FFA-4004 G2 DSP

FFA-4004 G2 DSP Product Image

FFA Generation 2 DSP 4 channel amplifiers feature powerful digital signal processing (DSP). The DSP controlled amplifier provides a cost effective solution for sound system design and can be used for installation or temporary sound systems or any high quality amplified audio requirement. The system is controlled by software called FATWARE. The software is intuitive to use and offer the user a toolbox of audio functions to allow many different systems to be designed.

The FFA-4004 G2 DSP amplifier has 4 analogue audio input’s which can be switched to allow connection of AES/EBU signals. Unusually there are 6 audio output channels, 4 assigned to the four channels within the amplifier and 2 aux outputs connected to a pair of male XLR connectors on the rear of the amplifier. These extra processed outputs can be used to drive any other amplifier channels in the system design.

Complex systems can be designed and signals can be routed as required with a signal matrix.

The DSP has powerful dynamics processors which have fully specified compressor/limiters on each audio input. These could be used for system protection against overdrive and also for environmental noise considerations.  Each input and output has 2 bands of dynamic EQ in addtion to parametric eq on each input and output.

The DSP is accessed via an Ethercon connector on the rear panel of the amplifier and connected using a CAT5 Ethernet cable direct to a personal computer or via an Ethernet Hub or router. The DSP is password protected and allows the designer to keep interference from unauthorised persons whom may change parameters and either damage the loudspeaker system or exceed set enviromental noise levels.

 

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FFA-4004 G2 DSP Product Image
FFA-4004 G2 DSP Product Image
FFA-4004 G2 DSP Product Image

Features at a glance

  •  4 x 1000 Watts @ 4 Ohms
  • compressor limiter on each input
  • 6 band parametric EQ per input, 8 band parametric per output, low/high shelving, bell, notch filters, phase, band pass
  • 2 band dynamic EQ input and output
  •  Audio input and compressor/limiter
  • loudspeaker signal limiting
  •  cross over filter types 6,12,18,24,48 dB per octave But, Bes, LR
  •  Delay - up to 2 seconds, (feet, inch, mm, meters, millisecond).
  •  4 audio inputs,  6 audio outputs.
  • AES/EBU digital input selectable by a switch on the rear panel
  •   Ethernet network 
  • DSP defeat switch so that the amplifier easily reverts back to a 4 input analogue amplifier.
  •  Front panel level trim using analogue potentiometer, front panel LED signal potentiometers.

Suitable Applications

Used to drive small - medium full range and dedicated bass loudspeakers, for touring or installation, ideal for components within touring loudspeakers such as mid range and HF, 4 Ohm drive.

Small full range loudspeaker for example 5”-10” + 1” driver compliment, smaller bass units 8” -10” drivers

High power mid range and HF drivers in multi way installed sound or touring sound systems Smaller stage monitors bi amp or full range.

Use in conjuction with high power bass amplifiers signal driven from auxillary outputs on rear of DSP amplifier.

Power

Ratings

FFA - 4004 DSP - 4 x 650 8 Ohm, 4 x 1000W 4 Ohm
 
Gain 32 dB
THD Typical 0.05 4 Ohm 1kHz THD+N

Frequency

Response

20Hz - 20kHz +- 0.5dB
Controls 40 Point Potentiometer per channel, power on switch
Indicators signal green = -20dB, signal yellow = -3dB, red signal = clip, signal red protect = over current, low AC mains or 3 sec. mute on power up

Load

Protection

DC on output, side chain TCA clip limiter circuit

Amplifier

Protection

Short circuit, current overload, thermal shutdown, high frequency stability circuit

Audio Signal

Inputs

Balanced Neutrik® Female XLR input connected Pin 1 - GND, Pin 2 - Hot +, Pin 3 - Cold - . XLR Male signal throughput each channel

Audio Signal

Outputs

Neutrik® speakON each channel. Channels 1 and 3 output speakON utilises 2+ and 2- connection to allow use of 4 core loudspeaker cable for bi amp loudspeaker system for example stage monitor system

Power

Requirement

1 x Neutrik® 20A powerCON connector 1 x 16A 230 VAC Circuit. Power range 185V-230VAC

120V (configured at factory)

System

Cooling

High CFM 80mm fan with proportional signal speed control. Rear to front airflow
Dimensions 88mm Height x 483mm Width x 510mm Depth. Includes rear rack support. 19" rack mount enclosure
Weight 10 kg