Dynaudio Acoustics is now offering the PLM3A monitoring bundle ($18,000). The PLM3A combines Dynaudio Acoustics M3A 3-way monitors and a Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q amplifier with Lake and TC Electronic processing to form an audio monitoring chain for the studio. The company states that PLM3A offers high-SPL, low-distortion calibrated monitoring.
Dynaudio Acoustics M3A monitors feature a pair of 300mm bass drivers that are complemented by two 150mm piston midrange drivers. The high frequencies are accommodated by a high-power version of the 28mm Esotec T-330 DA dome tweeter. All of the drivers are ferrofluid cooled, which is made possible on low frequency drivers by the use of custom designed ferrofluid compounds that are applied to very tightly tolerated voice coil gaps.
The Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q amplifier delivers 4×2,300 watts at 4 ohms and is based on technology from Lab.gruppen’s FP+ series. PLM 10000Q is based on Lab.gruppen’s patented Class-TD amplifier design, which offers Class-D amplification with Class-B designs. A new circuit is said to provide substantially greater current-carrying capabilities, and the Regulated Switch Mode Power Supply (R.SMPS) is optimized to deliver full power during long low-frequency bursts, as well as maintain stable rail voltages despite fluctuating line voltage. Advanced cross-overs inside the PLM 10000Q feed its four output stages, allowing for optimized RMS and true-peak limiter settings for the low and mid-/high drivers.
Lab.gruppen’s PLM 10000Q amplifier holds two full-featured Lake Processor modules, each offering precise settings for gain, delay, crossover slope, equalization and limiting for correcting, shaping and optimizing any sound source for any control room. Exclusive Lake Processing algorithms are included for Raised Cosine Equalization, linear phase crossovers, LimiterMax loudspeaker protection, and Iso-Float ground isolation. Raised Cosine Equalization is the foundation for the Lake Mesa EQ and the Ideal Graphic EQ, two EQ interfaces used by the Dolby Lake Processor. Mesa EQ offers asymmetric filtering to match the asymmetric responses of many loudspeaker systems, while the Ideal Graphic EQ offers true sum-to-flat response, so adjustments provide uniform boost and cut along with greater selectivity.