At Prolight+Sound 2014 in Frankfurt, Italian manufacturer Powersoft launched the Powersoft X amplifier Series, which the company describes as “a real evolution in pro-audio amplification, much as the seminal K Series did back in 1995 when technologies such as Power Factor Correction (PFC) and switch-mode amplification were introduced for the first time into the professional audio industry”.
The Powersoft X Series is in reality more like a system tool that integrates a large amount of functionalities, generally only found in separate outboard units, including an innovative channel routing systems, truly universal mono, bi and three-phase balancing power supply and a fully-featured DSP.
The X Series consists of two models. The X8 is the largest amplifier in the range, boasting eight channels in a 2U chassis, while the X4 features four channels in a single rack unit. Both models share the same power density, being capable of delivering up to 5200W @ 2 ohms per channel.
The X Series natively supports AES3, two redundant Dante digital streams and analogue inputs, providing up to four different selectable input sources per channel.
Suitable for both low and high impedance applications, the Powersoft X8 and X4 are equally suitable for concert touring and professional fixed installations. The modular construction permits the rear input / output connections to feature either XLR / speakON or Phoenix connectors, depending on the requirement of the specific application.