Biamp Community ALC-404AN 4 Channels x 400W + DSP and Dante Amplified Loudspeaker Controllers - 911.0260.900 (Discontinued)

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Biamp SKU: 911.0260.900
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Description

(The following product has been discontinued)

The Biamp ALC-404AN 4 channel x 400W amplified loudspeaker controller offers factory-optimized DSP processing, protective limiting and amplification, as well as signal routing, zone switching, and remote monitoring for virtually any application using the Community loudspeakers.

ALCs provide all of the signal routing, zone switching, DSP processing, protective limiting, remote monitoring, and amplification functions needed between a mixer and the loudspeakers in virtually any Community Professional Loudspeakers application. Standard Ethernet communication protocols allow for fast system design, system control, and remote system monitoring. Analog and Dante® inputs are included for quick and easy integration into any new or existing system. Community-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application.

In-depth control and monitoring is accomplished via ArmoníaPlus® System Manager Software, allowing you to tailor the sound and managing the system at a remote, decentralized location. The ALC-404D can also be trusted in mission critical applications, such as fire alarm systems, thanks to the cleverly engineered power supply that allows reliable operation even when connected to a UPS in addition to the per-channel, user-assignable fault-indicating GPIO connectors on the rear panel.

Packing 2 channels into 1 RU, reduces rack costs and minimizes space requirements for the ALC-3202D. The industry-leading integrated DSP reduces the need for external outboard equipment, drastically reducing installation effort and expense. Extremely high operational efficiency greatly reduces power consumption, resulting in the lowest thermal dissipation ratings in the industry, and minimizes the need for external cooling devices.

The Amplified Loudspeaker Controller (ALC) provides four channels of power amplification and digital signal processing with analog and Dante inputs. Total available power can be safely distributed asymmetrically across the outputs in any combination of low impedance and 70/100V loads in single ended and/or bridged configurations. Power delivered from each output is individually monitored and automatically limited to the stated, safe operating ranges.

In-depth control and monitoring is accomplished via ArmonìaPlus System Manager Software. Tailoring the sound and managing the system can be done at a remote, decentralized location. The ALC-3202D can also be trusted in mission critical applications, such as fire alarm systems, thanks to the cleverly engineered power supply that allows reliable operation even when connected to a UPS in addition to the per-channel, user-assignable fault-indicating GPIO connectors on the rear panel.


Applications:

  • Main systems, Central or Distributed, Subwoofers, hi-Z/lo-Z Applications
  • Emergency Notification Systems
  • Theaters, Restaurants, and Bars
  • Houses of Worship
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • Sports Fields
  • Stadiums
  • Lecture Halls
  • Amusement Parks
  • Shops and Stores
  • Convention or Business Centers
  • Cruise Ships

Biamp-authored loudspeaker presets include equalization, high pass filters, and multi-stage limiters tailored to each model, ensuring consistent sound quality and full loudspeaker protection in every application. Additionally, each Community loudspeaker preset includes loudspeaker power and impedance information, allowing the system configuration software to display the total power and impedance of multiple parallel-wired loudspeakers, further reducing the time and effort required to match complete loudspeaker systems with the appropriate ALC models and output channel configurations.

ALCs reduce complexity and increase overall system value in every installation. Their compact size, packing either 2 or 4 channels into 1 RU, reduces rack costs and minimizes space requirements. The industry-leading integrated DSP reduces the need for external outboard equipment, drastically reducing installation effort and expense. Extremely high operational efficiency greatly reduces power consumption, resulting in the lowest thermal dissipation ratings in the industry, and minimizes the need for external cooling devices. Additionally, each channel is capable of directly driving 70V/100V distributed loudspeakers, low impedance loudspeakers from 2 ohms, or any mixed configuration of low and high impedance output loads, making ALCs extremely flexible and capable in a wide range of applications.

