7XL

NEAR

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700 Watts/channel 70V/8 Ohm Outdoor Amplifier with Digital Signal Processing

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Make Your Outdoor System Really Sing

The NEAR® 7XL was specifically designed to  power outdoor loudspeaker systems. It belts out  700 watts per channel efficiently and reliably – more than enough to power any outdoor speaker to concert-level volumes.  The 7XL brings the power, sophistication and cool-running durability of pro/commercial amplifiers to the residential market.

With its onboard pro-level digital signal processing (DSP) integrators can optimize the performance of any system with independent channel control of frequency response, crossovers, phase/arrival time and dynamic range.

The 7XL’s dual mono design allows each channel to simultaneously drive any speaker load from low impedance (4/8-Ohm) to 70/100V.

Complete Control for Optimum Sound

​But what separates the 7XL is its vast array of digital features that allow integrators to optimize the performance of any combination of outdoor speakers and subwoofers. The 7XL’s DSP engine provides 12-band parametric equalization, adjustable crossover filters, adjustable peak limiter, RMS compressor, plus phase and time delay for each channel.

Despite the complexity of these features, the 7XL is remarkably easy to set up and use. NEAR has programmed-in sixteen preset configurations, perfectly crossed-over, equalized and power limited for the most common combinations of NEAR speakers. More advanced users can access the full array of DSP controls through a GUI via laptop.

Smart Power


The 7XL uses a direct-drive, transformer-less design for maximum damping factor and precise bass control. Two separate Class-D power amplifier modules, each with its own dedicated PFC/Switched-Mode power supply, are crafted onto one chassis in a unique dual-mono configuration, allowing each channel to operate independently in low-impedance mode (4/8 Ohms) or high-impedance mode (70V/100V distributed). Beyond its amplification power, the 7XL allows any input to be routed to any output. Inputs A or B (or A+B) can be routed to either Amplifier Output A or B or Line Output.
Features
  • High power output: 2 x 700W @ 4/8 ohms or 70V/100V
  • Universal power: Two Switched-Mode power supplies with active PFC (Power Factor Correction) and wide range input
  • Class D amplifier output stages with efficiency up to 90%
  • Power-saving Standby mode
  • Amplifier recovers from Standby mode when input signal is sensed
  • Protection: Self-limiting and shutdown protection circuitry including Clip, Over-current, Over/Under voltage, Output DC and Over-temperature
  • Line output circuit for use in driving additional power amplifiers or as other line level devices
  • Excellent sonic performance with 24bit high-end converters coupled with 48kHz/24-bit DSP sample rate
  • Very low-noise, highly efficient fan cooling system
  • NEAR custom DSP engine: – 5 band parametric equalization per input channel – 7 band parametric equalization per output channel – Each band can be switched to Bell, Low/High Shelving, Low/High-Pass and Notch filtering
  • Crossover filters with slopes from 6dB/Octave up to 48dB/Octave including Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley types
  • Each input features an adjustable RMS Compressor, including variable ratio and knee. Each output features a variable Peak Limiter.
  • Adjustable Delay time up to 960ms for every input and output channel
  • Ethernet interface connection for system setup, monitoring and control via intuitive GUI for the integrator/user
  • 16 pre-sets for typical NEAR systems
  • Front panel interactive LCD display for local access and configuration via encoder and button
  • Flexible transformer-less output Speaker Drive mode settings for low-impedance or high-impedance applications
  • 3-Year warranty

Dynamic Power: (6dB Crest Factor): 2 x 700W
Output Circuitry: Class D
THD @ Rated power 4 ohms (1kHz): 0.02% (1W), 0.05% (60W), 0.08% (100W)
S/N Ratio (20K BW): 104dB ref. 70V, full power
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz ,-1.5dB (1W, 4 ohm to 8 ohm load)
Damping Factor: >120 (4 ohms/1kHz input signal)
Power Supplies: 2 independent Switched-Mode power supplies with PFC (Power Factor Correction)
Operating Range:100-240 VAC (50Hz/60Hz)
Protections: Clip, Over-Current, Over/Under Voltage, Output DC and Over-Temperature
Analog Input: 2 x XLR electronically balanced, 2 x RCA Unbalanced
Analog Output: 2 x Amplifier BTL, 1 x XLR electronically balanced, 1 x RCA unbalanced