Lab Gruppen PLM 12K44 BP Amplifier

(1 customer review)
UPC: 4033653091855UPC: 4033653091855
Lab Gruppen Canada

The Lab Gruppen PLM 12K44 BP Amplifier combines a 4-in, 4-out Configuration with Industry-standard Dante Networking, Setting the Benchmark for Powered Loudspeaker Management Systems. The PLM 12K44 is the natural successor of the proven, road tested.

Features of the Lab Gruppen PLM 12K44 BP Amplifier

  • 12,000 Watt amplifier with 4 flexible output channels and up to 5,900 Watts channel output for touring applications
  • Lake digital signal processing for unparalleled loudspeaker management and system control
  • Integrated 8×8 channels of dual redundant Dante* digital audio networking with AES67 support
  • 4 x 3,000 Watts into 2 Ohms, 4 x 3,000 Watts into 2.67 Ohms, 4 x 3,000 Watts into 4 Ohms, 4 x 1,900 Watts into 8 Ohms, 4 x 950 Watts into 16 Ohms, 4 x 3,000 Watts into Hi-Z 70 V, 4 x 3,000 Watts into Hi-Z 100 V
  • Proven and reliable Class-TD output stage with proprietary Intercooler high-efficiency cooling system
  • Rational Power Management (RPM) provides total flexibility to allocate available power across all 4 output channels
  • Best-in-class Power Factor Correction (PFC) with Current Draw Modelling reduces running costs and minimizes environmental impact
  • Under-Voltage Limiting (UVL) for continued operation during severe mains supply voltage drops
  • Dedicated on-board surveillance and load monitoring for complete peace of mind
  • Redundant audio inputs and on-board system surveillance for full system security
  • Backlit, white-on-black front panel display and menu navigation buttons
  • 100 user presets for simple and efficient system configuration and set-up
  • 3 front-to-rear airflow fans with temperature control for optimal speed and reduced noise
  • 4 “Lake Class” analog input channels with Iso-Float ground isolation
  • 4 input channels of AES/EBU (AES3) digital audio supporting all standard sample rates up to 192 kHz with 24-bit resolution
  • 2 Neutrik etherCON* RJ-45 ports provide dual redundant Dante interfaces and remote configuration via Lake Controller and Dante Controller software
  • Balanced analog and AES/EBU audio inputs on Neutrik* XLR connectors
  • Rugged binding post output connectors
  • Detachable Neutrik powerCON* cable rated at 250 V / 32 A
  • Removable dust filter grilles for increased air circulation
  • Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in touring applications

