PowerChiton™ Outdoor Amplifers ( Pronounced pou’ər kī’tŏn’ )
Professional-grade weatherproof IP66 rated mono block power outdoor amplifiers with Analog Line Level, Ethernet, WIRELESS, and Twisted-Pair interface options. Pronounced power ‘Ki-Ton’ (‘Ki’ like Kite, ‘Ton’ like Ton of bricks).
Applications: distributed audio systems, pole-mount audio, themed entertainment, concert delay systems, outdoor paging systems, installed audio where no equipment room is available, networked audio over IP, mass transit / train yard audio, wireless audio distribution, airport and boat terminal audio, more.
The PowerChiton series of weatherproof outdoor amplifier modules represent a new approach to outdoor audio systems. Combining a high performance, passively cooled amplifier with a IP66 rated, low-profile enclosure, the PowerChiton offers the system installer or designer a new solution for the problems of distributed outdoor audio system design.
Each PowerChiton monoblock amplifier module is capable of powering an @ two-Ohm load and therefore can drive one, two, or three eight-Ohm loudspeakers. Due to the efficient design of the amplifier module, only a passive radiator is needed for cooling and there are no moving parts in the module, reducing failure points.
There are five sizes of PowerChiton available- 90, 130, 250, 525, and 1500 Watt (mono, 8-Ohm ratings).
While they were optimized for use with the Technomad Vernal, Vienna, Noho, Berlin and Oslo weatherproof loudspeakers / subwoofers, the PowerChiton can be used with any eight or four ohm loudspeaker. Minimum presented load should be 2.6 Ohms or greater.
The PowerChiton base model ships with two line-level inputs, which can be independently adjusted by an internal mixer. The PowerChiton has available expansion options enabling it to work on an Ethernet network (accepting any bit-rate MP3 format audio for VOIP or Audio-Over-IP applications), RDL™ Twisted Pair installation, or wireless distribution system. When combined with Technomad’s wireless transmitter, the PowerChiton system provides an unrivaled way to distribute audio and amplify it at maximum quality.
The PowerChitons can be wall-mounted with the included mounting feet. Pole-mount adaptors are also available as well as hardware allowing the modules to be installed on the back of the associated Technomad loudspeakers.
Q: Yes, but what is up with that name?
A: A Chiton (pronounced kī’tŏn’ , like the “Ki” in kite and “Ton” like a ton of bricks) is a handsome, tough marine mollusk, which weathers the harsh tidal zones of the Pacific Northwest and other areas with ease. More information on Chitons here.
Performance Specifications (Max. output power @ 1% THD+N. All models stable to 2.6Ω)
New!!! Download the new PowerChiton Application Guide for a full overview.
BreakOut Box – adds lockable enclosure with integral 4-input mixer – use it to connect an XLR mic or line-level inputs. Ideal for post-mounted systems – directly connect to your PowerChiton via the BreakOut box. New! BreakoutBox XL holds up to 3 wireless microphone receivers, plus room for handheld mics and accessories.