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PDF Content Summary: DCi Series Operation – Network Manual Models DCi 8|600N DCi 8|300N DCi 4|600N DCi 4|300N DCi 2|600N DCi 2|300N DCi 4|1250N DCi 2|1250N DCi 4|2400N DCi 2|2400N Product Registration: Register your new product at warranty.harmanpro.com. Obtaining Other Language Versions: To obtain information in another language about the use of this product, please contact your local Crown Distributor. If you need assistance locating your local distributor, please contact Crown at 574-294-8000 or visit crownaudio.com. This manual does not include all of the details of design, production, or variations of the equipment. Nor does it cover every possible situation which may arise during installation, operation or maintenance. The information provided in this manual was deemed accurate as of the publication date. However, updates to this information may have occurred. To obtain the latest version of this manual, please visit the Crown website at crownaudio.com. Trademark Notice: Com-Tech, BCA, Crown, Crown Audio, Amcron and Multi-Mode are registered trademarks of Crown International. DriveCore, DriveCore Install, IQwic, PIP and PIP2 are trademarks of Crown International. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Some models may be exported under the name Amcron® © 2016 by HARMAN International®, Inc. 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart, Indiana 46517-9439 U.S.A. Telephone: 574-294-8000 5040450 - 04/16 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat. 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the Grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other and should not be used with this product. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong and is the proper plug for this product. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required FCC COMPLIANCE NOTICE when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power- This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. including interference that may cause undesired operation. 15. Use the mains plug to disconnect the apparatus from the mains. CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party 16. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. equipment. 17. DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND ENSURE THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the VASES, ARE PLACED ON THE EQUIPMENT. limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. 18. THE MAINS PLUG OF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD SHALL REMAIN READILY OPERABLE. page 2 Operation Manual These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment gener- ates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE TOP COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. TO COMPLETELY DISCONNECT THIS EQUIPMENT FROM THE AC MAINS, DISCONNECT THE POWER SUPPLY CORD PLUG FROM THE AC RECEPTACLE. THE MAINS PLUG OF THE POWER SUPPLY CORD SHALL REMAIN READILY OPERABLE. WATCH FOR THESE SYMBOLS: The lightning bolt triangle is used to alert the user to the risk of electric shock. The exclamation point triangle is used to alert the user to important operating or maintenance instructions. IMPORTANT DriveCore Install Series amplifiers require Class 2 output wiring. MAGNETIC FIELD CAUTION! Do not locate sensitive high-gain equipment such as preamplifiers or tape decks directly above or below the unit. Because this amplifier has a high power density, it has a strong magnetic field which can induce hum into unshielded devices that are located nearby. The field is strongest just above and below the unit. If an equipment rack is used, we recommend locating the amplifier(s) in the bottom of the rack and the preamplifier or other sensitive equipment at the top. and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the follow- ing measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Operation Manual page 3 DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Issued By: HARMAN International 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd. Elkhart, IN 46517 U.S.A. European Representative’s Name and Address: HARMAN International Cranborne Road Potters Bar, EN6 3JN United Kingdom Equipment Type: Installed Sound Power Amplifiers Family Name: DCi Model Names: DCi 2|300N, DCi 2|600N, DCi 2|1250N, DCi 4|300N, DCi 4|600N, DCi 4|1250N, DCi 8|300N, DCi 8|600N, DCi 2|2400N, DCi 4|2400N EMC Standards: EN 55103-1:2009 +A1:2012 EMC Compatibility – Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional Use, Part 1: Emissions EN 55103-1:2009 +A1:2012 Magnetic Field Emissions – Annex A @ 10cm and 20cm EN 61000-3-2:2006 +A1:2008 +A2:2009 Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions (equipment input current less than or equal to 16A EN 61000-3-3:2013 Limitation of Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker in Low-Voltage Supply systems Rated Current less than or equal to 16A EN 55022:2012 Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of ITE: Radiated, Class B Limits; Conducted, Class A EN 55103-2:2009 EMC Compatibility – Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional Use, Part 2: Immunity EN 61000-4-2:2009 Ed 9 Electrostatic Discharge Immunity (Environment E2-Criteria B, 4k V Contact, 8k V Air Discharge) EN 61000-4-3:2010 Ed 3.2 Radiated, Radio-Frequency, EMC Immunity (Environment E2, Criteria A) EN 61000-4-4:2012 Ed12 Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Immunity (Criteria B) EN 61000-4-5:2014 Surge Immunity (Criteria B) EN 61000-4-6:2009 Immunity to Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio-Frequency Fields (Criteria A) EN 61000-4-11:2004 Voltage Dips, Short Interruptions and Voltage Variation Safety Standard: EN60065:2002 +A12:2011, IEC 60065:2001 Ed 7 +A1:2005 +A2:2010 Safety Requirements – Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus CAN/CSA 60065-03 incl. A1 Safety Requirements – Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus UL Std No. 60065-2007 Safety Requirements – Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus I certify that the product identified above conforms to the requirements of the EMC Council Directive 2004/108/EC and the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC. Signed _____________________________ Jeff Denman Sr. Director of Manufacturing Date of Issue: March 26, 2015 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Table of Contents Important Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Declaration of Conformity ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Welcome .............................................................................................................................................................................................................5 Installation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................6 Front & Back Panel Features ................................................................................................................................................................................. 7 Hardware Setup and Configuration ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Precautions ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................10 Software Setup ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Netsetter .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Offline/Online Operation ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 18 Set-up and System Configuration ......................................................................................................................................................................... 20 General Purpose In/Out Control Port .................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Aux Port/Sleep/Amp Status .................................................................................................................................................................................. 32 BLU link ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 33 Advanced Operation ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 37 Signal Path ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48 Per Channel Settings ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 49 Protection System ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................................................................................51 DCi Specifications ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 53 AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation .............................................................................................................................................................. 56 Service .................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 Warranty ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 68 Factory Service Information .................................................................................................................................................................................. 69 Product Registration ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 71 page 4 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Welcome Thank you for purchasing a new Crown DriveCoreTM Install Network Series installation amplifier, one in a complete line of high-performance amplifiers based on exclusive DriveCore technology. DriveCore Install Network Series amplifiers are designed, engineered and manufactured to the industry’s highest quality standards, and provide system integrators with the advanced features and flexibility required for challenging 21st century installed sound applications. Versatile, compact and highly energy- efficient, DCi-N Series amplifiers continue the unbroken Crown tradition of leadership in professional and commercial power amplifier technology. Features • Exclusive multi-patented DriveCoreTM Technology – The patented DriveCore integrated circuit combines hundreds of discrete circuits into one chip for better performance, lower power consumption and improved reliability. • BLU link Digital Audio Transport – Up to 256 Channels of digital audio over Category 5e– cabling. • Configuration in HiQnet Audio ArchitectTM • Programmable General Purpose Input/Output Control Port • Digital Signal Processing Input/Output EQ Filters, Crossover Input/Output Delay LevelMAXTM Limiters • Priority Input Router • PFC Power Supply-Universal PFC Power Supply for reduced current draw and provides industry leading efficiency. • Monitoring and Control over TCP/IP. • Real time Continuous Loading Monitoring. • Power Saving Modes – Power consumption in sleep mode is less than 1W. • Adjustable Auto Standby • Remote Power Off – Sleep mode