Martin Audio iKON iK42 High Power Four-Channel Class D Amplifier with Dante Inputs


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IK42 - Overview

The Martin Audio iKON iK42 is an advanced 4-channel power amplifier which combines very high power density with superb audio performance, state-of-the-art DSP and network control. A dedicated controller amplifier for Martin Audio Wavefront Precision line arrays and XE Series stage monitors, the iK42 can also provide multi-channel amplification across the Martin Audio loudspeaker range.

The iK42 can deliver a full 5000 watts per channel into 2O with all channels driven while remaining highly efficient. Its high efficiency reduces the energy drawn from the mains supply and ensures the power reserves needed to deliver superb sound under arduous live conditions.

Ethernet is used for system remote control and monitoring via Martin Audio's VU-NET software application, while a user friendly front panel interface allows full local control of all features. Dante digital audio network inputs are also provided for digital audio distribution and control.

Powerful DSP is fully integrated into the iK42 to provide a multitude of features that ensure maximum performance and worldwide compatibility of XE monitors. It also provides up to 1000 FIR filter taps @ 48kHz on each output channel, which is essential to implement DISPLAY's wide bandwidth optimisation process in WP line array systems.

  • Features:

    • Four channels of efficient Class D amplification
    • Very high power density in 2U rack height
    • Up to 20,000 Watts total power output, depending on load impedance
    • High performance 96kHz DSP on all inputs and outputs (48kHz on outputs when implementing FIR
    • Switch mode power supply
    • Global mains operation, 85V to 240V auto-sensing
    • Intuitive, user-friendly, front panel interface
    • Analogue, AES3 and Dante™ digital audio network inputs
    • Ethernet network for system operation, control and monitoring via Martin Audio VU-NET™
    • Comprehensive protection and monitoring functions
  • Specifications:

    • General
    • Type: Four-channel Class D amplifier
    • Power Output:
      5000 W into 2 ohms
      3000W into 4 ohms
      1500W into 8 ohms
      10000W bridged per channel pair, 4 ohms
    • CV Line Output:
      1250 Watts, 25V line
      3500W, 70V line
      5000W, 100V line
    • Digital Signal Processing: 96kHz/48kHz DSP on all inputs and outputs
    • Cooling: Dual vari-speed fans, front-to-back airflow
    • Maximum Ambient Temperature: 105°F

      Audio Inputs/Outputs
    • Analogue In/Link (4 Channels): 4 x female, 4 x male Neutrik™ XLR
    • Analogue Input Impedance: 20kΩ balanced to ground
    • Maximum Analogue Input Level: +20dBu
    • Aes3 In/Link (2 Channels): 1 x female, 1 x male Neutrik™ XLR, balanced
    • Dante™ (4 Channels): 2 x shielded RJ45, primary and secondary
    • Amplifier Outputs: 4 x Neutrik Speakon™ NL4

      Audio Performance
    • Dynamic Range: >113dBA, analogue input, >114dBA AES/Dante™ input
    • Frequency Response: 7Hz-30kHz (-2.5dB points, 4 ohm load)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05% typical @ 1kHz, 4 ohm load
    • Slew Rate: >60V per microsecond
    • Damping Factor: >800 at amplifier output, ref 8 ohms

      Control and Monitoring Network
    • Protocol: Ethernet
    • Control Application: Martin Audio VU-NET™

      Digital Signal Processing
    • Sample Rate: 96kHz (48kHz for FIR filter implementation)
    • Physical Inputs
      4 x analogue
      2 x AES
      4 x Dante™ inputs routable to four DSP drive modules
    • Drive Module Input DSP: Input signal routing, delay, gain, HPF, Phase, Mute
      EQ: 2 x low shelf, 6 x PEQ/bandpass and FIR shelving filters
    • Drive Module Output DSP: Source, delay, gain, Phase, Mute, crossover filters,
      limiters EQ: low shelf, 8 x PEQ / band pass and shelving filters

      Power Supply
    • Type: High performance Series Resonant
    • AC Input Operating Range: 85 - 240V ~ AC, 47 - 63Hz
    • Mains Inrush Current: 6A at 115V, 12A at 230V (max for <10ms)
    • Mains Connector: Neutrik 32A Powercon™

    • Dimensions: (W) 18.98inch x (H) 2U/3.46inch x (D) 17.35inch
      incl handles and optional rear support
    • Weight: 27.5 Lbs
    • RMS output power per channel, all channels driven with continuous program

IK42 - Required Accessories

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