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Crest Audio Pro-LITE 3.0 and Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP

FOH Staff • New Gear • June 17, 2011

Crest Audio's Pro-LITE 3.0 and Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP power amplifiers are designed to be efficient and light in weight with high power and stable performance into 2-ohm loads. Their advanced, high-speed class D design with a switch-mode power supply promises to increase reliability, thermal efficiency and output power while keeping weight to a minimum. They each offer 870W per channel at 4 ohms stereo (up to 3,150W bridged at 4 ohms), weigh 13.3 lbs., and run in parallel, stereo and bridged modes. The power supply also lets them deliver perform with low frequencies and at 2-ohm operation.
The Crest Audio Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP features an onboard digital signal processor that hosts a suite of delays (0-120ms per channel), adjustable crossovers, adjustable limiters, parametric EQ, HF driver EQ, four user preset storage locations, and stereo/mono operation with lockable security settings. The front-panel LCD screen allows users to quickly identify and assign presets, while the USB port allows users to load presets and enables external setup and adjustment.

 

The Pro-LITE DSP section also integrates Waves MaxxBass Bass Extension technology, which uses psycho-acoustics to create precise harmonics that give the perceived effect of boosting low frequencies in the mix. The level of MaxxBass effect can be adjusted from 0 to 100 percent.

 

Crest Audio Pro-LITE Series amplifiers feature two channels with channel-independent, fourth order 100 Hz crossovers housed in a steel chassis. The proprietary ACL Automatic Clip Limiting circuitry prevents the amplifier from sending potentially damaging clipped signals to the loudspeakers. Additional onboard protection circuitry includes DC, Temp, Signal and Active safeguards, all referenced on the front panel with LED indicators.

 

The previously-announced Crest Audio Pro-LITE 2.0 and Pro LITE 2.0 DSP power amplifiers have the same features at a weight of 11.6 lbs. with power ratings of 985W per channel at 2 ohms; 540W per channel at 4 ohms; 280W per channel at 8 ohms; and 1,970W bridged at 4 ohms.

 

The Crest Audio Pro-LITE 3.0 and Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP will be available in Q4 2011 from authorized Crest Audio dealers.

 

Features:

 

Pro-LITE 3.0

13.3 lbs.

1,575W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%

870W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%

450W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%

3,150W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%

1,770W bridged at 8 ohms @ 1%

Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch

ACL Automatic Clip Limiting

Revolutionary Pro-LITE class D topology

Detented input controls

Combi Neutrik XLR-¼" inputs

Speakon output connectors

XLR thru connector

Two channel-independent fourth order crossovers

U.S. MSRP $599

 

Pro-LITE 3.0 DSP

13.3 lbs.

1,575W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%

870W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%

450W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%

3,150W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%

1,770W bridged at 8 ohms @ 1%

Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch

Revolutionary Pro-LITE class D topology

ACL Automatic Clip Limiting

Lockable level controls

High-pass filter

Combi Neutrik XLR-¼" inputs

XLR thru connector (switchable between DSP processed or dry signal)

Speakon output connectors

Two channel-independent, adjustable fourth order crossovers

Waves MaxxBass Bass Harmonic Enhancer

U.S. MSRP $799

 

For more information, please visit www.crestaudio.com.

 

 

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