activated via AUX port. • 70Vrms/100Vrms Direct Drive – Each channel individually selectable for low-Z or high-Z operation. • Advanced Protection Circuits – Amplifier and loads are protected against shorted outputs, DC, mismatched loads, overheating, over- or under-voltage, and high frequency overload. • Three Year, No-Fault Transferable Warranty – Your investment is fully protected. • Complies with GreenEdgeTM by HARMAN – Environmentally friendly practices in design, manufacturing, and packaging complement energy-efficient operation. How to Use This Manual This manual provides you with the necessary information to safely and correctly setup and operate your Crown product. It does not cover every aspect of installation, setup or operation that might occur under every condition. For additional information, please contact technical support, your system installer or retailer. We strongly recommend you read all instructions, warnings and cautions contained in this manual. Also, for your protection, please send in your warranty registration card today. And save your bill of sale — it’s your official proof of purchase. Operation Manual page 5 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Installation Unpacking Unpack your amplifier and inspect for any damage that may have occurred during transit. If damage is found, notify the shipping company immediately. Only you can initiate a claim for shipping damage, though Crown will be happy to help as needed. If the product arrived showing signs of damage, save the shipping carton for the shipper’s inspection. We also recommend that you save all packing materials for use if you ever need to transport the unit. Never ship the unit without the factory carton and packing materials. Additional Materials FOR INSTALLATION, YOU WILL NEED (not supplied): • Input wiring cables • Output wiring cables • Flathead screwdriver • Phillips screwdriver • Rack for mounting amplifier (or a stable surface for stacking) • Category 5e cabling WARNING: Before you start to set up your amplifier, read and observe the Important Safety Instructions found at the beginning of this manual. Install the Amplifier CAUTION: Before you begin, make sure your amplifier is disconnected from the power source and that all level controls (see Page 7) are set to ∞ knob 3.5 In. 8.9 cm Counterclockwise). 48.3 cm 14.25 In. 36.2 cm All DCi Series amplifiers are 3.5 in. (8.9 cm).high and 19 in. (48.3 cm) wide. All are 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) deep except the DCi8|600N & DCi4|1250N which are 17 in. (43.2 cm) deep, and the 2|2400N & 4|2400N which are 19 in. (48.3 cm) deep (See Figure 1) Mount the unit in a standard 19-inch (48.3 cm) equipment rack (EIA RS-310B). You can also place a single amp on a solid, stable surface or stack multiple amps. NOTE: Amplifiers should be supported at both the front and rear of the rack. Ensure Proper Cooling When using an equipment rack, mount units directly on top of each other. Close any open spaces in the rack with blank panels. (Open spaces will reduce cooling efficiency.) DO NOT block front or rear air vents. The rack should be a minimum of two inches (5.1 cm) away from the amplifier, and the back of the rack should be a minimum of four inches (10.2 cm) from the amplifier back panel. Air flow is front to back as illustrated in Figure 2. page 6 Operation Manual 19 In. 8|600N and 4|1250N 2|2400N and 4|2400N 17 In. 19 In. 43.2 cm 48.3 cm Figure 1 Figure 2 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Front Panel Features (All Models) Indicators: Fault Indicator (red): Flashes when the amplifier output channel has stopped operating. (See Page 50 Troubleshooting) Thermal Indicator (red): Illuminates when the channel reaches 80 degrees Celsius, indicating the onset of protection compression. If the temprature continues to rise, the amplifier output will shut off at 98 degrees Celsius and remain off until a safe operating temperature is present. Power Indicator (blue) Illuminates when the amplifier is ON and Clip Indicator (red): Illuminates when any of the following conditions are present: Onset of audible clipping, clipped acceptable AC line voltage is present. signal detected at input, clipped signal detected at output, engagement of protection circuits. Blinks when AC line voltage is outside Level and Signal Indicators (green): Three LEDs indicate signal presence and level as follows: -10 = 10 dB below ±10% range. rated output -20 = 20 dB below rated output Signal = -40dBU input level Flashes for 4 seconds if Power button Ready Indicator (green): When this indicator is activated, the amplifier is ready to pass audio. pressed when amplifier is in sleep mode. Cooling Vent Grille Bridge Mode Indicator (yellow) Data Indicator (yellow) Power Button Provides cooling air flow. Illuminates when when Bridge Mode is Illuminates when data present Power Ring Indicator (Green) - Illuminates Do not block or cover activated for the channel pair, only odd on the data network only. BLU when the amplifier is plugged into a wall these vents. number channel will be active. link connectivity is not a part of outlet with acceptable power. NOTE: this indicator. Power Button is disabled when AUX port Note: Eight channel model shown. Indications per channel pair are identical for 2 and 4 channel models. Sleep circuit is used. Back Panel Features (2|300N, 2|600N, 2|1250N, 4|300N, 4|600N, 4|1250N, 8|300N, 8|600N) Power Fuse BLU F20AH 250V, replace with same Cooling Fan Outlet Outlets for cooling air flow. Do not block or cover these outlets. Operation Manual page 7 link* Input/Output Ring type fuse. LittelFuse 314 Series. Up to 256 channels of digital DCi8|600N & 4|1250N incorporate audio over Category 5e the use of a resetable breaker wiring. Only 60 nodes should instead of fuse. be used in the BLU link Ring. AC Power Inlet Standard IEC type 320 inlet for detachable connector 100 - 240 V~. The DCi8|600N and 4|1250N use a 20A IEC connector. Ethernet* Input Attenuators One 21-position detented For monitoring and control of potentiometer per the amplifier over Category channel. Logarithmic 5e wiring through the Audio audio taper. Attenuation Architect software. range mute to 0 dB. Input Connectors One 6-pin plug-in connector per input pair. High impedance balanced. (Refer to Page 9). *Warning: Only connect to networks that remain inside the building Note: This image reflects the DCi 8|300N back panel Auxiliary Connector General Purpose Output Connectors 3-pin plug-in type connector, Enables SLEEP mode and monitoring of AMP STATUS unless the amplifier is in any of these conditions: OFF, SLEEP, or FAULT. (see Page 32) Input/Output (GPIO) Connect to the amplifier via RJ-11. There are 2 analog input controls and 2 digital output controls. One four-pole touch-proof terminal strip per channel pair. Accepts up to 10 AWG wire or terminal forks. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Back Panel Features (2|2400N, 4|2400N) GPIO/AUX 8-pin block connector combines the 2-in, 2-out GPIO (see Page 27) with the SLEEP and AMP STATUS pin from the AUX circuit (see Page 32). Power Cord Connector 32A PowerCon® AC inlet, 100-240V. The DCi2|2400N uses a 20A IEC connector. page 8 Operation Manual Ethernet* Cooling Fan Outlet For monitoring and control of the amplifier over Category 5e wiring through the Audio Architect software. BLU Input/Output link* Ring Output Connectors Up to 256 channels of digital One four-pole touch-proof Outlets for cooling air audio over Category 5e terminal strip per channel flow. Do not block or wiring. Only 60 nodes should pair. Accepts up to 10 AWG cover these outlets. be used in the BLU link Ring. wire or terminal forks. Reset Switch/Circuit Breaker If the current draw of the amplifier exceeds safe limits, this breaker automatically disconnects the power supply from the AC mains. The switch resets the circuite breaker. *Warning: Only connect to networks that remain inside the building Note: This image reflects the DCi 4|2400N back panel Input Connectors Input Attenuators One 6-pin plug-in connector per One 21-position detented input pair. High impedance potentiometer per channel. balanced. (Refer to Page 9). Logarithmic audio taper. Attenuation range mute to 0 dB. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Hardware Setup and Configuration Figure 3 Wire Input Connectors Crown recommends using pre-built or professionally wired balanced cables (two-conductor plus shield). Balanced wiring provides better rejection of unwanted noise and hum; however, unbalanced line may also be used. Use 6-pin plug-in cable ends at the amp input connectors. A male connector is supplied for each input of your model of amplifier. Additional connectors are available from Crown (P/N 5024623). Figure 3 shows connector pin assignments for balanced wiring and Figure 4 shows connector pin assignments for unbalanced wiring. Note that for bridged operation, only the connectors for odd- numbered channels (1,3,5,7) for each bridged pair need be wired. For BLU link audio connection, standard Category 5e cabling can be used. To increase fault tolerance of the BLU link audio ring, the input and the output should be connected to adjacent BLU link nodes. There is a maximum limit of 60 BLU link nodes for each audio ring. Figure 4 Wire Output Connectors Crown has designed an output cover that does not need to be removed to connect the output wiring. Crown recommends using the included spade connectors and two- or four-conductor, heavy gauge speaker wire. You may use terminal forks up to 10 AWG or bare wire for your output connectors (see Figure 5). For best results, Crown recommends Panduit part #PV10-6LF-L or Figure 5 equivalent terminal fork (2|2400N and 4|2400N models require TE part #1958480-1 or equivalent). For bare wire, it is highly recommended that output wiring is tinned. To reduce strain on input and output wiring, Crown recommends the use of horizontal lacer bars. For best results, Crown recommends Middle Atlantic part# LBP-4R90 or equivalent horizontal lacer bar. For low-impedance loads, select the appropriate size of wire based on the distance from amplifier to speaker. Distance Wire Size Up to 25 ft. (7.6m) 16 AWG 26-40 ft. (7.9-12.2m) 14 AWG 41-60 ft. (12.5-18.3m) 12 AWG > 60 ft (18.3m) 10 AWG CAUTION: Never use shielded cable for output wiring. CAUTION: Never connect the speaker return to the chassis of the amplifier, or damage to the amplifier may result. NOTE: Custom wiring should only be performed by qualified personnel. Class 2 output wiring is required. Operation Manual page 9 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Hardware Setup and Configuration Connect to AC Mains Connect your amplifier to the AC mains power source (power outlet) using the supplied AC power cord set. First, connect the IEC end of the cord set to the IEC connector on the amplifier; then, plug the other end of the cord set to the AC mains. WARNING: The third prong of this connector (ground) is an important safety feature. Do not attempt to disable this ground connection by using an adapter or other methods. Make certain the AC mains voltage and current ratings are sufficient to deliver full power to all amplifiers. If the AC line voltage varies out of an acceptable range, the amplifier’s power supply turns off and the blue Power LED flashes. The amplifier will turn back on when the AC line voltage returns to safe operating levels. DriveCore Install Amplifiers utilize a universal power supply. The AC voltage requirements are 100VAC - 240VAC, 50/60Hz (+/-10%). If the voltage exceeds these requirements, then the Power LED will flash and the amplifier will stop passing audio until the voltage is within the requirements. Startup Procedure When first turning on your amplifier: 1. Turn down the level of your audio source. 