As the HARMAN family continues to develop an integrated approach to its product line with the HiQnet Audio Architect system for control and monitoring based on TCP/IP protocols, Crown (Booth C10122) is expanding with a powerful pair of amplifiers well-suited to high-power/high-quality installations. The DCi Network Display 8|600 and 4|1250 amplifiers feature front-panel status display and AVB (Audio Video Bridging) connectivity. The eight- and four-channel amps will be the first amplifiers to be certified by the AVnu Alliance, and are designed for reliable networked operation utilizing AVB network protocols.
The eight-channel DCi 8|600 delivers 600W into 8 ohms, (300, 600 and 300W into 16, 4, and 2 ohms), and the four-channel DCi 4|1250 provides 1250W per channel into 8, 4, or 2 ohms (625/ch. Into 16 ohms), with direct drive “constant voltage capabilities, eliminating the need for step up transformers in 70Vrms and 100Vrms applications. A front-panel display and LED indicators provide at-a-glance indication of key parameters, and a large multifunction knob and push buttons access control functions.