posted on Thursday, 13th September 2012 by Steve May
Procella Audio has introduced a new high-end screen speaker, the P860, and unveiled its first digital power amplifier, the DA-2800. The slim-line four-channel amplifier is rated at 700w per channel into 4Ω, and 360wpc into 8Ω; channel pairs can be bridged to double the ouput. Two versions of the amp are available: a standard power amp and the DA-2800DSP, which adds DSP control of each channel. The latter can used to create active crossovers or to optimise the frequency response of Procella loudspeakers and subwoofers.
Coming in at the high-end is the extraordinary P860, a bi-amplified three-way centre channel that stands six feet tall and is capable of delivering THX reference level playback (105dB) in rooms up to 24m in length. Clearly not intended for smaller theatres, its peak output is rated at 138 dB.
The P860 comprises a 1.5-inch high-frequency compression driver, two 8-inch midrange drivers and an array of six 10-inch woofers. It's designed to be bi-amplified with the DA-2800DSP, giving a power output of 2,800w. The amp manages the crossover between low and mid/high frequency sections.
The launches follow the introduction earlier this year of the P6V, a full-range enclosure that can be used for both front L/C/R and surround channel duties. A sonic match to the wide profile P6, the P6V comes in a tall cabinet which provides integrators with more design options.
UK prices have yet to be announced, however Stateside a single
P860 is priced at $15,999; while the DA-2800DSP and DA-2800 are
$5,999 and $4,699 respectively.
Procella bows compact P6V home cinema speaker.
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industry, having covered it for
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