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MLD5 MultiLoop Driver

The MLD5 is part of the new benchmark range for professional audio induction loop systems. The elegant, sturdy units feature the most compact and most robust design on the market, requiring only a single 19” rack mount.

Designed to provide optimum efficiency and ample current for standard compliant field strength, coupled with unmatched voltage headroom to ensure crystal clear sound reproduction without clipping or distortion at practical loads. MLD units are built to our exacting standards and are backed by our 5 year warranty.

The flexibility of Ampetronic MLD units allows each output channel to drive separate loops, or two drive two overlaid loop patterns, with or without the selectable phase shift between the two channels.

Two separate simple area loops (or perimeter loops) can be driven at the same phase or with 90° phase shift. This can be used to cover large areas with no metal losses, or multiple different areas in the same facility.

Two loop layouts can be driven configured as multiple loop segments with or without phase shift. Simple array, low loss array or low spill array designs can create different performance to optimise field strength
over any area, and minimise loop ‘spill’ for adjacent systems or for confidentiality.

Contact Ampetronic for free advice on all loop applications, design tools and support are available to check the expected performance for your application. Most commonly used design types are low loss and low spill:

MultiLoop™ Low Loss Systems are used to:

  • Compensate for high losses due to metal structures
  • Drive large areas where perimeter loops cause too much variation

MultiLoop™ Low Spill Systems are used to:

  • Perform the same tasks as a Low Loss systems, but also minimise ‘spill’
    – confines signal to within 1.5m of looped area, suitable for adjacent rooms e.g. cinemas, classrooms, or confidential applications.

Applications include

  • Conference facilities
  • Stadia & Sports Halls
  • Cinemas & Theatres
  • Courts & Confidentiality
  • Classrooms & Lecture Halls
  • Airports & Railway Stations

Product Code:
MLD5

  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Standards
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    • Drives 2 output channels at 5ARMS each, featuring accurate and stable 90° phase shift
    • Up to 360m2 MultiLoop™ area coverage
    • Upto 2 x 400m2 Perimeter Loop area coverage
    • Space saving 1U rack mount unit, the most space efficient loop driver available
    • Front inlet & rear exhaust fan cooling for true rack mount integration
    • Rack mount or free standing installation
    • Can be used with or without phase shift to drive independent loops
    • Optimised to reproduce speech frequencies with unmatched intelligibility
    • Supreme musical reproduction
    • Automatic Gain Control
    • Metal loss correction
    • Active loop error monitoring & dual loop fault detection at start-up
    • Versatile input selection
      • 2 x XLR balanced mic / line switchable inputs
    • Low lifetime cost
      • Based on proven technology to ensure excellent reliability
      • 5 year warranty
    • Tested to, and compliant with: IEC 62489-1 induction loop amplifier performance standard
    • Free technical support

    Equipment supplied as standard

    • Handbook and installation instructions
    • 197 x 252mm loop system present sign (deaf logo)
    • Region specific mains cable
    • Loop connector for each output
    • Rack mount brackets
    • Status Connector
    • DC Connector

    MLD5 optional accessories

    Ampetronic can supply a range of accessories to meet the specific needs of your installation:

    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

    Input adaptors

    By using the appropriate input adaptor or preamplifier the MLD9 will accept multiple additional inputs or audio inputs from other sources:

    Input Type Adaptor
    100V line input
    Low impedance speaker line
    Line Level
    ATT-UX transformer isolated attenuators
    Unbalanced microphones MAT1 adaptor

     

     

  • Maximum area coverage for MLD5 MultiLoop™ systems (m2)

    Loop Design No Metal Loss* Moderate Metal Loss** High Metal Loss***
    Low Loss 360 250 n/a
    Low Spill 190 150 n/a
    Perimeter Loop @ 1:1 Aspect Ratio 2 x 225 max 5m loop width n/a
    Perimeter Loop @ 3:1 Aspect Ratio 2 x 400 max 5m loop width n/a

    Typical scenarios are based on *a building with no structural metal, **a building with reinforced concrete (re-bar) construction.

     

    INPUTS

    Power 85W 230V AC nominal, 45-65Hz [120V option available]
    Power switch & LED indicator (Hearing Loop logo) on front panel
    Input 1 & 2
    Programmable Microphone / Line
    XLR balanced input with programmable 15dB gain boost switchable between microphone and line on the rear panel.
    Microphone specification; 200 – 600Ω, sensitivity -55dBu.
    Selectable 12V phantom power on microphone only
    Line sensitivity; -30dBu
    Screwdriver adjustable front panel recessed gain control

    OUTPUTS

    Loop Output Drive Voltage 10.2Vrms (14.5Vpk)  at maximum output current per channel
    Loop Output 5Arms (7Apk) continuous 1kHz sine wave peak >7A per channel
    Drive Current
    • Cont. pink noise 2.5Arms short term peaks >10A per channel
    • Front panel recessed controls
    • Drive current indicated on two 6-LED displays in 3dB increments
    Loop Connectors Neutrik NL4 Speakons (supplied) one for each output
    Loop Monitor Provides access to monitor actual loop current via a 3.5mm stereo headphone connector on front panel
    Channel A on left, channel B on right
    Status A pair of isolated relay contacts to indicate system status;
    fault = open circuit: system O.K. = short circuit
    DC Output Resettable, fuse protected 12V 0.1A.

    THERMAL HEAT CHART

    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
    MLD9 2 9.2 1.5 25 85 100 293 210 524 560 1046
    MLD7 2 6.4 1.5 25 85 92 291 160 454 330 711
    MLD5 2 4.9 1.0 14 48 48 154 80 236 155 362

    AUDIO SYSTEM

    Frequency Response 80Hz to 6.5kHz
    Distortion THD+N <0.2% 1kHz sine at full current
    Automatic Gain Control The AGC is optimised for speech. Dynamic range >36dB
    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.
    Phase Shift User selectable at 0° or 90° between outputs

    ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

    Fault Monitoring Fault indicators on the front panel;

    • Clipping – delivering over the rated voltage (per channel)
    • Temp – unit is too hot (temporarily mutes output signal)
    • Loop error – short circuit / open circuit error (per channel)
    Status Contact A pair of relay contacts are provided for remote fault monitoring
    Cooling Twin variable speed fan cooled. Front inlet, rear exhaust.

    PHYSICAL

    Size Full width 1U 19″ rack mount.
    Width 430mm Depth 220mm Height 44mm
    Mounting Options Freestanding
    1U 19″ rack mount (brackets included)
    Weight 3.75kg
    Environment IP20 rated; 20 to 90% relative humidity; 0 to 35ºC

     

  • This product is 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 BS7594. 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 standard for audio frequency induction loop equipment. Specification data should only be compared with data compliant to this standard.

    This product is CE market to all relevant safety and EMC standards, and is NRTL(ETL) approved for sale in North America.
    For detailed information on approvals, standards compliance and how to interpret the technical parameters on Ampetronic datasheets, please visit the support section of our website or contact support@ampetronic.co.

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