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 http://www.minidsp.com/products/plat...r-dsp-products

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Introducing the PWR-DSP series. Three new plate amplifier models with embedded DSP, IP control over Ethernet/Wifi, audio streaming over networks and stellar performance from the Pascal Audio amplifier modules.


PWR-DSP1: 1x2400Wrms, 1x4000Wpeak $999

PWR-DSP2: 2x800Wrms, 1x1300Wrms (bridged) $999

PWR-DSP3: 1x2400Wrms + 2x700Wrms $1299

They are shipping now....before everyone says that seems high consider this.


The Minidsp is $199 alone so its really $799 for the 2400Watt plate amp, which is close to what the Marathon amps etc are selling for and I would pay the little extra for the embedded DSP with ethernet/Wifi


Heck at $1199 for the PWR-DSP3 (minus DSP $199) and getting 2400Watts, 2x700Watts seems pretty good too if we consider thats 2 pro audio amps.



Now if we could get 3rd party measurements to ensure the performance. I will email asking for a Demo unit
 

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Originally Posted by noah katz /forum/post/20774803


Isn't $800 for 2400 W more than double what it costs for a Behringer EP, Peavey ipr, etc?


We have to see the measured power out of any of them. Remember, Beringer EP4000 is only 2000Watt peaks, the amp above is 4000Watt peaks. Im putting the PWR_DSP up in a better category then those amps (right now), I see it more like the Marathon MA-4050 instead.


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1. These are Plate amp, not awful looking pro amps that need racks and have fan noise.


2. These are also multi-channel solutions. Someone could build a nice 2.1 setup with this and never need to cart around amps/processors. Just plug in the music and go!!


3. DSP functionality. that the DSP in the PWR-DSP is superior to the DSPs in those amps because MiniDSP understand there are

3. The MiniDSP dev team and the community allows for us to have a voice. When is the last time you posted on a Behringer tech forum and had them discuss additional features to their DSPs ??



If people are out to save money and only looking for Watts/$$$ and care about nothing else then definitely go with the pro amps and all compromises that come with them
 

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Didn't Speaker Power just announce they were offering products to the diy crowd too? Times are good.



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Didn't Speaker Power just announce they were offering products to the diy crowd too? Times are good.



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Im thinking these are very similar, don't companies like Mark Seaton's company use Speaker power amps/DSPs??
 

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Im thinking these are very similar, don't companies like Mark Seaton's company use Speaker power amps/DSPs??

Seaton, JTR, and Danley use Speaker Power products.
 

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Speaker power must be some good quality stuff if those company's are on there customer list..


The mini amps look very promising, cannot wait to see an independent analysis..
 

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Still wondering about this from Dennis when I last posted about the MiniDSP plate amps which Mark Seaton mentioned used Pascal modules....

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Digmoda told me last year they were looking at building a high power amp with the Pascal amp modules but in the end that they didn't perform as well as they had hoped. I couldn't get them to expand on their reasons for not pursuing it.


So testing sounds prudent given the price of these guys. I'm glad they stepped up and pulled out a 2400x1 solution as previously they only had the 3 channel version at $1299 IIRC.
 

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Our new plate amp also uses the Pascal module. I can say from our testing the performance is amazing, far more power than an EP4000, and they are very well made, the module is built physically very strong, all the components are solidly attached and there is a rubbery adhesive holding all the components from vibrating/moving. They are also very efficient, they do not generate much heat and allow passive cooling.
 

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Hypex makes a couple of lower powered DSP/2 channel plate amps for a pretty cheap price. Dont know much about how the DSP is. I think Penn got one.

Yep, I have the Hypex AS2.100 amps. I haven't finished off my speakers with them (Delayed project) but the DSP is good for building a XO, it does not have bi-quad abilities like the MiniDSP though.
 

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Speaker power must be some good quality stuff if those company's are on there customer list..


The mini amps look very promising, cannot wait to see an independent analysis..

Im buying one to compare with my pro amps and the plate amp I have from Funky waves.


If I can get a hold of Chuck, maybe he could find time to do a bench test on it.
 

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I'm aware of those, I was just hoping for better options at a better price.

Well Kevin Haskins did sell a dozen or so AS2.100s for $250 each. That was about the best price I have ever seen, I guess I should have purchased more of them.


Outside of that all DSP multi-channel plate amps are relatively expensive.
 

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Well Kevin Haskins did sell a dozen or so AS2.100s for $250 each. That was about the best price I have ever seen, I guess I should have purchased more of them.


Outside of that all DSP multi-channel plate amps are relatively expensive.

penn, what do you do with all your finnnish projects? and where do you put all your unfinish projects?
 

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penn, what do you do with all your finnnish projects? and where do you put all your unfinish projects?

They collect dust in my garage.
 
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