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QSC PL380 2-Channel Power Amplifier
QSC PL380 2-Channel Power Amplifier

QSC PL380 2-Channel Power Amplifier

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SoundPro Item: 47586
MPN: PL380
MSRP: $3,409.49
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PowerLight 3 Series is comprised of QSC's “Ultimate Analog” power house amplifier, designed for the most demanding concert and live-sound reinforcement applications. The PL380 features the ground breaking PowerLight™ power supply technology, dramatically reducing weight, eliminating AC mains hum and improving audio quality. Comprehensive remote control and monitoring can also be achieved via the Q-SYS networked platform.

QSC PL380 Features

  • Class D topology provides efficient performance at extreme power loads
  • Three-position Input Sensitivity switch ensures gain-matching with existing amp racks and power systems
  • User defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz, 50 Hz, Bypass)
  • DataPort connection supports external amplifier control and monitoring via Q-SYS
  • XLR and Block Input connectors and Binding post or Neutrik speakON® Output connectors
  • Comprehensive internal protection protects amplifiers and loudspeakers against over-current, over-temperature and clipping – without compromising program signal
  • PowerLight switch-mode power supply for highest efficiency and improved audio performance
  • Flow-through air path and solid aluminum heat sinks for maximum cooling
  • Detented gain controls with 1-dB steps for precise calibration
  • Removable knobs with lock-out security plate to prevent unauthorized tampering
  • Three selectable gain structures (26 dB, 32 dB, or 1.2 V)
  • Front and rear panel LEDs indicate status of switch settings at a glance
  • Parallel XLR/M and XLR/F connectors for simple loop-through connectivity
  • Neutrik Speakon® and "Touch-Proof" binding post outputs
  • Neutrik Powercon® power cable remains secure on the road
  • Linear Class H output circuit offer double the typical efficiency of Class B, reducing AC current consumption and cooling requirements
  • PL380 2-channel power amplifier1
  • Output Power Per Channel, Stereo Mode (both channels driven)
    • 8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD: 1500W
    • 4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD: 2500W
    • 2Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD: 4000W
  • Output Power, Bridge Mono Mode
    • 8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD: 5000W
    • 4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD: 8000W
  • Typical Distortion
    • (20 Hz–3 kHz, 3 dB below clip, or 20 Hz–5 kHz, 10 dB below clip, or 20 Hz–20 kHz, 20 dB below clip)
    • 8Ω: 0.01-0.03%
    • 4Ω: 0.03-0.06%
    • 2Ω: 0.1%
  • Max. Distortion
    • (20 Hz–20 kHz, 1 dB below rated power)
    • 4 to 8Ω: 0.2%
  • Frequency Response (8Ω)20Hz - 20,000Hz ±0.2dB
  • Noise (20Hz - 20kHz, 32dB gain)-104dB
  • Dynamic Headroom (4Ω)2dB
  • Damping Factor (8Ω)200
  • Output CircuitryClass D
  • Input Sensitivity
    • 26dB Setting: 5.27V
    • 32dB Setting: 2.67V
  • Max. Gain (1.2V setting)39.1 dB
  • Max. Input Level
    • 1.2V Setting: 10 V (+22 dBu)
    • 32 dBu Setting: 22 V (+29 dBu)
    • 26 dBu Setting: 25 V (+30 dBu)
  • AC Power Requirements (Representative of current draw with typical music program material with occasional clipping)
    • 120V 50/60Hz: 18A
    • 230V 50Hz: 11A
  • Cordset
    • 120V 50/60Hz: NEMA L5-30P
    • 230V 50Hz: CEE 7/7 16A
  • Chassis Power Connector (all voltages)32A PowerCon
  • Input Impedance> 10kΩ balanced, or unbalanced
  • Coolingvariable-speed fan, rear-to-front airflow
  • Connectors (each channel)
    • Input: XLR Male, XLR Female and 3-pin detachable terminal blocks (1 each per channel)
    • Output: Neutrik Speakon® (ch 1 wired to both channels) and 5-way binding posts
    • DataPort: HD-15, input signal in parallel with XLR input connectors
  • Front Controls
    • AC power switch
    • Gain controls, 21 detents, 1dB steps (each channel)
  • Front Indicators (and LED colors)
    • Power (blue)
    • Bridged (yellow)
    • Parallel (orange)
    • Clip/Prot (red x2)
    • Level -10 (orange x2)
    • Level -20 (green x2)
    • Signal -35 (green x2)
  • Rear Controls (with LED indicators)
    • Input Mode: Bridge (Yellow), Stereo (Green), or Parallel (Orange)
    • Gain / Sensitivity: 26 dB (Orange), 32 dB (Green), or 1.2V (Yellow)
    • High Pass (each channel): 3 Hz (Off), 30 Hz (Yellow), or 50 Hz (Orange)
    • Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, on (Yellow)
  • Amplifier and Load ProtectionShort circuit, open circuit, thermal, RF protection. On/off muting, DC fault shutdown, active inrush limiting
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)3.5" x 19" x 15.63"
  • Weight24 pounds

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