2. Turn down the input attenuators of the amplifier. 3. Turn on the “Power” switch. The Power indicator should light. 4. Turn up the level of your audio source to an optimum level. Ensure that at no point in the signal chain is the signal being clipped in any way. 5. Turn up the level controls on the amplifier to the desired loudness or power level. IMPORTANT: Before making any wiring or installation changes, turn off the amplifier and disconnect the power cord. For help with determining your system’s optimum gain structure (signal levels) please refer to the Crown Amplifier Application Guide, available online at crownaudio.com. Precautions Your amplifier is protected from internal and external faults, but you should still take the following precautions for optimum performance and safety: 1. Configure the amplifier for proper operation, including input and output wiring hookup. Improper wiring can result in serious operating difficulties. For information on wiring and configuration, please consult Page 8 of this manual. For advanced setup techniques, consult Crown’s Amplifier Application Guide available online at crownaudio.com. 2. Use care when making connections, selecting signal sources and controlling the output level. The load you save may be your own! 3. Do not short the ground lead of an output cable to the input signal ground. This may form a ground loop and cause oscillations. 4. Never connect the output to a power supply, battery or power main. Electrical shock may result. 5. Tampering with the circuitry or making unauthorized circuit changes may be hazardous and invalidate all agency listings. 6. Do not operate the amplifier with the RED Clip LEDs constantly flashing. 7. Do not overdrive the mixer, which will cause clipped signal to be sent to the amplifier. Such signals will be reproduced with extreme accuracy, and loudspeaker damage may result. 8. Do not operate the amplifier with less than the rated load impedance. Due to the amplifier’s output protection, such a configuration may result in premature clipping and speaker damage. Remember: Crown is not liable for damage that results from overdriving other system components. page 10 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Software Setup Connect Loudspeakers and Configure for Loudspeaker Load Determine load impedances and power requirements Before making any connections, carefully check and review the total impedance for loudspeaker systems to be connected to each amplifier output. If multiple loudspeakers are connected to one output (in series, parallel or series-parallel) for Low-Z operation, be certain the total system impedance is within allowed specification for the output. When multiple loudspeakers are connected to one output for Hi-Z operation, be certain total tapped power is below the rated power output for the channel. Note: Illustrations and some text references are for channel pair 1 - 2 only. Connections and settings are identical for channels 3 – 4 on four-channel models and for channels 5 – 6 and 7 – 8 on eight-channel models. Each channel may be configured independently on multichannel models. Set Up and Configuration of the DriveCore Install Network amplifiers can be completed through HiQnet Audio ArchitectTM. The amplifier should be connected to a TCP\IP network via the Ethernet connection on the back of the amplifier. Note: the BLU link digital audio transport connectors cannot be used for control and monitoring of the amplifier. To quickly configure your DriveCore Install Network amplifier, connect all of the amplifiers and configuration computer to the same network. For more information on network configuration, please visit audioarchitect.harmanpro.com. In the following example, we will only show amplifiers. When Audio Architect is first loaded, the software will scan the network for HiQnet devices. All devices that are discovered on the network will be found under the ADD DEVICE tab on the left hand tree menu. If the devices are not found, then the network may not be configured correctly. See Figure 6. Figure 6 Operation Manual page 11 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers NetSetter Introduction The HiQnet NetSetter is a software tool which enables you to discover HiQnet devices and reconfigure network settings in real-time for each device. Its function is to configure a system of devices to interoperate correctly on the same network and resolve conflicts quickly and easily. NetSetter Window Figure 7 The top of the NetSetter page list overall operational functions that are available. They are as follows: • PC Adapter – A drop list menu that selects the Network Interface Card (NIC)’s adapter that NetSetter will use to attempt to discover HiQnet devices. All available NIC’s are listed by IP Address. Selecting a new NIC will force a rescan of the network to which the new NIC is connected. • Display – This menu filters the device in the grid view by: -All Devices – Default setting. All discovered devices are displayed -HiQnet ID conflicts - Only discovered devices with HiQnet address conflicts are displayed. - IP address conflicts - Only discovered devices with IP address conflicts are displayed - All conflicts - Only discovered devices with either HiQnet address conflicts or IP address conflicts are displayed - Locked - Only devices in a Locked configuration. - Discovering-Only devices in the process of being discovered. - Discovered - Discovered devices with no conflicts. - DHCP / Auto IP - All devices which have been discovered with DHCP / Auto-IP enabled and those which have been set to use DHCP / Auto-IP on applying the edits • Rescan Network – Clicking this button re-scans the network to which the currently selected NIC is connected. • Export – The export button brings up a “Save As” window allowing you to save the HiQnet Addresses and IP Configurations of all devices on the network to a .CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. This allows you to archive the information and open it in a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. page 12 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers At the bottom of the NetSetter window is an informational section that list the amount of discovered devices and the IP address of the DHCP Server. There is also informa- tion regarding the PC HiQnet Address, IP Address, and Subnet Mask. There are four buttons that perform the following functions: • Clear Container - Resets the Container / Position Venue data of the selected device. The action occurs on either Apply Current Edits or Apply and Exit so that changes may be undone with the Undo Current Edits button. • Undo Current Edits - Resets any open edits in the grid to the values as currently on the network. • Apply Current Edits - Confirms any open edits in the grid. Devices update accordingly until connection is reestablished with HiQnet NetSetter • Apply and Exit - Confirms and saves any open edits in the grid. The devices update accordingly until connection is reestablished with HiQnet. Exit HiQnet NetSetter - If you have made changes to NetSetter, and attempt to exit the program the following window will pop up. Figure 8 Clicking "OK" will apply the edits you have made since opening NetSetter. Clicking "Cancel" will return you to the program. The NetSetter Grid The grid is divided into 12 sections: 1. MAC Address 7. Random ID checkbox 2. DHCP / Auto-IP checkbox 8. Status 3. IP Address 9. Device Type 4. Subnet Mask 10. Device Name 5. Default Gateway 11. Container : Position 6. HiQnet ID 12. Locate MAC Address Displays the MAC Address(es) of the discovered device. If more than one MAC Address is discovered for a single device (HiQnet device MAC Address / AVB card MAC Address etc), the field is represented as a drop list. You may select between the connected MAC Addresses. The data in this field cannot be edited. • For a device connected to the same control network with two control MAC Addresses, the MAC Address field will be displayed in red. DHCP / Auto-IP If the discovered device is set to use DHCP / Auto-IP, the check box will be checked. If the discovered device is not using DHCP / Auto-IP, you may check the box so it will do so on applying edits. The device row will then become selected. The device will attempt to have its IP settings configured by DHCP on applying the edits, if no DHCP server is present the device will attempt to have IP settings configured by Auto-IP. All devices in the current filter view may be set to DHCP / Auto-IP on by checking the check box in the column header. The individual check boxes for all devices will be checked. If a single individual check boxes for all devices is subsequently unchecked the column header DHCP / Auto-IP checkbox will be automatically unchecked. The devices in the current filter view may be set to DHCP / Auto-IP off by unchecking the check box in the column header. DHCP server status will be among the information displayed at the bottom of the window. If a DHCP server is not detected, the information will read ‘DHCP server not detected’ Checking a device’s DHCP / Auto-IP check box has no immediate effect on the column sort order. Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. Operation Manual page 13 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers IP Address Displays the IP address of the discovered device A valid IP address may be edited inline. If the edited value scopes the device out of the current Display filter, it will not be visible. Devices discovered with a conflicting IP Address A discovered device with an IP Address that conflicts with one that has already been discovered will be displayed in red. A conflicting IP Address may be edited inline if you wish to change the device IP Address on applying current edits. If DHCP / Auto-IP is enabled the IP address field may not be edited inline. Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. Subnet Mask Displays the Subnet Mask of the discovered device. The Subnet Mask may be edited inline. • The device row will be ordered accordingly with the current column sort immediately on successful editing of the field • The device row will remain selected If DHCP / Auto-IP is enabled the Subnet Mask field may not be edited inline. Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. Default Gateway Displays the Default Gateway of discovered device May be edited inline. • The device row will be ordered accordingly with the current column sort immediately on successful editing of the field • The device row will remain selected If DHCP / Auto-IP is enabled the Default Gateway field may not be edited inline If the device is being rediscovered then: • When the device is not selected, the device Default Gateway address field is displayed but is grayed out, represented in light gray. • When the device is selected and highlighted in orange the field is represented in dark gray. Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. HiQnet ID Displays the HiQnet address of the discovered device. May be edited inline if you want to change the device HiQnet address. If the edited value scopes the device out of the current Display filter, it will not be visible. No devices will be selected If devices discovered with a conflicting HiQnet Address then: • The HiQnet ID field of a discovered device with a HiQnet Address which conflicts with a HiQnet Address which has already been discovered will be displayed in pink. • A conflicting HiQnet Address may be edited inline if you want to change the device HiQnet Address. page 14 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers • When the device is selected and highlighted in orange the field is represented in red. • The HiQnet address is not displayed, instead a dash is displayed as grayed out. Devices not discoverable at the IP level A device which is not discoverable at the IP level (invalid IP address etc) will not be able to report a HiQnet address. In this instance, the HiQnet ID field will display a ‘?’ to indicate that the field may exist but that the software does not have enough discoverability of the device to determine the value. A blank field or ‘-‘ implies the value is null. The HiQnet ID field may not be edited inline. Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. Random ID The device will be given a random HiQnet address. If you want to set the HiQnet address of a device to a random ID, check the Random ID check box. If the check box is unchecked before applying current edits, the prior HiQnet ID value will be restored. All devices in the current filter view may be set to Random HiQnet ID by checking the check box in the column header. The individual check boxes for all devices will be checked if a single individual check boxes for all devices is subsequently unchecked the column header Random ID checkbox will be automatically unchecked. If all devices in the current filter view are set to Random ID on and the Random HiQnet ID column header check box is checked, all devices may be set to Random ID off by unchecking the column header check box. The individual check boxes for all devices will be unchecked. Devices not discoverable at the IP level A device which is not discoverable at the IP level (invalid IP address etc) will not be able to report a HiQnet address. In this instance, the Random ID check box will be unavailable. Status Displays the current discovery status of the device. The Status field may not be edited. Discovery status hierarchy is as follows: • Discovered. If a device has a unique IP address and a unique HiQnet address, this condition will be shown unless the device is access controlled. When the device is not selected, the ‘Discovered’ label is represented in green. • IP conflict. If a device has an IP Address conflict, this error will be shown regardless of other status notifications. When the device is not selected, the ‘IP conflict’ label is represented in blue. • HiQnet conflict. If a device has a unique IP address yet has a HiQnet address conflict, this error will be shown regardless of other status notifications. When the device is not selected, the ‘HiQnet conflict’ label is represented in red. • Locked. If a device has a unique IP address and a unique HiQnet address, this condition will be shown if the device is access controlled. When the device is not selected, the ‘Locked’ label is represented in yellow. • Discovering. This condition will be displayed if the device has had changes made to IP configuration or HiQnet address and HiQnet NetSetter is waiting to reestablish connection. When a device being rediscovered is not selected, all fields within the device row are displayed but is grayed out, represented in light gray. Discovered - The ‘Discovered’ status is determined by the following conditions: • The device is discoverable at the MAC Address level • The device has a valid and unique IP Address (manual or DHCP / Auto-IP) • The device has a unique HiQnet address • The device is not Access Controlled IP conflict - The 'IP conflict’ status is determined by the following conditions: • The device is discoverable at the MAC Address level • The device has an IP address which conflicts with another device which has already been discovered by NetSetter HiQnet conflict - The ‘HiQnet conflict’ status is determined by the following conditions: Operation Manual page 15 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers • The device is discoverable at the MAC Address level • The device has a valid and unique IP Address (manual or DHCP / Auto-IP) • The device has a HiQnet address which conflicts with another device which has already been discovered by NetSetter Locked - The ‘Discovered’ status is determined by the following conditions: • The device is discoverable at the MAC Address level • The device has a valid and unique IP Address (manual or DHCP / Auto-IP) • The device has a unique HiQnet address • The device is Access Controlled When the device has been discovered in the Locked state, a dialog must be displayed to prompt for the Admin password the first time any field is attempted to be edited • A successful login with the Admin password only will enable all fields to be edited subsequently • This state may need to be reset on rediscovery after applying current edits, requiring the Admin password to be entered again Discovering - The ‘Discovering’ status is determined by the following conditions: • The device had been previously discovered at least the MAC Address level • Edits had been made to one or more fields • The device is being rediscovered after applying current edits. Since the sort order automatically updates when a field within the sorted column is updated, the rediscovered device will occupy the same row on rediscovery. Unless DHCP / Auto-IP or Random ID has been set prior to applying current edits, in which case the rediscovered device will occupy the appropriate row in the current column sort order. Device Type The device class name is displayed, as reported by the discovered device. To the left of each device class name is displayed the brand icon. The software application name is displayed for discovered PCs running an instance of HiQnet software: • System Architect • Performance Manager • London Architect The Device Type field may not be edited inline Devices not discoverable at the IP or HiQnet level A device which is not discoverable at the IP level (invalid IP address etc.) or HiQnet address level (HiQnet address conflict etc) will not be able to report its class name. In this instance, the Device Type field will display a ‘?’ to indicate that the field may exist but that the software does not have enough discoverability of the device to determine the value. A blank field or ‘-‘ implies the value is null Device Name The user-definable Device Name is displayed, as reported by the discovered device • May be edited inline if you want to change the Device Name. • May not be edited for discovered PCs running an instance of HiQnet software. page 16 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Devices not discoverable at the IP or HiQnet level A device which is not discoverable at the IP level (invalid IP address etc) or HiQnet address level (HiQnet address conflict etc) will not be able to report its Device Name. In this instance, the Device Name field will display a ‘?’ to indicate that the field may exist but that the software does not have enough discoverability of the device to determine the value A blank field or ‘-‘ implies the value is null Once edits have been made, it is critical to click the “Apply Current Edits” or “Apply and Exit” buttons. Container : Position The Container and Position Venue Data is displayed (separated by a colon), as reported by the discovered device. The field is left blank for discovered PCs running an instance of HiQnet software. • System Architect • Performance Manager • London Architect The Container / Position Venue Data may not be edited inline. A selected device may have its Venue Data cleared (including all Building, Floor and Room Venue data) by pressing the Clear Container button. This action takes place on applying current edits only and can be undone with the Undo Current Edits button Devices not discoverable at the IP or HiQnet level A device which is not discoverable at the IP level (invalid IP address etc) or HiQnet address level (HiQnet address conflict etc) will not be able to report its Device Name. In this instance, the Device Name field will display a ‘?’ to indicate that the field may exist but that the software does not have enough discoverability of the device to determine the value A blank field or ‘-‘ implies the value is null Locate Clicking in the Locate column for a device will put the corresponding device on the network into a Locate state, and the Locate icon will be displayed. • Clicking an active Locate icon will disable the Locate state for the device • Disabling the Locate state from the device will clear the icon • Devices may be put into Locate state independently from selection so that more than one device can be located at any one time Operation Manual page 17 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Offline/Online Audio Architect has two define modes of operation: Online and Offline. Offline operation allows the system to be configured without real time changes to the system. In this mode, changes have to be sent to the edited device. In Online mode, changes to amplifiers are made real time. When Audio Architect first opens, the Offline Design Tab is the ribbon presented, and the Device Toolbox appears on the left and an empty Properties window is at the bot- tom. The Add Devices box is highlighted. When going Online, it may be necessary to Match Devices and/or Synchronize Venue. Figure 9 Match Devices allows users to associate amplifiers within their venue design to amplifiers on the network. In the Match Devices tab, the following options are available: Figure 10 • Refresh Networking: Clicking this button will temporarily take Audio Architect offline, then restart the network. • Match - Auto-Venue: Automatically enables matching between all the devices in the Audio Architect venue - Detach: Removes the device's virtual connection from Audio Architect. • Editing - Undo: Erases the last change done, reverting to the previous state. - Redo: Re-establishes the previous state. • Show: The checked items are displayed along side the appropriate devices in the venue; Device Names, Rack/Array Names, HiQnet Addresses, and IP Addresses. In Synchronize Venue, each device will be shown with either a Receive icon or a Send icon. • Receive – device settings will be downloaded to the Audio Architect • Send – device setting will be sent from Audio Architect to the device When going Online, the following options are possible: 1. If one or more devices in the Venue are not matched AND corresponding devices are available on the network, going online lands in Match Devices mode. 2. If all the devices in the Venue are matched, going online lands in Synchronize Venue mode. In Synchronize Venue mode, the user is given the option to either Send data from Audio Architect to the device or Receive data from the device to Audio Architect. 3. If no devices require to be synced, going online lands in Run Venue mode. page 18 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Each amplifier can be dragged into the room window. Each device will have a IP address listed on the left of the amplifier and a Name ID on the right on the amplifier. The Name ID can be edited in the properties menu at the bottom of the page. The number to the left of Name ID is the HiQnet Device Address. The green circle only indicates that the amplifier has been discovered on the network. The small box located below the rack allows quick access to amplifier factory panels. These panels include the following items. Note: When a device is added to the window, it is automatically removed from the "Discovered" section. • Factory Master Panels • Monitor Panels • Meter Panels • Level and Mute Panels Figure 11 Double clicking an amplifier will access the amplifier factory control panel. At this point, Audio Architect is in OFFLINE MODE. In OFFLINE MODE, amplifier changes are not made in real time and will need to be sent to the amplifiers. Amplifier changes can also be sent in real time in ONLINE MODE. To go to ONLINE MODE, click on the GO ONLINE tab in the Workflow bar menu. RECEIVE and SEND buttons will appear for each device, rack, and room in the design. This gives the user the option to just update a single device, all devices in a rack or an entire venue. Click SEND to load the settings made in Audio Architect to the amplifier. Click RECEIVE to read the settings off of the amplifier to be reflected in Audio Architect. Figure 12 Operation Manual page 19 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Amplifier Mode Settings Figure 13 Figure 13 (above) shows the DriveCore Install 2 channel configuration page. The 4 and 8 channel amplifier configuration pages have the same feature set. The DriveCore Install Network amplifier includes Digital Signal Processing (DSP), multiple input/output routing options and a comprehensive diagnostics feature set. All of these features can be adjusted in from the configuration page. The DriveCore Install amplifiers are very capable and flexible amplifiers. In the Amplifier Mode Setting window, the following items can be adjusted. • Hi-Z/Low-Z on an individual channel basis. • 70Vrms or 100Vrms operation • Any analog input can be sent to any amplifier output • Mono Bridge Output - Output pairs can be bridged for mono operation Hi-Z/Low-Z The DriveCore Install Network amplifiers are capable of High Z and Low Z outputs. Each individual channel is capable of Hi-Z or Low-Z operation. To select Hi-Z or Low-Z operation, double click on the mode button, the Amplifier Mode Setting Window will open (see Figure 14). Note: Choosing 70Vrms or 100Vrms is an amplifier global setting, and affects all output channels selected for High-Z operation. Global Channel Specific page 20 Operation Manual Figure 14 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Cascading Inputs Cascading the analog inputs, or "Y-ing channels", gives more flexibility to the installation of this amplifier (See Figure 15). One input can be used to drive some or all of the amplifier outputs. NOTE: By cascading the inputs, the corresponding input DSP functions for individual channels will be removed and only the output DSP functions will be available (See Figure 16). Operation Manual page 21 Figure 15 Use the "Y 1+2" etc. check boxes to cascade channel inputs Figure 16 With the "Y 1+2" box checked, both output Ch.1 and Ch.2 are fed by input Ch.1 and input processing is organized accordingly. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Bridge Mono Operation The DriveCore Install amplifier outputs can be bridged to increase the power and voltage available at the output of the amplifier. The amplifier can be bridged in the Amplifier Mode window. By selecting the bridging option, only the first input channel will need to be wired. (See Figure 17). Low-Z and High-Z options are still available. NOTE:If the amplifier output is in bridge mono and the High-Z option is selected, the amplifier will produce 140Vrms or 200Vrms. Figure 17 Figure 18 NOTE: By selecting Mono Bridge output, only one channel in the channel pair DSP will be available (See Figure 17). page 22 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Low-Z (8Ω, 4Ω or 2Ω) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with Audio Architect software settings are shown in Figure 19. INPUTS: Connect the input with wiring in place for each channel. If the same signal is to drive both outputs of a channel pair (“mono”), the input signal can be sent to adjacent amplifier channels. If using the BLU link input, it is important to understand that BLU link is a digital audio bus and cannot be routed through a network switch or router. To increase fault protection, use both the input and output BLU link wiring connection. For BLU link routing, refer to page 33. OUTPUTS: Maintain proper polarity (+/–) on output connectors. Connect the Channel 1 speaker’s positive (+) lead to amplifier Channel 1 positive terminal; repeat for negative (–). Repeat Channel 2 wiring as for Channel 1, and for any subsequent channel pairs on multichannel models. Refer to Page 9 for output connector terminal assignments. Figure 19 System Wiring Dual Mode Figure 20 Always route the input and output wires in separate bundles. Operation Manual page 23 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Bridge Mode (16Ω, 8Ω, or 4Ω) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with software settings are shown in Figure 21. INPUT WIRING: If using analog inputs, it is only necessary to wire the odd number inputs. If using the BLU link input, it is important to understand that BLU link is a digital audio bus and cannot be routed through a network switch or router. To increase fault protection, use both the input and output BLU link wiring connection. For BLU link routing, refer to page 33. OUTPUTS: Connect the speaker across the positive terminals of each channel pair. Do not use the negative terminals of the channel pair when the pair is being operated in Bridge Mono mode. Figure 21 System Wiring Bridge Mode Figure 22 The bridge mono checkbox must be checked for proper operation Always route the input and output wires in separate bundles. page 24 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Dual Mode Hi-Z (70Vrms/100Vrms) Mode Typical input and output wiring, along with software settings are shown in Figure 23. A 35Hz high pass filter is selected automatically when the amplifier channel is in Hi-Z or Bridged Hi-Z mode. Remember, DCi amplifiers allow each channel Hi-Z or Low-Z mode of operation to be selected independently, while 70Vrms/100Vrms selection is global. Figure 23 System Wiring for 70Vrms/100Vrms Operation Figure 24 Always route the input and output wires in separate bundles. Operation Manual page 25 Note: 70Vrms/100Vrms is global, while Low-Z/Hi-Z is per output channel DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Set-up and System Configuration Bridge Mode Hi-Z (140Vrms/200Vrms) INPUTS: Connect the input to the odd-numbered channels (1,3,5,7) only. Even-numbered inputs are disabled when the Bridge Mono mode is active. OUTPUTS: Connect the speaker across the positive terminals of each channel pair. Do not use the negative terminals of the channel pair when the pair is being operated in Bridge Mono mode. NOTE: For global selection of 70Vrms (140Vrms bridged) or 100Vrms (200Vrms bridged) operation, refer to Page 25. Figure 25 System Wiring for 140Vrms/200Vrms Operation Figure 26 Always route the input and output wires in separate bundles. page 26 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers General Purpose In/Out Control Port DriveCore Install Network amplifiers come with a 2-in, 2-out General Purpose In/Out (GPIO) control port in the form of either a 6 position RJ-11 connector (2|300N, 2|600N, 2|1250N, 4|300N, 4|600N, 4|1250N, 8|300N, 8|600N) or a block connector (2|2400N, 4|2400N). The Control Port has multiple functions and uses which include preset selection and gain control, among others. Hardware Specification Inputs are capable of either binary or analog control of a State Variable (SV) within the amplifier. Outputs are binary only that represent an SV of the amplifier. Additionally, outputs can be controlled independently (on/off, polarity) via the software. PIN 1: Output 1. 0VDC to +3.3VDC output. Output impedance = 1KΩ pullup to +3.3V. PIN 2: Output 2. 0VDC to +3.3VDC output. Output impedance = 1KΩ pullup to +3.3V. PIN 3: Input 1. 0VDC to +3.3VDC input. Logic = TTL thresholds. Analog = full scale 0-3.3V. Input impedance > 20KΩ. PIN 4: +3.3VDC output. ILIMIT = 30mA. Output impedance = 100Ω to +3.3V. PIN 5: Input 2. 