C14-2 MultiLoop hearing loop driver

C-Series Multiloop Driver 14A 120v/230v
Part code: C14-2N (Networked), C14-2D (Dante)

The new C14-2, our new flagship driver, is particularly impressive with a massive 14ARMS / 48VRMS making it the most powerful hearing loop driver on the market today. The higher voltage that the C14-2 offers enables you to drive more current, further, perfect for areas of high metal loss or in large venue situations where the driver is further from the loop.

Known for their simple interface, connectivity, ease of installation and powerful monitoring and maintenance tools, the C Series can now meet any hearing loop requirement.

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Features
  • Simple digital interface for accurate adjustment
  • Network and stand-alone options
  • Networking with browser interface for remote reporting, adjustment, active status monitoring and remote fault reporting via email or Telnet
  • Dual outputs featuring accurate and stable 90° phase shift
  • Built-in test tones
  • Compatible with Loopworks Measure LoopLink for direct and automated driver control
  • Clear indicators and system diagnostics
  • Compact 1U rack mount unit with internal power supply
  • Optimised for speech frequencies with unmatched intelligibility and capable of high quality musical reproduction
  • Industry standard Phoenix connectors
  • Data compliant with IEC 62489-1 Standard
  • 100V line input

 

Standards

These products are designed to form part of a system that can meet all of the requirements of the international loop performance standard IEC60118-4, and the relevant parts of IEC TR 63079.

To fully meet requirements of these standards, correct design, installation, commissioning and maintenance are required. All specification data has been compiled in accordance with IEC62489-1, the international performance reporting standard for audio frequency induction loop equipment. Specification data should only be compared with data compliant to this standard.

This product is CE and RCM marked to all relevant safety and EMC standards, and is MET Labs approved for sale in North America.

Specifications (PDF)

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C14-2 MultiLoop hearing loop driver

The C14-2 Series hearing loop drivers from Ampetronic mark a substantial development in assistive listening technology. C Series units feature digital signal processing and networking functionality, and enable fast, accurate setup and adjustment via a very simple and easy to use user interface.

Ampetronic has engineered the C Series to offer the high end performance, consistency and certainty of results usually associated with top of the range hearing loop drivers. Class ‘D’ drivers built into the C Series ensures low running and maintenance costs.

Network and Dante versions enable installers, technicians and facilities managers to remotely control the driver and monitor its condition status along with resistance and induction measurements. Fault condition alerts via email or Telnet provide reassurance that an operator will be informed of any issues with performance delivery.

The C14-2 features 14 AmpsRMS current loop output, plus ample voltage headroom, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Installation can be performed with total confidence; unique, multi-stage filtering ensures compatibility with other systems and global EMC regulations. These products are designed to form part of a system that can meet all of the requirements of the international loop performance standard IEC60118-4, and the relevant parts of IEC TR 63079.

 

C14-2 Series hearing loop drivers applications include:

  • Lecture Theatres & Conference facilities
  • Stadia, Sports Halls, Cinemas & Theatres
  • Courts Rooms, Airports & Railway Stations

 

You can also select from:

Perimeter loop drivers
C5-1 – 5ARMS output, single channel, 20VRMS
C7-1 – 7ARMS output, single channel, 20VRMS
C10-1 – 10ARMS output, single channel, 33.9VRMS

MultiLoop drivers
C5-2 – 5ARMS output, two channels, 20VRMS
C7-2 – 7ARMS output, two channels, 20VRMS
C10-2 – 10ARMS output, two channels, 33.9VRMS
C14-2 – 14ARMS output, two channels, 48.1VRMS

  • Simple digital interface for accurate adjustment
  • Network and stand-alone options
  • Networking with browser interface for remote reporting, adjustment, active status monitoring and remote fault reporting via email or Telnet
  • Dual outputs featuring accurate and stable 90° phase shift
  • Built-in test tones
  • Compatible with Loopworks Measure LoopLink for direct and automated driver control
  • Clear indicators and system diagnostics
  • Compact 1U rack mount unit with internal power supply
  • Optimised for speech frequencies with unmatched intelligibility and capable of high quality musical reproduction
  • Industry standard Phoenix connectors
  • Data compliant with IEC 62489-1 Standard
  • 100V line input

 

INPUTS

Input 1 & 2 3 way 3.5mm euroblock screw terminal input (supplied) with a balanced microphone and line level operation, selectable via rear panel switch. Switchable 250Hz low cut filter. Priority input option (network models only).
Microphone / Line Microphone specification; 200 – 600Ω, sensitivity -67dBu. Selectable 24V phantom power on microphone only Line sensitivity -42dBu. Max line level 17Bu. Max mic level -8dBu.
100V Line (Input 2 only) 2 way 5mm euroblock screw terminal (supplied) Sensitivity +7dBu
Dante (Optional C5/C7) RJ45 Ethernet, control and monitoring. Hosted web server, Telnet & SNMP.

OUTPUTS

Loop Connectors 4 way 5mm euroblock screw terminal (supplied) for each output, for twisted pair or star-quad configured feed cables
DC Output* 2 way 3.5mm euroblock screw terminal (supplied). Re-settable, fuse protected 12V 0.1A. Controllable to reflect amplifier status (network models only)
Status Relay (C10 and C14) 2 way 3.5mm euroblock screw terminal (supplied). Normally closed isolated relay contacts, open in fault conditions. Rated load 0.5A at 125VAC, 2A at 30VDC.
Line Output 3 way 3.5mm euroblock screw terminal (supplied) post AGC balanced output
USB*  Firmware updates or power for wireless router (200mA max).

*Note powering an external device via DC out or USB may reduce power headroom available for the loop. DC Output and USB power should not be used simultaneously.