Processing / Network Lake / Dante
Number of amplifier channels 4
Total burst power all channels (share among channels with RPM) 12000 W
Max output power (all channels driven)1
2 ohms 3000 W
2.67 ohms 3000 W
4 ohms 3000 W
8 ohms 1900 W
16 ohms 950 W
Hi-Z 70 V 3000 W
Hi-Z 100 V 3000 W
Max output power single channel1
2 ohms 4400 W
2.67 ohms 5900 W
4 ohms 4600 W
8 ohms 2300 W
16 ohms 1150 W
Hi-Z 70 V 3300 W
Hi-Z 100 V 4700 W
Amplifier output modules (all models, all channels)
Peak output voltage 194 V
Max. output current 67 A
Rational Power Management (RPM) Regardless of model, any channel has potential to deliver the max single channel output power
Default voltage limitation (can be lifted with RPM configuration) 175 V
Protection features Current Average Limiter (CAL), Very High Frequency Protection (VHF), Direct Current Protection (DC), Short Circuit Protection, Current-Clip Limiter, Voltage Clip Limiter, Temperature protection
Audio Performance (Amplifier platform with digital input)
THD + N 20 Hz – 20 kHz for 1 W < 0.05 %
THD + N at 1 kHz and 1 dB below clipping < 0.04 %
Dynamic range > 114 dB
Channel separation (Crosstalk) at 1 kHz > 70 dB
Frequency response (1 W into 8 Ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz) +/- 0.05 dB
Internal Sample Rate / Data path 48 / 96 kHz / 32 bit floating point
Product propagation delay AES 96 kHz / analog input 1.61 / 1.68 ms
Lake processing
Loudspeaker processing Up to 4 modules of Classic/linear-phase/FIR crossover, EQ, delay, LimiterMax™ – peak and RMS limiters
System tuning Group control with Raised Cosine™ MESA EG™ asymmetric filters
Input redundancy / Matrix Automatic 4 level input redundancy / 4 input mixers
System integration Comprehensive 3rd party protocol over UDP Ethernet
Measurement & Analysis
Pilot tone generation and analysis Yes
Load impedance analysis Yes
Real Time Analyzer (RTA), 3rd party integration Yes
Dante Audio Network
Dante I/O 8 x 8
Network topology / redundancy Flexible topology / Supports daisy-chained and Dual redundant networks
Sample Rates / Transport 48, 96 kHz / Uni + Multicast
Network latency 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 ms
Device presets
Local memory locations for the settings of the product 100
AES Inputs
Inputs 4 AES inputs
Supported sample rates / resolution 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / up to 24 bits
Sample rate conversion THD+N 20 Hz – 20 kHz unweighted 0.0000003
Analog Inputs
Inputs 4 high quality inputs with Iso-Float ground isolation
Maximum input / digital reference +26 dBu / +21 dBu
Sampling rate / Resolution 96 kHz / 24 bit
Input impedance balanced / unbalanced 20 / 10 kOhm
THD+N (typical at 1 kHz unweighted) 0.0000022
THD+N (typical at 20 Hz and 20 kHz unweighted) 0.0000033
Adjustable Inter-Sample Voltage Peak Limiter (ISVPL) 17.8 – 194 V, step size 0.1 V
Current Peak Limiter < 300 ms 67 A peak
Current Average Limiter (CAL) > 300 ms 33 Arms
MaxRMS (rms voltage limiter) Yes
MaxPeak (peak voltage limiter) Yes
Amplifier gain 22 – 44 dB, step size 0.1 dB
Output attenuator -Inf to 0 dB, step size 0.25 dB
Back panel Interface
Analog, 2-channel I/O (input + link) 4 x 3-pin XLR, electronically balanced
AES / EBU / I/O (input + link) 2 x 3-pin XLR
Output connectors Neutrik speakON (1 x NLT8, 2 x NLT4) or 4 Binding Posts (pairs)
Auto 10/100, Auto Uplink 2 x RJ45 etherCON
Control and monitoring interface Via Ethernet for Lake Controller software, or DLM (the 3rd party protocol)
Detachable mains cord Neutrik PowerCon rated at 250V/32A
Cooling Three fans, front-rear airflow, temperature controlled speed
Front-panel user interface
Display 2.5 inch, black / white, daylight readable LCD
Fault/Warning/Limit/Clip indicators RGB LEDs and detailed fault description on display
Mute and soft function buttons 8 provided
Standby Power button On/Standby
Mute Enable button Enables muting of outputs and inputs via soft-button keypad
Meter button Toggles through meter views
Menu button Provides a menu driven interface for full function front panel control
Rotary Encoder Yes
Exit Button Provides a “back” function
Mains Power
Nominal voltage 100 – 240 Volt AC 45 – 66 Hz
Operating voltage 70-265 V AC
Mains wall plug NEMA L5-30 “Twist lock” 125 V / 30 A, and CEE 7/7 “Schuko” 230 V / 16 A
Power supply features
Soft start / Inrush power Yes/ Max 8 Ampere
Power Factor Correction (PFC) 0.98
Regulated switch mode power supply (R.SMPS) Yes
Breaker Emulation Limiter (BEL) Configurable current threshold and breaker profile
BEL max current threshold 25 A
Power Average Limiter (PAL) Yes
Under Voltage Limiter (UVL) Yes
Mains undervoltage and overvoltage protection and mains glitch tolerance Yes
Rack rail to rear panel W: 483 mm (19″), H: 88 mm (2 U), D: 424 mm (16″)
Overall depth front-rear support D: 498 mm (19.6″)
Weight 16.5 kg (36 lbs)
Finish Black painted steel chassis with black painted steel / aluminum front
Approvals CE, ANSI / UL 60065 (ETL), CSA C22.2 NO. 60065, FCC, PSE, RCM, BIS India



Lab Gruppen

Lab Gruppen is a premium brand in the professional audio industry, providing high-quality power amplifiers and associated products for sound reinforcement applications. With over 35 years of experience, the brand has established itself as a leading brand in the market, offering advanced audio technology, exceptional sound quality, and reliable performance.

Their products include amplifiers for various applications, including live sound, installations, touring, and recording studios. Lab Gruppen's team of experts works closely with their clients to provide customized solutions that meet their specific needs and budget, ensuring a seamless and successful audio experience.

Lab Gruppen's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned them a reputation for excellence in the industry. They strive to deliver exceptional products and services that exceed their customers' expectations and contribute to the success of every event they serve.

With a strong focus on innovation and technology, Lab Gruppen is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the professional audio industry. Their products are designed with both performance and efficiency in mind, providing audio professionals with the tools they need to create exceptional sound experiences while minimizing their environmental impact.

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1 review for Lab Gruppen PLM 12K44 BP Amplifier

  1. Chris Black

    Great product

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