Expressly designed for the AV/IT market, Mezzo is a new line of self-configuring amplifiers by Powersoft, and offers power and flexibility with Class D technology and a compact and easy to install design.
There are eight models of amplifiers, each with different power and connectivity options, which form the new Mezzo line, launched by Powersoft at the latest InfoComm, in Orlando, Florida. Suitable for corporate, hospitality and educational environments, Mezzo is a Class D self-configuring amplifier system, very versatile and easy to use.
Furthermore, the products of Mezzo line are simple to configure and can be remotely managed.
The eight available models in the new Mezzo line consist of four power sizes, each offering an option with “A” (Analog) or “AD” (Analog-Digital), which adds Dante/AES67. The power sizes include smaller option of 320W in 4 x 80W and 2 x 160W variants, and a larger option of 600W in 4 x 150 or 2 x 300W. All of the eight models are networkable and feature automatic setup for audio parameters, significantly reducing deployment time during installation. Further, all of the units offer load monitoring, so users can monitor system parameters such as temperature, power usage and performance over time.
The AD models include Dante and AES67 integration, and also add an internal Gigabit Ethernet switch and a second port, meaning that multiple products can share the same network cable. This feature can convenient in a retrofit, or if the user needs to share a network connection between a projector and an amplifier for instance.
Mezzo also features equally impressive installation options. Each unit comes with rack mount accessories to fit two units into a standard 19” rack, or 1 unit in a 11” compact rack.
Alternatively, the unit can stand alone on rubber feet in a credenza or be mounted on the wall — for instance behind a video screen. The unit is ultra-quiet and requires no ventilation and can therefore be used in dusty environments, under a desk or in locations where an audio closet may not available. Further, in terms of performance, Mezzo also delivers enough power to drive many subwoofers. This potentially means a significant space savings in locations that will no longer require 19” racks.
“Many fixed installation environments these days consist of both analog and digital”, said Marc Kocks, Powersoft’s Business Development Manager. “Mezzo is perfect for these environments, since it can accommodate inputs on both analog and digital. Further, each Mezzo can be set up as a decentralized unit, enabling each unit to be part of a larger system with local feeds from Dante network. This can lead to massive cost savings in cabling expenses as well as significantly increased monitoring and control functionality. A user can retain full control over features as if it was a centralized rig.”
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