InfoComm 2016: Lab.gruppen launches new LUCIA amps

Lab.gruppen is to reveal three new 60W LUCIA amplifiers – the smallest models in the range – at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas this week.

The LUCIA 60/2M comes with a 4-in, 4-out matrix-mixer; the LUCIA 60/2 offers a 2-in, 2-out option; and the 70V LUCIA 60/1-70 is 2-in, 1-out. All have configurable DSP features.

“LUCIA has an exceptionally small footprint and multiple mounting options and its input flexibility provides installers with an absolutely reliable and highly-cost effective solution,” noted Klas Dalbjorn of Lab.gruppen. “To further increase cost efficiencies we have introduced new 60W power models which now produce a 30% cost reduction in lifetime running costs whilst delivering all the same features as the alternative models.”

Central to LUCIA’s cost efficiencies is its Energy Star certification, Lab.gruppen says. After 20 minutes of no signal input, the amplifiers automatically enter standby mode, powering up within one second when signal returns. LUCIA also provides intelligent fan control, with silent operation in idle mode and at lower output levels.

LUCIA’s ultra-compact form factor – a half-rack 1U chassis – allows it to be tucked away inconspicuously wherever needed: behind video screens using the included wall bracket, tucked away in rack shelves or drawers, or attached to the optional pole mount.

With the release of the LUCIA 60W models, Lab.gruppen is also rolling out a new version of its free Application Browser software, which will support all nine LUCIA models. A new improved rack mount kit will be available for the entire LUCIA line as well as LAB Level, a new table-top level control.