The ILD500 is a professional audio induction loop driver capable of driving loop areas of upto 700m2 with unsurpassed clarity of sound for both music and speech for superior intelligibility.
Based on proven and highly reliable technology it is backed by an unrivalled 5 year warranty and free technical support. Improved power output provides outstanding value without compromise.
It boasts all the usual features found on Ampetronic equipment such as metal loss correction and automatic gain Control. The ILD500 is a compact and elegant unit suitable for freestanding, wall mounting or rack mounting.
|Room aspect ratio||1:1||2:1||3:1|
|Maximum area m2||420||525||700|
For any Induction Loop System, area coverage is dependent on several factors. Please check these assumptions and contact Ampetronic for advice if required:
The ILD500 is designed for SINGLE TURN loops for optimum audio quality.
Maximum cable length is dependent on cable type and on the application:
|Cable type||Maximum Cable Length (m)|
|Normal Use*||Transient Speech*|
|1.8mm2 flat copper tape||147||170|
* Short term speech (e.g. service counter, airport PA system) can cope with limited clipping at high frequencies – Ampetronic recommends delivery of full current up to 1.2kHz for these applications.
Longer term usage or signals with music or high quality audio must deliver full current to at least 1.6kHz to prevent fatigue and give acceptable intelligibility. Many commercially available systems do not deliver sufficient voltage to reproduce critical high frequencies – ask us for more details.
|Power||85W 230V AC nominal, 45-65Hz [120V option available]|
Power switch and LED indicator on front panel
|Microphone input||XLR balanced microphone input for 200-600Ω microphones;|
15dB user selectable gain boost; + 15V DC phantom power (selectable); sensitivity – 70dBu; front panel recessed gain control
|Line input||6.4mm jack socket balanced line input; sensitivity – 30dBu; overload protected; front panel recessed gain control|
|Link I/O||6.4mm jack insert point for connection of SP5 phase shifter|
0dBu signal can be used for recording
|Drive voltage||17.0 Vrms (24.0Vpk) at maximum output current|
|Drive current||6.4 Arms (9.0Apk) continuous 1kHz sine wave|
Short term peaks: >13A
Front panel recessed control
Drive current indicated on 6-LED display in 2dB increments
|Loop connector||Neutrik NL4 (supplied)|
|Loop Monitor||Provides access to actual audio signal in loop|
3.5mm stereo headphone connector on front panel
|Idle||1/6 peak Output Current (Speech)||1/3 peak Output Current (Pink noise)||Full Power|
|Driver||Channels||Current (ARMS)||Load Resistance (Ohms)||AC In (W)||BTU||AC In (W)||BTU||AC In (W)||BTU||AC In (W)||BTU|
|Freq. response||80Hz to 6.5kHz|
|Automatic Gain Control||The AGC is optimised for speech. Dynamic range >36dB|
Front panel recessed input level control
|Metal loss correction||Corrects system frequency response due to metal structures in a building. Gain constant at 1kHz, adjustable gain slope from|
0 to 3dB per octave.
This does not compensate for signal loss from metal structures which can be significant.
|Fault Monitoring||Three LED fault indicators on the front panel;|
• Overload – delivering over the rated current
• Overheat – unit is too hot (mutes output signal)
• Loop error – short circuit / open circuit error
|Ancillary||To supply Ampetronic ancillary units|
±15V DC 0.15A power outlet on rear panel
|Cooling||Forced ventilation. Air intake on left panel, air ejection at rear|
|Dimensions||Full width 1U 19″ rack mount.|
Width 430mm Depth 220mm Height 44mm
1U 19″ rack mount (brackets included)
Wall mounting (requires additional brackets)
|Environment||IP20 protection; 20 to 90% relative humidity; 0 to 35ºC|
Ampetronic can supply an extensive range of additional accessories for installation – discuss your requirements with our sales team and we will provide materials and equipment to suit your application.
|Input adaptors||A range of input adaptors and interface cables to accept most audio source inputs, see table below|
|Installation Accessories||18mm x 0.25mm copper tape|
PVC extrusion to protect copper tape
Installation / warning tape to fix cable or tape to a floor
|Wall mount brackets||WMF1-U|
|Phase shifter||SP5 for an array system requires a design which can be provided by Ampetronic|
By using the appropriate input adaptor or preamplifier the ILD500 will accept multiple additional inputs or audio inputs from other sources:
|Additional microphone and / or line inputs||MP221 preamps can drive up to 2 mics + 2 line inputs|
|100V line input|
Low impedance speaker line
|ATT-UJ & ATT-UX transformer isolated attenuators|
|Unbalanced microphones||MAT1 adaptor|
The ILD500 is CE marked to all relevant safety and EMC standards.
All Ampetronic amplifiers can be used to create a system that meets the requirements of IEC118-4 and the relevant recommendation of BS7594, however the design and installation of the system is equally important to meet these Induction Loop standards.
Some Ampetronic products are CSA registered for sale in the USA and Canada – contact Ampetronic for details.