0VDC to +3.3VDC input. Logic = TTL thresholds. Analog = full scale 0-3.3V. Input impedance > 20KΩ. PIN 6: GND. Configuration of the Control Port Inputs 2 inputs: Can be variable (connect to potentiometer), binary (connect to switch), or multilevel connect to rotary switch and voltage steps. • Audio Architect is used to assign up to 40 SV's to each input • An input mode is selected SET - Sets the assigned SV(s)to a specific value VARY - Continuously varys the assigned SV(s) by a specified value, typically a volume pot application. PRESET - Recalls the max preset in one state (high) and the min preset in the other state (low) BUMP - Similiar to vary but implemented with a button instead of a pot. A high level will bump the assigned SV(s) by a specific value. AUTOBUMP - Similiar to bump, but will continue to bump the assigned SV(s) value as long as the input state is changed. Right click on a DCi-N in the venue. Select “Configure Control Ports”. A new tab labeled “(amplifier name) – Control Ports” will open. Software Parameters High Limit – Available only on input, and only for parameters in “Analog Input” mode. This field determines the value that the selected assigned parameter will assume when the control port input is at the maximum end of its range. Input - selects between control port inputs, labeled 1 and 2. Low Limit – Available only on input, and only for parameters in “Analog Input” mode. This field determines the value that the selected assigned parameter will assume when the control port input is at the minimum end of its range. Mode – For the control port input, the Mode field determines how the assigned parameters will be controlled. For the control port output, the Mode field determines the conditions under which the output status will change. Off Value – Available only on input, and only for parameters in “Direct Action” mode. Determines what the value of the selected assigned parameter will be when the control port input is logic “Low”. On Value – Available only on input, and only for parameters in “Direct Action” mode. Determines what the value of the selected assigned parameter will be when the control port input is logic “High”. Output – Selects between control port outputs, labeled 1 and 2. Output Polarity – Enables selection between “Normal” and “Inverted”. Parameter Assignment – List of parameters that are currently assigned to a given control port input Operation Manual page 27 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers General Purpose In/Out Control Port In the Venue Explorer, select and expand the device for a list of objects. Expand an object for a list of state variables (SV’s) within the object. A state variable can be added to the control port input assignment by clicking and dragging with the mouse into the “Parameter Assignment” tab for either input 1 or 2. Once an SV has been added, its type will determine which MODE options become available. If a binary SV has been assigned, only the “Direct Action” mode is selectable, and the “ON VALUE” and “OFF VALUE” parameters can be toggled as desired. However, if a non-binary SV is added, the “Analog Input” Mode becomes available. In this mode, the ON and OFF VALUE fields are unused, and the “HIGH LIMIT” and “LOW LIMIT” fields appear and become accessible. The LIMIT fields allow control of an SV over a specified range. page 28 Operation Manual Figure 27 Control Port Configuration Page Figure 28 Assigning the “Current Preset” parameter to Control Port Input 1 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers General Purpose In/Out Control Port Additional state variables can be added to a given control port input by selecting the SV and dragging on top of a previously assigned row of the desired input. However, once an SV has been assigned and the MODE has been set, any subsequent SV that is added must function in the same MODE. Up to 40 SV’s can be assigned to a given input. An assigned state variable can be removed by highlighting and selecting “Remove Assignment” in the upper left hand corner. Operation Manual page 29 Figure 29 Configuring Input 1 to control Processing Output Faders for Channels 1 – 2, and Input 2 To control Processing Output Mutes for Channels 1 – 2 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers General Purpose In/Out Control Port Configuration of the Control Port Outputs 2 outputs: Binary only. • There is a polarity control on each output so that it may function as active-high or active-low • Output Mode 1 - Manual: Controlled directly by the output enable button • Output Mode 2 - Report Errors: Active when any enabled error is reported. The indicator will stay on for up to 60 seconds after the error is cleared. Errors include: Load Supervision AC Line Voltage is out of range Hardware Protection (faults) Over temperature (any channel or power supply) Amp output clipping Processing output clipping (off by default) Analog Input clipping (off by default) • Output Mode 3 - Report online status: Active when HiQnet connection is lost. The length of time to wait for a time out is user adjustable, default = 60 seconds The Control Port output configuration options can be found directly below those for the input. No parameters can be assigned to the outputs. Instead, there are three modes available: Manual, Report Errors, and Report Online Status. Manual mode enables direct control over the selected output. In “Report Errors” mode, the output status will change if any errors are reported to the network, such as clip errors, temperature errors, line voltage errors, etc. Finally, in “Report Online Status” mode, the output status will change if no network communication is detected for at least 60 seconds. The control port output does not turn off right away when reporting errors or online status. There are several reasons for this. The online status does not change quickly, it can take up to 60 seconds to drop offline or to recover. In these modes, the output is intended to be used with devices such as a backup amp switcher or an electro-mechanical system. We want to prevent this output from toggling on/off quickly. It may take the output up to 90 seconds to recover (i.e. switch states) from an error or loss of connection. page 30 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers page 31 Operation Manual General Purpose In/Out Control Port Figure 30 Control Port Output Configuration NOTE: In all modes, the polarity of the binary output can be toggled under the OUTPUT POLARITY tab, where “Normal” or “Inverted” can be selected. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Aux Port/Sleep/Amp Status 2|300N, 2|600N, 2|1250N, 4|300N, 4|600N, 4|1250N, 8|300N, 8|600N AUX Port The AUX port can be used for basic monitoring of the amplifier and for remote standby. The port is a 3 pin block connector with pin-2 used as ground. Sleep The amplifier can be put to sleep by connecting pins 1 and 2 together on the AUX port. When applying this connection, the amplifier will shut down and remain in sleep until the connection between pins 1 and 2 is open. While the amplifier is in sleep, the front panel power button is disabled. When the connection between pins 1 and 2 is open, the amplifier will revert to its last configuration and begin to output audio within 20 seconds. Communication via the network will take as long as the network interface card boots. If the front power button is pressed while the amp is in sleep mode, the blue power indicator will blink twice. Amp Status AMP STATUS can be used for basic monitoring of the amplifier. Monitoring of the amplifier can determine if the amplifier is operating within optimal parameters or if the amplifier has been shut off or is in fault. Between pins 2 and 3, there will be either a +5VDC potential or a 2Hz square wave (heart beat). This option can be found in the AMP INFO button on the main amplifier page within Audio Architect.. 2|2400N, 4|2400N AUX Port The AUX port can be used for basic monitoring of the amplifier and for remote standby. The AUX Port is combined with the GPIO block connector, with pin-6 used as a shared ground between the GPIO and the AUX Port. Sleep The amplifier can be put to sleep by connecting pins 8 and 6 together on the AUX port. When applying this connection, the amplifier will shut down and remain in sleep until the connection between pins 8 and 6 is open. While the amplifier is in sleep, the front panel power button is disabled. When the connection between pins 8 and 6 is open, the amplifier will revert to its last configuration and begin to output audio within 20 seconds. Communication via the network will take as long as the network interface card boots. If the front power button is pressed while the amp is in sleep mode, the blue power indicator will blink twice. Amp Status AMP STATUS can be used for basic monitoring of the amplifier. Monitoring of the amplifier can determine if the amplifier is operating within optimal parameters or if the amplifier has been shut off or is in fault. Between pins 7 and 6, there will be either a +5VDC potential or a 2Hz square wave (heart beat). This option can be found in the AMP INFO button on the main amplifier page within Audio Architect.. page 32 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers BLU link BLU link BLU link is an audio bus found on the DriveCore Install Network amplifier series. It carries 256 channels of audio at 48kHz, and 128 channels at 96kHz, both at 24bit. When connected in a loop, it has redundancy, allowing any one BLU link cable to break while still maintaining audio. BLU link Specification • Based on Gigabit Ethernet technology • 100m over CAT5e cable between each point. • >100m using fibre converters. • 256 Channels at 48KHz • 128 Channels at 96KHz • Bus-like architecture. Audio transmitted on a channel is available at all other devices on the network automatically. • Wired in a loop for redundancy • Recovers from a single cable break Hardware Configuration On the rear of the BLU link devices there are two BLU link ports. One is the BLU link In, and the other BLU link Out. Devices are connected together by wiring Out to In on all of the devices within your BLU link network, making sure that the loop is complete so that there are no empty BLU link ports. You should not connect the BLU link ports to anything other than BLU link ports. BLU link will not function if you try to connect the BLU link to an Ethernet switch for example. Fault Tolerance The network is capable of a degree of fault tolerance due to the fact that each device receives the same audio from 2 other devices. If a cable is broken the devices which are no longer connected will detect the cable break. One device will detect that its 'In' port is unconnected and the other will detect that its 'Out' port is undetected. NOTE: when the cable is broken, the audio takes longer to reach its destination than before. This added delay is not compensated