Data Sheet

  • Output power optimized to match the needs of Community loudspeakers from Biamp
  • Drive low impedance, 70V or 100V loudspeakers on any channel
  • Fast and easy access to complete Community loudspeaker library
  • 1024 Tap FIR Linear Phase DSP loudspeaker processing
  • Factory-optimized multi-stage loudspeaker protection limiters
  • Power Sharing technology allows asymmetric output loading
  • Biamp's loudspeaker presets allow software to automatically calculate and display power needs and headroom for each ALC output channel
  • Easily configured system control for small-to-medium venues
  • Third-party plug-ins for large venue control
  • Quickly create and manage loudspeaker groups / zones and signal routing
  • IEC 60849 compliant monitoring and reporting via software and hardware
Channels
Output Channels 4 Hi-Z or Lo-Z (bridgeable per ch. pair)
Input Channels - Analog 4
Audio
Input Sens @8Ω, 26dB Gain 2.48 Vrms
Input Sens @8Ω, 29dB Gain 1.76 Vrms
Input Sens @8Ω, 32dB Gain 1.24 Vrms
Input Sens @8Ω, 35dB Gain 0.88 Vrm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 20 Hz- 20 kHz @ 8Ω >104 dB(A)
Maximum Input Level 20 dBu
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±0.5 dB, 1 W @ 8Ω
Crosstalk (1 kHz) -70 dB
Input Impedance 20 kΩ balanced
THD+N (from 0.1 W to Full Power) < 0.1% (typical < 0.05%)
IMD (from 0.1 W to Full Power) < 0.05%
Slew Rate > 50 V/ μs @ 8Ω, input filter bypassed
Damping Factor > 500 @ 8Ω, 20 Hz - 100 Hz
DSP
AD Converters 24-bit Tandem™ @ 48 kHz 125 dB(A) Dynamic Range - 0.005 % THD+N
DA Converters 24-bit Tandem™ @ 48 kHz 117 dB(A) Dynamic Range - 0.003 % THD+N
Sample Rate Converter 24-bit @ 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz 140 dB Dynamic Range - 0.0001 % THD+N
Internal Precision 32-bit floating point
Latency 2.5 ms fixed latency architecture
Memory/Presets 128 MB (RAM) plus 512 MB flash for presets
Delay 2 s (input) + 100 ms (output) for signal alignment
Equalizer Raised-cosine, custom FIR, parametric IIR: peaking, hi/lo-shelving, all-pass, band-pass, band-stop, hi/lo-pass
Crossover Linear phase (FIR), Butterworth, Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel: 6 dB/oct to 48 dB/oct (IIR)
Limiters TruePower™, RMS voltage, RMS current, Peak limiter
Damping Control Active DampingControl™ and LiveImpedance™ measurement
Output Stage
Max output power per channel @ 8Ω 400 W
Max output power per channel @ 4Ω 400 W
Max output power per channel @ 2Ω 400 W
Max output power @ 4Ω (Bridged) 800 W
Max output power @ 8Ω (Bridged) 800 W
Max output power @ Hi-Z 100V distributed line 400 W
Max output power @ Hi-Z 70V distributed line 400 W
Max Shared Power (all channels) 1200 W
Max Unclipped Output Voltage @8Ω 80 V peak
Maximum Output Current 33 A peak
Power / Thermal
Idle Power 31.1 W
Current Draw 0.45 Arms
Thermal Loss 106 BTU/h
1/8 Power @ 4Ω Power 227 W
Current Draw 2.1 A rms
Thermal Loss 261 BTU/h
Power Supply Universal regulated switch mode with PFC, SRM
Nominal Voltage (± 10%) 100-240 V @ 50-60Hz
Operating Voltage 60-264 V (with reduced power below 90 V)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0° - 45° C; 32° - 113° F
Ambient Relative Humidity 0-95% (non-condensing)
AC Mains Connector IEC C20 inlet (20 A max) Region-specific power cord provided
Networking
Standards Compliance Auto-sensing Fast Ethernet (IEEE 802.3u, 100 Mbit/s)
Supported Topologies Star
Remote Interface ArmoníaPlus® System Manager
Physical
Dimensions H x W x D 1.75" x 17.4" x 14.7" (44 x 442 x 373 mm)
Unit Weight 16.2 lbs (7.3 kg)
Shipping Weight 25 lbs (11.3 kg)

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