Digital Hybrid Amplifier/Preamp
What exactly is an amplifier?
An amplifier is an electrical component that increases a signal, usually by increasing the voltage and the current.
What does it mean to operate an amplifier in Bridge Mode as opposed to Stereo Mode?
Frequently amplifiers will operate in two modes, Bridge mode or Stereo mode. When an amplifier is operating in Stereo mode each channel is functioning independently, with a single input powering a single channel. Bridge mode, also referred to as parallel mode, combines two output channels which are powered by a single input. This will result in a voltage output twice that of an individual channel operating in Stereo mode.
Which Technical Pro Amplifiers can operate in either Bridge or Stereo mode?
Technical Pro offers multiple amplifiers which function in either Bridge or Stereo mode. Currently every model in the L-Series and Slimpro Series is bridgeable. Additionally, the PP-2000 and PP-3000 are available in Bridge or Stereo mode.
What is the difference between a crossover and low-pass filter?
A typical speaker can’t properly drive all the sounds in the audio spectrum. A crossover takes the signal and separates it into frequency bands, low frequencies, mid frequencies and high frequencies. A low-pass filter, which can be found on the Sub and Nuke subwoofers, eliminates or cuts off the high frequencies allowing only low frequencies to continue to the subwoofer. A low-pass filter is typically adjustable allowing the user to choose which frequencies to continue to the subwoofer.
What is a Frequency Response?
The frequency response is the range in Hertz (Hz) that a device can reproduce versus amplitude. The widely accepted frequency range of human hearing is 20Hz-20kHz.
What does impedance measure?
Stated in ohms, impedance measures the resistance of a device to an Alternating Current (AC). Put simply, it measures how easily a device will conduct a current.
What is Sensitivity?
Sensitivity is the minimum power an amplifier must supply to a speaker so the speaker can produce satisfactory volume ratings.
How do I hook up speakers to the amp?
On the rear of every amplifier there are either one or multiple output jacks. The outputs vary by model, but typically will be in the form of RCA, Speakon, Balanced XLR, and Banana binding post. Simply choose the output type on your amplifier and connect it to the input on your speaker.
What exactly is the Hybrid amplifier and what makes it so special?
The Hybrid is the all in one solution for any user. Whether you’re looking for a home receiver or a power amp to power up to four speakers in your club, the Hybrid is up to the task. It’s the versatility of the Hybrid that makes it so unique. The Hybrid is a four channel amplifier with a built-in tuner, preamp, mic, mixer and crossover. Having all these features built-into one sleek package puts the Hybrid in a class above the rest.
When hooking up an amplifier to a PC the volume is very low, why?
In this particular case, when hooking up an amplifier to a PC, the volume is being controlled by the computer speakers. Therefore to adjust the volume, the user must adjust the volume on the actual speaker and not on the amplifier.
If an amplifier goes into “Clip Mode”, how long should I wait before turning it on again?
If your amplifier goes into “Clip Mode” typically waiting 2-3 minutes before turning it on again is suffice.
When loading amplifiers into a Rack, how much space should be left between each amplifier to allow the amplifier to “breathe”?
All Technical Pro amplifiers, with the exception of the Slimpro, and vented and cooled from the back, so rack spacing should not be an issue so long as the back of the amplifier is not covered. The Slimpro amplifier vents from the roof of the unit and therefore about .5 inches should be left exposed on the top of the amplifier.
What is the difference between Technical Pro’s Powered and Passive Speakers?
A powered speaker is just like a passive speaker with one important exception, a built-in amplifier. With a built-in amplifier you can connect your source (ex. CD player) to a preamp and then straight to your speaker. The amplifier in the speaker will then drive the sound.
Can an iPod be connected to any of the Technical Pro amplifiers?
Yes, many if not all products work with iPod just check to see if it has a aux input and your all set!
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Technical Pro’s history traces back to 1971 with a retail electronics store in the South Bronx section of New York. In an era when Brooklyn was distilling beer and New York baseball was more than just a sport.
As the word got out that these guys really knew their stuff about audio and entertainment systems, their small store in the Bronx, began to thrive. Having a keen eye for innovative designs, and a deep rooted passion for music, they saw a void in the audio market.
