Crown Eight channel 300W Power Amplifier with BLU Link, DCi8|300N 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 ANALOG & DIGITAL INPUTS – With digital audio transport via HARMAN’s proprietary BLU-Link, plus balanced analog inputs, DCi gives you a tremendous audio advantage – at a much lower cost. The priority input router allows you to specify a primary input, and if audio is lost the amp automatically switches to the other input. NETWORK MONITORING & CONTROL – Better monitoring, control and audio manipulation with the HiQnet™ protocol that’s over standard TCP/IP. Remotely see how all networked DCi amplifiers are performing and control them as needed. In addition, this allows Audio Architect software and the Powered by Crown app to work with DCi amplifiers. PROGRAMMABLE GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT PORTS – GPIO ports can be configured in many different ways, such as volume controls, recall presets, or to report errors to a master computer. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING – DSP capabilities include the following: LevelMAX Limiters Input/Output EQ Delay Matrix Mixer Speaker Line Monitoring Specifications Frequency Response ( 8 Ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) +/- 0.25 dB BLU Link Input Signal to Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) > 104dB 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 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 Dimensions 19" x 3.5" x 14.25" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 35.63cm) Weight 23.5lbs (10.66kg) IEC Power Connector 15A About Crown Audio 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.