Ashly 8-Channel 2000W Network-Enabled Power Amplifier with AES3, OPDAC8, & CobraNet Cards (70V)

BH #ASN825070ABC • MFR #NE8250.70ABC
Ashly 8-Channel 2000W Network-Enabled Power Amplifier with AES3, OPDAC8, & CobraNet Cards (70V)
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Ashly NE8250.70ABC Overview

The 8-Channel 2000W Network-Enabled Power Amplifier from Ashly delivers a minimum power of 250W RMS power per channel into 70V loads with all channels operating. The amplifier features pre-installed AES3 input card with pass-thru, OPDAC8 internal 8-channel digital to analog converter, and CobraNet network audio interface card; and is designed around an energy efficient Class-D platform with a switching power supply. When switched into bridged-mono mode, channels 1+2 or 3+4 or 5+6 or 7+8 of the amplifier delivers over 500W RMS into an 140V load.

The power amplifier includes Euroblock input connectors, Euroblock output connectors, and balanced analog inputs. Besides remote standby for power up, DC remote level control, and contact closure preset recall, the amplifier also features Ethernet control & monitoring of power functions, level, mute, polarity, temperature, current, and amplifier fault conditions. The front panel indicates power status, standby, protect, power switch On/Off, signal level, bridge, temperature & current levels, and Ethernet communication. The amplifier mounts in a standard 19” rack using two spaces (3.5” high).

The power amplifier has an internal factory-installed Digital Signal Processing (DSP) controlled using the Protea Software Suite (network-enabled). Each amplifier input channel can be configured with pluggable DSP blocks to have its own dynamics control, gain functions, graphic and/or parametric EQ, Hi-pass/Lo-pass filters, time delay, metering, and test signal generator. A mixer section with assignable routing allows any input to drive any or all amplifier outputs.

Outputs have the same DSP functions as inputs, with the addition of a quick and automated crossover setup. Both inputs and outputs duplicate their settings to other channels, or link with one or more other channels to track their settings. Presets can be used to store and retrieve global parameters of an amplifier’s control surface and DSP section from a file. Sub-presets allows for a collection of individual DSP function parameters within and across both channels of an amplifier to be stored and recalled as a set, affecting only those parameters which have been tagged. Up to 35 presets/sub-presets can be stored within the amplifier and recalled in real time via Ethernet from a computer using the Protea Software Suite.

  • 10/100 Ethernet for remote control and monitoring
  • 70V constant voltage
  • AES3, CobraNet, and OPDAC8 Input Cards
  • DC voltage remote gain control
  • Switched-mode power supply, Class-D output
  • Stepped & calibrated input attenuators
  • Remote power standby
  • All front panel controls can be disabled via software
  • Temperature-sensitive variable speed fan with front-to-back airflow
  • Selectable HPF frequencies (80 Hz, 400 Hz, off)
  • 4-stage level meters
  • Output current and temperature indicators
  • cTUVus, CE, FCC, and RoHS safety/compliance

Ashly NE8250.70ABC Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, (unweighted) ±1 dB
Input Impedance20 kOhms, balanced
Voltage Gain32 dB
Input Sensitivity7.2 dBu
Maximum Input Level+21 dBu
Software Control80 Hz (12 dB/oct), 400 Hz (6 dB/oct), Off
Distortion8 Ohms load:
< 0.5 % typical (SMPTE)
< 0.5 % typical (20 Hz to 20 kHz) (THD-N)
Damping Factor> 250 (8 Ohms, 1 kHz)
CircuitryClass D
Maximum load protectionOutput Overcurrent, Main Supply Rail Overvoltage, Chassis Temperature, Inrush Limiting, Mains Fuse
ControlsRemote standby, Preset recall (4), Remote Level (8), Remote Data
ConnectorsInput/Output: Euroblock (each channel)
Required AC Mains120 VAC or 240 VAC, ±10% 50 to 60 Hz
Cable Connectors15 A Edison, 3-Prong IEC
Signal to Noise Ratio> 107 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted)
LED IndicatorsSignal Level
Red: Clip
Yellow: -6 dB
Green: -18 dB, -12 dB

Bridge: Green per channel pair
Temperature: Yellow per channel
Current: Green per channel (proportional to output)
Output250 W per channel
Current DrawStandby Mode: 290 mA
Idle (No Signal): 565 mA
Typical (1/8 Power Pink Noise): 5.00 A
Maximum (1/3 Power Pink Noise): 11.0 A
Thermal DissipationStandby Mode: 63.8 BTU/hr
Idle (No Signal): 187 BTU/hr
Typical (1/8 Power Pink Noise): 700 BTU/hr
Maximum (1/3 Power Pink Noise): 775 BTU/hr
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 16" (48 x 8.9 x 41 cm)
Weight20 lb (9.1 kg)
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