Ashly NXE Series 2-Channel Networkable Multi-Mode Power Amplifier with OPAES2, OPDAC4 & CNM-2 Cards

Ashly NXE Series 2-Channel Networkable Multi-Mode Power Amplifier with OPAES2, OPDAC4 & CNM-2 Cards
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Ashly NXE1.52 Overview

The NXE Series 2-Channel Networkable Multi-Mode Power Amplifier from Ashly comes pre-installed with OPAES2 2-channel AES3 input with pass-thru, OPDAC4 internal 4-Channel DAC with selectable HPF, and CNM-2 CobraNet Network Audio Interface cards. The Cobranet card enables access to digital audio networks at medium latencies (1.33 ms) over fast Ethernet. The amplifier is capable of driving 2 Ohms loads at full power and offers a maximum rated output power of 1500W per channel at Low Z and 70V modes, and 1250W in 100V mode. In addition, the amplifier is suitable for use in performance venues, stadiums, arenas, convention centers as well as schools, store fronts, and places of worship.

The multi-mode amplifier features an automatic but defeatable sleep mode consuming <1W, and instant standby mode controlled by contact closure or software. A switch mode power supply can auto-detect 120 or 240 VAC mains, and a Neutrik powerCON is used for the AC cord. Each channel features a selectable output mode of Low Z, 70V, or 100V, an 80 Hz high-pass filter, input limiter, and input gain settings of 26 dB, 32 dB, 38 dB, or 1.4V. Each channel comes with a remote DC level control.

The amplifier comes with Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jack and Euroblock input connectors and Neutrik speakON output connectors. The unit features a front panel power switch and level controls that can be disabled. The LEDs indicate Protect, Sleep, Disabled, Com, and Bridge mode status, as well as Temperature, Output Current, Output Signal, and Clipping/Mute status per channel. In addition, the power amplifier features an Ethernet control with a real-time clock for event scheduling.

The power amplifier is equipped with serial data remote control, aux preamp outputs, preset control, and fault condition logic outputs. It also features a temperature dependent variable speed forced-air cooling. In addition, the amplifier can be mounted on a standard 19” rack.

Ethernet control using Protea NE software
Serial data control by Ashly programmable remotes or third party controllers
Aux preamp outputs, instant standby mode, preset recall, fault condition logic outputs, and optional Dante
AES3 digital audio capability via the OPAES2 2-channel AES3 input with pass-thru card
Real-time clock with event scheduler
Assign automatic execution of selected functions and tasks
Event scheduler is programmed using PneS software and stored in the amplifier
Ashly remote control via iPad app for custom design of secure wireless control over a network
Features a switch-mode power supply that automatically detects 120 or 240 VAC operation
Selectable outputs on each channel allow you to choose the desired output mode
Set the DIP-switch configuration for low impedance (2, 4, and 8 Ohms), or constant voltage (70V or 100V)
Ashly EMS (Energy Management System) provides an automatic sleep-mode drawing less than 1W (defeatable)
Multiple internal power supplies provide increased channel separation and reliability
Selectable 80 Hz hi-pass filter, limiter, and input gain per channel via rear panel
Remote DC level control per channel
Extensive protection circuitry and continuously variable cooling fans
Ethernet port for software control and monitoring of amplifier functions with front panel COM activity LED
Serial data port available for optional Ashly WR-5 and RD-8C programmable remote controls (optional RS-232 converter INA-1 available for third party controllers)
Instant standby mode results in 30% reduction in idle power consumption that is triggered by contact closure, software control, or event scheduler
Preset recall via contact closure, software control, remote control, or event scheduler
Programmable power-on delay
Aux preamp line outputs for driving other amplifiers
Assignable fault condition logic outputs
Neutrik Combo XLR - 1/4" TRS jack plus Euroblock input connectors
Neutrik speakON twist locking loudspeaker connectors
Neutrik powerCON detachable AC mains connector

