The DriveCore™ Install series amplifiers are a complete line of high performance installation amplifiers based on proprietary DriveCore technology. DCi Series amplifiers are designed, engineered and manufactured to the industry’s highest quality standards, and provide system integrators with the most advanced features and flexibility to meet the requirements of top tier 21st century installed sound applications. Versatile, 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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The DCi Series is a direct result of this HARMAN initiative designed to increase performance and acoustic qualities while dramatically reducing energy consumption. With the DriveCore chip replacing over 500 parts, it requires far fewer materials while easily delivering more than 90% efficiency. The Powersave feature provides additional energy savings with an Auto-Standby mode that powers down the amp to consume less than 1W. Plus, using recycled cardboard boxes to ship DCi units further reduces our carbon footprint


Since the introduction of the first IQ system in 1992, Crown has deployed more networked audio systems than all other amplifier manufacturers combined. This pedigree continues today with the DCi Series amplifier. Adhering to exact TCP/IP Ethernet standards and equipped with HiQnet™ technology, the Network and Dante Series amplifiers can live on a standard network without the hassle of proprietary switches or hardware. And by following standard protocol, large systems of 400+ amplifiers can be quickly deployed on a single network backbone without any special considerations.


Crown’s legendary DSP, combined with DCi’s true rack density design, provides the flexibility and design tools for wide-ranging jobs while outperforming many of the world’s stand-alone loudspeaker processors. With LevelMAX™, input and output EQ, delay, pilot tone monitoring and tone generators, DSP-enabled DCi amplifiers are packed with features that can be used worldwide. Combining DSP with network monitoring and control gives consultants, engineers and end users enormous flexibility.

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