DCi 8|600N

Eight-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V

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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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Recommended for: Installed Sound, Cinema, Recording Broadcast.


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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 – DSP capabilities include the following:

  • LevelMAX Limiters
  • Input/Output EQ
  • Delay
  • Matrix Mixer
  • Speaker Line Monitoring


  Version Language Size Uploaded
DCi 8|600N CAD files     16.1 MB Mar 31, 2015
Data Sheet   en  939 KB May 04, 2016
Operation Manual - Chinese   zh  3.6 MB Apr 11, 2016
Operation Manual - English   en  8.01 MB Apr 11, 2016
HARMAN Installed Sound Solutions Infographic     715 KB Aug 06, 2015
DriveCore Install Series Brochure     20.4 MB Aug 27, 2015
HiQnet Audio Architect™     Aug 23, 2016
Declaration Of Conformities
DriveCore Install Family Declaration of Conformity     94 KB Aug 27, 2015
System Technology Bulletins
STB DCiN - High Z Configuration #0002     819 KB Aug 27, 2015
STB DCiN - Y Input Configuration #0003     643 KB Aug 27, 2015
STB DCiN - GPIO VCA Configuration #0001     544 KB Aug 27, 2015
Tech Note - DCiN GPIO - VCA Configuration     733 KB Aug 27, 2015
Power Draw & Thermal Dissipation Specs
DCi Network Power Draw & Thermal     79.3 KB Aug 27, 2015
Application Guides
App Focus Dynamic BGM Systems     2.95 MB Aug 27, 2015
Comparison Charts
DriveCore Install product comparison chart     268 KB May 28, 2019

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Frequency Response ( 8 Ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) +/- 0.25 dB
BLU Link Input Signal to Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) > 104dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 0.35%
Voltage Gain 34 dB
Damping Factor (20 Hz to 100 Hz) >1000
Input Impedance (nominal balanced, unbalanced) 10 kOhms, 5 kOhms
Maximum Input Level before Compression +20 dBu
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) 47
Required AC Mains (+/- 10%) 100V-240V ~ 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 19" x 3.5" x 17" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 42.5cm)
Weight 30lbs (13.60kg)
IEC Power Connector 20A



DCi 8|600N

Eight-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V