Ashly NXE1.52 Specs

Maximum Output PowerMax Output Power Per Channel, Low Impedance Output, All Channels Driven
2 Ohms: 1500 W, 4 Ohms: 1500 W, 8 Ohms: 1250 W

Low Impedance Output, Bridge Mode, All Channels Driven
4 Ohms: 3000 W
8 Ohms: 3000 W

70 V, 100 V Output, All Channels Driven
70 V (per channel): 1500 W
100 V (per channel): 1250 W
Power DrawTotal Power Draw All Channels Driven

Sleep Mode: <1 W
Standby Mode: 40 W
Idle (no signal): 55 W
Current DrawCurrent Draw 120 VAC Mains (divide in half for 240 V)

Sleep Mode: 0.1 A
Standby Mode: 0.7 A
Idle (no signal): 1 A
Maximum Current Draw All Channels Driven, Divide by 2 for 240 VAC
1/8 Maximum Power @ 2 Ohms: 8 A
DissipationThermal Dissipation BTU/hr, Total for All Channels Driven

Sleep Mode: <3.4
Standby Mode: 136 BTU/hr
Idle (no signal): 187 BTU/hr
1/8 Maximum Power @ 2 Ohms: 850 BTU/hr
Voltage GainSelectable at 26 dB, 32 dB, 38 dB, or 1.4 V
Damping Factor>250 (8 Ohms load <1 kHz)
High Pass FilterInput: 80 Hz 2nd order
DistortionSMPTE, typical: <0.5%
THD-N, typical: <0.5% (8 Ohms, 10 dB below rated power, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel Separation-75 dB (dB from full output, 1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio20 Hz to 20 kHz, Unweighted: >111 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.05 dB
Input ConnectorBalanced: Euroblock 3.5 mm, 1/4" TRS and XLR combo jack
Input Impedance10 kOhms
Maximum Input Level+21 dBu
Output ConnectorSpeaker: Neutrik speakON
AUX: Balanced Euroblock 3.5 mm
NetworkControl Network: Compatible with standard 100 MB Ethernet
Aux Output LevelMaximum: +21 dBu
Contact ClosureRemote Standby: Euroblock 3.5 mm, close contact to GND for standby mode
Preset Recall: Euroblock 3.5 mm, close contact to GND for preset 1-4 recall
Supported Data ConnectionsEuroblock 3.5 mm - Gnd, +18 V, In, Out
Logic OutputFault Condition: Euroblock 3.5 mm - 4 available
Level ControlRemote DC: Euroblock 3.5 mm - Gnd, CV, V+ per input
Active AttenuatorsPer Channel: Front panel, software, offset link group, and remote
Fully Off: Mute
Amplifier ProtectionInrush current limitation, temperature monitoring, output over-power protection, mains fuses
CoolingContinuously variable temperature controlled axial fan(s)
Environmental32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C) (non-condensing)
Front Panel LED IndicatorsPOWER (white): Switch: On, Off, Standby (flashing)
PROTECT (red): On (fault condition or shut down), Off
SLEEP (blue): On, amplifier is asleep from audio inactivity
DISABLE (yellow): On, power switch & front panel attenuators are disabled
Per Channel
CLIP/MUTE (red): Clip @ 1 dB below full output / Mute
SIGNAL (green): -18 dB below rated output
CURRENT (green): Proportional to output
TEMP (yellow): On dim at 90% max operating temperature, full bright + protect at 100%
BRIDGE (green): On, Off
Power Requirements@ 50/60 Hz
Nominal (Automatic Sensing SMPS): 120 to 240 VAC
Operating Range: 70 to 135 VAC to 140 to 270 VAC
Minimum Power-Up: 85 to 170 VAC
Power Cable Connector: 20 A powerCON
CompliancecTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 16.84 (483 x 89 x 428 mm)
Weight22.7 lb (10.3 kg)
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