According to Blake Augsburger, the founder and CEO of LEA Professional, the four new additions make LEA a strong consideration for any large-format application and a must-see at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.
“We’ve been told that LEA Professional punches much higher than our weight when compared to legacy brands in this space. The new Connect Series amplifiers do exactly that — providing power performance and IoT connectivity to address large scale installations such as stadiums and arenas.” Augsburger says. “We’ve worked very hard to deliver on our early promises and now we’re taking a step further with four new amplifiers that consultants, contractors and end-users have been asking for!”
The range includes four new four-channel models available in configurations ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 watts (into 2, 4, and 8 ohms and also 70Vrms and 100Vrms). The new lineup is available in Network Connect and Dante Connect version, which adds Dante and AES67 connectivity options. All models provide three different methods of network connection using the amplifiers built-in WiFi Access Point, connecting to an existing WiFi network or using a Local Area Network Ethernet connection.
Designed and engineered to optimize configuration capabilities and control for commercial integrators, the Connect Series amplifiers also feature advanced DSP with FIR Linear Phase and IIR Crossovers. The new models also feature LEA Professional’s proprietary Smart Power Bridge, universal switch mode power supply with power factor correction and direct LoZ and HiZ selectable per channel in a two-rack-unit chassis.
Unique to any other professional amplifier manufacturer, the new Connect Series models also leverage the built-in Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core. The platform allows integrators to monitor multiple critical operational data points including fan speed, thermal temperatures, and system faults remotely. The capability delivers greater visibility to potential issues, easier trouble shooting and fewer on-site maintenance requirements, in addition to allowing integrators the tools they need to provide an additional recurring revenue stream to their existing service contracts leveraging the IoT capabilities built into the Connect Series.
“Our new high-power Connect Series amplifiers meet the strong demand from integrators to bring the same level of performance and connectivity they have only been able to achieve with LEA Professional amplifiers to address a much broader range of applications,” Augsburger adds.
The new Connect Series models are compatible with the LEA Professional Web UI and via the cloud from leaprofessional.com for control and monitoring. Neither interface requires a software download and provides control and monitoring capability from any mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.