX 2 send, so that only the FX 1 effects unit is supplied by the FX 1 buss. In this way, the two effects devices can be used independently of each other. The effects can be mixed separately to the master and monitor busses. To manage the FX, the large, high-contrast OLED display is easily read from a wide range of viewing angles, even in very bright surroundings. The operation of the effects units and processing menus is intuitive and made easier still through the use of soft keys and a rotary encoder.
(Loudspeaker) Processing Menus: particularly valuable to adjust the PowerMate perfectly to the selected loudspeaker cabinets, optimizing the audio performance and maximizing the operating safety and reliability of the system, are the LPN Processing and Speaker Protection menus.
LPN processing Small to medium-sized loudspeaker cabinets exhibit distortion in the transient response of the woofer. This is for physical reasons that have nothing to do with their make or quality. Since neither graphic nor parametric equalizers can compensate for transient distortion, the PowerMate offers a configurable LPN (low-pass notch) filter. Depending upon the size of the loudspeaker cabinet being used and also to adjust to problematic acoustics, the LPN filter can be set to either High or Medium. The result is considerably greater punch (e.g. from the kick drum), an extension of the frequency response to lower frequencies, and an overall improved transparency in the bass and midrange.
Speaker Protection This menu allows you to match perfectly the continuous power output of the PowerMates power amplifiers to the connected loudspeakers to gain operational safety and system reliability. Through dynamic limiting of the maximum power at the output, loudspeaker damage due to thermal overload can be avoided, without sacrificing the wide dynamic range the power amplifiers provide. The maximum permissible nominal power handling of the connected loudspeaker cabinet can be selected from the menu. Unlike with conventional peak voltage limiters, dynamic peaks of short duration are permitted, as loudspeaker cabinets tolerate peak levels higher than their nominal sustainable loads (RMS). The speaker protection supervises permanently the amount of energy being fed to the loudspeakers, only limiting it in the event of a threatened overload, and even then softly and inaudibly. For peak levels of short duration, the full output of the power amplifier remains available at all times, even when relatively small cabinets are being used. As a result, the maximum dynamic range of the system is maintained at all times, combined with the highest degree of operational safety and reliability.
Professional Digital High Performance Power Amplifier
The PowerMate is equipped with a professional, extremely powerful, stereo power amplifier that uses latest, highly efficient class-D technology for highest quality audio performance. At a nominal output of 2 x 1.000 watts RMS into 4 ohms, or 2 x 1.350 watts RMS into 2,7 ohms, only a comparatively small amount of heat is generated within the device, consuming considerably less power than a conventional power amplifier. The minimal load impedance of 2,7 ohms, allows operation with up to three 8-ohm loudspeaker cabinets in parallel per channel without any problems. The overall power supply is handled by an extremely robust, microprocessor-controlled, switching power supply, with a huge weight-saving over a conventional toroidal transformer. Another advantage is the automatic mains voltage switching, which ensures that the PowerMate can be used without any problem anywhere in the world. Voltage surge protection is also integrated. A soft start function prevents the mains fuse tripping when the device is switched on.
The PowerMate is equipped, naturally, with all the protective circuitry familiar from DYNACORD power amplifiers and satisfies even the extreme demands of hard tour use. The power amplifiers are protected against thermal overload, short-circuit, back EMF and no-load operation as well as high-frequencies or DC at the output. Both outputs are supervised independently: should a fault occur, only the channel affected is shut down. When the device is powered up, there is a delay before the power outputs are connected, to obviate the risk of noise. The thermal stability of the PowerMate is assured by two very quiet fans with continuously variable speed. The front-to-rear airflow allows the device to be used in large or small racks. Furthermore, the PowerMate is equipped with an intelligent thermo-limiter, so if ever the threat of overheating does arise, the clip limiter intervenes in a highly musical way, acting only upon the peaks. In this way, a total shutdown of the power amplifiers is effectively prevented. The PROTECT and LIMIT LEDs on the front panel indicate the current operating state of the power amplifiers.
