DBC™ Network Bridge

DBC™ Network Bridge

At the heart of a Digital B-Chain™ system, the Crown DBC Network Bridge allows you to distribute multiple channels of digital audio over standard fast Ethernet hardware and cabling for use in traditional, e-cinema and d-cinema applications.

The DBC Network Bridge accepts standard analog and/or AES digital audio and CobraNet™ digital channels from other Cinema processors (Dolby®, DTS®), Cinema Servers, or Alternative Content Media Players; and bridges them to a Crown DBC network. This network is Crown’s proprietary “Single-Click” solution that provides system control, monitoring, and digital audio transport. The DBC network (fed by the DBC Bridge) distributes the digital audio and system-wide control protocol to Crown amplifiers. The DBC Network Bridge also provides the necessary system equalization, which is stored and recalled via a series of presets for use in both feature film and alternative content programming.


  • Accepts 8 inputs (7.1 surround) via one of the following formats: Analog, AES/EBU, or CobraNet*
  • Selectable mic or line auxiliary analog XLR inputs for alternative content
  • Primary and Secondary 100mb Ethernet Single-Click” connection for DBC network
  • Front-panel LCD display and control functions of internal presets and system setup
  • Full 32-channel CobraNet digital audio transmit/receive capability
  • Enhanced matrix mixer capable of full 8x32 crosspoint matrix mixing
  • 24-bit/48 kHz converters
  • Studio-grade DSP with multiple filter banks for each channel (up to 256 filters)
  • 32 presets, 32 scenes, and 32 events can be stored, labeled, and recalled
  • Analog monitoring of cinema processor inputs, pre-amp, or post-amp signals
  • Multiple-function control port for third-party automation/control
  • Internal clock/calendar for scheduling events
  • Auto leveling functions for dynamic volume control of auditoriums or lobby
  • Ambient leveling functions for maintaining maximum signal-to-noise ratio
  • Three-year, no-fault, fully transferable warranty

For product availability and pricing please contact your local dealer.

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