DriveCore Install Analog Series

Categories: Amplifiers, Installed Sound, Cinema

Product Overview

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.


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Product Details


A culmination of nearly two decades of R&D in PWM and switch-mode amplification, DriveCore is a Crown exclusive that combines hundreds of parts into one chip the size of a your fingertip, resulting in more efficiencies and unsurpassed reliability.  Learn more about DriveCore technology here:

True Rack Density

True Rack Density – power points of 300W or 600W in 2/4/8 channel configurations and 1250W in 2/4 channel configurations. Includes bridgable outputs of 300-2500W, all in a 2U form factor, providing flexibility in designs.

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 High-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 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.


  DUAL (all channels driven) DUAL BRIDGED (all channels driven) BRIDGED
Models 2ohm 4ohm 8ohm 16ohm 70Vrms 100Vrms 4ohm 8ohm 16ohm 140Vrms 200Vrms
2|300 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W
2|600 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W
4|300 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W
4|600 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W
8|300 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W
8|600 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W
2|1250 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W  2500W  2500W  2500W  2500W  2500W
4|1250 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W  2500W  2500W  2500W  2500W  2500W


Performance Specifications 2|300 4|300 8|300 2|600 4|600 8|600 2|1250 4|1250
Frequency Response (8 Ohms, 20 Hz - 20kHz) ±0.25 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (ref. rated power, 8Ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) >108 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, 20Hz - 20kHz) 0.35%
Voltage Gain  34 dB
Damping Factor (20 Hz to 100 Hz)

Input Impedance (nominal balanced, unbalanced) 10 kOhms, 5 kOhms
Maximum Input Level before Compression +20dBu
Maximum Input Level Before Clipping +26dBu
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) 45 45 47 45 45 47 47 47
Required AC Mains (±10%) 100V - 240V ~50/60Hz
IEC Power Connector 15A IEC 15A IEC 15A IEC 15A IEC 15A IEC 20A IEC 15A IEC 20A IEC
Physical Specification 2|300 4|300 8|300 2|600 4|600 8|600 2|1250 4|1250
Width 19 in. (48.3cm)
Height 3.5 in. (8.75cm)
Depth 14.25 in ( 14.25 in ( 14.25 in ( 14.25 in ( 14.25 in ( 17 in (43.2 cm) 14.25 in ( 17 in (43.2 cm)
Weight 18.8 lbs (8.53kg) 20.1 lbs (9.12kg) 23.5 lbs (10.66kg) 18.8 lbs (8.53kg) 20.1 lbs (9.12kg) 30 lbs (13.6kg) 23.5 lbs (10.66kg) 30 lbs (13.60kg)


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