Vocia VA-8600c

The Vocia VA-8600c is a digital networked multi-channel amplifier for use in Vocia® systems. The VA-8600c is CobraNet® enabled and can support up to eight modular AM-600c amplifier cards. These are individually software configurable from 100–600 Watts per channel up to a maximum of 2400 Watts of power per chassis. 70V, 100V and low-impedance outputs are software selectable per card. The  amplifiers can be configured for channel-to-channel or device-to-device failover. The amplifier uses comprehensive fixed-chain digital-signal processing within the device, including volume control, ducking, equalization, compressor/limiter, speaker crossover, delay, and output gain. Emergency messages for life-safety compliant systems are stored in non-volatile memory within the VA-8600c. Intuitive software provides audio system design via PC. Two RJ-45 connectors on the rear panel of the VA-8600c provide redundant connectivity to control data and audio over a single Ethernet cable and caters for an optional page active relay or dual 3:1 / 7:1 failover module. As part of the Vocia system, the VA-8600c used with the AM-600c compliant amplifier modules meets EN 54-16 certification for facilities of all sizes.

  • Modular based design
  • Amplification modules have software configurable power levels/load options
  • 8 amplification modules per frame with 100 to 600 Watts per module
  • 70V or 100V with direct drive capability, or low-impedance (4 or 8Ω) operation
  • Maximum of 2400 Watts of power in a device
  • Failover capability between channels and amplifiers
    • Device-to-Device
    • 1:1
    • Dual 3:1 (VFOM-1 module required)
    • 7:1 (VFOM-1 module required)
  • LED Indication:
    • Amplifier failure
    • Clip present
    • Fan stuck-rotor
    • Heat sink temperature fault
    • Signal peak
    • Signal present
  • Local non-volatile storage of emergency messages
  • Software Monitoring Features:
    • Amplifier failure
    • Excessive clipping
    • Fan stuck rotor
    • Heat sink temperature fault
    • Peak present
    • Short circuit on output
  • Software-configurable signal processing including volume control, filters, compressor/limiting, delay, speaker equalization, and output sensitivity
  • CobraNet audio and control data over a single Ethernet cable
  • Dual Ethernet ports for redundancy Rotary switches for unit identification
  • Rack mountable (3RU)
  • EN 54-16 certified, CE marked, UL listed and RoHS compliant
  • Covered by Biamp Systems’ 5-year warranty
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