Harman Professional Solutions introduced Crown CDi DriveCore Series power amplifiers with high channel density, integrated DSP, full-featured front panel controls with colour display and international power features.
“Venues such as bars, restaurants, worship facilities and retail spaces need high quality amplifiers that offer premium performance, without the premium price tag,” said Emilian Wojtowycz, Product Manager, Harman Professional Solutions. “By leveraging our innovative and multi-patented DriveCore technology and building on the strength of the acclaimed DriveCore Install series, we developed an entirely new line of versatile amplifiers that offer robust functionality and flagship features, all at a reasonable cost. The Crown CDi DriveCore Series provides our customers with the features they want and need, and brings flagship performance to any sound system installation.”
The CDi DriveCore line provides Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and the option for digital audio transport with BLU link for higher quality sound. Additionally, Crown amps equipped with this technology have up to 500 less parts than conventional amplifiers, resulting in more reliability.
The CDi DriveCore Series includes two- or four-channel models at 300W/600W/1200W output power ratings, as well as 70Vrms and 100Vrms direct output for use in global installations. The CDi DriveCore Series opts out of load monitoring, and instead focuses on the right speaker tunings for installations. While some features have been removed, others have been introduced.
A front panel screen and controls for simple setup allow customers to recall JBL speaker tunings, configure amp inputs and outputs, and modify DSP settings. Bridgeable output channels double the power output by driving two output channels as one. Industry-standard control options include GPIO and aux port control, AMX integration for use with third-party controllers, and compatibility with BSS Contrio Wall Controllers.