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PA 8800 DSC
19” Multichannel Amplifiers with DSP

Special features
  • Multichannel amplifier with 8 × 8 DSP-Matrix

  • Three models with different Input modules:
    PA 8800 DSC with 8 × line IN symmetrical
    PA 8800 DSC CINCH with 8 × line IN cinch asymmetrical
    PA 8800 DSC DANTE with Dante interface

  • 8 × 800 watts watts output power

  • 8 × line IN, 8 × speaker OUT

  • Second slot for additional input module

  • Interfaces: USB, Ethernet

  • VCA inputs per channel

  • Switchable Automatic On/Off per channel

  • On/Off- and Fault contact

  • Switchable input sensitivity +4/-6 dBU per channel

  • Silent running regulated fans

  • Switchable Ground Lift per input channel pair

  • 2U chassis, installation depth only 348 mm

  • Optional:
    8×IN-SYM input module 8 × line IN symmetrical
    8×IN-CINCH input module 8 × line IN asymmetrical
    DANTE 8×8 8-channel Dante input module
    • 100 V transformer
    • Volume control (wall-panel WP-V or rack-panel RP-V)
    • DV module for volume control via Up/Down contacts

Fields of application
  • Home-Audio
  • Media rooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Shops, sales rooms
  • Gastronomy
  • Clubs, discotheques
  • Concert halls, theatres
  • Churches

The PA 8800 DSC is a sophisticated, class-D multi-channel power amplifier with an integrated 8×8 DSP matrix and two sockets for different input modules. The three different models in this series are equipped with symmetrical line inputs, asymmetrical cinch inputs or an 8-channel Dante module, and can be expanded by adding a second input module. By combining two input modules, the power amplifier can be operated as a central amplifier unit with a mix of analog and digital signal sources. Ground Lift switch for each input channel pair plus dip switches for modifying input sensitivity on each channel enable the amplifier to be easily adjusted to different signal sources.

The PA 8800 DSC circuits are designed to ensure outstanding sound quality and safety levels with minimum heat build-up. The generously proportioned, high-capacity mains adapter together with our new processor-controlled class-D power amplifier modules guarantee outstanding efficiency levels and enormous power reserves. The Automatic On/Off function (switchable for each channel) automatically switches inactive amplifier channels to an energy-saving Sleep mode. The power amplifier has an output rating of 8 × 800 watts at 2 - 4 ohms or 4 × 1600 watts at 4 - 8 ohms in bridge mode.

One or more power amplifiers in the PA DSC series can be connected via Ethernet or USB, programmed using the LB AUDIO CONTROL app on a PC, and operated via a media control system. In addition to the 8 × 8 mixer matrix, the DSP also offers ten fully parametric filters, a delay of up to two seconds, plus compressors and limiters for every input and output. We can also preconfigure project-specific settings on request.

To enable remote control, the amplifiers are equipped with an On/Off contact and VCA inputs with separate channels for external volume control. All outputs can be controlled independently or in groups using our WP-V and RP-V volume controllers or the DV module via Up/Down contacts. Any fault in the power amplifier channels is signaled via the isolated fault contact.

Technical data
Inputs 8 × Line IN sym. / 8 × Line IN cinch asym. / Dante (depending on the model)
Nom. input/
output level
+4/-6 dBU, switchable
Max. input /
output level
+ 22 dBU
Input impedance 20 kohms
Load impedance ≥ 2 ohms / Bridge ≥ 4 ohms
Outputs 8 × Speaker OUT up to 2 × 4 mm²
(screwtype terminals, pluggable)
Output power
2 ohms
4 ohms
8 ohms

8 × 800 watts
8 × 800 watts
8 × 400 watts
4 × 1600 watts (4 - 8 ohms)
Frequency range 15 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic range > 100 dB
Displays OLED display, LED for ON / STANDBY; LED for CLIP / LIMIT / DSP / SIGNAL; LEDs per channel for PROTECT, LIMIT, SIGNAL, SLEEP
Controls Preset selector and power switch at front. Dip switches AUTO ON/STEADY ON and SENSITIVITY +4/-6 dBU per channel at back.
DSP 24 Bit, 48 kHz
Latency 0.64 ms
Functions 8 × 8 matrix mixer, 10 parametric filters for each input/output. Filter types: bell, highshelf, lowshelf, notch, allpass, bandpass, highpass, lowpass. Delay up to 2 sec., limiter and compressor for each input/ output, 100 presets
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Interfaces Ethernet, USB
Additional connectors VCA inputs 0 - 10 V for each channel (also for DV-modules) Floating fault contact (N/O), Stand by contact (N/O or N/C)
Cooling Silent running, regulated fans, air flow from front to back
Protective circuits Inrush current limiter, peak limiter, current limiter and power limiter for each speaker output, short circuit and multilevel overtemperature protection for all internal channels
Power supply 230 VAC
Mains connector IEC connector
Power consumption
All channels SLEEP
All channels active
1/8 Nom. power
Max. power-
Peak power

0.5 watts
26 watts
172 watts
1033 watts
1450 watts

9700 watts
(W × H × D)
19", 2U,
483 × 88 × 348 mm
Weight 18.8 kg
Warranty 5 years
Data sheet (PDF)
PA 8800 DSC
Order No.: 3106-0094
8 × Line In Sym., 8 × 800 W / 2 - 4 ohms, 2 U
Order No.: 3106-0095
8 × line IN cinch
Order No.: 3106-0096

Dante Interface,
2 × RJ-45 Ethernet

Order No.: 3108-0004

8-channel input module for the PA series / PA DSC series with symmetrical line inputs. The module features GROUND LIFT dip switches for each channel pair.

Order No.: 3108-0008

8-channel input module for the PA series / PA DSC series with asymmetrical cinch inputs. The module features GROUND LIFT dip switches for each channel pair.

Order No.: 3108-0009

8-channel Dante input module for the PA series / PA DSC series. The Dante interface features two RJ45 terminals for audio over Ethernet (primary/secondary).

Order No.: 3401-0002
Wall panel, volume control for amplifiers of the PA Series for surface boxes.
Order No.: 3402-0002
Rack panel, volume control for amplifiers of the PA Series to install in 19“rack mount RP-1U.
Order No.: 3402-0016
19“ Rack mount, 1U, for 6 × RP panels
Order No.: 3109-0006
Digital volume control for amplifiers of the PA Series.
PA-T 800
Order No.: 3109-0008
100 V transformer module, 800 watts, toroidal core
Order No.: 3109-0008
Rack cradle 19“, 2U for 2 × PA-T 800