iKON iK42

High Power, Four-Channel Class D Amplifier

The iKON iK42 is an advanced 4-channel power amplifier which combines very high power density with superb audio performance, state-of-the-art DSP and network control. A dedicated controller amplifier for Martin Audio Wavefront Precision line arrays and XE Series stage monitors, the iK42 can also provide multi-channel amplification across the Martin Audio loudspeaker range.

Features

  • Four channels of efficient Class D amplification
  • Very high power density in 2U rack height
  • Up to 20,000 Watts total power output, depending on load impedance
  • High performance 96kHz DSP on all inputs and outputs (48kHz on outputs when implementing FIR filters)
  • Switch mode power supply
  • Global mains operation, 85V to 240V auto-sensing
  • Intuitive, user-friendly, front panel interface
  • Analogue, AES3 and Dante™ digital audio network inputs
  • Ethernet network for system operation, control and monitoring via Martin Audio VU-NET™ software
  • Comprehensive protection and monitoring functions

Applications

  • Dedicated system amplifier for Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Series and XE Monitor Series
  • Versatile multi-channel amplification for Martin Audio loudspeaker systems

The iK42 can deliver a full 5000 watts per channel into 2Ω with all channels driven while remaining highly efficient. Its high efficiency reduces the energy drawn from the mains supply and ensures the power reserves needed to deliver superb sound under arduous live conditions.

Ethernet is used for system remote control and monitoring via Martin Audio’s VU-NET software application, while a user friendly front panel interface allows full local control of all features. Dante digital audio network inputs are also provided for digital audio distribution and control.

Powerful DSP is fully integrated into the iK42 to provide a multitude of features that ensure maximum performance and worldwide compatibility of XE monitors. It also provides up to 1000 FIR filter taps @ 48kHz on each output channel, which is essential to implement DISPLAY’s wide bandwidth optimisation process in WP line array systems.

The iK42 employs comprehensive protection functions to maintain safe operating conditions of both the amplifier and the loudspeakers driven — including a sophisticated loudspeaker limiter suite which incorporates peak, RMS and excursion limiting, as well as multiband limiting for passive 2-way systems.

Accessories

IK42AMPRACK-UK

Amplifier rack
for iK42

IK42AMPRACK-UK+

Amplifier rack
for iK42

IK42DIST32UK

Distro for iK42
Rest of World Version

IK42DIST32UK+

Distro for iK42
Rest of World Version

IKRACK

Rear rack ears for use
with IKON Series amplifiers

AMPRACK9UUK

9U amplifier rack
for iK42 and iK81

INDIST1U+

Distro panel for
iKON amplifier racks

PWA00238

0.4m NL4 biamp link 2.5mm cable
for full range enclosures

PWA00239

1m NL4 biamp link 4mm cable
for Subwoofers

PWA00240

15m NL4 biamp 4mm cable
for Subwoofers

PWA00241

20m NL4 biamp 2.5mm cable
for for full range enclosures

PWA00242

M Soca 8 way to 8 2 pole NL4
for use with 8 circuits of WPM

PWA00243

M Soca to 4 x biamp
NL4 5m tails

PWA00244

M Soca to 2 x NL8
1m

PWA00245

NL8 to 4 x NL4 15m
with 2m breakout

PWA00246

15m Soca
Male to Female

ASF14020

8 Port Rack Mount
Network Switch

PWA0067

Cat 5 cable
0.5m