When it comes to powered mixers, nothing else comes close to Dynacord PowerMate3 series.
With 2 x 1000w into 4Ω, it offers the kind of power you'd normally find in a stand-alone amplifier, all wrapped up in an elegant and well-featured mixing console.
PM1600-3: 12 + 4 channels
The channel count on PM1600-3 is super-flexible - it really depends on how you need to plug things in.
A total of 16 channel strips are available: 12 MIC / LINE channels, 2 MIC /stereo LINE channels, 2 MIC/Stereo line & USB channels
Master Section: The FX1+2 Returns as well as the AUX1+2 and MON1+2 Sends are on faders just like the Master L/R signal, which makes for comfortable and intuitive operation. The Master B signal is available pre or post Master L/R fader and can be mono-summed if desired. Level meters are two LED chains of 12 LEDs each. The display range covers 40 dB; what is shown is the level in dBu at the master outputs. When the PFL switch is activated, the left-hand LED chain shows the internal level of the master buss in dBu.
Standby switch mutes all channels (e.g. during set breaks), with only the 2TRACK-to-Master input remaining active for the playback of interval music.
A 4-pin XLR socket is provided for the connection of a standard 12V/5W gooseneck lamp.
The 11-band stereo equaliser can be routed to the Master channels or else to either or both of the Monitor Sends, depending on your needs.
Weight: 17.0 kg
PowerMate: More Power – More Effects – More Extras
PM1600-3 PowerMate is equipped with an extremely powerful, stereo power amplifier that uses modern and highly efficient class-D technology for audio performance of the highest quality.
What this means is that at a nominal output of 2 x 1,000 watts RMS into 4 ohms (or 2 x 1,350 watts RMS into 2.7 ohms). The minimal load impedance at the output is 2.7 ohms, making operation with up to three 8-ohm loudspeaker cabinets per channel, connected in parallel, possible with no problems.
Speaker Protection allows you to match perfectly the continuous power output of the PowerMate’s power amplifiers to the connected loudspeakers.
Through dynamic limiting of the maximum power at the output, loudspeaker damage due to thermal overload can be avoided, without the wide dynamic range of the power amplifiers being sacrificed. For this purpose, the maximum permissible nominal power handling of the connected loudspeaker cabinet can be selected from the menu.
PowerMate is equipped with two very high-quality, 24-bit stereo effects processors, FX 1 and FX 2; these function independently and can therefore be mixed. The two effects units are fully identical in design. Each effects section offers 100 presets including high-quality reverb, delay and modulation effects selected by means of the display. When a delay effect is active, the delay time can be synchronized to the beat of the music using the TAP key. The further possibility exists of modifying individual parameters of the presets and storing the results in the 20 user memories provided.
With its extended buss structure, the PowerMate-3 offers very flexible configuration options.
In all, 6 AUX busses are available:
2 (FX) are assiged to the two effects sends;
2 (AUX) can be configured either as monitor or effects sends by means of a switch in the Main section;
2 (MON) are designed as monitor sends, each being equipped with a sweepable anti-feedback filter in the Master section.