Featuring Behringer’s Dual-Drive™ technology, the MA6018 automixer-amplifier provides two independent power amplifier channels within each enclosure, each capable of delivering 180 watts RMS of clean, reliable power to drive your system. One channel is dedicated to low impedance loads, while the other simultaneously drives 70/100V loads at equal power. Applications that can benefit from this technology include those where high performance low impedance speakers are used for one area while distributed speakers can serve another, without the need for additional power amplifiers.
The MA6000 Series automixer-amplifiers combine a fresh and modern aesthetic design with innovative technologies which will set new standards in distributed system designs. With a focus on sustainability, the MA6000 product family employs high efficiency electronics, resulting in significantly lower power consumption and operating costs. Aimed at enabling LEED certified applications, they also create a vastly smaller carbon footprint than conventional products built around legacy technologies.
For applications requiring a higher level of sophistication and capability, the MA6018 automixer-amplifier will set a new standard for integrated mixer-amplifiers. The extensive feature set includes eight universal inputs with individual two-band equalization, direct outputs and adaptive proportional gain automatic mixing for use in speech reinforcement systems that can be expanded to accommodate up to 32 inputs. In addition, four auxiliary inputs are provided with intuitive front panel selectors to allow users to quickly and easily select between music sources. Equipped with remote volume control, source selection and system power, the MA6018 automixer-amplifier is aimed at installations in conference centers, council chambers, courtrooms, hotel meeting rooms and many other venues.
Diverse Connectivity and Signal Adjustment
Eight Mic/Line inputs on 5-pin Euroblock (phoenix-style) connectors and XLR/TRS combination connectors, each with Low and Hi frequency equalization, individual trim control, and post-trim input level LED, and four auxiliary inputs on dual unbalanced RCA connectors are assignable to the main mix, Zone 2, and/or MOH.
Flexible Signal Routing
Inputs 1-8 have flexible "per input" controls for switchable Mic/Line, Phantom power, Main Mix and/or Zone 2 output, Mute Send/RCV, Remote Volume Control, Chime, and Auto-mixing. A master 9-pole dip switch controls routing of individual aux inputs to MOH, the internal chime tone to the main mix and/or Zone 2/MOH output connector, controls the master mode function, auto-mixing, and routes the selected aux input source to the Main and/or Zone 2/MOH mix bus.
Two independent transformerless amplifiers simultaneously drive 70/100 V and 4 ohm loads.
Versatile Dedicated Input
Dedicated paging input allows the unit to interface with a microphone or telephone system to broadcast handset pages with chime warnings over attached speakers or routed to an attached music source to a music on hold system. The Page input has switchable Mic/Line and Phantom power, Main Mix and/or Zone 2 assignment, voice activated and manual chime activation, muting of inputs 1-8 and/or aux inputs during page, with adjustable paging input gain, page/main mix separation, and chime volume control.
Multiple Output Options
Main mix output on a securable 4-pin Euroblock (phoenix-style) connector with selectable 70/100V switch, and Zone 2 and MOH assignable output with independent gain control allows for connection to a telephone system's Music-On-Hold input and sends a uniquely assigned line level mix to a second amplified zone. Two preamp out/amp in 5-pin Euroblock connectors, one 70V and one 4 ohm, allow for balanced line-level send and return of the main mix bus signal o interface with external processing equipment.
Unsurpassed Energy Efficiency
State-of-the-art energy-saving technology with up to 85% power efficiency drastically reduces energy cost. Ultra-light, ultra-low noise and ultra-efficient switch-mode power supplies are employed for noise-free audio, superior transient response, and exceptionally low power consumption.
Independent DC and thermal overload protection automatically protects your amplifier and speakers without shutting down audio, while automatic electronic limiters for each amplifier prevent clipping and distortion.
Unique Front Panel Design
Front panel features input level controls, Lo and Hi frequency main mix equalization controls, Lo and Hi frequency Aux input equalization controls, Aux input gain control, and Zone 2 volume control, covered by a uniquely designed opaque drop down door.
Diverse User Control and Monitoring
Front panel auto-dimming control illumination, dual channel VU meter, positive pressure power switch, and a dual-function indicator ring surrounding the master volume control and four momentary, non latching front panel buttons select which of the four rear-panel aux inputs is active and feeding the main mix bus at any given time.
Full-Featured Remote Connectivity and Control
Wired remote volume, power control, and Aux channel selection which allows for gain control of aux channels or main mix control, and a remote volume assign switch assigns the remote volume control to either the Main Mix bus VCA, affecting the overall volume, or the Aux Mix VCA which affects only the selected Aux source.
Two bridge input/output connectors on 5-pin Euroblock connectors allows multiple units to be interconnected to expand the number of inputs by sending the pre-master, pre-EQ signal of the main mix bus and the data from the MCU to a subsequent unit.