 

Model Current Voltage Power Consumption Weight
C5-1 5ARMS (7.1 Apk) 1kHz sine 2.4ARMS pink 20VRMS (28.3Vpk) 35W 2.5kg
C5-2 55W 2.8kg
C7-1 7ARMS (9.9 Apk) 1kHz sine 3.3ARMS pink 55W 2.8kg
C7-2 95W 3.1kg
C10-1 10ARMS (14.1 Apk) 1kHz sine 4.7ARMS pink 33.9VRMS (48Vpk) 70W (mains voltage switchable) 4.2kg
C10-2 120W (mains voltage switchable) 5.2kg
C14-2 14ARMS (19.8 Apk) 1kHz sine 6.6ARMS pink 48.1VRMS (68Vpk) 180W (mains voltage switchable) 6.7kg

THERMAL HEAT CHART

Idle 1/6 peak Output Current (Speech) 1/3 peak Output Current (Pink noise) Full Power
Driver Model Number of channels Current (ARMS) Load Resistance (Ohms) AC In (W) BTU AC In (W) BTU AC In (W) BTU AC In (W) BTU
C14-2 2 14 0.44 24.5 84 40.9 107 91.7 182 389 739
2 14 1 24.5 84 49.6 95 129 143 650 880
2 14 1.2 24.5 84 57.4 107 159.4 187 660 647
2 10 2 24.5 84 68.8 159 205 396 656 874
C10-2 2 10 0.44 18.9 64 25 69 49.5 102 189 345
2 10 1 18.9 64 30.5 66 71.7 93 347 502
2 10 1.2 18.9 64 37.5 82 95.6 144 393 522
2 7 2 18.9 64 41.5 104 115.1 244 376 614
C10-1 1 10 0.44 10.4 35 16 46 27.8 61 98.1 185
1 10 1 10.4 35 19 46 38.9 57 172 246
1 10 1.2 10.4 35 21.5 51 48.1 73 192 246
1 7 2 10.4 35 27.2 74 60.8 133 178 273
C7-2 2 7 0.44 11 38 15 49 36 90 76 112
2 7 1 11 38 19 46 44 76 169 242
2 7 1.2 11 38 19 43 44 61 169 175
2 5 2 11 38 19 46 42 67 157 194
C7-1 1 7 0.44 8 27 10 30 15 35 36 49
1 7 1 8 27 13 35 25 48 80 106
1 5 2 8 27 12 31 24 44 80 102
C5-2 2 5 0.44 11 38 13 40 19 48 45 78
2 5 1 11 38 16 45 29 61 91 140
2 3.5 2 11 38 19 45 42 65 82 113
C5-1 1 5 0.4 8 27 10 31 16 40 26 55
1 5 0.5 8 27 10 30 18 43 32 67
1 5 0.6 8 27 11 32 20 46 35 68
1 3.5 1 8 27 9 28 12 31 27 50

 

AUDIO SYSTEM

Frequency Response 80Hz to 6.5kHz
Distortion THD+N <0.3% 1kHz sine at full current
Automatic Gain Control The AGC is optimised for speech. Dynamic range >36dB
Metal Loss Correction Corrects system frequency response issues due to metal structures in a building. Gain constant at 1kHz, adjustable gain slope from 0 to 4dB per octave in 0.25dB increments. Custom dual slope MLC allows different slopes and knee frequency to be set via the menu (network models only). This does not compensate for signal loss from metal structures which can be significant.
Phase Shift User selectable (network models only) at 0° or 90° between outputs

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Status Tri-colour LED: Solid Green = normal operation Flashing Green = sleep mode Flashing Amber = standby Flashing Red = error Fast Flashing Amber = firmware update

PHYSICAL

Size Full width 1U 19″ rack mount. Width 430mm Depth 190mm Height 44mm Depth inc. knob 190mm (C5/C7) 305mm (C10/C14)
Mounting Options Freestanding Options 1U 19″ rack mount (brackets fitted as standard) Wall mounted, brackets available separately
Environment IP20 rated; 20 to 90% relative humidity; 0 to 35ºC
Cooling C5/C7 Passive. C10/14 variable speed fan, front inlet rear exhaust.

These products are designed to form part of a system that can meet all of the requirements of the international loop performance standard IEC60118-4, and the relevant parts of IEC TR 63079.

To fully meet requirements of these standards, correct design, installation, commissioning and maintenance are required. All specification data has been compiled in accordance with IEC62489-1, the international performance reporting standard for audio frequency induction loop equipment. Specification data should only be compared with data compliant to this standard.

This product is CE and RCM marked to all relevant safety and EMC standards, and is MET Labs approved for sale in North America.

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Features
  • Simple digital interface for accurate adjustment
  • Network and stand-alone options
  • Networking with browser interface for remote reporting, adjustment, active status monitoring and remote fault reporting via email or Telnet
  • Dual outputs featuring accurate and stable 90° phase shift
  • Built-in test tones
  • Compatible with Loopworks Measure LoopLink for direct and automated driver control
  • Clear indicators and system diagnostics
  • Compact 1U rack mount unit with internal power supply
  • Optimised for speech frequencies with unmatched intelligibility and capable of high quality musical reproduction
  • Industry standard Phoenix connectors
  • Data compliant with IEC 62489-1 Standard
  • 100V line input

 

Standards

These products are designed to form part of a system that can meet all of the requirements of the international loop performance standard IEC60118-4, and the relevant parts of IEC TR 63079.

To fully meet requirements of these standards, correct design, installation, commissioning and maintenance are required. All specification data has been compiled in accordance with IEC62489-1, the international performance reporting standard for audio frequency induction loop equipment. Specification data should only be compared with data compliant to this standard.

This product is CE and RCM marked to all relevant safety and EMC standards, and is MET Labs approved for sale in North America.

Specifications (PDF)

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