Crown Audio was acquired by Harman International in March of 2000, and 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’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.
Two-channel, 1200W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier
There’s no debate – when you choose Crown’s XTi 2 Series, you’re choosing one of the most powerful and innovative amplifiers on the market today. That’s because the all-new XTi 2 Series amps continue to set the standard for unmatched performance and value, delivering the goods night after night without breaking a sweat.
- Peakx Plus™ Limiters provide the ultimate in system performance and protection by allowing full control over threshold, attack, and release
- Enhanced Subharmonic Synth section provides user control over frequency, gain and filter type for system-specific tuning
- 3 User-defined fan mode controls – normal, early and fullspeed – for matching fan performance to a specific application
- New system monitoring provides software visibility of AC line voltage and power supply temperature
- Integrated cast-aluminum handles for easy handling and enhanced durability
- Locking power cord clip provides a secure connection between the amplifier and power cord
- Updated HiQnet System Architect™ control software
- Increased number of presets to a total of 50; 49 of which are user definable
Four-channel, 4000W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier
The I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifier is the industry’s first high-powered tour sound amplifier featuring four inputs, Analog, AES3, and CobraNet™, fully routable to any one of 4 outputs. Each channel features a complete compliment of OMNIDRIVEHD™ Processing, including the acclaimed LevelMAX™ Limiter Suite, and support for linear phase FIR filters as used in the latest JBL V5 loudspeaker tunings. Combine that with Crown’s patented Class-I technology delivering uncompromising power output across all four channels, and it’s easy to see why the I-Tech 4x3500HD is the flagship tour sound amplifier from Crown.
Analog + BLU link input, 4 channel, 600W per output channel
The CDi DriveCore Series is an evolution in amplification, providing an impressive mix of high-performance; rich feature set, and competitive cost. Using technology derived from our flagship Installed Sound amplifier (Crown DriveCore Install series), the CDi DriveCore 4|600BL offers streamlined functionality to work in almost any medium sized installation such as cinema, houses of worship, bars, lounges, and more. Designed for ease-of-use in a variety of applications, the 4|600BL is a 4-channel amp that includes network control/monitoring, high-level DSP, front-panel interface, and support for driving up to 100Vrms speaker loads without requiring a transformer. The 4|600BL also comes with BLU link, adding the ability to send and receive channels over HARMAN’s digital audio BUS. The entire CDi DriveCore line comes pre-loaded with JBL speaker tunings to help make installations quicker and easier.
Eight-channel, 600W Power Amplifier with Dante™ / AES67 Networked Audio, 2/4/8Ω and 70V/100V
The DriveCore Install DA series is a line of premium installation amplifiers with Dante™ / AES67 networked audio transport that are based upon proprietary DriveCore technology. These amplifiers feature an efficient design with network control/monitoring, high-level DSP with JBL tunings, and 2Ω/4Ω/8Ω/70V/100V direct output compatibility.
INTEGRATED DANTE™ / AES67 NETWORKED AUDIO – Simplifies installation by enabling Dante / AES67 networked audio signals to be sent directly to the amplifier. Provides flexibility of installation options available with our expansive line-up of DriveCore Install amplifiers.
NETWORK CONFIGURATION, MONITORING & CONTROL – Better monitoring, control and audio manipulation with the HiQnet™ protocol over standard TCP/IP network. The HiQnet Audio Architect software allows for remote configuration, monitoring, and control of all aspects of the DCi-DA Series amplifiers.
PROGRAMMABLE GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT PORT – GPIO ports can be configured in many different ways, such as volume controls, recall presets, or to report errors to third-party control system.
Eight-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V
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.
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.