PowerLight 3 Series is comprised of our “Ultimate Analog” power house amplifier, designed for the most demanding concert and live-sound reinforcement applications. The PL380 features the ground breaking PowerLight™ power supply technology, dramatically reducing weight, eliminating AC mains hum and improving audio quality. Comprehensive remote control and monitoring can also be achieved via the Q-SYS networked platform.

  • Class D topology provides efficient performance at extreme power loads
  • Three-position Input Sensitivity switch ensures gain-matching with existing amp racks and power systems
  • User defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filters (30 Hz, 50 Hz, Bypass)
  • DataPort connection supports external amplifier control and monitoring via Q-SYS
  • XLR and Block Input connectors and Binding post or Neutrik speakON® Output connectors
  • Comprehensive internal protection protects amplifiers and loudspeakers against over-current, over-temperature and clipping – without compromising program signal


  • PowerLight switch-mode power supply for highest efficiency and improved audio performance
  • Flow-through air path and solid aluminum heat sinks for maximum cooling
  • DataPort supports remote network control and monitoring via Q-SYS
  • Detented gain controls with 1-dB steps for precise calibration
  • Removable knobs with lock-out security plate to prevent unauthorized tampering
  • User defeatable clip limiters and selectable low-frequency filter per channel (3 Hz, 30 Hz, or 50 Hz)
  • Three selectable gain structures (26 dB, 32 dB, or 1.2 V)
  • Front and rear panel LEDs indicate status of switch settings at a glance
  • Parallel XLR/M and XLR/F connectors for simple loop-through connectivity
  • Neutrik Speakon® and "Touch-Proof" binding post outputs
  • Neutrik Powercon® power cable remains secure on the road
  • 3 year warranty, plus optional 3 year extended service contract
  • Linear Class H output circuit offer double the typical efficiency of Class B, reducing AC current consumption and cooling requirements



$2,939.99 Regular Price
$2,399.99Sale Price
      OUTPUT POWER PER CHANNEL, STERO MODE, both channels driven
    8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD 1500 W
    4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD 2500 W
    2Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD 4000 W*
    8Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD 5000 W
    4Ω EIA 1 kHz 1% THD 8000 W*
    Typical Distortion
    (20 Hz–3 kHz, 3 dB below clip, or 20 Hz–5 kHz, 10 dB below clip, or 20 Hz–20 kHz, 20 dB below clip)
    8 ohms
    4 ohms
    2 ohms

    Maximum Distortion
    (20 Hz–20 kHz, 1 dB below rated power)
    4 to 8 ohms

    Frequency Response (8 ohms) 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
    Noise (20 Hz–20 kHz, 32 dB Gain) -104 dB
    Dynamic Headroom (4 ohms) 2 dB
    Damping Factor (8 ohms) 200
    Output Circuitry Class D
    Input Sensitivity
    26 dB Setting
    32 dB Setting

    Maximum Gain (1.2V setting) 39.1 dB
    Maximum Input Level
    1.2V setting
    32 dBu setting
    26 dBu setting

    10 V (+22 dBu)
    22 V (+29 dBu)
    25 V (+30 dBu)
    AC Power Requirements **
    120V 50/60 Hz
    230V 50 Hz

    18 A
    11 A
    120V 50/60 Hz
    230V 50 Hz

    NEMA L5-30P
    CEE 7/7 16A
    Chassis Power Connector
    All Voltages

    32A PowerCon
    Input Impedance > 10 kΩ balanced, or unbalanced
    Cooling Variable-speed fan, rear-to-front air flow
    Connectors (each channel) Input: XLR Male, XLR Female and 3-pin detachable terminal blocks (1 each per channel)
    Output: Neutrik Speakon® (ch 1 wired to both channels) and 5-way binding posts
    DataPort: HD-15, input signal in parallel with XLR input connectors
    Front Controls AC power switch
    Gain controls, 21 detents, 1 dB steps (each channel)
    Front Indicators (LED color) Power (Blue)
    Bridged (Yellow)
    Parallel (Orange)
    Clip/Prot (Red × 2)
    Level -10 (Orange × 2)
    Level -20 (Green × 2)
    Signal -35 (Green × 2)
    Rear Controls (with LED indicators) Input Mode: Bridge (Yellow), Stereo (Green), or Parallel (Orange)
    Gain / Sensitivity: 26 dB (Orange), 32 dB (Green), or 1.2V (Yellow)
    High Pass (each channel): 3 Hz (Off), 30 Hz (Yellow), or 50 Hz (Orange)
    Clip Limiter (each channel): Off, on (Yellow)
    Amplifier and Load Protection Short circuit, open circuit, thermal, RF protection. On/off muting, DC fault shutdown, active inrush limiting
    Product Dimensions (H×W×D) 89 (2 RU) × 483 × 397 mm
    3.5 (2 RU) × 19 × 15.63 in
    Carton Dimensions (H×W×D) 610 × 560 × 178 mm
    24 × 22 × 7 in
    Net Weight 11 kg / 24 lb
    Shipping Weight 15.0 kg / 33 lb
    Agency Approvals UL, CE, RoHS/WEEE compliant, FCC Class B (conducted and radiated emissions)
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