Martin Audio iKON iK42 Amplifier with Onboard DSP

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Four-channel 20,000W Class D Power Amplifier

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The iKON iK42 is an advanced 4-channel power amplifier which combines very high power density with superb audio performance, state-of-the-art DSP and network control. A dedicated controller amplifier for Martin Audio Wavefront Precision line arrays and XE Series stage monitors, the iK42 can also provide multi-channel amplification across the Martin Audio loudspeaker range.

Four channels of efficient Class D amplification
Very high power density in 2U rack height
Up to 20,000 Watts total power output, depending on load impedance
High performance 96kHz DSP on all inputs and outputs (48kHz on outputs when implementing FIR filters)
Switch mode power supply
Global mains operation, 85V to 240V auto-sensing
Intuitive, user-friendly, front panel interface
Analogue, AES3 and Dante™ digital audio network inputs
Ethernet network for system operation, control and monitoring via Martin Audio VU-NET™ software
Comprehensive protection and monitoring functions

Dedicated system amplifier for Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Series and XE Monitor Series
Versatile multi-channel amplification for Martin Audio loudspeaker systems
The iK42 can deliver a full 5000 watts per channel into 2Ω with all channels driven while remaining highly efficient. Its high efficiency reduces the energy drawn from the mains supply and ensures the power reserves needed to deliver superb sound under arduous live conditions.

Ethernet is used for system remote control and monitoring via Martin Audio’s VU-NET software application, while a user friendly front panel interface allows full local control of all features. Dante digital audio network inputs are also provided for digital audio distribution and control.

Powerful DSP is fully integrated into the iK42 to provide a multitude of features that ensure maximum performance and worldwide compatibility of XE monitors. It also provides up to 1000 FIR filter taps @ 48kHz on each output channel, which is essential to implement DISPLAY’s wide bandwidth optimisation process in WP line array systems.

The iK42 employs comprehensive protection functions to maintain safe operating conditions of both the amplifier and the loudspeakers driven — including a sophisticated loudspeaker limiter suite which incorporates peak, RMS and excursion limiting, as well as multiband limiting for passive 2-way systems.


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Product Specification
  • Make : Martin Audio
  • Model : iKON iK42
  • Dimensions : (W) 482 x (H) 2U/88mm x (D) 441mm (W) 18.98in x (H) 2U/3.46in x (D) 17.35in (incl handles and optional rear support)
  • POWER OUTPUT 5000W into 2Ω 3000W into 4Ω 1500W into 8Ω 10000W bridged per channel pair, 4Ω
  • DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING 96kHz/48kHz DSP on all inputs and outputs
  • ANALOGUE IN/LINK (4 CHANNELS) 4 x female 4 x male Neutrik™ XLR ANALOGUE INPUT IMPEDANCE - 20kΩ balanced to ground MAXIMUM ANALOGUE INPUT LEVEL - +20dBu AES3 IN/LINK (2 CHANNELS) -1 x female, 1 x male Neutrik™ XLR, balanced DANTE™ (4 CHANNELS) - 2 x shielded RJ45, primary and secondary AMPLIFIER OUTPUTS - 4 x Neutrik Speakon™ NL4
  • AUDIO PERFORMANCE DYNAMIC RANGE >113dBA, analogue input >114dBA AES/Dante™ input FREQUENCY RESPONSE 7Hz-30kHz (‐2.5dB points, 4Ω load) TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION <0.05% typical @ 1kHz, 4Ω load SLEW RATE >60V per microsecond DAMPING FACTOR >800 at amplifier output, ref 8Ω
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