A new line of Crown by HARMAN amplifiers, the CDi DriveCore Series, is shipping. Crown says this series offers high-performance and a rich feature set at a competitive cost. Using technology derived from the Crown DriveCore Install Series, the CDi DriveCore Series offers streamlined functionality to work in almost any small/medium installation — houses of worship, restaurants, cruise ships, hotels, museums, theater, cinema, retail stores and similar installed sound applications.
Crown’s proprietary DriveCore technology eliminates hundreds of components within each amplifier, reducing the variability of component values, increasing reliability, resulting in incredible audio fidelity from an efficient design.
Through HARMAN’s HiQnet Audio Architect software, the CDi DriveCore can be controlled, configured and monitored on a standard TCP/IP network. The on-board digital signal processing in each amplifier allows for custom configuration:
- Input Router
- Input Delay – up to 1000ms
- 8-Band Input Parametric EQ
- 8-band Output Parametric EQ
- Output Delay – up to 100ms
- LevelMAX Limiter
Both receive and send channels over BLU link – HARMAN’s 256-channel, fault-tolerant digital audio bus. Direct Drive 70/100Vrms Output – Each output channel is capable of providing either 70V or 100V for high impedance applications.
Through a combined GPIO/AUX Port, recall presets, mute channels, monitor faults, power the amplifier on and off, and more.