Biamp tunes the room
Biamp tunes the room
The Voltera D series of networked amplified loudspeaker controllers (ALCs) from Biamp offer onboard digital signal processors and tools for tuning rooms. Available in 1,200W or 2,400W configurations across four or eight channels, the Voltera D line is described as easy to use and configurable by either Tesira or the new Biamp VenueTune software, depending on user preference and audio network protocols. According to the manufacturer, the Voltera D is one of only a few lines of ALCs on the market to feature redundant network audio, support of failover between mains power and backup generators without a reboot and group-controlled raised cosine EQ, making them suitable for large systems. They also provide support of both AVB and Dante and accurate raised cosine EQ below 160Hz, which reportedly results in more precise elimination of room modes and optimisation of the low-frequency performance of a system.
The VenueTune software offers in-depth control through an intuitive graphical interface, which uses simple 2D floorplans and a staged workflow to guide systems designers and installers. The software also provides extensive performance and usage logging over time, enabling IT personnel, AV pros and venue managers the ability to optimise performance after installation.
All Voltera D models provide high power and channel density in a compact 1U enclosure for space savings while maintaining high efficiency and low idle power. They are capable of high peak voltage output and, using power sharing, they can deliver up to 75% of the total amplifier power on any single channel. They also offer the option of either Lo-Z or Hi-Z per channel to support hybrid systems, including the ability to manage redundant media interfaces such as AVB, Dante and AES67. The Voltera D series is suitable for a wide variety of applications, from houses of worship, to transportation and government buildings, to entertainment and sports venues.
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