Communications Systems | LBB 1938/20 Plena Power Amplifier
LBB 1938/20 Plena Power Amplifier
The LBB 1938/20 is a powerful 480 W power amplifier
in a 3U high 19"case for rack mounting or tabletop
use. LEDs on the front panel show the status of the
amplifier: power, audio output level, and supervised
functions. This high-performance unit fulfills a wide
range of public address requirements at a surprisingly
The amplifier is protected against overload and short
circuits. A temperature-controlled fan ensures high
reliability at high output levels and low acoustic noise
at lower output levels. An overheat protection circuit
switches off the power stage and activates an LED on
the front panel, if the internal temperature reaches a
critical limit due to poor ventilation or overload.
The unit operates both on mains power and on a 24 V
battery power supply for emergency back up, with
For emergency and evacuation use, the following
functions are monitored: mains presence, battery
present, pilot tone presence, amplifier operation.
Front panel LEDs indicate the status of supervised
functions. The LEDs of pilot tone supervision and
480 W power amplifier in a 3U high 19"housing
EN 54‑16 certified and EN 60849 compliant
70 V / 100 V and 8 ohm outputs
Dual inputs with priority switching
100 V input for slave operation on 100 V speaker
battery status can be switched off for general public
address use. Failsafe (normally energized) relays are
provided for each supervised function. These relays
are always active regardless of the switches on the
The system has two balanced inputs with priority
control, each with a loop-through facility. This makes it
easy to connect remote systems that require priority
control. An additional 100 V line input is provided to
connect the amplifier to a 100 V loudspeaker line, to
provide more power to remote locations.
Gain or level control is located on the rear of the unit
to avoid accidental setting change. A meter with LED-
bar shows the output level.
The amplifier has 70 V and 100 V outputs for constant
voltage loudspeaker systems and a low impedance
output for 8 ohm loudspeaker loads.
The LBB 1938/20 has two separate priority controlled
100 V outputs for zones that only need
announcements made via the priority input, and for
zones that will not get any announcements made via
the priority input.