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.
Installed Sound, Cinema, Recording Broadcast.
Compares and contrasts the different DriveCore Install (DCi) Network amplifier models
A basic overview of the DSP features inside a DCi Network amplifier
How to route analog audio with a DCi Network amplifier
How to route BLU link digital audio with a DCi Network amplifier
How to configure a DCi Network amplifier for high impedance speaker loads (70V/100V)
How to configure a DCi Network amplifier for Input Y and Bridge modes
How to configure a DCi Network amplifier for redundant input sources
How to use the built-in signal and noise generator in a DCi Network amplifier
Explains the Sleep and Amp Status features of the AUX Port of a DCi amplifier and shows how to configure these features
How to save, load, and distribute amplifier Speaker Tunings
How to save, load, and distribute amplifier Presets
How to save, load, and distribute amplifier Device Files
How to configure the BSS Contrio Wall Controllers to work with a Crown DCi Network amplifier
How to update firmware in a DCi Network amplifier
How to perform a Factory Reset on a DCi Network amplifier
How to configure independent amp channels to enter a low-power Auto Standby state based on user-adjustable settings
How to route audio from the analog inputs of a DCi Network amplifier onto the BLU link BUS for distribution to other devices in the BLU link ring
How to configure a DCi Network amplifier to monitor and report errors in output load impedance
How to monitor and report errors based on the Input AC Line powering a DCi Network amplifier
How to switch between 48kHz (default) and 96kHz sampling rate for BLU link audio
How to use BSS Audio BLU8v2 for VCA control of a Crown DriveCore Install Network amplifier
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.
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
- LevelMAX Limiters
- Input/Output EQ
- Matrix Mixer
- Speaker Line Monitoring