CAMCO
Powerful Pure Sonic Performance
VORTEX
Series
Precision, pure natural sonic performance and total
power define the Vortex series. The difference; total
care about audio design and integrity.
Pure Sonic Performance
The entire signal path in the Vortex
amp is microprocessor controlled,
even the gain setting is digital controlled. This ensures minimal interference in the signal path resulting
in an unsurpassed transparent
audio performance.
Total precision and transparency is the trademark of the Vortex
series, thanks to its careful design eliminating sound-deteriorating
drawbacks right from the start. This is also evident in the Vortex
Series exceptional low distortion values and excellent signal to
noise ratio.
Flexible in Power & Application
The Vortex amplifier can easily switch between applications and
speaker setups due to its unique power regime. This consists of an
extensive power reservoir, stability down to 1 Ohm loads and the
ability to run in Stereo, Bridge Mono and Parallel Mono operation
modes.
The built-in CAMCO Audio Interface
(CAI) on the Vortex series allows
real time and dynamic monitoring
and control of the amplifier. As
the Vortex amp is microprocessor
controlled it can remotely be set
in true standby mode, where the
main power supply is shut down
but the signal and control section
is still running.
Designed for Touring & More
With a weight of just 12,4 kg and designed for the demands
of touring professionals the 2 RU chassis ensures exceptional
reliability. All dynamic protection circuits are the result of the
philosophy, “Audio-at-all times”.
The ability to run in Parallel Mono
is a unique CAMCO feature, which
extends the amplifier’s ability to
run at extremely low impedances.
Remote Control Included
The Vortex Series remote control system allows complete
application freedom, from FOH to control room centre, the ability
to control and monitor usage comes as a standard feature.
Optional DSP & Audio Network
All Vortex amplifiers can be upgraded with CAMCO’s advanced
controller-modules, converting the Vortex into a complete
loudspeaker management system. Network solutions via
EtherSound or CobraNet offer stand alone Network option modules
or combined DSP and Network modules.
6 Years Warranty
CAMCO amplifiers renowned reliability is backed up by 6 years
warranty from date of first purchase.
“Camco’s new Vortex Series delivers highest performance in
a compact and low-weight enclosure, which can ultimately
be seen from the impressive performance/weight ratio of 453
watts/kg. However, what makes this result really exceptional
are the excellent distortion values, the very good S/N ratio and
the variety of sophisticated protections.”
- Vortex test by Production Partner Magazine
Limiter
(Off, SpP, Clip SpP)
Mode of operation
(Stereo, Bridged, Parallel mono)
Gain Setting
(26 dB, 32 dB, 1,4 V)
Optional Feature Selector
CAI Remote Control & Link
Input Ground Lift
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Channel B input
Channel A & B output
Channel A link
Channel B link
Channel A input
Specifications:
Stereo 1)
Mono
16 Ω
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω
Peak
Vortex 2.6
250 W
480 W
860 W
1400 W
1540 W
Vortex 4
500 W
930 W
1570 W
2300 W
2490 W
Vortex 6
730 W
1350 W
2300 W
3300 W
4090 W
Vortex 200V
1040 W
1880 W
3100 W
2600 W 2)
4050 W
960 W
1720 W
2800 W
1720 W
2800 W
3080 W
1860 W
3140 W
4600 W
3140 W
4600 W
4980 W
2700 W
4600 W
6600 W
4600 W
6600 W
8180 W
3760 W
6200 W
5200 W 2)
6200 W
5200 W 2)
8100 W
16 Ω 3)
8 Ω 3)
4 Ω 3)
2 Ω 4)
1 Ω 4)
Peak 4)
Output Circuitry
Frequency Response
8 Ω load, 1 dB below rated power
Input Impedance
Input Gain
Protection Circuits
Limiter
Fan
Ground-Lift
Indicators
Input Connectors
Output Connectors 5)
Modes Of Operation
Options
Signal To Noise-Ratio
20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω load
THD+N (typical)
20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω load,
3 dB below rated power
SMPTE (typical)
Vortex 3 Quadro
270 W
490 W
800 W
720 W 2)
1070 W
980 W
1600 W
1480 W 2)
1600 W
1480 W 2)
2140 W
bipolar, Class H
20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0,15 dB
40 kΩ balanced