for in any way, but is a side-effect of the way the fault tolerance works. Mastership The BLU link network requires one device on the ring to act as master for the whole ring. The master will provide the clock for all the other devices on the ring. This means that the whole ring is synchronised to a single audio clock. In certain cases, it is possible to utilize devices of more than one Ethernet transport type (AVB, CobraNetTM, or Dante) connected within the same BLU link ring. In other words, if you’re careful, you can design a Harman system which actually includes more than two transports. For example, it’s possible for a Harman system to have CobraNet audio being converted to BLU link audio (BLU-800 and BLU-320 both have the ability to “bridge” CobraNet to/from BLU link), which is then converted to Dante audio (BLU-806 and BLU-326 both have the ability to “bridge” BLU link to/from Dante). It all depends on a given transport’s ability to “slave” (AKA “re-clock”) to a clock being generated by a separate transport. Can it be “slaved” to the clock of another transport? AVB No BLU link Yes CobraNet No Dante Yes The previous chart has critical implications on system-design when combining two or more transports. Any system based on Soundweb London (including Architectural Media Systems) supports the following five multi-transport combinations: • BLU link + AVB (AVB provides the clock) • BLU link + CobraNet (CobraNet provides the clock) • BLU link + Dante (either BLU link or Dante provides the clock) • BLU link + Dante + AVB (AVB provides the clock) Operation Manual page 33 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers BLU link Any multi-transport combination NOT specifically listed above is not allowed in Soundweb London systems (without being forced to use analog interconnects between transports). For example, BLU link + AVB + CobraNet is NOT allowed, because the AVB and CobraNet networks would each be synced to different clocks—their own. Mastership is negotiated between all the devices on the ring, and change to the ring will trigger the negotiation to be started. There are various rules for determining which device on the ring becomes clock master : • If there is only one device connected to CobraNet/AVB then that is master. • If there are multiple devices connected to CobraNet/AVB, then they compare master priorities. • If there are multiple devices on CobraNet/AVB with the same highest priority, then they use MAC address to decide which is master. • If there are no devices connected to CobraNet/AVB, then they first compare master priorities. Next, if the priorities are the same, they compare MAC addresses. BLU link LED indicators These are found on the BLU link ports on the back panel of the device and indicate the following: • Green LEDs The green LED will indicate a link on that particular port • Orange LEDs Both on: The box is the master. (No green LEDs will be on if no cables are connected). Only one on: The box is locked to the data coming in on that particular port Both off: Boxes not locked BLU link Routing The DriveCore Install Network Amplifiers series can utilize both analog and/or BLU link inputs The DriveCore Install Network Amplifiers series can utilize both analog or BLU link inputs. To configured the input section of the amplifier, Input Icon > Source Routing > Input Configuration. This page allows you to make changes to the levels of the various sources. This feature allows you to not only adjust for different signal levels from the source (i.e. analog is quieter than BLU link ) as well as being able to be used for an additional location of gain if needed. The meters on this page allow you to see both Peak and RMS levels. You are also able to set the maximum input level for the amplifier which will affect both channels. Rx Status lights below each BLU link input channel provide confirmation of slot assignment. NOTE: Gain Mode for the analog inputs can be used to maximize the Signal to Noise Ratio. Figure 31 Input Configuration page 34 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers BLU link Figure 32 BLU link Input Channel Assignment BLU link Routing Double-clicking on the BLU link Routing button opens the BLU link channel assignment dialogue. The DCi-N amplifiers have 8 'slots' (labeled A through H) available for receiving a BLU link audio stream, which can then be sent to any one of the channels in the amplifier via the Source Routing panel. Click and drag a stream from the list of BLU link channels on the left, and drop it into one of the 8 channel slots (A-H) available on the right side of the dialogue labeled Output Channels. Then go to Source Routing to assign that audio stream to an amplifier channel by selecting BLU link Input A through H from the dropdown menus presented. If you know the BLU link channel number you want to use, it can be assigned to a slot (A-H) on the Input Source Routing window by typing the BLU link channel number into the field next to the desired input slot letter. Press enter after entering the number for changes to take effect Output Configuration Double-clicking on the BLU link Routing button opens the BLU link channel assignment dialogue. The DCi-N amplifiers have 8 'slots' available for receiving a BLU link audio stream, which can then be sent to any one of the channels in the amplifier via the Source Routing panel. Click and drag a stream from the list of slots on the left, and drop it into one of the 8 channel slots available on the right side of the dialogue labeled Output Channels. Then go to Source Routing to assign that audio stream to an amplifier channel by selecting BLU link Input 1 through 8 from the dropdown menus presented. Operation Manual page 35 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers BLU link The analog inputs for the DriveCore Install Network amplifier provide additional flexibility when for the BLU link digital audio bus. From the BLU link Output Configuration window (Input Icon >Source Routing > BLU link Output Configuration), it is possible to utilize the DCi-N amplifier to be a BLU link On-Ramp in two different ways: Send unprocessed audio from the analog inputs of the amplifier to 1 of the 8 available BLU link outputs NOTE: The audio from the analog inputs passes though the amplifier input gain stage (affected by selecting 28dB or 34dB of gain), and then through the input trim and polarity switches in the Source Routing - Input Configuration panel, before being sent to the BLU link bus. Send post-processing audio from a DCi-N amp channel to 1 of the 8 available BLU link outputs NOTE: The post-processing audio is bussed from a point at the end of the entire channel processing chain in the DCi-N. This is effectively analogous to taking the audio from the physical output of the amplifier feeding a loudspeaker, and routing it onto the BLU link network. After selecting an Audio Source in the dialogue shown above, double-click on the BLU link Routing button. It is absolutely necessary to take this additional step, which allows the 8 BLU link output slots inside DCi-N to then be routed onto one of the slots available on the larger BLU link audio ring. NOTE - BLU link OUTPUTS (ON-RAMP FROM DCi-N TO BLU link ) ARE DISABLED WHEN THE BLU link NETWORK IS OPERATING AT 96KHZ SAMPLING RATE When attached to a BLU link network running at 96kHz, DCi-N will not be usable as an on-ramp. The amplifier will be able to receive a full compliment of up to 8 streams to send to the input router, but it will not be able to send any analog or post-processing audio signals back onto the BLU link network. Latency using BLU link in DCi-NPath Total Latency (for selected path) Analog Input to Amplifier Output 1.67ms Analog Input to BLU link Output 1.0ms 48khz BLU link to Amplifier Output 2.47ms 96khz BLU link to Amplifier Output 2.27ms See the section on BLU link Settings for more information about operation at different sample rates, mastership priority, and for more help on BLU link audio. page 36 Operation Manual Figure 33 BLU link Output Configuration DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Introduction Your DriveCore Install amplifier has a wide variety of onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP). HiQnet Audio Architect software lets you adjust the DSP settings, such as filter slope, compression ratio, EQ frequency bands, and so on. A preset is a group of DSP settings that configure the amp for a specific application. For example, you might use one preset that optimizes the amp’s DSP for a JBL tri-amplified speaker setting. You might use another preset that sets up the DSP for a stereo pair of loudspeakers of your choice. You can choose any of 20 presets. Amplifier Presets and Speaker Tunings Preset 1 is the factory default preset and cannot be overwritten. It sets up the amplifier for pass-thru operation with no DSP features enabled. The DriveCore Install amplifier works with two types of presets: User presets – Using Audio Architect, you can create your own custom DSP presets, label them, and send them to the DriveCore Install amplifier. The amp stores those presets in firmware. Downloadable Presets – Available for download from a variety of manufacturers, these presets are configured for optimal performance and can be sent to the amplifier via Audio Architect. User Presets User presets are DSP presets that are configured manually. The following three steps outlines setting up User Presets. 1. Adjust the DSP settings as desired in the Audio Architect software. 