Transportation and Accessories
To ensure safe transportation, the PowerMate 600-3 is supplied with a solid plastic lid that is held in place simply and securely, without the need for any locking mechanism, by magnets. Available as an optional accessory, the carry bag BAG-600PM not only accommodates the PowerMate with its lid but also offers an additional compartment for cables etc. For rack installation, the RMK-PM600-3 rack-mount kit is available as an option.
|Crosstalk||< Amplifier L/R: < -85dB; Channel to Channel: < -80 dB; Mute- and Standby-Switch attenuation: > 100 dB; Fader and FX/AUX/MON-Send attenuation: > 85dBdB|
|Frequency Response (-3 dB)||Any input to any Mixer output: 15Hz to 70kHz; Any input to Speaker L/R output: 20Hz to 30kHzHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighted)||105dB|
|Power Requirement||100V to 240 VAC, 50Hz to 60Hz|
|Cooling||Continuous speed controlled Fans|
|Weight Net||9.5kg (20.94 lbs)|
|Auxiliarys (MON, FX, AUX)||1 Pre, 1 Post, 1 Pre/Post switchable|
|CMRR, MIC input, 1 kHz||>80dB|
|Digital Audio Interface||Channels: 4 In / 4 Out; AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit; Sampling Rate: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96kHz; PC Interface: USB2.0, Female Type B; Peak Display: 6 dB before Clip|
|Displays||128 x 64 pixels, OLED|
|Effects||Type: 2x Stereo 24/48-bit multi effects processors; Effects presets: 100 Factory + 20 User, Tap-Delay; Remote control: Footswitch, MIDI|
|Equalization||LO Shelving: ±15dB / 60Hz; MID Peaking: ±12dB / 2.4kHz; HI Shelving: ±15dB / 12 kHz; Master EQ 9-band (63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 6.3k, 12kHz): ±10dB/Q = 1.5 to 2.5|
|Equivalent Input Noise, MIC input, A-weighted, 150 ohms||-130dBu|
|Filter||LO-CUT, mono inputs: f = 80Hz, 18dB/oct., switchable; Speaker Processing: LPN, switchable|
|IMD-SMPTE, power amplifier, 60 Hz, 7 kHz||<0.15%|
|Input Impedances||MIC: 2㏀; CD In: 10㏀; All other inputs: > 15㏀|
|Input Sensitivity||MIC: -74dBu (155μV); LINE (Mono): -54dBu (1.55mV); LINE (Stereo): -34dBu (15.5mV); CD (Stereo): -34dBu (15.5mV); POWER AMP INPUTS: +8dBu (1.95V)|
|Max. Single Channel Output Power, Continuous, 1 kHz, THD = 1%||into 2.66Ω: 2 x 1350W; into 4Ω: 2 x 1150W; into 8Ω: 2 x 650W|
|Max. Single Channel Output Power, Dynamic-Headroom, IHF-A||into 2.66Ω: 2 x 1600W; into 4Ω: 2 x 1250W; into 8Ω: 2 x 675W|
|Maximum Midband Output Power, 1 kHz, THD = 1%, Dual Channel||into 2.66Ω: 2 x 1350W; into 4Ω: 2 x 1000W; into 8Ω: 2 x 600W|
|Maximum Output Voltage||74 Vrms|
|Maximum SPL||MIC inputs: +11dBu; Mono Line inputs: +31 dBu; Stereo Line inputs: +31dBu; All other inputs: +22dBu; All other outputs: +22dBudB|
|MIDI Interface||5-pin DIN connector, In / Out|
|Noise, Channel inputs to Master A L/R outputs, A-weighted||Master fader down: -100dBu; Master fader 0dB, Channel fader down: -92dBu; Master fader 0dB, Channel fader 0dB, Channel gain unity: -82dBu|
|Operating Temperature Range||+5 °C…+40 °C (40 °F…105 °F)|
|Output Impedances||Phones: 47Ω; All other outputs (balanced/unbalanced): 150Ω / 75Ω|
|Output Power Control (Speaker Protection)||Adjustable longterm RMS Limiter|
|Output Stage Topology, amplifier||Class D|
|Protection||Mixer Outputs, relay controlled: AUX, MON, MASTER A L/R; Amplifier: Audio Limiters, High Temperature, DC, HF, Short Circuit, Peak Current Limiters, Turn-on Delay, Back EMF; Switching Mode Power Supply (μC controlled): Inrush Current Limiters, Mains Over/U|
|Rated output power (*rated load) THD < 0.2%, 20Hz – 20kHz||into 4Ω: 2 x 900W; into 8Ω: 2 x 450WW|
|Shipping Weight||12kg (26.46 lbs)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||MIC input to Master A L/R outputs, +16dBu, typical: < 0.005%; POWER AMP INPUTS to Speaker L/R outputs: < 0.075%%|