selectable: 26 dB, 32 dB, or 1,4 V input sensitivity
inrush-current limitation, protection circuits against power on/off transients, temperature monitoring of
transformers and heat-sinks, output DC protection, power transistor control, temperature dependent SOA
protection, intelligent mains fuse protection
3 step switchable peak-limiter
2 temperature dependent speed-controlled axial fans
input ground-lift switch on back panel
LED’s for ON, SIGNAL, CLIP, DC, High Temp, Output Current
3-pin XLR, male and female per channel, pin 2 = in phase
One 4-pole SPEAKON connector for each output channel (bi-amping possible)
STEREO, BRIDGE MONO and PARALLEL-MONO
Extended User Interface / E.U.I. — modules for any kind of EQ
> 107 dB (unweighted)
> 110 dB (A-weighted)
< 0,01 %
20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω load,
3 dB below rated power
< 0,01 %
8 Ω load, 1 kHz and below
Damping Factor
> 400
Net Weight
Shipping Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Shipping Dim. (WxHxD)
12,4 kg / 27,3 lbs (10,7 kg / 23,6 lbs for Vortex 3 Quadro)
15,0 kg / 33,1 lbs (13,5 kg / 29,8 lbs for Vortex 3 Quadro)
483 x 88,9 x 436 mm / 19 x 3,5 x 17,2 inches (19”, 2U)
540 x 135 x 615 mm (0,045 m3) / 21,3 x 5,3 x 24,2 inches
1) All channels driven, 1 kHz, 1% THD @ 230 VAC 2) Peak Power, component tolerance dependent
Subject to technical alterations without prior notice.
3) Mono bridged 4) Parallel mono 5) different at Vortex 3 Quadro
TECTON
Series
Tecton uses CAMCO’s advanced technologies to deliver
a range of amplifiers, where high audio quality, power
and reliability is of highest priority.
Sonic Integrity
Based on the technology of the renowned Vortex series, the Tecton
series offers excellent sonic integrity, with some of the markets
best audio specifications delivering low distortion and high
dynamic range.
Load & Cost Optimized
The Tecton series is optimized for either high or low impedance
loads. This unique concept allows for complete application focus
reducing unwanted feature and cost. Where specific tools are
required for specific use Tecton delivers it all - even in the most
power demanding venues.
Low Weight – High Reliability
With a weight of just 9,4 kg, the Tecton series is ideal for PA and
Monitor installation in all market sections. CAMCO’s rugged design
and high reliability make the Tecton series a cost effective option
for the discerning user.
Optional Remote Control, DSP & Network
All Tecton amplifiers can be upgraded with CAMCO’s advanced
controller-modules. These offer the possibility for loudspeaker
management, remote control and digital audio network in any
desired combination. The possibility for upgrades makes any
CAMCO amplifier a future-proof investment.
6 Years Warranty
CAMCO amplifiers renowned reliability is backed up by 6 years
warranty from date of first purchase.
The 3 position clip limiter provides
accurate protection while maintaining the maximum power values
possible. If the amp is overdriven,
the clip detection triggers the
Attack Release Circuit (ARC). The
fine structure between fast and
slow modes assures sonic integrity
and maximum protection.
The signal section is designed as
an Extended User Interface (EUI)
module. This EUI can be replaced
with upgrades such as integrated
controller-DSP, remote control &
digital audio network. This concept ensures CAMCO amplifier as
a future proof investment that can
take advantage of current as well
as future available upgrades.
The whole PCB-board of the Tecton
amplifier is hanging upside down
inside the chassis. Dust or other
particles that would normally
gather up over time will simply fall
off ensuring long-term reliable performance, even in heavily particle
polluted environments.
“The features are very good, especially regarding the very complete and well designed protection circuits. Special attention is
deserved by the limiters, which are perfectly tuned to everyday
use with clip- and RMS-character and not only prevent clipping of the power amp, but also offer solid protection for the
connected speakers. The pricing of the Tecton’s is pleasingly
moderate and anyhow you could never go wrong with a Camco
poweramp as an investment and regarding resale value.”
