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DSi Series 2.0

NEXT-GENERATION AMPLIFIERS FOR JBL CINEMA LOUDSPEAKERS


The DSi 2.0 amplifier family, JBL’s first line of dedicated cinema amplifiers, builds on Crown DSI Digital Screen Array amplifier technology, integrating best-in-class DSP from Crown’s flagship CDi DriveCore series to deliver potent, cost-effective amplification for JBL’s entire range of cinema loudspeakers. Choose from three power configurations, available in analog and analog-plus-digital “D” versions featuring Dante/AES67 connectivity.


Deploy systems faster and easier while streamlining hardware needs: DSi 2.0 amplifiers are designed to meet power requirements of JBL cinema speakers, for a single JBL cinema solution. D-models interface with Dolby Atmos directly, without the need for additional processing hardware. JBL Cinema Speaker presets simplify configuration, optimize playback audio and protect against equipment damage. All DSi 2.0 amps feature SNMP connectivity for networked audio distribution, immersive installations and direct interfacing with third-party theater-management and cinema-control systems.


Models supply 4 channels of amplification with bridgeable outputs in a single 2RU footprint, and can power up to four JBL surround speakers with a single amp channel in high-power-density 2Ω mode. All DSi 2.0 series amps incorporate best-in-class, 32-bit/96kHz floating-point DSP and Crown DriveCore technology, which replaces hundreds of internal components with a single processing chip for superior power density, stability and audio fidelity.


Cinema managers and integrators looking to maximize their power investment and future-proof their systems can count on the JBL DSi 2.0 series to deliver robust, reliable amplification in an efficient, cost-effective package.


Cinema Sound, Simplified

DSi 2.0 amplifiers are engineered to streamline system deployment while reducing hardware requirements. Each amplifier is power-matched to JBL cinema speakers; dedicated JBL speaker presets maximize system efficiency and optimize audio signal quality while preventing equipment damage. D-models interface with Dolby Atmos directly, without the need for additional processing hardware.


Best-in-Class

DSP All DSi 2.0 amplifiers feature best-in-class, 96kHz/32-bit floating-point internal processing, which allows custom configuration of routing, input and output delay (up to 1,000 ms), 8-band parametric EQ, crossover, FIR processing, LevelMAX™ limiting and more.


The DriveCore Advantage

Crown’s patented DriveCore technology seamlessly integrates the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage, fusing everything into one powerful chip. This single-chip replaces 500 parts, delivering greater efficiency, reliability and performance.


Superior Power Density Means Better Value

Thanks to DriveCore technology, DSi 2.0 amps deliver greater power density than traditional designs: All models offer 4 channels of amplification with bridgeable outputs in a single two-space footprint; power up to 4 surround speakers with a single channel in high-output 2Ω mode.


Future-Proof Audio Networking

AES67 connectivity (SA4-D, MA4-D and LA4-D models) allows networked audio distribution from any AES67/DANTE-compatible device and direct interfacing with Dolby ATMOS Connect without the need for additional processing hardware. Models feature a dual network audio port for primary and secondary networks configured as switched (daisy chain) or redundant (star) systems.*Available via a firmware update.


Remote Monitoring and Management

DSi 2.0 amps offer SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) connectivity for interfacing with third-party theater-management systems and Cinema Control (NOC) systems for remote status and fault monitoring. A HiQnet port provides access to Harman’s Audio Architect software, for controlling, configuring and monitoring amplifier operation through a standard TCP/IQ network.

  • Each amp offers 4 channels with bridgeable outputs to easily power JBL’s entire line of cinema speakers.

  • Amplifiers are engineered to meet exact power requirements of JBL cinema speakers,
    for a single JBL cinema solution.
  • A new amplifier design allows for high power output at 2Ω (SA and MA models),
    enabling up to 4 surround speakers to be powered by a single channel.
  • D-models interface with Dolby Atmos directly, without the need for additional
    processing hardware.
  • Three power ratings are available:
    SA4/SA4-D (4 channels): 350W (8Ω)/600 (4Ω)/900W (2Ω)/1,100W (8Ω bridged)/1,800W (4Ω bridged)
    MA4/MA4-D (4 channels): 700W (8Ω)/1,200W (4Ω)/1,900W (2Ω)/2,400W (8Ω bridged)/3,800W (4Ω bridged)
    LA4/LA4-D (4 channels): 1,200W (8Ω)/2,000W (4Ω)/1,000W (2Ω)/4,000W (8Ω bridged)/2,000W (4Ω bridged)
  • All models feature SNMP and ethernet connectivity for networking and third-party
    control; SA4-D, MA4-D and LA4-D models add Dante/AES67 connectivity.
  • All models include a HiQ port to interface with HARMAN Audio Architect control
    software over a standard TCP/IQ network.
  • Best-in-class, 96kHz/32-bit floating-point processing incorporates FIR filtering,
    LevelMAX™ limiting, 8-channel parametric EQ, delay settings and more.
  • Crown DriveCore technology replaces hundreds of amplifier parts with a single chip,
    for superior efficiency and reliability.
  • Built-in JBL Cinema Speaker presets match all JBL cinema loudspeakers; amps are
    power-matched with JBL cinema speakers for optimal performance and fast system
    configuration.
  • Recall presets, mute channels, monitor amplifier health and power on and off through
    a combined GPIO/AUX port.
  • SNMP connectivity allows direct interfacing with third-party theater-management and
    cinema-control systems.
  • An intuitive front-panel LCD and encoder interface let you configure amplifier settings
    at the push of a button.
  • Ultra-quiet operation: 51dBA maximum fan noise.
  • All models are standard 19-inch (482mm) 2RU rackmount units.
  • Weight: 23.2 pounds (10.5 kg)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz
  • THD: 0.35%
  • Power supply: 100–220V +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz