The HD-PA35A is a single input audio amplifier for systems demanding high energy efficiency. It may be used as a single zone amplifier fed from a variety of RDL or OEM mixers. It is ideal for providing one or more additional zones to a mix originating from another RDL HD series mixer amplifier. The 35 W power amplifier output is driven from a high-efficiency Class D amplifier stage. The amplifier output level may be VCA controlled using various optional RDL remote controls, or by industry standard 0 to 10 Vdc or 0 to 10 kOhm controls. The output provides a constant voltage (25 V, 70 V or 100 V). The HD-PA35A is engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A.
The HD-PA35A provides a front-panel control to set the input gain. An optional remote control connected to the rear-panel detachable terminal block provides for remote adjustment of the output level. The tone controls adjust the equalization at the amplifier output.
The amplifier includes an analog compressor/limiter for audio fidelity noticeably superior to conventional class D amplifiers with digital limiting. Increasing the input gain can substantially increase the average output power beyond that of a standard 35 W amplifier. A red front-panel LED flashes when the compressor is preventing output clipping. Normal audio level signals remain unaffected by the compressor thereby preserving audio dynamics. The audio is compressed according to three dynamic time constants providing aural transparency while maintaining clean, unclipped amplified audio for input overloads of up to 20 dB. The HD-PA35A, with compression, is capable of producing average audio output levels and clarity normally expected from amplifiers with a much higher output power rating.
A blue POWER LED illuminates when the HD-PA35A is powered from its external 24 Vdc power supply (included). The power LED is dim when the mixer amplifier is in the standby mode, and is bright when the amplifiers are fully active. A front-panel pushbutton is provided to manually switch between standby and active modes. The power amplifiers are equipped with both thermal and output short-circuit protection. The high-efficiency Class D output stage produces minimal heat for all levels of expected voice or music modulation.