- Tecton test by Production Partner Magazine
Mode of operation
(Stereo, Mono, Parallel mono)
Gain Setting
(26 dB, 32 dB, 1,4 V)
High pass filter ch. A
(Off, 30 Hz, 50 Hz)
High pass filter ch. B
(Off, 30 Hz, 50 Hz)
Clip limiter
(Off, Slow, Fast)
Ground lift
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Channel A link
Channel B link
Channel A input
Specifications:
Stereo 1)
8Ω
4Ω
2Ω
Tecton 14.2
226 W
420 W
730 W
Mono
16 Ω 3)
8 Ω 3)
4 Ω 3)
2 Ω 4)
1 Ω 4)
452 W
840 W
1460 W
840 W
1460 W
Output Circuitry
Tecton 22.2
355 W
660 W
1140 W
710 W
1320 W
2280 W
1320 W
2280 W
Channel A & B output
Tecton 28.2
517 W
920 W
1420 W
Tecton 24.4
698 W
1216 W
1600 W 2)
Tecton 32.4
918 W
1595 W
1600 W 2)
Tecton 38.4
1136 W
1900 W
1500 W 2)
1034 W
1840 W
2840 W
1840 W
2840 W
1396 W
2432 W
3200 W 2)
2432 W
3200 W 2)
1836 W
3190 W
3200 W 2)
3190 W
3200 W 2)
2272 W
3800 W
3000 W 2)
3800 W
3000 W 2)
2-Step
Class H
AB
Frequency Response
Input Impedance
Input Gain
20 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 0,2 dB / 8 Hz-50 kHz, +0, -3 dB
40 kΩ balanced
selectable: 26 dB, 32 dB, or 1,4 V input sensitivity
Protection Circuits
incrush-current limitation, protection circuits against power- on/off transients, temperature monitoring, output DC
protection, temperature dependent power transistor SOA protection, intelligent mains fuse protection
Limiter
Fan
Ground-Lift
Indicators
Input Connectors
Output Connectors
Modes Of Operation
Options
3 step switchable peak-limiter
Temperature dependent speed-controlled axial fan
input ground-lift switch on back panel
LED’s for Mode, Signal, Clip, Output Current and faults for example like DC
3-pin XLR, male and female per channel, pin 2 = in phase
One 4-pole SPEAKON connector for each output channel (bi-amping possible)
STEREO, BRIDGE MONO and PARALLEL-MONO
Extended User Interface / E.U.I. — modules for any kind of EQ
Signal To Noise-Ratio
> 107 dB (unweighted)
> 110 dB (A-weighted)
20 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ω load
THD+N (typical)
20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω load
3 dB below rated power
SMPTE (typical)
< 0,02 %
20 Hz-20 kHz, 8 Ω load
3 dB below rated power
< 0,02 %
Damping Factor
Net Weight
Shipping Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Shipping Dim. (W x H x D)
> 400
9,4 kg / 20,7 lbs
11 kg / 24,3 lbs
483 x 88,9 x 340 mm / 19 x 3,5 x 13,4 inches (19”, 2U)
540 x 135 x 540 mm (0,04 m3) / 21,3 x 5,3 x 21,3 inches
1) All channels driven, 1 kHz, 1% THD @ 230 VAC 2) Peak Power, component tolerance dependent
All specification subject to change without notice
3) Mono bridged
4) Parallel mono
Remote
Control
CAI
Network
EtherCAI Module
EtherNet
Network
LAN
WLAN
Internet
CAMCO Vortex series amplifiers are supplied with a
remote control facility as standard (Camco Amplifier
Interface - CAI). The Tecton series can be upgraded for
remote control via the use of the controller-module or
a combined controller / network-module.
Cost Efficient Network
The CAI interface is a cost efficient solution, which via a RJ11
connector handles all the amplifiers settings and status readings.
Up to 32 amplifiers can be daisy chained together into a CAI
network (blue lines on the illustration above).
amplifiers connected to the EtherCAI network. All registered users
of CAMCO amplifiers can receive CAMCO’s remote control software
free of charge. Please contact your CAMCO dealer for further
information.
Control of All Parameters
The WinCAI software provides access to all the amplifiers front plate
read outs, amongst others: Signal. Clip and Protect. Additionally
the amplifiers mute function is also accessible. Furthermore WinCAI
offers peak meter readouts of the output stages voltage and current
as well as dynamic readout of the amplifiers temperature.
Ethernet & TCP/IP Compatible
The EtherCAI module is a network-bridge between the CAI network
(blue lines) and a standard TCP/IP & Ethernet network (orange
lines) which together makes an EtherCAI network (blue + orange
lines). Thus remote control is possible through LAN, WLAN and the
Internet.
Remote Control of Infinite Amplifiers
Several EtherCAI modules can be connected to the same standard
Ethernet router. Thus there is no upper limit to the number of
amplifiers which can be remote controlled by a PC over an EtherCAI
network.
