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PowerMatch® PM8500 / PM8500N

configurable professional power amplifier

The Bose® PowerMatch PM8500 configurable professional power amplifier provides concert-quality sound with a high level of scalability and configurability for fixed installation sound reinforcement systems. Ethernet-equipped versions enable network configuration, control and monitoring, and an expansion slot supports input from optional digital audio accessory cards. PowerMatch amplifiers utilize numerous Bose technologies to deliver an unprecedented combination of performance, efficiency and ease of installation—all in a reliable, proprietary design. 

ControlSpace® CC-64

The Bose ControlSpace CC-64 control center is an elegant, programmable, networked controller that provides users a simple and logical interface to their sound systems when using ControlSpace ESP processors and/or network version PowerMatch® amplifiers. Because the controller is completely programmable, you can customize the sound system, making only certain controls available, and simplifying user interaction with the system.

The CC-64 provides four rotary encoders with circular LED rings for a user-friendly method of managing gain settings or scene selections. A fifth encoder (upper right) provides control over programmed "scenes" or presets. Four bank switch buttons redefine the four Gain/Selector control knobs, providing quick access for up to 16 system gain controls or selectors. A large, two-line-by-40-character backlit LCD provides users the names of the system elements they are controlling.

PowerMatch® Dante™ network card

The Dante network card for PowerMatch configurable professional power amplifiers provides 8 input channels of low-latency digital audio using the Dante audio networking solution from Audinate®. Eight output channels are available for diagnostic monitoring from remote locations.

The Dante network card is installed into the digital expansion slot of the amplifier and includes a primary and secondary Gigabit Ethernet port. The secondary port can be configured for switched (default), redundant, or filtered for legacy product network connections. Up to 10 devices can be daisy-chained using the switched port configuration.

PowerMatch® CobraNet® card

The CobraNet® network card for PowerMatch configurable professional power amplifiers inserts into the digital expansion card slot of the amplifier and provides a connection of 8 input channels of uncompressed 48 kHz digital audio using industry-proven CobraNet audio networking. Eight output channels are available for diagnostic monitoring from remote locations.

ControlSpace® EP22-D 2In/2Out Dante™ Endpoint

The ControlSpace EP22-D Dante endpoint is a 2in/2out, convenient and cost-effective way to add mic/line audio input and output channels to a Dante-based networked audio system. The small form factor of the EP22-D and PoE power capability make it easy to put Dante connectivity wherever it’s needed—near the audio source or sink—thereby eliminating costly and interference-prone analog wiring. Setup and control, including like mic/line input gain, output gain and phantom power, as well as Dante audio routing are all integrated in ControlSpace Designer.

ControlSpace® EP40-D 4 Input Dante™ Endpoint

The ControlSpace EP40-D 4 input Dante endpoint is the ideal interface for adding mic/line inputs to a Dante system. The small form factor of the EP40-D allows it to be mounted almost anywhere, putting it close to audio sources and minimizing interference-prone analog wiring. The EP40-D features four balanced mic/line inputs, each with software selectable +48V phantom power and 8 gain levels. Front panel indicators show each channel’s gain and phantom power status for easy troubleshooting. The EP40-D has two network connections to allow Dante daisy chaining. Dante daisy-chaining further simplifies system infrastructure wiring by allowing multiple EP40-Ds to use a single CAT-5 home run connection to a network switch. Power can also be daisy chained. The EP40-D is powered by either an external +24VDC supply or any PoE network switch. Setup and control, including like mic/line input gain and phantom power, as well as Dante audio routing are all integrated in ControlSpace Designer.

ControlSpace® WP22B-D Dante™ Wall Plate

The ControlSpace WP22B-D Dante audio Interface is a cost effective multi-I/O wall box. The WP22B-D features two balanced mic/line XLR inputs and two balanced XLR line outputs. All inputs and outputs can be used simultaneously, and all audio channels are available separately. The WP22B-D is designed to fit into most dual gang US junction boxes and is PoE enabled, so all connectivity (power and data) is provided by a single CAT-5 cable. The size of the WP22B-D and I/O density make it easy to put Dante connectivity wherever it’s needed—near the audio source or sink—thereby eliminating costly and interference-prone analog wiring. Setup and control, including like mic/line input gain and phantom power, as well as Dante audio routing are all integrated in ControlSpace Designer.

ControlSpace® WP22BU-D Dante™ Wall Plate

The ControlSpace WP22BU-D Dante wall plate is a cost effective multi-I/O wall box. The WP22BU-D features a balanced mic/line XLR input and a balanced XLR line output. Two RCA line-level inputs and a 3.5mm TRS line-level input complete the available inputs. A 3.5mm TRS line-level output is also included. The WP22BU-D is designed to fit into most dual gang US junction boxes and is PoE enabled, so all connectivity (power and data) is provided by a single CAT-5 cable. The size of the WP22BU-D and I/O density make it easy to put Dante connectivity wherever it’s needed—near the audio source or sink—thereby eliminating costly and interference-prone analog wiring. Setup and control, including like mic/line input gain, balanced/unbalanced source selection, and phantom power, as well as Dante audio routing are all integrated in ControlSpace Designer.

PowerMatch® AES3 input card

The AES3 8-channel input card allows PowerMatch configurable professional power amplifiers to receive up to 8 channels from AES3 sources such as mixing consoles and DSPs. The AES3 input card inserts into the digital expansion slot on a PowerMatch amplifier. A buffered passthrough connection on card allows digital audio to be daisy-chained to multiple PowerMatch amplifiers or other AES3 devices.