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About the PowerShare PS404A Adaptable Power Amplifier
Bose PowerShare PS404A adaptable power amplifier delivers 400 watts for fixed install applications. Through patented technology, total amplifier power is shared across all output channels, allowing installers the freedom to utilize power where needed. With support for both low- and high-impedance loads up to 100V, PowerShare amplifiers adapt to a wide range of applications. Onboard configurable loudspeaker processing and direct access to zone controllers eliminate the need for an additional signal processor in many installations, while outstanding audio performance and reliability are assured with patented technologies inherited from the field-proven PowerMatch® line. With the inclusion of AmpLink, up to 24 digital audio channels can be sent to the amp from a Bose DSP via a shielded CAT 5 cable. This unique set of features and technologies makes PowerShare one of the most versatile high-performance amplifiers available.
Patented PowerShare technology allows the total 400 watts of power to be shared asymmetrically across all outputs, as each output is capable of delivering full power. Instead of selecting amplifier power based on the needs of the largest zone, installers now have the freedom to use total amplifier power in the application. This enables more flexibility during the initial design, or later on-site when making unplanned changes that take advantage of surplus power.
Each channel can be configured for low-impedance (4-8 Ω) or high-impedance (70/100V) applications without bridging, use of jumpers, or software settings.
The Dual Feedback Loop system, inherited from the field-proven Bose PowerMatch® amplifier line, improves performance and reliability through continuous monitoring and control of both the current and voltage delivered to each output load. This combination provides improved linearity and lower distortion while protecting loudspeakers.
Integrated Loudspeaker Processing with Optional PowerShare Editor Configuration
For applications requiring additional signal processing the PowerShare Editor, Software offers real-time selection and control of Bose loudspeaker EQs, 9-band PEQs, matrix mixing, crossover, delay, and mute/output polarity through a USB connection. For basic setups without a PC, rear-panel settings allow installers to recall Bose loudspeaker equalization and protection per output channel. These features eliminate the need for an external signal processor in many applications.
Transports up to 24 uncompressed, near-zero latency, digital audio channels between Bose DSPs and the PowerShare PS404A via shielded CAT 5 cable. The amp also supports a THRU path for daisy chaining up to 8 other Bose AmpLink amplifiers, at a distance of up to 10 m between products. Any combination of AmpLink amplifiers can be daisy-chained.
ControlCenter Zone Controller Accessories
Bose ControlCenter CC-1 zone controllers can be directly attached for remote adjustment of amplifier outputs, further extending stand-alone amplifier applications.
Designed to save power consumption when not in use. PowerShare amplifiers can be configured to automatically enter standby mode when the audio signal falls below a set threshold, then wake when audio returns.
- Performing arts venues
- Houses of worship
- Conference centers
- Retail stores
- Restaurants and bars
- Hospitality venues
Amplifier Power: 4 x 100 W (THD+N < 0.04%, 1 kHz, 4-8 Ω, 70/100V)
Maximum Power per Channel: 400 W @ 4-8 Ω, 70/100V
Gain (Low-Z mode): 30.2 dB
Gain (70V mode): 35.0 dB
Gain (100V mode): 38.0 dB
4-8 Ω: 4-8 Ω: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB @ 1 W); 70/100V: Same as 4-8 Ω with 50 Hz high-pass filterChannel Separation (Crosstalk):
> 85 dB @ 1 kHz, > 65 dB @ 20 kHzSignal to Noise Ratio:
100 dB (at rated power, A-weighted)Audio Inputs:
- Input Channels:
Analog: 4 balanced
AmpLink: 24 digital
Analog: 12-pin Euroblock
AmpLink: RJ-45 (Input)
20 kΩMaximum Input Level:
20 dBu (at 12 dBu sensitivity setting)Sensitivity:
4 / 12 dBu (low / high sensitivity)Audio Outputs:
- Analog: 4
- AmpLink: 24 digital
Connectors: 8-pin inverted Euroblock
- Analog: 8-pin inverted Euroblock
- AmpLink: RJ-45 (Input )
A/D and D/A Converters: 24-bit / 48 kHz
Processing Functions: Matrix mixer, loudspeaker EQ, real-time 9-band PEQ, Vpeak/Vrms limiters, delay, bandpass, mute/output polarity inversion
Loudspeaker Presets: Flat, DS16, DS40, DS100, FS3B, 402, 802, MA12EX, RMU105 and RMU108
Audio Latency: < 1 ms (any analog or Amplink input to loudspeaker output)
Indicators and Controls:
Power LED: Solid green - Solid green:: Power is on. Blinking green: The unit is in standby mode. Solid amber: Thermal fault. Solid red: Supply fault
Input Signal LED: Green: Signal present. Amber: Input is near clipping. Red: Input is clipping. Solid red: Indicates a fault
Output Limit LED: Amber: Amplifier limiting an output. Blinking red: Amplifier muted. Solid red: Indicates a fault.
Front Panel Control: Power On/Off
Rear Panel Controls: Amplifier mode DIP switches, loudspeaker EQ dials, input select dial, output attenuators
Mains Voltage: 100 VAC – 240 VAC (±10%, 50/60 Hz)
AC Power Consumption: 120 VAC: 14 W (Standby), 500 W (Max)
Mains Connector: Standard IEC (C14)
Maximum Inrush Current: 14.14 A (230 VAC / 50 Hz), 8.04 A (120 VAC / 60 Hz)
Protections: High temperature, output short, extra high frequency (EHF), excessively low or high AC line voltage
Dimensions: Width - 44 mm x 483 mm x 414 mm (1.7” x 19.0” x 16.3”)
Net Weight: 6.4 kg (14.1 lb)
Cooling System: Microprocessor controlled, variable speed fans, left to right airflow