QSC RMX 1450a 2-Channel Power Amplifier
About This Product
QSC RMX 1450a 2-Channel Power AmplifierThe RMXa Series is an update on a proven line of amplifiers line of amplifiers combining legendary QSC reliability, audio performance and affordability. Entertainers and touring users can continue to rely on the RMXa as one of the leading amplifier series in the world. For mid-power applications, the 2RU models offer 4Ω power ratings from 300 to 800 watts per channel. For premium loudspeaker systems with extremely high power capacity the 3RU models (RMX 4050a and RMX 5050a) are unchallenged.
The RMXa Series amplifiers from QSC offer true professional-quality performance at an affordable price.
Three 2-rackspace models range in power from 430 to 1200 watts per channel at 2 ohms. Two 3-rackspace models provide 2000 to 2500 watts per channel at 2 ohms. All five models feature a compact chassis less than 16” deep.
RMXa amplifiers include a comprehensive set of features including XLR and 1/4” balanced inputs, Speakon and binding post outposts for convenient connectivity. User-defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filters optimize sonic performance.
RMX 1450a Features:
- Compact size — up to 2500 watts in two rack spaces, or 5000 watts in three rack spaces.
- High-current toroidal transformers, for greater 2-ohm power and low noise.
- Independent user-defeatable clip limiters reduce distortion.
- Selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz or 50 Hz) protect speakers and increase headroom.
- Balanced 1/4” (6.3 mm) TRS, XLR, and barrier strip inputs.
- Touch-proof binding post and Neutrik Speakon outputs.
- Front mounted gain controls for easy access.
- Signal and clip LED indicators for monitoring performance.
- Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier and speakers.
- 3-year warranty plus optional 3-year extended service contract.
QSC RMX 1450a Specifications
|Model||RMX 850a||RMX 1450a||RMX 2450a||RMX 4050a||RMX 5050a|
|Power per Channel, Stereo Mode (both channels driven)|
|8Ω, FTC 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.1% tdD||185 W||260 W||450 W||800 (650**) W||1050 W|
|8Ω, EIA 1 kHz, 0.1% tdD||200 W||300 W||500 W||850 W||1100 W|
|4Ω, FTC 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.1% tdD||280 W||400 W||650 W||1300 W||1600 W|
|4Ω, EIA 1 kHz, 0.1% tdD||300 W||500 W (0.5% tdD)||800 W||1400 W||1800 W|
|2Ω, FTC 20 Hz–20 kHz, 1% tdD||–||–||–||1600 W||2000 W|
|2Ω, EIA 1 kHz, 1% tdD||430 W||700 W||1200 W||2000 W||2500 W|
|Power, Bridge-Mono Mode|
|8Ω, FTC 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.1% tdD||530 W||800 W||1300 W||2600 W||3200 W|
|8Ω, EIA 1 kHz, 0.1% tdD||600 W||900 W||1500 W||2800 W||3600 W|
|4Ω, EIA 1 kHz, 1% tdD||830 W||1400 W||2400 W||4000 W||5000 W|
|Signal to Noise (20 Hz–20 kHz)||-100 dB|
|Distortion (SMPTE-IM)||< 0.01%||< 0.02%|
|Input Sensitivity at 8Ω||1.15V (+3.4dBu)||1.23V
|1.42V (+5.3 dBu)|
|Voltage Gain||31.6x (30 dB)||40x (32 dB)||50x (34 dB)||64x (36 dB)|
|Output Circuitry||Class AB||2-tier Class H||3-tier Class H|
|Current Draw (120 V AC)
Typical, 1/8 power pink noise at 4Ω*
Severe, 1/3 power pink noise at 4Ω*
|AC Mains Plug
35 lb (15.9 kg)
41 lb (18.6 kg)
40 lb (18.2 kg)
46 lb (20.9 kg)
44.5 lb (20.2 kg)
50.5 lb (23 kg)
68 lb (30.8 kg)
77 lb (34.9 kg)
75 lb (33.1 kg)
87 lb (37.2 kg)
20 Hz–20 kHz, 10 dB below rated power
1 kHz and below, full rated power
< 0.03% tdD, 4Ω and 8Ω
< 0.03% tdD, 4Ω and 8Ω
< 0.02% tdD, 4Ω and 8Ω
< 0.02% tdD, 4Ω and 8Ω
|Frequency Response||20 Hz–20 kHz: +0/-1 dB -3 dB points: 5 Hz and 50 kHz (LF filter bybassed, 8Ω)|
|Damping Factor (1 kHz and below)||> 300 at 8Ω||> 250 at 8Ω|
|Input Impedance||10 kΩ unbalanced; 20 kΩ balanced|
|Input Stage Clipping||10 V rms (+22 dBu)||6.4 V rms (+18 dBu)|
|Cooling||Continuously variable speed fan, back-to-front air flow|
|Connectors (each channel)||Input: Active balanced; 3-pin Euro-style detachable terminal block and XLR (pin 2+)
Output: Touch-proof binding posts; Neutrik Speakon®
|Controls||Front: AC switch; Channel 1 & 2 gain knobs
Rear: 10-position DIP switch
|LED Indicators||Power on: Green; Signal: Yellow (1 per channel); Clip/Protect: Red (1 per channel)|
|Amplifier Protection||Full short circuit, open circuit, tdermal, ultrasonic, RF protection. Stable into reactive or mismatched loads|
|Load Protection||Turn-on/off muting; AC coupling (850, 1450); Triac crowbar (1850HD, 2450, 4050HD, 5050) on each channel|
|Dimensions||3.5” (8.9 cm) tall; 2 rack spaces||5.25” (13.3 cm) tall; 3 rack spaces|
|Power Requirements||100, 120, 230 V AC (factory configured), 50–60 Hz|
The RMX 1450a Box Includes:
(1) QSC RMX 1450a 2-Channel Power Amplifier
(1) Quick Start Guide
(1) Adhesive Rubber Feet Kit (For non rack-mount applications)
(1) Rear Rack Ear Mounting Kit
(1) IEC Detachable Power Cord