Harman Professional Solutions has introduced Crown CDi DriveCore Series power amplifiers, which deliver high-performance sound and reliability through Crown’s multi-patented DriveCore technology, at InfoComm 2017.
The CDi DriveCore Series features high channel density, integrated DSP, full-featured front panel controls with colour display and international power features. They can be deployed in a wide variety of global installations with minimal complication and were developed for commercial sound installation technicians and integrators who want streamlined equipment with modern features.
“Venues such as bars, restaurants, worship facilities and retail spaces need high quality amplifiers that offer premium performance, without the premium price tag. By leveraging our innovative and multi-patented DriveCore technology and building on the strength of the DriveCore Install series, we developed an entirely new line of versatile amplifiers that offer robust functionality and flagship features, all at a reasonable cost,” says Harman Professional Solutions product manager Emilian Wojtowycz.
The CDi DriveCore line provides Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and the option for digital audio transport with BLU link for higher quality sound. Due to the advanced nature of DriveCore, Crown amplifiers equipped with this technology have up to 500 less parts than conventional amplifiers, delivering greater reliability.
The CDi DriveCore Series includes two or four channel models at 300/600/1200W output power ratings, as well as 70Vrms and 100Vrms direct output for use in global installations. It opts out of load monitoring and instead focuses on the right speaker tunings for installations.
A front panel screen and controls for simple setup allow customers to quickly 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, offering flexibility of use for zoning in constant voltage systems or larger subwoofer use for performance and higher-volume SPL applications.
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