E Series: Energy Star 2.1 Compliant

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What does Energy Star compliance mean for me?

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In designing the new E Series, Lab.gruppen engineers drew upon the cutting-edge amplifier design philosophies developed for the flagship PLM™ 20000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system, evolving these to create new circuit topologies and control features to meet the demands of 21st century AV installations.

The result is a new amplifier platform called IDEEA: IntelliDrive Energy Efficient Amplifier.

The principal design challenge was maintaining Lab.gruppen’s impeccable sonic performance and robust power output while meeting – or exceeding – the rigorous efficiency requirements of Energy Star 2.1 certification. The challenge was met on two fronts: reducing current draw during operating cycles with vigorous program material and high output levels, and reducing power consumption during non-operational cycles.


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