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HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, has added four high-power amplifiers to the Crown CDi DriveCore Series. 

The new additions have either two or four channels, rated at 1200W per channel at four or eight ohms, and in keeping with the existing CDI DriveCore series, are available with analogue only or analogue + BLU link inputs.  These four amplifiers join the 300W and 600W versions already shipping.

Featuring high channel density, integrated DSP, full-featured front panel controls with colour display and international power features, the CDi DriveCore™ Series can be deployed in a wide variety of any global installations with minimal complication. Developed for commercial sound installation technicians and integrators who want streamlined equipment with modern features, the CDi DriveCore™ Series represents the best performance-for-value amplifier line on the market.

Like its predecessors, the CDi DriveCore™ Series delivers high-performance sound and reliability through Crown’s multi-patented DriveCore™ Technology. The CDi DriveCore™ line provides Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and the option for digital audio transport with BLU link for higher quality sound. Additionally, due to the advanced nature of DriveCore™, Crown amps equipped with this technology have up to 500 less parts than conventional amplifiers, delivering greater reliability.

The CDi DriveCore™ Series includes 2 or 4 channel models at 300/600/1200-watt 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. As a result, the amplifiers offer the essence of DriveCore™ without options that aren’t needed in many venues. While some features have been removed, others have been introduced to deliver premium performance.

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. This offers flexibility of use for zoning in constant voltage systems, or larger subwoofer use for performance and higher-volume SPL applications. A space-saving design is ideal for reducing rack space in renovations and new construction projects, and provides additional power points. Industry-standard control options include GPIO and aux port control, AMX integration for use with 3rd party controllers, and compatibility with BSS Contrio Wall Controllers. Finally, Energy Star 3.0 certification and highly efficient power modes enable customers to maximize their investment in audio systems.