Great sound, flexibility and ease of use
Lab.gruppen’s innovative LUCIA (Localized Utility Compact Intelligent Amplification) brings superior audio performance and extraordinary flexibility to a decentralized approach in AV systems design. Power, processing, control and I/O are conveniently placed exactly where they are needed. In many AV applications requiring consistently outstanding performance, LUCIA offers a logical, cost-efficient and scalable solution that often eliminates the complications and added expense of a centralized equipment room. LUCIA amplifiers incorporate a digital, firmware-controlled front end coupled to a robust, durable and highly efficient Lab.gruppen output stage, all of which make LUCIA the best-sounding and most reliable compact amplifier in its category.
Fits in anywhere
LUCIA 240/2M has been designed and engineered for quick installation and easy setup. The supplied wall-mount bracket enables discreet on-wall location (such as behind video displays), but the ultra-compact form factor also allows easy placement virtually anyplace – whether next to a projector or integrated into a reception counter, podium & lectern or bar area. All input and output connections are on Euroblock screw terminals (with parallel unbalanced RCA connectors), and level setting is available on front-panel potentiometers. Advanced circuitry protects the amplifier and connected loudspeakers from potential damage caused by clipping, thermal overload, or extreme low line voltage.
Integrated mix-matrix and DSP front end
The LUCIA 240/2M incorporates a digital front end with a 4 x 4 Mix Matrix and comprehensive DSP features, including proprietary Automatic Dynamic Loudness Contouring (ADLCTM) and a full selection of EQ filters both before and after the matrix – features that eliminate the need for external mixers and processors in many applications, saving time and money. A software wizard facilitates fast setup, while the advanced editor allows offline configuration of common presets that can be quickly downloaded to multiple units via USB.
LUCIA amplifiers are ENERGY STAR qualified, making them an ideal choice for installation in projects seeking energy efficient certifications. The amplifiers automatically enter standby mode after a 20 minute period with no signal input, consuming less than 1 watt. Automatic power-up occurs within two seconds after an input signal is sensed.
ENERGY STAR Qualified
By maintaining very low current draw during operating cycles even at high output levels, and reduced power consumption during non-operational cycles, our Energy Star qualified products harness impeccable Lab.gruppen sonic performance and robust power output while meeting the rigorous efficiency requirements of current Energy Star certification standards.
ADLC for great sound, everytime.
Automatic Dynamic Loudness Contouring ensures a fuller and comfortable listening experience – especially at low perceived levels. Based on industry leading technology from TC Electronic, ADLC ensures that LUCIA delivers optimum reproduction of the source signal regardless of output gain (or “volume”).
Auto Load Sense
Lab.gruppen’s innovative Auto Load Sense technology detects the impedance load on each channel and self-configures the output stage for optimal performance, allowing it to deliver maximum power output on all loads from 2-8 ohms. This means a single LUCIA amplifier can be used to effectively drive up to 16 loudspeakers (if 16 ohm devices, connected 8 per channel).
Third party control?
Once installed the LUCIA can be controlled and monitored either via GPIO or more extensively using that RS232 interface that is included. The protocol used is open and free for anyone to implement. The list of companies supporting it is growing.
Maximum output power across range of loads – 2 x 120 W into 8, 4 or 2 ohms
Comprehensive DSP features – Per channel presets for high-pass filter, parametric EQ, multi-band compressor, and look-ahead limiter
Automatic Dynamic Loudness Contouring – DSP automatically adapts to optimize performance at any output level
Enhanced Bass Profile – DSP optimization for extended LF response with small loudspeakers
Optimized presets – Available for specific loudspeaker models
Auto Load Sense – Proprietary auto-set VPL (Voltage Peak Limiter) for optimum performance with any connected load
4 x 4 mix matrix – Route input signals internally to either or both amplifier channels
Configuration software – Windows and Mac software wizard for initial set-up, and advanced editor for preset configuration (LUCIA connection via USB)
GPIO – Remote control (e.g. wall panel) for channel switching, level control and integration with paging systems
Compact form factor – Half-rack, 1U chassis and supplied bracket for discreet on-wall mounting (e.g. behind display screens)
Efficient Class D amplifier – Patented design for low distortion and minimal heat dissipation
Fail-safe operation – Comprehensive short circuit, thermal, and under-voltage protection
Universal power supply – Operates at 100 - 240 V AC (50 or 60 Hz)
ENERGY STAR qualified – Conforms to latest specification energy efficiency standards
Intelligent fan control – Silent operation at idle and at lower output levels
Number of amplifier channels
Max total output all channels driven
Max output voltage per channel 1
43.8 V peak
Max output current per channel
Max output power (all channels driven)
THD 20 Hz - 20 kHz at 1 W into 8 ohms
THD at 1 kHz and 1 dB below clipping
Signal to Noise Ratio
Channel separation (Crosstalk) at 1 kHz
5 Hz - 22 kHz
Common Mode Rejection (CMR)
Gain, Sensitivity and Limiters
VPL for 16 ohm mode
VPL for 8 ohm mode
VPL for 4 ohm mode
VPL for 2 ohm mode
Sensitivity, balanced input
4 dBu / 1.23 Vrms
Sensitivity, RCA input
-2 dBu / 0.62 Vrms
Input headroom for clip, balanced 2
12 dBu / 3.09 Vrms
Input headroom for clip, RCA 2
6 dBu / 1.55 Vrms
Connectors and Buttons
Input connectors (per ch.)
3 - pin detachable screw terminals, electronically balanced
Input connectors (ch. 1 & 2)
Unbalanced RCA type
Output connectors (per ch.)
2 - pin detachable screw terminals
GPI (power control input) 3
2 channels of voltage sense type. 4 pins in a detachable screw terminal. Default for gain.
GPO (power state output) 3
Contact closure type, 2 pins in a detachable screw terminal
Default for external monitoring of fault/protection/power off
For firmware update and configuration for the matrix models
One fan, no filter required, front to rear airflow, temperature controlled speed.
Can stay off if the sustained power average stays below 2 × 6 W and
the ambient temperature is below 25 C
Can be controlled and monitored by third parties via RS232 using both the GPI pins
The power state is controled automatically by the audio signal
Level adjustment (per channel)
Front panel potentiometer, detented from -inf to 0 dB
Input processing block 5
4 EQ sections per input
Mix matrix routing block 5
4 in - 4 out mix-matrix controllable from GPI
Output processing block5
4 EQ sections per output (presets available for many loudspeakers)
User adjustable output look ahead limiter
ADLC (Adaptive ISO 226 compensation)
Two line level outputs 6
Each capable of driving 10 LUCIA devices in parallel
Latency from any input to any output
User adjustable from 9.15 to 137 ms
100 – 240 VAC
85 – 265 VAC
W: 216 mm (8.5”), H: 44 mm (1 U), D: 280 mm (11”)
1.9 kg (4.2 lbs)
Black aluminum front and black steel chassis
CE, CSA, CCC, PSE, FCC, Energy Star