QSC PL380 1500W Professional Power Amplifier he most requested QSC features of the PowerLight 2 series have been upgraded to deliver “the ultimate analog amplifier”, while its Dataport ensures full compatibility with advanced digital processing and QSControl™.net. The upgraded version is now known as the PowerLight™ 3 Series, which is composed of three models with power that range from 1250 watts to 4000 watts per channel at two ohms, all in two-rack space chassis that are only 15.6" (40 cm) deep and 22 lbs (10 kg). The PowerLight™ 3 Series models are named PL325, PL340, and PL380, all of which are specifically designed for the most demanding live audio users, whether in touring rigs or fixed installations. Particularly, the QSC PL380 1500W Professional Power Amplifier is the result of four decades of experience in design and manufacturing of high quality amplifiers. One of its most prominent characteristics is its very large headroom that can sail through even the most difficult loads without showing any sign of stress or alteration of tonality. Besides, the PL380 is made up of two channels with these specific watts: 1500 watts/channel at 8 ohms, 2,500 watts/channel at 4 ohms, and 4,000 watts/channel at 2 ohms. In addition, the QSC PL380 boasts of these other outstanding features, namely: PowerLight switchmode power supply for highest efficiency and improved audio performance; Flow-thru air path and solid aluminum heat sinks for maximum cooling; DataPort supports remote computer control and/or external DSP-4 modules; Detented gain controls with 1 dB steps for precise calibration; Removable knobs with lock-out security plate to prevent unauthorized tampering; User defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filter per channel (3 Hz, 30 Hz, or 50 Hz); Three selectable input gains (26 dB, 32 dB, or 1.2 V); Front and rear panel LEDs indicate status of switch settings at a glance; Parallel Dataport, XLR/M and XLR/F connectors for simple loop-through connectivity; Neutrik Speakon® and "Touch Proof" binding post outputs; Neutrik Powercon® power cable remains secure on the road; Class D output circuit re-doubles the output power with even lower losses and minimal increase in average AC power, dramatically reducing power distribution demands compared to older high power amplifiers Moreover, this professional power amplifier weighs 33.5 pounds, or 15.2 kilograms, with the following dimensions (in WxHxD): 19 x 3.5 x 15.63" (48.3 x 8.9 x 39.7cm). If you are looking for a higher power amplifier, think of the QSC PowerLight™ 3 Series!
|UPC (Universal Product Code)||00684284053923|
|MPN (manufacturer part number)||PL380|
|Features||-PowerLight switchmode power supply for highest efficiency and improved audio performance -Flow-thru air path and solid aluminum heat sinks for maximum cooling -DataPort supports remote computer control and/or external DSP-4 modules -Detented gain cont|
|Specs||Power Rating Stereo Mode: 8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 1500W 4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 2500W 2Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 4000W Bridged Mono: 8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 5000W 4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD - 8000W Damping Factor Not Specified By Manufacturer Input Sensitivity 26dB Setting - 5.27V 32dB Setting - 2.67V Input Impedance > 10kΩ balanced, or unbalanced Gain 39.1dB Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz, +/- 0.2dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio -104dB Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.1% @ 2Ω 0.03-0.06% @ 4Ω 0.01-0.03% @ 8Ω Input Connections Input: XLR Male, XLR Female and 3-pin detachable terminal blocks (1 each per channel) DataPort: HD-15, input signal in parallel with XLR input connectors Output Connectors Output: Neutrik Speakon (ch 1 wired to both channels) and 5-way binding posts Controls Front Panel AC Power Switch Gain Controls, 21 detents, 1 dB steps (each channel) Controls (Rear) Input Mode: Bridge (Yellow), Stereo (Green), or Parallel (Orange) Gain / Sensitivity: 26dB (Orange), 32dB (Green), or 1.2V (Yellow) High Pass (each channel): 3Hz (Off), 30Hz (Yellow), or 50Hz (Orange) Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, On (Yellow) Indicators Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, On (Yellow) Cooling Flow-thru air path and solid aluminum heat sinks Power Consumption 120V 50/60Hz - 18A 230V 50Hz - 11A Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 3.5 x 15.63" (48.3 x 8.9 x 39.7cm) Weight 33.5 lbs (15.2kg) Specialties Parallel Dataport, XLR/M and XLR/F connectors for simple loop-through connectivity|