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In designing the new E Series, Lab Gruppen engineers drew upon the cutting-edge amplifier design philosophies developed for the flagship PLM 20000Q Powered Loudspeaker Management system, evolving these to create new circuit topologies and control features to meet the demands of 21st century AV installations.

The result is a new amplifier platform called IDEEA: IntelliDrive Energy Efficient Amplifier. The principal design challenge was maintaining Lab Gruppens impeccable sonic performance and robust power output while meeting or exceeding the rigorous efficiency requirements of Energy Star 2.1 certification. The challenge was met on two fronts: reducing current draw during operating cycles with vigorous program material and high output levels, and reducing power consumption during non-operational cycles.