PLM Series: A revolution in professional audio
In the wake of the global success of the PLM 10000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system, Lab.gruppen have developed a powerful new addition to the range, the PLM 14000. Built around a two-input, two-output platform optimized for high-power requirements, the PLM 14000 pumps a massive 7000 W per channel into 2 ohms and 4350 W per channel into 4 ohms, making it ideal for demanding subwoofer and low-end applications.
As with the two-input, four-output PLM 10000Q, the new PLM 14000 integrates Dante™ networked audio distribution, Lake® drive processing, and load verification with real-time performance monitoring into a single 2U hardware unit plus unified software controller. The PLM Series is now the exclusive hardware platform for new Lake processing, and the addition of the PLM 14000 enables even more complete and extensive system solutions built around this unique combination of technologies.
Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series is a seamless fusion of cutting-edge technologies from two innovators in live audio: Lake and Lab.gruppen. Each PLM product combines groundbreaking Lake signal processing – the world standard for flexibility and sound quality – with an amplifier platform based on the power density, sonic purity, and demonstrated reliability of Lab.gruppen’s FP+ Series.
Intelligently merged, these complementary technologies add up to more than the sum of their parts. The result is Powered Loudspeaker Management (PLM), a comprehensive loudspeaker drive system integrating crossover, delay, equalization, limiting, audio networking, and power amplification.
It all adds up to unprecedented user control, reconfiguration flexibility, and system tuning precision. In addition, PLM’s revolutionary load verification and performance monitoring features assure extended reliability for all system components, loudspeakers included.
The expanded PLM Series now affords users total flexibility in re-configuring racks for power-hungry subwoofers, line arrays, or stage monitors.
For forward-thinking rental companies and high-end installation designers,
the key benefits of the PLM™ Series include:
Optimum sound for greater audience (and client) satisfaction
Better inventory utilization for reduced operating costs
Faster set-up to meet tight touring schedules and installation deadlines
A higher level of reliability through reduced errors and intelligent preventive maintenance
A greater long-term return on your investment
All of these benefits are accompanied by the audio quality and controllability that’s expected of two of the industry’s leading audio innovators: Lab.gruppen and Lake®
For assured reliability, all PLM Series products are built and tested – with meticulous attention to detail – exclusively by Lab.gruppen in Sweden.
PLM: Combining proven and new Lake Processor technology
Raised Cosine Equalization
Linear phase and classical crossovers
LimiterMax™ loudspeaker protection
Iso-Float™ ground isolation
Super Module capability
Via the Lake Analyser Bridge, parallel operation of the SmaartLive™ 5 and Live-Capture frequency measurement and analysis systems
Analog and AES digital inputs with loop-thru outputs
PLM: Incorporating established Lab.gruppen amplifier technology:
2U chassis weighing only 13 kg (29 lbs)
Class TD® output stage
Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS™)
Power Average Limiter (PAL)
Copper-finned Intercooler® with transverse-mounted output devices
Full suite of protection and fault monitoring features
PLM: Introducing unique new Lab.gruppen features
Comprehensive loudspeaker preset database
LoadLibrary™ load “Fingerprint” (loudspeaker identity and characteristics)
Comprehensive LoadSmart™ load verification and SpeakerSafe™ continuous loudspeaker performance monitoring
Fully compatible with Dante™ low-latency digital networking
Fully compatible with Dolby Lake Processor, Lake Contour™, and Lake Mesa Quad and Parametric EQ™ devices
Primary and secondary network connections (for different topologies)
Digitally controlled “amplifier gain” adjustable in 0.1 dB steps from 20 to 44 dB
Digital output attenuation in 0.25 dB steps from – inf to 0 dB
Binding post or Neutrik® Speakon® “embedded patch panel” output connectors
Digitally implemented, zero-overshoot Inter Sample Voltage Protection Limiting (ISVPL ™) adjustable in 0.1 V steps from 17.8 to 153 V (to 193 V PLM 14000)
High-brightness front-panel LCD display
Silicone touchpad for front-panel display mode selection and menu navigation
All Lab Gruppen is special ordered from Sweden