Performance of audio equipment fell miserably short of customer’s expectations - real professional products were simply not being offered to the average consumer. Rather than selling other company’s “cookie cutter” product, they realized that the only viable approach was to start from the ground up, and totally redesign audio product with the end user in mind.
While they were turning their passion for sound into a reality, they had no idea what they were starting would eventually become one of the industry’s most respected and innovative audio brands. Their unprecedented approach to sound reproduction came much closer to the essence and emotional impact of live music and won immediate acclaim. The quest for better sound was on.
1990 Technical Pro began wholesale its product to other retailers, operating out of its own store on Delancey Street. Word spread. Retailers began flocking in. Eventually, the demand for product made it impossible to fulfill orders out of their retail location. The time to expand to the next level had arrived.
2010 and beyond: Never resting on their laurels, Technical Pro expanded into pro, sound-stage and portable audio, with the same approach they’ve used from the beginning – offer superior sound and innovative features to anyone who shares their passion for music, from consumer to professional.
The H12x500UBT hybrid amplifier is a six zone, 12 speaker system perfect for controlling the output of your home, bar or nightclub. Music in each of the six zones can be set to off or on using the unit's 6000W speaker amplifier system. More than enough zone's for any professional music setup from a cafe to a club. Every serious music venue of any size needs one.
If your club has multiple entertainment areas such as a bar, lounge, dance and VIP section; this is the right choice for you. It is often necessary to be able to turn playback off and on in different areas. Technical Pro has designed the H12x500UBT complete amplifier to solve this problem. The 12 speaker outputs offer up to 1000W per zone! Six channels allow you to have at least two in each zone to create an exceptional surround sound experience.
|One Hybrid Power Amplifier|
|One Remote Control|
|Removable Rack Mounting Brackets|
|Dual mic inputs|
|Bass and treble controls|
|Integrated radio tuner|
Bluetooth v2.0 connectivity and a wireless remote make it easy to control this output from anywhere in your venue. The amplifier also plays .mp3, .wav and .wma files from either USB or SD cards for your convenience plus a handy audio recorder lets you use it for music production as well. Adding iPod compatibility to the mix so you can access your entire music library at the touch of a button is just icing on the cake. Track titles, numbers and elapsed times are displayed for both of the USB and SD card inputs. Repeat and random playback offers you more options for continuous hands free operation. With a 32GB maximum USB and SD card size, it is more than enough for days of nonstop music playback.
The H12X500UBT system comes with everything you need for a complete and professional sound setup. Push button and RCA outputs, AM/FM built-in tuner, as well as separate gain controls for your subwoofer and pre amp outputs make this one of the most versatile and useful amps on the market while a cooling fan keeps it operating at just the right temperature to prevent burnout! The dual control 1/4” mic inputs have their own volume, bass, echo and treble controls on a digital FL readout with a spectrum display. Run your home entertainment system, bar or nightclub from your pocket with this peerless, multifunctional 12 speaker system.
|Dimensions||L 17" x W 4.5" x H 13"|
|Peak Power||6000 Watts|
|Inputs||RCA (2 audio sources), USB, SD Card, MP3 (AUX) (32 GB Max)|
|Conversion||7.2 Channel Up|
|Cables||1/8" to 1/8" Included|
|Mic Input||Dual 1/4'' with volume, echo, bass and treble controls|
|USB Input||5V Power Supply|
|Recording||128 kbps/ 44.11 KHz on .wav|
|Bluetooth||v2.0 with EDR (2.4 GHz)|
|Bluetooth Range||30 feet|
|Speaker Output||Push Button (12 speakers), Banana (4 speakers) RCA (record line, preamp, 2 mono to subwoofer)|
|Built- in Features||Speaker selector allows for selecting 1-6 sets of speakers|
|Built- in Fan||Yes|
At Technical Pro sound is our passion. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our line of professional sound amplifiers. Each amplifier is built to deliver vibrant, full-bodied audio straight to your speakers. At your home or business, Technical Pro amplifiers give you the ultimate listening experience at prices that can’t be matched.
This product is built with the same quality found in all Technical Pro equipment ensuring it follows you from gig to gig over an extended lifespan. We stand by our work and every Technical Pro product comes with a one year warranty.
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