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Bose PowerMatch PM8500N Configurable Power Amplifier
Bose PowerMatch PM8500N Configurable Power Amplifier

Bose PowerMatch PM8500N Configurable Power Amplifier

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MPN: 343546-1110
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The Bose® PowerMatch PM8500N configurable professional power amplifier provides concert-quality sound with a high level of scalability and configurability for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Ethernet-based networking enables configuration, control and monitoring, and an expansion slot supports input from optional digital audio accessory cards. PowerMatch amplifiers utilize numerous Bose technologies to deliver an unprecedented combination of performance, efficiency and ease of installation—all in a reliable, proprietary design.

Bose PowerMatch PM8500N Features

  • QuadBridge™ technology allows each 4-channel loudspeaker block to be configured as Mono, V-Bridge, I-Share or Quad modes
  • Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software
  • Auto-Standby/Auto-Wake function saves power
  • Dual voltage and current feedback loop continuously monitors and controls both the current and voltage delivered to the loudspeaker load
  • PeakBank™ 4-quadrant power supply enables higher power density while allowing the re-use of energy from reactive loads
  • Fast-tracking PFC efficiently manages current drawn from AC mains, allowing the amplifier to drive loudspeakers to maximum output longer without power fluctuation
  • PowerMatch PM8500N configurable power amplifier1
  • Detachable IEC power cord1
  • Power Rating
    • Max. Rated Power: 4000 W (500 W x 8 channels at 4 ohms)
    • Peak Output Voltage: 71 / 142 V (Mono / V-Bridge, I-Share, and Quad modes)
    • Voltage Gain: 36 / 42 / 36 / 42 dB (Mono / V-Bridge / I-Share / Quad modes)
  • Audio Performance
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (at 1 W and +/- 0.5 dB)
    • Signal to Noise Ratio, Analog Input: > 102 dB (1 dB below rated power, A-weighted)
    • THD: < 0.4 % (at 1 W, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    • Intermod Distortion - SMPTE: < 0.4 % (60 Hz, 7 kHz)
    • Channel Separation (crosstalk): > 65 dB (adjacent channels, at 1 kHz)
    • Damping Factor: > 1000 (10-1000 Hz, 4 ohms, at amplifier output)
  • Integrated DSP
    • A/D and D/A Converters: 48kHz / 24-bit
    • Total Latency (analog in - amp out): <0.95 ms
    • Input to Output Signal Routing: 8 x 8 matrix
    • Loudspeaker Presets: Bose Professional
    • Input EQ: 5-band PEQ (+/- 20 dB), notch, shelving, high pass, low pass
    • Bandpass Filters (crossover): Butterworth, Bessel, or Linkwitz-Riley, up to 48 dB/octave
    • Loudspeaker EQ: 9-band PEQ (+/- 20 dB), shelving, high pass, low pass, 2-band RoomMatch array EQ
    • Max. Output Delay: 3 s
    • Output Limiter: peak and RMS voltage
  • Audio Inputs
    • Analog
      • Input Channels: 8 (balanced, line level)
      • Input Impedance: > 100kΩ
      • Sensitivity: 0, +4, +12, +24 dBu, selectable
      • Max. Input Level: +24 dBu (at 24 dBu sensitivity setting)
      • Connectors, Input: 3-pin Phoenix Contact® (green color; part # 1776168)
  • Audio Outputs
    • Outputs: 2 to 8 (configurable)
    • Connectors, Output: 8-pin Phoenix Contact connectors (part # 1778120), supports 10-24 AWG wire
  • Indicators and Controls
    • LED Status Indicators: signal, limit, clip, fault
    • User Interface Controls: Mute, input sensitivity, output configuration, output attenuation, EQ on/off, preset select. 240 x 64 LCD. Additional controls available w/ ControlSpace Designer software
  • Electrical
    • Mains Voltage: 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)
    • Mains Circuit Recommendation: 20A (120 V) or 16A (230 V)
    • Mains Connector: IEC 60320-C14 (Inlet)
    • Min. AC Line Voltage: 80V (reduced output power)
    • Max. Inrush Current: 15.4 A (230 VAC, 50 Hz)
    • Max. RMS Current Draw: 15A
    • Efficiency, 1/3 Rated Power: > 75 % (pink noise input signal)
    • Output Stage Topology: Class D
    • Overload Temperature: high temperature, DC, HF, short, voltage limiter, current limiter, inrush current, mains circuit breaker protection
  • Setup and Configuration SoftwareControlSpace Designer software V3.2 or greater
  • PC Interface ConnectionUSB (type B), Ethernet (RJ-45, 100Mb)
  • Fault Notification OutputNC/NO Relay Contact (1 A, 30 VDC), 3-pin Phoenix Contact connector (orange color; part # 1976010)
  • Cooling Systemmicroprocessor-controlled, variable-speed fans, front to rear airflow
  • Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Mounting Depth21"
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)3.5" x 19" x 20.7"
  • Weight28.4 pounds

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