User-friendly Software
The remote control software provides a user-friendly and intuitive
graphical user interface, which enables remote control of all
Standard
TCP/IP Router
The WinCAI remote
control software offers
different views of amplifiers in a group, for easy
overview and control.
Illustrated here vertical,
horizontal and rackview of the same amplifier group.
Amplifier groups and
views are easy to define
by drag’n’drop functionality in the network
tree (upper left corner).
Controller
Modules
CAMCO’s new controller-modules allows the upgrade
of a CAMCO amplifier into a Universal Controller Amplifier (UCA), with the option for advanced audio network
and remote control.
Loudspeaker Management System
The controller-module offers a complete loudspeaker management
system. Per channel it offers 30 fully parametric EQ’s, delays, llRfilters, X-over up to 10th order and 2 independent limiters.
Audio Network, Your choice
The controller-module is available in three input formats. The choice
is yours. Either, analog, EtherSound or CobraNet. Total compatibility
with today’s standards within digital audio networks.
Remote Control as Standard
As standard the controller-module offers access to the remote
control of the amplifier. For controller-modules with audio network
input, remote control can be achieved via this network, thus
avoiding two cable lines to the amplifiers.
Controller Software
Access, configuration and control of the controller-modules are
achieved via the controller software, which also functions as the
remote control software. Software is free for all registered users;
please see your local CAMCO dealer for further information.
Linear Frequency and Phase Response
A unique feature is the possibility to use advanced FIR-filter
settings by downloading speaker parameters from an accredited
Specifications:
Audio Network
Input Connector
No. of Channels
Remote Control
Software
AD Converter
Max. input level
Sample Rate
Analogue outputs, internal
Converter:
Output voltage:
Dynamic range:
Latency:
Routing & gain:
Limiters per channel:
Delay:
Filters & EQ per channel:
Speaker protection:
FIR-filters:
* In preparation
UCA-X-AN
2 x 3 pin XLR
2
via CAI port
WinCAI
127 dB dynamic range
22 dBu
48 kHz
The powerful controller DSP
offers up to 4 paths in a multipath routing structure. This
allows emulation of passive
X-over filters, thus making it
possible to control EQ, limiter
and delay settings for individual speaker drivers in a
passive X-over system.
The advanced thermo and
peak limiter functions can be
combined with the amplifier’s
limiter, thus always maximising power output of the entire
system with optimal protection.
measurement system. This makes it possible to achieve a linear
frequency and phase response from any loudspeaker or loudspeaker
system. Please contact CAMCO for further information.
UCA-X-ES
EtherSound
RJ45 EtherCon
2 of 64
Via audio network
WinCAI
48 kHz
UCA-X-CN*
CobraNet
RJ45 connector
2 of 64
Via audio network
WinCAI
48 kHz
24 Bit with Delta/Sigma converters
1,4 V RMS, optimised for Vortex and Tecton amps
114 dB typical, optimised for Vortex and Tecton amps
1 ms from input to analogue output
Routing of all inputs. Gain adjustment on input and output of UCA Module
Independent limiters, adjustable in threshold and release time.
Up to 1,8 sec 21 usec increments
Graphic EQ-settings. Drag-and-drop control of filter curves. 30 fully parametric EQs, adjustable in frequency,
amplitude, quality and characteristic. X-over up to 10th order. shelving filters
Foresight limiter with “controlled overshoot” for utilisation of the impulse reserves of the amplifier with regards to the
loudspeaker’s thermal equivalent circuit diagram
Possibility for high-precision FIR-filtering via the accredited measurement systems. Optimisation to a designated
transfer function.
References
From Around the Globe
Touring & Live
Theatre & Installation
Special Events & AV
Houses of Worship
Pavarotti and Sandy Lam, Hong Kong
Holiday On Ice, Germany
MTV Awards, Singapore Indoor
Stadium, Singapore
Oregon Church, USA
“The White Stripes”, Australia/Asian
Tour
Geneva Stadium, Switzerland
Four Hills Tournament Austria
Lighthouse Evangelism Church,
Singapore
UK, Bob Dylan, Finsbury Park Fleadh
Convention Centre of Bordeaux,
France
Herbalife’s 25th anniversary gala,
featuring Sir Elton John, USA
Dallas High Point Church, USA
Oasis, stadium shows in the UK
“Marilyn Monroe” musical, Munich
Germany
The Dalai Lama, Scottish Exhibition
and Conference Centre in Glasgow
St. Pius Church, Switzerland
CAMCO
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Germany
Tel.:
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