SMQ series

New standard for affordable audio amplification.

Their advanced features and availability in different output powers for 350 Watt, 500 Watt, 750 Watt and 1250 Watt provide enormous flexibility for numerous applications.

  • SMQ500 - WaveDynamics™ quad-channel power amplifier 4 x 500W
  • SMQ500 - WaveDynamics™ quad-channel power amplifier 4 x 500W

SMQ500

WaveDynamics™ quad-channel power amplifier 4 x 500W
  • Lightweight class-D amplifier
  • Speakon compatible & terminal block output connections
  • RS232 control
  • Dante™/AES67 expansion port
  • XLR & terminal block input & linkthrough connections
  • Advanced DSP and loudspeaker management
  • 2.5" LCD display with intuitive user interface
  • WaveDynamics™ speaker & set configurations
3 years
Dante™ Domain Manager Ready
Dante™/AES67
RS232
USB
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The SMQ series are quad channel power amplifiers providing a new standard for affordable audio amplification in both fixed and mobile audio installations. Their advanced features and availability in different output powers for 350 Watt, 500 Watt, 750 Watt and 1250 Watt provide an enormous flexibility for numerous applications.The WaveDynamics™ DSP processor in combination with the 2.5” LCD display gives an unmatched user experience with intuitive functions overview for easy configuration.Acoustics can be optimized using Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley filters with selectable rolloff which can be configured as Low / High & Band Pass and the 7-Band equalizer which has adjustable frequencies and Q-factor. Other provided functions are delay and dynamic bass boost. These settings can be custom configured using the front panel of the amplifier, whereby access can be given on two different levels (User & Administrator) using password or USB-key protection. Loudspeaker protection is provided by an output power limiter whereby the maximum output power for every channel (in Watt) can be configured.Configuration is made simple with loudspeaker presets and full system configurations which can be selected from a library and uploaded with an USB flash drive. This ensures the best acoustical performance with a bullet-proof loudspeaker protection. Great flexibility and source compatibility is achieved via the input selection matrix combined with the XLR and terminal block signal connections. The outputs are made using Speaker and Terminal block connections. System integration is made easy using the RS-232 control port. An optional Dante™ interface is available for the WaveDynamics™ amplifiers. The installation of this network interface allows receiving and sending of low latency, high quality audio over a standard Ethernet network.

Scroll-Push control™
WaveDynamics™ DSP and loudspeaker management
2,5" LCD display
Individual channel selectors & indicators (2x)
USB connection for preset or settings loading / storage
Speakon compatible & terminal block output connections
RS-232 remote control connection
XLR & terminal block input & linkthrough connections
Dante™ expansion port for optional ANI44XT
Temperature controlled fan
SMQ500 - WaveDynamics™ quad-channel power amplifier 4 x 500W
TouchLink™ compatible
Decentralize your audio solutions

TouchLink™ compatible

Create virtual zones by linking multiple TouchLink™ compatible devices. With the ANI44XT installed it is now possible to create virtual zones for not only the SMQ series but also for the entire SMA, PMQ power amplifier series and many more compatible devices.

WaveDynamics™ technology
Integrated DSP processor

WaveDynamics™ technology

Enables you to effortlessly master any acoustically challenging setting. By loading in the presets via the USB slot on the front of the device you can easily configure our loudspeaker management to your own preferences. You can create your own custom preset or choose one of our pre-made settings.

AUDAC Touch™ compatible
Amplify sound, simplify control

AUDAC Touch™ compatible

When the optional ANI44XT is installed our freely available application AUDAC Touch™ allows you to have full WaveDynamics™ capabilities, straight from the mobile device, tablet or computer from where the control of your complete system is also done. This results in true complete system control.

Scroll-Push control™
Easy way to control your setup

Scroll-Push control™

This extremely efficient way of controlling your user interface is incorporated in AUDAC wall panels, WaveDynamics™ amplifiers, audio players and MTX matrixes. It allows an easy and logical way of controlling volume and more advanced settings such as EQ and source selection. The Scroll-Push™ button also provides a design advantage to the front of the device by replacing a large selection of buttons.

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  • SMQ500 - Dante™ enabled

    SMQ500 - Dante™ enabled

    The possibility to extend the device with a Dante™ audio network interface is provided. The optional expansion module ANI44XT can be installed quickly and easily.

    This is a combined product:
    SMQ500 + ANI44XT

Technical specifications

System specifications
RMS/AES power handling @ 4 Ω Stereo 4 x 500 W
@ 8 Ω Stereo 4 x 300 W
@ 8 Ω Bridge 2 x 1000 W
Frequency Response (± 3 dB) 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Signal / Noise > 95 dB
THD+N (@ 1 kHz) < 0.05% (1/2 Rated Power)
Crosstalk (@ 1 kHz) > 70 dB
Technology Class-D
Inputs Sensitivity -19.5 dB ~ 27 dB
Impedance 10 kΩ balanced
Connector XLR & 3-pin Euro Terminal Block (3.81 mm)
Outputs Connector Speakon compatible & 2-pin Euro Terminal Block (5.08 mm)
Common mode rejection ratio 70 dB
Damping factor > 200
Protection Amplifier DC Short circuit
Over heating
Over load
Signal limiting
Loudspeaker Power limiter
Access User & Administrator level (Through password and USB-key protection)
Cooling Temperature controlled fan
Operating temperature 0° ~ 40° @ 95% Humidity
Power Supply Switching mode
AC Input: 100-120V/220-240V~ 50/60Hz
informationNote: Standard voltage and frequency of electricity varies from country to country. Please contact your local distributor to ensure suitable product variant voltage and frequency compatibility.
Product Features
Dimensions 482 x 88 x 420 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 8.250 kg
Mounting 19”
Unit height 2 HE
Construction Steel
Colours Black
Recommended applications
Bars & Restaurants
Education
Hotels
Houses of worship
Clubs
Events
Corporate
Retail

