Ashly Audio CA-1.54 2RU 4-Channel High Efficiency Power Amplifier - 4x 1500 Watts @ 2/4 Ohms or 70V 750 Watts @ 8 Ohms

ITEM #: ASH-CA-1-54 MFG #: CA-1.54

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    CA-1.54 - Overview

    Ashly Audio CA-1.54 is a 2RU 4-Channel High Efficiency Power Amplifier with 4x 1500 Watts @ 2/4 Ohms or 70V 750 Watts @ 8 Ohms. Available in 2 & 4-channel configurations with 500W, 1,000W or 1,500W per channel, there's a CA that's right for your project. CA amps are designed to excel in Performance Installations, such as theaters, school auditoriums and Houses of Worship. Power-hungry sub-woofers? No problem. CA does 2 Ohms lying down.

    However, with 70 & 100V direct-drive capability and more integration-friendly features than you'd typically find on many amplifiers, they are also right at home in commercial installations. Push them hard. They can take it. CA amps can drive longer and louder than amps twice their rated power and cost. Powerful. Clean. Reliable.

    "State-of-the art" is an overused term when it comes to amplifier technology. With their CA Series, they achieved it by starting from scratch instead of just adding a few improvements to an existing model. They took advantage of components that didn't even exist a couple of years ago. They figured out how to boost efficiency, speed up switching, and stay extra cool without gale force fans. They created the most efficient high-wattage amplifier yet.

    Showtime. You power up 12,000 watts of amplifiers. OOPS! Popped the breaker on the only 20-amp line in this side of the building.
    Traditionally, big amps have been gluttons for more juice than one 20A line can put out. Ashly's all-new, proprietary D-MAX technology brings together smart, cutting-edge amplifier design, a brand-new ultra-fast switching power supply with silicon dioxide semiconductors and diodes, and intelligent power management to deliver ultimate efficiency. You can operate two of CA 1.54s (6,000W total each) on a single 20-amp service! That's higher efficiency than any other currently available amp we've tested! Along with increased efficiency, DPFC allows LEEDs qualification.

    • Features:

      • Two or four channel models
      • 500W, 1,000W, or 1,500W per channel models
      • Active power factor correction (PFC)
      • Low impedance output (to 2 Ohm)
      • Direct 70V or 100V output
      • Extremely efficient and lightweight
      • Neutrik® Combo XLR - 1/4" jack and Euroblock input connectors
      • Euroblock speaker output connectors
      • Front panel soft-power switch, defeatable
      • Front panel level controls, fully off = mute, defeatable
      • Front panel LEDs for clip/mute, signal, current, temperature, bridge mode, protect, and front panel disable
      • 80Hz 2nd order hi-pass filter per channel (on/off)
      • Clip limiter per channel (on/off)
      • Input gain settings per channel: 26dB, 32dB, 38dB, or 1.4V
      • Remote DC level control per channel
      • Remote standby contact closure, with polarity setting
      • Universal 100-240VAC operation, 50-60Hz, detachable AC connector
      • Continuously variable cooling fan(s)
      • Protection: Inrush current limitation, overtemperature, output short-circuit/overpower, output DC, mains fuse
      • Safety/Compliance: cTUVus, CE, FCC Class B, RoHS
    • Specifications:

