PIP-Lite (discontinued)

IQ Programmable Input Processor

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PIP Lite -- Integrates Ethernet-based IQ Network™ control via 100-Mb TCP/IQ protocol for digital control of analog devices. Since audio signals are not converted to digital, a larger dynamic range is possible. Digital signal control allows for error trapping and a proactive response; provides input compression, multimode average power limiting, peak power limiting, thermal limiter, clip limiting, and load monitoring. Requires FREE IQwic™ software and a computer for initial setup.


  • An IQ Network™ Programmable Input Processor with TCP/IQ (connects to an IQ System via 100 Mb Ethernet).
  • Remote control and monitoring of PIP2-compatible Crown amplifiers and some PIP1. 
  • Can be connected to the same network used to pass CobraNet audio. 
  • Implements SmartAmp features: input compressors, multimode output limiters, error reporting and load monitoring. 
  • AUX connector configurable for AUX input, AUX output, or Listen Bus. 
  • Three Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty completely protects your investment and guarantees its specifications. (Effective May 1, 2011 when installed into a CTs Series amplifier the warranty is extended to five years.)


  Version Language Size Uploaded
PIP-Lite Cut Sheet     210 KB Aug 20, 2014
PIP-Lite Owner's Manual     8.66 MB Aug 20, 2014
HiQnet Audio Architect™     Aug 23, 2016
PIP / I-Tech Firmware     2.02 MB Aug 20, 2016
PIP / I-Tech Firmware     1.99 MB Aug 21, 2016
IQwic 8.22    9.94 MB Aug 21, 2016
IQwic 8.10a    9.25 MB Aug 23, 2016
IQwic 8.10    9.22 MB Aug 22, 2016
IQwic 8.01    8.89 MB Aug 20, 2016
PIP / I-Tech / CTs Multi-Channel Firmware     2.5 MB Aug 23, 2016
PIP / I-Tech / CTs Multi-Channel Firmware     2.11 MB Aug 20, 2016
PIP / I-Tech Firmware 2.01.12    862 KB Aug 22, 2016
PIP / I-Tech Firmware 2.03.1     1.43 MB Aug 20, 2016
Declaration Of Conformities
PIP-Lite, PIP-USP4 Declaration of Conformity     79.3 KB Aug 27, 2015

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Network RJ-45 connector forming an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet NIC connection
Channel 1 and Channel 2 balanced Inputs 3-pin, 5mm removable barrier blocks
Indicators A yellow DATA indicator flashes when the IQ-PIP-LITE recieves a valid command that is addressed to the IQ-PIP-LITE. A green PRESET indicator flashes to indicate the selected and active user preset. A yellow LINK ACT indicator (integrated in the network co
Memory Backup 4 Megabit nonvolatile FLASH memory for backup of run-time settings, presets, and program storage. Capable of 10,000 write cycles
Power Requirements No external power is required. 160 mA at +24 VDC and 50 mA at -24 VDC. When installed inot a Crown PIP2 compatible amplifier, the unit receives +/- 24 VDC from the amplifier.
Total Power Dissipation 4.6 watts
Input Impedance Normally 20 kilohms balanced and 10 kilohms unbalanced
Maximum Input Level +20 dBu
Dynamic Range >110 dB (A-Weighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Frequency Response +/-0.5 dB from 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Common Mode Rejection 50 dB typical
THD+Noise < 0.05% (1 kHz, 0 dBu)
Data Acquisition Eight channel, 12 bit Analog to Digital Converter running at 100 K samples per second
Input/Output Monitor Accuracy Typically +/-1 dB