Powersoft Promoted Successful M-System Subwoofer Technology Showcase

November 25 2015, 03:00
Kurt Metzler presenting on
Powersoft amplifier technology
Italian amplifier manufacturer Powersoft “shook things up” with four exclusive in-person listening sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco, 18 and 20 November, respectively. The presentation and listening experience, which astounded an A-list of invitation-only attendees from live sound, systems integration and loudspeaker manufacturing markets on the west coast, heralded the next generation of Powersoft’s Class D amplifiers and moving magnet linear technology. After a thorough explanation on the science behind the technology, guests were treated to a room-shaking, ear-opening experience as M-System took center stage.

Brad Katz, System Designer at San Francisco-based JK Sound, commented: “The M-Force is very exciting and it is nice to see such a breakthrough in driver technology. The most compelling thing I saw at the demo is the passion that the Powersoft team has brought to the table — it is very clear to me that this company is trying push the audio industry forward, and this is where it’s at for me.”

The M-System is the ultimate solution for high output power subwoofers, utilizing Powersoft’s patented M-Force motor transducer, its M-Drive switching mode amplifier module and its Differential Pressure Control (DPC) technology. M-System is the most powerful and efficient technology for subwoofers in the world, capable of reproducing 150 dB SPL or more out of a single cabinet.

“M-Force represents the pinnacle of all of Powersoft’s engineering developments that have transpired over the last 20 years,” commented Kurt Metzler, Kurt Metzler, Director of Sales at Powersoft. “There are limitations to the conventional amplifier and transducer model, and M-Force changes that paradigm with a specialized, purpose built linear motor and a specialized amplifier. The result is an unparalleled amount of force, power and sonic efficiency in a very small enclosure.”

Each of the presentations also included a demonstration of Powersoft’s other innovative amplifier lines, including K Series, X Series and its Armonia software, which puts powerful DSP and control capabilities to the hands of the user. The sessions highlighted the overall advantages of Class D amplification, which Powersoft introduced in 1995. These include more efficient power consumption, lower heat dissipation, and a smaller physical footprint, among other benefits.
Powersoft Founder and Research Development Director of Powersoft, Mr. Claudio Lastrucci, explains an M-Force 30” loudspeaker cone design.

Spotlight on M-System
Attending ‘Xperience The Power’ was a diverse group of designers, systems integrators, touring and rental operators, dealers and loudspeaker manufacturers. “This roadshow — which we expect will continue into 2016 — takes Powersoft’s message of performance and efficiency to companies that are at the top of their game in areas such as live sound providers, systems integrators and OEM manufacturers,” Metzler continued. “As Powersoft does not manufacture loudspeakers, this represents a vast opportunity for the market at large.”
Powersoft’s Jon Garner
demonstrating Armonia software to
an attendee of Xperience The Power
roadshow event in Los Angeles
on November 18th.
Building on its earlier innovations including Class D technology, Power Factor Correction (PFC) and Differential Pressure Control (DPC), Powersoft’s M-System represents a new paradigm shift in low frequency application. The system consists of M-Force, an innovative transducer based on a patented Moving Magnet Linear Motor structure, and M-Drive — an amplifier module specifically designed to capitalize on the potential of the M-Force technology. M-System delivers unprecedented power handling capabilities, electromagnetic conversion, reliability and maximum SPL. M-System is reliable and built to last, able to withstand years of operation and performance.

The M-System was a core component of the largest subwoofer installation in the world, which occurred at Hollywood's Avalon Sound earlier this year. The technology was also used for this year's red carpet event at the GRAMMY Awards, held in Los Angeles last February. The M-System is a nominee for the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, which will be announced at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. on January 23rd.

Massimo Minardi, Sales Manager, OEM and M Systems, presented many features of the M-System before playing a live audio demonstration, providing an impressive reference point for those in attendance. Features of the M-Drive amp module include the ability to recycle Back-EMF (Electro Motive Force) from the loudspeaker, creating better damping efficiency and enabling power banking of energy. Powersoft holds a total of five patents on M-System: two on M-Force, one on M-Drive and Two on DPC.

audioXpress featured a report on the R&D process that lead to the development of the M-Drive and M-Force technologies in its September 2015 - Speaker Focus Edition.

www.powersoft-audio.com/en/oem-solutions/m-force - series.
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