      • Maximum Output Power - in Watts
      • CEA-2006/490A, 20ms 1kHz 1%THD+N, 480ms 1kHz -20dB, 120VAC, all channels driven at rated load
      • Low Z output, per channel
        2 Ohm: 1500
        4 Ohm: 1500
        8 Ohm: 750
      • Low Z output, per bridged channel pair*
        4 Ohm: 3000*
        8 Ohm: 1500*
      • 70V/100V* output
        70V: 1500 (direct)
        100V: 3000* (bridged)
        *May require Class 3 speaker wiring, all others use Class 2 wiring.
      • Total Power Draw - in Watts, all channels driven, 1/8 power sinewave
        Standby: 22
        Idle (No Signal): 100
        1/8 Max Power: 975
      • Total Current Draw - in Amps, all channels driven, 1/8 power sinewave, 120VAC (divide by 2 for 240VAC)
        Standby Mode: 0.39
        Idle (No Signal): 0.68
        1/8 Max Power: 8.9
      • Total Thermal Dissipation - in BTU/hour with typical input, all channels driven, 120VAC
        Standby Mode: 76
        Idle (No Signal): 209
        1/8 Max Power, 4 Ohm: 648
        1/8 Max Power, 2 Ohm: 754
      • Input Sensitivity - in Volts and dBu, per back panel DIP Switch gain settings
        @26dB Gain: 2.0V (+8.2dBu)
        @32dB Gain: 1.0V (+2.2dBu)
        @38dB Gain: 0.5V (+3.8dBu)
        @1.4V Gain: 1.4V (+5.1dBu)
      • Distortion (SMPTE, Typical): <0.5%
      • Distortion (THD-N, Typical, 8 Ohm, 10dB Below Rated Power, 20Hz-20kHz): <0.5%
      • Signal to Noise, 26dB Input Sensitivity, 20Hz-20kHz, Unweighted: >98dB (50x models), >101dB (1.0x models), >103dB (1.5x models)
      • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-0.05dB
      • Channel Separation (dB From Full Output, 1kHz): -75dB
      • Damping Factor (8 Ohm load, <1kHz): >250
      • Balanced Input Connector (Per Channel): Euroblock (3.5mm), 1/4" TRS and XLR Combo jack
      • Input Impedance: 10k Ohm
      • Maximum Input Level: +21dBu
      • Bridge Mode Switch (Per Channel Pair): In for bridged mode, Out for stereo
      • Remote DC Level Control (G, CV, V+ Per Channel): Euroblock (3.5mm), V+ is fully on, G is fully attenuated
      • DIP Switch Settings (Per Channel)
        Switches 1-2: Input Gain 26dB, 32dB, 38dB, 1.4V
        Switch 3: Output Clip Limiter On, Off
        Switch 4: Input High Pass Filter 80Hz 2nd order HPF - On, Off
      • DIP Switch Settings (Global)
        Switch 5: Front Panel Disable On, Off
        Switch 6: Standby Polarity High (standby when open), Low (standby when closed)
        Standby Contact Closure: Euroblock (3.5mm)
        Speaker Output Connector: Euroblock (7.62mm)
      • Front Panel Indicators
        Power Switch LED (white): On, Off, Standby (flashing)
        Clip/Mute LED (red): On at 95% max output (0.5dB below max), Mute
        Signal LED (green): On at 25% max output voltage (-12dB)
        Current LED (green): On at >2 Amps to speaker load
        Temp LED (yellow): On when thermal countermeasures are being applied
        Bridge LED (green): Per Channel Pair - On, Off
        Protect LED (red): On for fault condition countermeasures or shut-down, Off
        Disable LED (yellow): On when front panel controls are disabled, Off
      • Attenuators Per channel: front panel, Fully off = Mute
      • Remote Control Options: WR-1, WR-1.1 DC level control
      • Amplifier Protection: In-rush current, overtemperature, output DC, output over-power, AC mains voltage, mains fuses
      • Cooling: Continuously variable temperature controlled fan(s)
      • Power Cable Connector: 20A IEC
      • Operating Voltage Range (50-60Hz, 85VAC or 170VAC min startup): 70-135VAC @110-120VAC, 140-270VAC @220-240VAC
      • Environmental: 32° to 120°F (0° to 49°C) non-condensing
      • Unit Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3.5 x 16.1" (483 x 89 x 409mm)
      • Unit Weight: CA-1.54 20lbs (9.08kg)
      • Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 21.9 x 5.43 x 19.3" (556 x 13.8 x 489mm)
      • Shipping Weight: CA-1.54 24lbs (10.9kg)
      • Safety/Compliance: cTUVus, CE, FCC Class B, RoHS
    • Warranty:

      • 5 Year

    CA-1.54 - Required Accessories

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