October 12th, 2016 – BARCELONA —
A 2.1 channel amplifier might not seem all that novel now but 30 years ago, when Amate Audio introduced its original TriPhonic amplifier, designed as a one-stop solution for L/R and sub systems, complete with on-board signal processing, it was an industry first. The “TriPhonic” amplifier design sold in its thousands, in its different variants, between 1986 and 2010, and thousands are still out there, providing dependable service in all kinds installations, all over the world.
Amate Audio reintroduces the classic concept in an absolutely state-of-the-art, high performance new digital design. The TPD (TriPhonic Digital) amplifier sees the concept evolve with latest generation class-D amplifier circuitry, extensive on-board Digital Signal Processing and Switched-Mode Power Supply. Yet with all of its high-end performance specifications, the design remains true to the original TP concept in terms the sheer simplicity of installation and operation; with its unique space saving performance to form factor design, greatly reduced cabling requirement and straightforward control interface.
With its powerful on-board DSP, the TPD offers the performance advantage of Amate Audio’s active speaker systems with passive installations, including remote PC operation and preset settings for optimum configuration with Amate Audio’s KEY and Joker series speaker systems.
The TPD boasts a host of new features. Third-generation Class-D amplifier circuits provide for exceptional sonic performance, high efficiency operation and an almost total absence of thermal challenges. The TPD’s stereo channels each provide 500 watts of power and 1000 watts for the sub bass channel; all at 4Ω. Despite such impressive power ratings, the unit ways just 8 kg.
On-board DSP includes highly accurate filters, parametric EQs, Peak / RMS limiters and delays, enabling time-alignment of amplifier channels. No less than six DSP channels includes three fully configurable outputs for processing additional external amplifier racks.
Universal switched-mode power supply with Active Power Factor Correction, enable the amplifier to operate with any mains condition between 85 and 240 V AC. Amate Audio’s EcoMode operation means that the amplifier automatically goes into standby in the absence of an audio signal and instantly powers on as soon as a signal is introduced.
A USB connection enables control – and password-lock – of the TPD from a PC with the intuitive DSPLink software.
Commenting on the introduction of the TPD, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Joan Amate stated, “Amate Audio has always been innovative in its amplifier designs and the TPD, like the TP variants before it, offers installers a uniquely dedicated all-in-one solution for amplification and processing of L-R satellite and sub sound reinforcement systems. Our first fully digital amplifier, it represents a completely state-of-the-art take on one of our most successful heritage designs.
“Nothing compares with TPD, as a powerful, space saving, simple to install and operate, integrated solution, that fully exploits latest generation digital audio technologies.”