Example setups

Functionality

A complete library of AUDAC loudspeaker and set solution presets is available for your projects, making it easy as picking the right file, loading it & play! Besides the optimal acoustic configurations, this library also includes the loudspeaker  performance parameters providing a bulletproof protection for them.

The 7-Band fully parametric equalizer with adjustable frequency and Q-factor and Butterworth, Bessel and Linkwitz-Riley filters with selectable roll-off allow you to create custom configurations, tweak your setup to the finest detail and adapt to your room’s acoustics. A delay function allows time-alignment of different speakers in your installation.

Configurations also allow you to bridge the outputs, double the output power of stereo channels to one mono channel or make a single three-channel amplifier driving a complete setup composed of stereo Mid/High frequency speakers and a bass cabinet. 

The operation and configuration of the device can be done in multiple ways. The most obvious way is by using the front panel controls, featuring a rotary selection dial and channel selection buttons with a clear and intuitive user interface on the 2.5” graphical LCD display.

Total system configurations for predefined set solutions can be loaded into the amplifier using the USB port.

Integration of the audio system into home and industrial automation systems is made easy through the RS232 connection & control port whereby functions such as input switching, volume adjustment, etc. can be controlled.

Every system comes with different requirements and every customer has his own preferences. Because of this, the structure is made as flexible as possible. This is achieved by an input selection matrix.

Each of the input connections can be patched to any amplifier channel and contains software controllable gain. The different implementations of the in- and output connectors allow the easiest way of connection for every application, while allowing signal linkthrough to other amplifiers.

Optimal protection is not only required for the listeners’ satisfaction, but can also be important for complying to the imposed regulations and guaranteeing the lifetime of the equipment. Because of this, protection precautions are implemented in different ways.

Firstly, user access is made possible on different levels. The device can be blocked or accessed in user or administrator level. Different levels allow different configuration and control functions, giving limited (Eg: only volume) control access to standard users and full configuration control to administrators. User restriction can be enabled and disabled and is given through password and/or USB-key.

Secondly, equipment protection is implemented by an output limiter which monitors the output power of every channel and will intervene when the output exceeds a certain level. The corresponding level can be software configured and is indicated in Watts. When the output limiter is configured at the maximum power of the loudspeaker, you can rest assured that the speakers won’t be blown during your absence.

Lastly, the maximum volume for every channel can be set independently. This prevents users (having volume access) going over the limit. This can help you to keep the system compliant with imposed regulations and maintain the good relationship with the neighbours.

The switching mode power supply and Class-D amplifier technology in combination with the auto-standby mode for each separate amplifier channel brings an end to the era of the power-hungry amplifiers. In addition, these features also result in a lightweight amplifier which benefits the customer when used in mobile applications.

Loudspeaker presets

FAQ

Answer

Any product that is updatable by the AUDAC system manager is automatically discovered and downloaded to your personal computer.

All other software versions can be found via audac.eu/software

Previous firmware versions can be found in the portal on the support tab.

Answer

Yes, it is always recommended to run the latest firmware to be compatible with AT2.

Answer

When the user password is lost, it can be changed by logging in with the administrator password. When the administrator password is lost, please contact your local distributor.

Answer

As the power consumption of an amplifier, strongly depends on how hard the amplifier is driven, measurements are provided for various loads: idle, 1/8 of average full power, 1/3 of average full power, and full power.

Idle 
Current draw at idle or with very low signal level

1/8 Power: Pink Noise
Amplifiers are tested using pink noise signals to simulate real-world speech and music signals.  It approximates operating with music or voice with light clipping and represents the amplifier's typical "clean" maximum level, without audible clipping. This 1/8 power signal provides a very good approximation of how hard an amplifier would be driven by typical real-world speech/music signals, assuming those signals were being driven as loud as possible without clipping the amplifier.

1/3 Power: Pink Noise
1/3 Power Pink Noise is similar to 1/8 Power Pink Noise, except that it is a significantly more powerful input signal. It approximates operating with music or voice with very heavy clipping and a very compressed dynamic range. This 1/3 power signal provides an approximation of how hard an amplifier would be driven by typical real-world speech/music signals, assuming those signals were being driven loud enough to clip the amplifier heavily, and produce severe, audible distortion.

Full Power
Current draw at full power is measured with a sine wave at its maximum possible level. However, it does not represent any real-world operating condition and represents the absolute extremes that an amplifier could ever experience.
 

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