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Bose PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier

The Bose PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier provides concert-quality sound with a high level of scalability and configurability for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems.

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Bose PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier

The Bose PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier provides concert-quality sound with a high level of scalability and configurability for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Ethernet-equipped versions enable network configuration, control and monitoring, and an expansion slot supports input from optional digital audio accessory cards. PowerMatch amplifiers utilize numerous Bose technologies to deliver an unprecedented combination of performance, efficiency and ease of installation all in a reliable, proprietary design.

PowerMatch PM8500 / PM8500N

Specifications

Power Rating
THD for Power Rating
2 Ω 4 Ω 8 Ω 70 V 100 V
         
< 0.1 % < 0.1 % < 0.1 % 1 % 1 %
Mono Mode
500 W 500 W 300 W Not available3 Not available3
V-Bridge Mode
500 W2 1000 W 1000 W 800 W 1000 W
I-Share Mode
1000 W 500 W2 300 W2 Not available Not available
Quad Mode
1000 W2 2000 W 1000 W2 1600 W 2000 W
Maximum Rated Power 4000 W (500 W x 8 channels at 4 ohms)
Peak Output Voltage 71 / 142 V (Mono / V-Bridge, I-Share, and Quad modes)
Voltage Gain 33 / 36 / 33 / 36 dB (Mono / V-Bridge / I-Share / Quad modes)
Audio Performance Specifications
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (at 1 W and +/- 0.5 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Analog Input > 102 dBA (1 dB below rated power, A-weighted)
THD < 0.4 % (at 1 W, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Intermod Distortion - SMPTE < 0.4 % (60 Hz, 7 kHz)
Channel Separation (Crosstalk) > 65 dB (adjacent channels, at 1 kHz)
Damping Factor > 1000 (10-1000 Hz, 4 ohms, at amplifier output)
Integrated DSP
A/D and D/A Converters 48 kHz / 24-bit
Total Latency (Analog In - Amp Out) < 0.95 ms
Input to Output Signal Routing 8 x 8 matrix
Loudspeaker Presets Bose Professional
Input EQ 5-band PEQ (+/- 20 dB), notch, shelving, high pass, low pass
Bandpass Filters (Crossover) Butterworth, Bessel, or Linkwitz-Riley, up to 48 dB/octave
Loudspeaker EQ 9-band PEQ (+/- 20 dB), shelving, high pass, low pass
Array EQ Filters 2-band RoomMatch® array EQ
Maximum Output Delay 3 s
Output Limiter Peak and RMS voltage
Audio Inputs
Input Channels
Analog Digital (Optional Card)
   
8 (balanced line level) 8
Input Impedance
> 100 kΩ N/A
Sensitivity
0, +4, +12, +24 dBu, selectable Digital: 0, -12, -20, -24 dBFS, selectable
Maximum Input Level
+24 dBu (at 24 dBu sensitivity setting) N/A
Connectors, Input
3-pin Phoenix Contact (green color; part # 1776168) Card Dependent
Audio Outputs
Output Channels 2 to 8 (configurable)
Connectors, Output 8-pin Phoenix Contact connectors (part # 1778120), supports 10-24 AWG wire
Indicators and Controls
LED Status Indicators Signal, limit, clip, fault
User Interface Controls Mute, input sensitivity, output configuration, output attenuation, EQ on/off, preset select. 240 x 64 LCD. Additional controls available w/ ControlSpace Designer software
Electrical Specifications
Mains Voltage 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)
Mains Connector IEC 60320-C20 (Inlet)
Minimum AC Line Voltage 80 V (reduced output power)
Maximum Inrush Current 15.4 A (230 VAC, 50 Hz)
Maximum RMS Current Draw 15 A
Efficiency, 1/3 Rated Power > 75 % (pink noise input signal)
Output Stage Topology Class-D
Overload Protection High temperature, DC, HF, short, voltage limiter, current limiter, inrush current, mains circuit breaker protection
Physical
Dimensions 3.5" H x 19" W x 20.7" D (88 mm x 483 mm x 525 mm)- 2 rack space
Net Weight
   
28.4 lb (12.9 kg) Shipping Weight: 34.5 lb (15.7 kg)
Mounting Depth 21" (533 mm)
Operating Temperature 32 °F - 104 °F (0 °C - 40 °C)
Cooling System Microprocessor-controlled, variable-speed fans, front to rear airflow
General
Setup and Configuration Software ControlSpace Designer software V3.2 or greater
PC Interface Connection USB (Network version adds Ethernet RJ45)
Fault Notification Output NC/NO Relay Contact (1 A, 30 VDC), 3-pin Phoenix Contact® connector (orange color; part # 1976010)
Footnotes:
  1. Output power is measured per channel, all channels driven, using test signals at 1 kHz.
  2. Configuration not recommended / not optimal.
  3. Derated use available. Refer to the application note "Using MONO Mode (single channel) to Drive High Impedance Loudspeaker Loads".
  4. Measured at +24 dBu sensitivity unless otherwise specified.

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