JL Audio at KnowledgeFest last week showed a line of 8 marine audio amplifiers with built-in digital signal processing.
Due to ship in October, the new MVi line is essentially the marine version of JL Audio’s VXi amplifiers with DSP for audio tuning. Users can now tune their system to match their sporting activities whether it be fishing or wakeboarding.
Some of the new amplifiers carry additional inputs/outputs compared to the VXi line, to accommodate the many different zones in boats.
The amplifiers are available in white. They work with new software due from JL Audio for tuning from a phone, laptop or tablet. The units are salt and fog resistant with stainless steel and gold plating.
The line includes two system amplifiers, multichannel models and two mono amplifiers.
“Boat systems can benefit from the same system tuning advantages that have been popular in the automotive market for some time. Using EQ, Delay, Crossover, Signal Routing/Mixing and much more in MVi with integrated DSP, provides the ability to tune the system for individual listening locations and different watersport activities from fishing to wakeboarding or wakesurfing,” said JL Audio Marketing Director Bryatt Fischer.
One of the new models is the MV1000/5i, a 5 channel system amplifier with 24 bit/48Hz processing. Power output is 4 x 75 watt plus 1 x 400 watts at 4 ohms or 4 x 100 watts plus 1 x 600 watts at 2 ohms.
Features include differential balanced inputs, RCA analog pre-outs with independent DSP, and advanced rollback thermal protection.
The line also includes an 8-channel full range amplifier (specs pictured above) in addition to other mono and multi-channel configurations.