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The 121st Audio Engineering Society Convention held from October 5-8, 2006 at San Francisco's Moscone Center saw the first showing in the US of Turbosound's new addition to its award-winning Aspect® loudspeaker system, the digitally self-powered TA-500DP.

A new generation of professional lightweight, network-controlled Class D power amplifiers is at the heart of the three-way, full range TA-500DP. Its DSP is based on a Sharc processor utilising a 96kHz sampling rate and is controlled over a network via the BVNet protocol. The result is high output, pristine, hi-fi audio quality, highly suitable for both mobile and permanently installed professional sound reinforcement applications.

The TA-500DP's amplifier module offers typical operating efficiency in excess of 90%, contributing to a lighter and more manageable product. The module incorporates sophisticated DSP, including active crossovers, output limiters and impedance monitoring, making up a completely self-contained and optimised audio system that requires only a line level signal feed to give consistent and reliable performance.

To coincide with the launch of the TA-500DP, Turbosound has also launched the LMS-BVNet card, which fits into the option slot on the rear of LMS-D24 and LMS-D26 controllers giving full control over all the DSP functions in real-time.

This allows LMS series controllers and Turbosound powered loudspeakers to be mixed on the same control network, making it an ideal solution for both system monitoring and control in either installation or touring environments.

The TurboDrive™ control software allows online access of any BVNet network and all the Turbosound products connected to it, as well as the ability to store and back up any settings in the networked products. TurboDrive™ enables control of input EQ, delay and mute functions, whilst key factory settings - such as limiters and driver correction - are locked, ensuring maximum flexibility but consistent voicing and driver protection in the field.

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