HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Debuts JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers at CEDIA Expo 2023


HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced its new JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers. Engineered to work with any existing JBL architectural loudspeaker, the 8-channel DA850 and 16-channel DA1650 provide four and eight audio zones in a compact 1U design while offering bridgeable outputs to meet high-power requirements. The distribution amplifiers debut in booth 2512 at CEDIA Expo 2023, taking place Sept. 7-9 in Denver, Colorado.

The DA850 and DA1650 offer 50W for each Class D channel into 8ohm loads and 110W into 4ohm loads. By bridging their outputs, rated power increases to 1185W into 8ohm loads. For additional flexibility, each audio zone can feature an independent source or a single source can be shared across all zones using the global audio input. In addition, zones sharing an audio source can be expanded across multiple amplifiers using the global audio output.

The DA amplifiers offer three power mode control options — 12V trigger, audio-sensing inputs and always on — plus overcurrent and thermal protection to prevent potential speaker damage. The amplifiers feature local and bus inputs and channel output level controls.

The DA850 and DA1650 will be available in the first quarter of 2024 at MSRPs of $1,200 and $1,800, respectively.