QSC PL236 Powerlight 2 Series Power Amplifier  

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The QSC PL236 POWERLIGHT 2 Series Power Amplifier was designed exclusively for the touring and live sound professional. Installed with POWERLIGHT technology, the rackmount PL236 amplifier takes your s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The QSC PL236 POWERLIGHT 2 Series Power Amplifier was designed exclusively for the touring and live sound professional. Installed with POWERLIGHT technology, the rackmount PL236 amplifier takes your sound to a whole new level. Not only does it give you tighter bass and clean transparent highs, POWERLIGHT also cuts waste heat, boosts reliability and gets rid of unwanted noise and hum. The QSC POWERLIGHT Power Amp is a revolutionary switching power supply technology that provides ample current to the audio power circuitry by charging the supply rails 230,000 times a second through an ultra-low impedance circuit. So unlike amplifiers that use conventional supplies, the audio signal is never starved prematurely and remains crisp and clean.

  • PowerLight switching technology for improved audio performance
  • High-efficiency Class H output circuits lower AC current consumption and cooling requirements by over 40% (PowerLight 224, 230, and 236)
  • Increased airflow for improved thermal performance
  • DataPort for remote computer control or the addition of external DSP modules
  • Detented gain controls with 1 dB steps for precise calibration
  • Removable knobs with lock-out security plate to prevent unauthorized tampering
  • User defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filter (5, 30, or 50 Hz)
  • 1/4" TRS (base models only), XLR, and 3-pin detachable terminal block input connectors
  • Neutrik Speakon and "Touch Proof" binding post outputs
  • "Locking" IEC power cable remains secure on the road
  • Personalized badging available
  • PowerLight 2 "A" built-in signal processing
  • 3 year warranty, plus optional 3 year extended service contract
  • Output Power in watts:
    FTC (Federal Trade Commission): 8 Ohms per channel (20-20k Hz., 0.03% THD): 725; 4 Ohms per channel (20-20k Hz., 0.05% THD): 1100;
    EIA (Electronics Industry Association): 1 kHz @ 1% THD: 8 Ohms per channel: 800; 4 Ohms per channel: 1300; 2 Ohms per channel: 1850
    Bridged Mono: 16 Ohms, 20”20k Hz, 0.1% THD: 1500; 8 Ohms, 20”20k Hz, 0.1% THD: 2400; 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD: 3600

    SMPTE-IM: Less than 0.01%
    Typical, 10 dB below rated power, 20-20k Hz.: <0.015%
    Typical, full rated power, 5k Hz.: <0.01%

    Dynamic Headroom: N/A
    Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB; at 10 dB below rated output power: -3 dB points: 8 Hz and 100 kHz
    Damping Factor: Greater than 500
    Noise (unweighted, 20-20k Hz.): -107 dB
    Voltage Gain: 36 dB
    Input Sensitivity, V RMS for rated power into 8 Ohms: 1.23 V; for rated power into 4 Ohms: 1.07 V
    Input Clipping, Vrms: 10 V
    Input Impedance: 6kOhms unbalanced; 12kOhms balanced
    Controls: Front: AC switch, Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 gain knobs; Rear: DIP Switch for Ch.1and Ch.2: clip limiter on/off, LF fliter on/off, LF filter freq. select 30 or 50 Hz., inputs parallel or stereo, bridge mode
    Indicators: POWER ON: Green LED CLIP/Protect: Red LED, 1 per channel
    STANDBY: POWER LED 1/2 brightness Level -10 dB: Amber LED, 1 per channel; BRIDGED: Yellow LED Level -20 dB: Green LED, 1 per channel; PARALLEL: Orange LED SIGNAL -35db : Green LED, 1 Per Channel
    CONNECTORS: (Input: XLR (pin 1, earth; pin 2, +; pin 3, -) and 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS (tip, +; ring, -; sleeve, earth) and 3-pin detachable terminal block (pin out labeled); Output: "Touch-Proof" binding posts and Neutrik Speakon connectors
    Cooling: Continuously variable speed fan, back-to-front air flow
    Amplifier Protection: Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, and RF protection
    Stable into reactive or mismatched loads
    Load Protection: Turn-on/turn-off muting, DC-fault power supply shutdown, clip limiting
    Output Circuit Type: 2-step Class-H
    Power Requirements: 120 or 220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption @ 120 VAC, typical
    (both channels driven)
    Idle: 1 A
    1/8 power, 8 ohms*: 8 A
    1/8 power, 4 ohms*: 12 A
    1/8 power, 2 ohms*: 17 A
    NOTE: 1/8 power is representative of current draw with typical music program material with occasional clipping. Multiply currents by 0.5 for 230V units *Pink noise
    Dimensions: 19.0" (48.3 cm) wide, 3.5" (8.9 cm) tall (2 rack spaces), 14.0" (35.6 cm) deep including rear support ears
    Weight: Shipping: 27 lbs (12.3 kg); Net: 21 lbs (9.5 kg)
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