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Configurable Power Amplifier with Ethernet Connectivity for Network Control

Series: PowerMatch
Model: PM8500N
Part #: 343546-1310
  • PowerMatch® Class-D amplifier - New, proprietary design combines Class-D efficiency with a dual-feedback circuit that continuously monitors and controls both the current and voltage of the output devices
  • This combination provides the PowerMatch amplifier with the highest-quality output power, audio performance, reliability and efficiency
  • QuadBridge™ output mode - Outputs can be configured as single, dual, or quad channel modes, which allows 4 kW of power to be allocated between 2 to 8 channels
  • These software-selectable configurations range from 8 channels at 500 watts, 4 channels at 1000 watts, 2 channels at 2000 watts or mixed combinations
  • Dual or quad modes can drive either low-impedance or 70 V or 100 V loads
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The Bose PowerMatch PM8500 is a configurable professional power amplifier delivering concert sound quality for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Building on the ruggedness proven by 20 years experience building Class-D power amplifiers for the automotive market, the PM8500 adds numerous new Bose patented technologies to simultaneously provide class-leading power, efficiency, sound quality, and reliability.
  • PowerMatch® Class-D amplifier - New, proprietary design combines Class-D efficiency with a dual-feedback circuit that continuously monitors and controls both the current and voltage of the output devices
  • This combination provides the PowerMatch amplifier with the highest-quality output power, audio performance, reliability and efficiency
  • QuadBridge™ output mode - Outputs can be configured as single, dual, or quad channel modes, which allows 4 kW of power to be allocated between 2 to 8 channels
  • These software-selectable configurations range from 8 channels at 500 watts, 4 channels at 1000 watts, 2 channels at 2000 watts or mixed combinations
  • Dual or quad modes can drive either low-impedance or 70 V or 100 V loads
  • PeakBank™ power supply - Regenerative 4-quadrant power supply with fast-tracking PFC supports high efficiency, while improving the peak burst power for superior transient response and current reserve for bass impact
  • 8 x 500 W from single household AC mains - The PM8500 delivers 4 kW rated power from a single AC mains outlet, with greater than 75% conversion efficiency
  • Optimized loudspeaker processing - Integrated audio DSP for loudspeaker EQ, crossover, delay and limiting
  • When used with RoomMatch® and other Bose loudspeakers, the presets provide all required signal processing with optimized protection limiting of self-powered loudspeakers
  • Software setup and network monitoring - All models have USB for Bose ControlSpace® Designer programming, with PM8500N adding Ethernet network control and monitoring
  • Digital expansion card slot - Accommodates optional PowerMatch digital expansion cards such as the PowerMatch ESPLink and PowerMatch CobraNet® cards
  • Digital expansion cards help expand the input capability from analog to digital sources