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Acquired by Harman International in March of 2000, Crown has continued to move forward, producing numerous innovative designs, such as the DriveCore™ Install (DCi) series that was released in 2013. This series features both analog and Network amplifiers for the installed sound market. Using just one tiny chip to replace over 500 parts makes the DCi series of amplifiers the most reliable and innovative amplifier on the market today. These products and more embody the reliability and innovativeness that have long been the manufacturer’s hallmarks. Crown today continues to delight its customers with products that consistently exceed both specifications and expectations, even on the most demanding tours and installations.

Crown International Senior VP of R&D Gerald Stanley, who originally joined the company in 1964 as a tape recorder line technician and amplifier design engineer, comments on Crown’s success over the years. “In an era of cookbook designs and buggy software, it would seem that the most basic lessons of history have been forgotten,” he says. “Crown’s recipe is simple: design, build and service each product as if you were the customer. This approach not only drives the product to excellence, it drives the people to be the best that they can be.”

DCi 8

TDCI 8|600 - Eight-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Analog Power Amplifier

The new DriveCore™ Install series amplifiers is a complete line of high performance installation amplifiers based on the proprietary DriveCore™ technology. DCi Series amplifiers are designed, engineered and manufactured to the industry’s highest quality standards, and provide system integrators with the advanced features and flexibility required for challenging 21st century installed sound applications. Versatile, compact and highly energy-efficient, DCi Series amplifiers continue the unbroken Crown tradition of leadership in professional and commercial power amplifier technology.

Features:

  • TRUE RACK DENSITY – Power points of 300W or 600Win 2-/4-/8-channel configurations – all in a 2 Rack Unit form factor. More channels in one box allow smaller infrastructure rooms that can reduce operational costs while giving you the utmost in installation flexibility.
  • DIRECT DRIVE CONSTANT VOLTAGE – Save money by using smaller gauge wiring to drive the speakers using either 70Vrms or 100Vrms. With no need for a step-up transformer at the output, the DCi produces higher audio quality much more efficiently.
  • CHANNEL INDEPENDENT HI-Z/LOW-Z SELECTION –Drive either one or two speakers in low-Z mode, or literally hundreds of speakers in high-Z mode (70Vrms or100Vrms). This means better design flexibility since DCi powers all loads on a channel-by-channel basis.
  • BRIDGEABLE CHANNEL PAIRS – Unlike amps from other manufacturers, the DCi Series channels are bridgeable – even in 100Vrms mode – which means even more adaptability for higher power applications such as subwoofers.
  • REMOTE ON/OFF INTERFACE – Save power by integrating the amplifier into a control system so you can easily turn it on and off.
  • EFFICIENT COOLING DESIGN – Highly efficient internal cooling fans provide airflow to the most heat-generating parts. Incorporating the fans into the amplifier brick design maximizes cooling while minimizing wasted energy and noise.
  • ADVANCED POWER FACTOR CORRECTION (PFC) UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY – The most advanced power supply in an installation amplifier delivers power more efficiently in almost any condition than anyone else, resulting in less power dissipated and less heat in your racks.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response ( 8 Ωhms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): +/- 0.25 dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio (A-weighted): > 108 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): 0.35%
  • Voltage Gain: 34 dB
  • Damping Factor (20 Hz to 100 Hz): >1000
  • Input Impedance (nominal balanced, unbalanced): 10 kOhms, 5 kOhms
  • Maximum Input Level before Compression: +20 dBu
  • Maximum Input Level before Clipping: +26 dBu
  • Load Impedance (Stereo/Dual Mode): 2 - 16 Ohms; 70Vrms and 100Vrms
  • Load Impedance Bridge Mono: 4 - 16 Ohms; 140Vrms and 200Vrms
  • Cooling: Continuously variable speed forced air, front to back airflow
  • Maximum Fan Noise (re dBA SPL @ 1M): 47
  • Required AC Mains (+/- 10%): 100V-240V ~ 50/60 Hz
  • IEC Power Connector: 20A IEC
  • Dimensions: 19" x 3.5" x 17" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 42.5cm)
  • Weight: 30lbs (13.60kg)
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