• Lab Gruppen Introduces the CA Series for commercial installations

    It often happens that many of the professional audio brands that Uli Behringer buys for what he now calls Music Tribe go into a sort of black hole when it comes to new products. When was the last time you heard of a new Tannoy or Turbosound?

    But it there is no rule without exception, and Lab Gruppen has recently introduced the Energy Star* Certified CA Series amplifiers for commercial installations.

    The new CA Series amplifiers are targeted at bars, restaurants, corporate environments,
 retail destinations, hotels, and many other applications where background music or PA systems are needed.

    The CA series 
amplifiers have a power scheme with automatic power On/Off based on the input signal, which reduces 
consumption when a signal is not present. These amplifiers are convection cooled, eliminating fan noise. They are offered in 60W, 120W and 240W per channel, with each version available in one or two channels.

    Models are:

    • CA2401 (1x240W), CA24042 (1x240W)
    • CA1201 (1x120W), CA1202 (2x120W)
    • CA601 (1x60W), CA2402 (2x60W)

    The amplifiers offer flexible mounting options with included brackets for surface mounting and various rack-mounting configurations. This adds flexibility as a single product and can be housed in a half 19" rack or full-rack enclosure. Connectivity is also flexible with a balanced line input and a stereo mono-sum RCA. A front panel master volume and bass/treble control is provided.

    The CA series can also incorporate a remote volume control with Lab Gruppen’s CRC-V series of wall control accessories. The CRC-V is equipped with a single volume control knob, with integrated illumination, and an RJ-45 connector for use with any CAT5 or CAT6 cables in a single-gang/EU wall enclosure format.

    The CA series Commercial Install amplifiers can accommodate a wide range of applications such as a single 
8 Ohm speaker per channel, dual 8 Ohms speakers or a 4 Ohm load per channel, a line of 70V or 100V high impedance speakers with transformer tappings, subwoofer and satellite set in 8 Ohms mode, two channel models driving two zones.

    Håkan Alfredsson, Product Manager for Lab Gruppen, said: "We saw a general need for simple-to-use products for all types of small to midsize commercial applications. The CA series fills a gap where Lab Gruppen has not been present until now. We are proud to present this series with building blocks of small, simple, and cost effective units filling all the audio needs in commercial spaces."

    CA series commercial install amplifiers will be available for shipping in October 2019.