We can finally use the words “affordable” and Lab.gruppen in the same sentence. Take a look at the new IPD series.With AES3 digital inputs standard, IPD Series amplifiers connect directly to digital console stage boxes, eliminating a D-A/A-D conversion cycle. AES3 inputs can be set for automatic failover to analog, and input mixing is available for all four inputs. At the power output end, connections are available on binding posts or Neutrik speakON.

The IPD Series packs more power into 1U than many competitors offer in 2U. The IPD 1200 delivers 2 × 600 W while the flagship IPD 2400 supplies 2 × 1200 W, both at 4 ohms. This audio muscle is coupled with intelligence. At the heart of the IPD platform is a latest-generation DSP engine equipped with up to a total of 40 real-time, multi-slope parametric EQs along with adjustable gain, input and output delay, and both high- and low-pass filters adjustable to any frequency.

All setup parameters for input mixing, DSP features and limiter setting are accessible on the front panel using two navigation buttons, a rotary encoder, and the backlit display. Individual channel mute buttons are also available. Up to 100 user-defined presets may be stored on-board.

You also get Ethernet-based networked monitoring and control features. Network configuration is fast with automatic discovery and identification of all connected amplifiers. The GUI is designed for touch-based devices, and enables quick grouping of amplifiers along with setup and preset storage of all DSP parameters.