2. Save this group of settings as preset, you will be prompted to name it. 3. Download the preset to the DriveCore Install amplifier. See the software Help file for details. As soon as you save the setting as a preset, it is sent to the amplifier. Operation Manual page 37 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Speaker Tunings Crown and JBL engineers have designed DriveCore Install DSP settings that are optimized for various JBL loudspeakers. Speaker tunings can be downloaded at the following website: jblpro.com. An improved speaker tuning approach has been developed for the DriveCore Install Network Series. The system is software library based rather than device preset based. The new approach offers significant benefits: • Unlimited number of tunings organized into an unlimited number of libraries • Simple and fast drop-down tuning recall/store/delete within device GUI • Channel/band specific tunings – no more managing tunings across channels or amp chassis. Also yields logical one-to-one correlation of amp output to transducer/band. • Faster tuning load/store times – much easier to compare and run A/B tests on multiple tunings without audio dropouts • Library based – allows logical groupings and archiving of similar tunings (e.g. Screen Array Series or VTX Series, etc.) • Tunings can be held within but are de-coupled from device presets. Eliminates concern of accidentally deleting or changing other device parameters – speaker tunings only contain the parameters required for speaker tunings! Now presets can be used for complete device configurations – as intended. • Simpler and faster third-party and user tunings and libraries development – more people will be willing to develop custom or 3rd party tunings • Single panel access to all required tuning parameters – easier/faster to create/modify tunings. Speaker Tuning Panel A new “speaker tuning” icon is implemented on the main device panel for each channel of DCi amplifiers. Double-clicking the speaker tuning icon will open the basic Speaker Tuning Panel (STP). Figure 34 Basic Speaker Tuning Panel Basic STP functions are: Recall Loads the selected tuning from the working library (drop-down list) into the respective channel. Store Stores the STP settings from the respective channel into the working library with specified user name. The stored tuning is then available in the drop-down list for any other channel or amp. Delete Deletes the selected tuning from the working library. Speaker Manufacturer This parameter displays a text description of the respective speaker manufacturer (i.e.JBL, Custom, etc.). The data for this parameter is stored within the tuning and also within the device settings. Speaker Model This parameter displays a text description of the respective speaker model (i.e.3722, Three-Way, etc.). The data for this parameter is stored within the tuning and also within the device settings. Band This parameter displays a text description of the respective tuning band (i.e. LF, MF, HF). The data for this parameter is stored within the tuning and also within the device settings. Tool Tips The Mfr, Model and Band text fields are displayed in the tool tip box when the mouse is hovered over the respective channel Speaker Tuning Icon. page 38 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Advanced STP functions are available to create/modify speaker tunings. Holding CTRL-ALT-SHFT while double-clicking the speaker tuning icon opens the advanced panel. See Figure 25 The advanced panel includes every parameter implemented in a speaker tuning : 1. All parameters from basic panel (Recall, Store, Load, Delete, Mfr Name, Model, Band) 2. Crossover Filters (HP lower band-edge, LP upper band-edge, 18 types up to 48dB/oct) 3. EQ Filters (8 second order filter sections, 11 types, full parametric control) 4. LevelMax Limiter Suite (Peak, RMS, Thermal Limiters, Auto/Manual modes) 5. Delay (Fine adjustable from 0S to 0.1S, Coarse adjustable from 0S to 2S) 6. Band Gain (adjustable from -100dB to +20dB in 0.5dB steps) 7. Polarity/Invert Speaker Tuning Libraries The new system uses software based Speaker Tuning Libraries. Audio Architect manages these libraries within the device DLL. A library can contain any number of tunings. Audio Architect can manage any number of libraries. The library system implemented includes: Working Library The working library is opened and active when opening any Speaker Tuning Panel. The working library is automatically updated with the latest stored tunings/settings when exiting the open STP. Audio Architect is installed pre-configured for DCi amplifiers with a working library previously loaded with JBL Screen Array tunings from the JBL Master Screen Array Library. Note: Multiple STP's can be opened but only the last parameters on the last panel closed are saved to the working library. Operation Manual page 39 Figure 35 Basic Speaker Tuning Panel DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation JBL Master Screen Array Library This library is included with Audio Architect at install. The tunings in this library were developed and validated against previous same tunings for Crown DSI amplifiers. It is read-only to prevent over-write. At any time, a user can load this library to access reference JBL tunings for these devices. User Libraries At any time, the user may save the current working library to a custom user library file. Loading a Library Click on the File/Open > Speaker Tuning dialog on the device main panel to open and load an existing library file into the working library. This action replaces the current working library. Any changes not saved to the existing working library will be lost. Saving a Library Click on the File/Save > Speaker Tuning dialog on device main panel to save the current working library to any filename. Note: JBL files are write-protected/read-only and cannot be over-written. Library File Locations The file location and naming conventions for all speaker tuning libraries is: • Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 path C:\ProgramData\Harman Professional\Audio Architect\ • Windows XP path C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Harman Professional\Audio Architect\ Library Filename Conventions The general file names are: • Working Library: Crown Library.DCi Series.SpeakerTuning • JBL Screen Array Library: JBL Master Screen Array Library.DCi Series.SpeakerTuning • User Libraries: Any_user_file_name.DCi Series.SpeakerTuning page 40 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Software-Controllable Onboard DSP Crown DriveCore Install Network amplifier have Digital Signal Processing built into the amplifier. When you use a DriveCore Install Network amp, the loudspeaker processors, crossovers, limiters and delays are in the onboard DSP – so discrete rack mount devices are not needed. This drastically cuts setup time, commissioning, rack space and costs. The DriveCore Install Network DSP can be monitored and controlled with a computer running Audio Architect software, and connected to the amplifier Network Connector by a Category 5 Network cable. Some applications for this DSP are: • Configure signal flow • Optimize system gain structure • Configure speaker configurations (set the drive levels, frequency bands, delays and limiting for your particular speakers) • Configure EQ, filtering, and much more. See the Audio Architect Help files for more detailed information. Figure 36 On the left of this screen is the Input and Output Signal Level Monitor (explained later on this page). On the right side are rows of DSP selection buttons for each channel. When you double click on a button, a control panel opens for that button’s function. Also on the right are buttons that open control panels for these functions: • Amplifier mode • Signal generator (pink noise and sine wave) • Amplifier information • Recall and store presets • Preset manager • Apply to others (apply this amplifier’s DSP settings to other devices) We’ll explain each of these functions on the next several pages. Operation Manual page 41 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Input Level, Faders, Mute, Link, I/O Level Meters, and Indicators Figure 37 This panel is on the left side of the DriveCore Install Network main control panel shown above. Channels 1, and 2 Level Controls set the input signal level of each channel. Each channel can be muted, and both faders can be linked with the Link button. Input Signal Level Meter (green) The measurement range is from 0dBFS to –40dBFS with 0.5dB resolution. Each audio channel has the following monitors: • Switched Audio Input: This meter shows only the switched (selected) audio input after the Input Audio Router. • Clip Indicator • Peak + RMS levels Output Signal Level Meter (blue) The measurement range is from 0 dB to –40 dB with 0.5 dB resolution. The monitors are scaled so that 0 dB is referenced to the full rated output voltage of the amplifier. The wider left meter is rms and the right meter is peak for each channel. An output clip indicator is provided. Indicators • Temp: Lights if the temperature of the amplifier is too high and the amplifier is near shutdown. Green: Thermal headroom used up is less than 59%. Yellow: Thermal headroom used up is 60-80%. Red: Thermal headroom used up is more than 81%. • Limit: Lights when the amplifier signal is being limited. • Load: Lights when the load impedance is out of range. • Ready: Lights when the amplifier is on and ready to supply power. • Fault: Lights when the amplifier is in a fault mode service may be required. page 42 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Input Signal Router Each channel of the DriveCore Install signal processing has an Input Signal Router that lets you choose the audio signal that will be used by the channel. • Analog Audio: This selection set up the input router for analog sources. Each output channel will select its corresponding analog input. Choices for the Analog Audio input are Channel 1, Channel 2, or a sum of Channels 1 and 2. Selecting Analog only will automatically change the MEDIUM input source to none. • BLU link Digital Audio: This is the audio input from the BLU link connector on the back panel of the amp. Each amplifier has 8 BLU link input channels, plus 4 pairs of BLU link summed channels. This does not represent the BLU link channels 1-256, but rather the BLU link input channels that have been assigned to amplifier input slots A-H.. • Digital with Analog Backup: The input takes the digital signal as its source when the digital signal or just the digital clock is present. If the digital lock is lost, the input switches to the selected Analog Source. Once that digital lock is found again, the input switches back to the selected digital source. This works even when the digital signal has no audio but is sending a clock signal. • Analog Overrides: BLU link input takes the digital signal as its source. If the analog signal level is greater than an Analog Signal Threshold that the user defines, the input switches to the analog signal. As long as the analog signal level exceeds the threshold, or as long as its level falls below threshold for a user-defined hold time, the input remains the analog signal The control operation will vary based on the mode that is selected. Figure 38 Operation Manual page 43 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Source Routing/Configuration Quick Start Selection button at the bottom of the page. Manual configuration of Threshold, Attack, Release, and Depth of Cut can be adjusted in this page. These items are defined as follows: • Threshold – Sets the level in dB below which the secondary input will be engaged. • Attack – Defined as the time it takes for the secondary source to engage. This can range from 0.1 seconds to 1.0 seconds • Release – Defined as the time it takes for the primary input to re-engage one the threshold level is exceeded. • Depth of Cut – Defined as the level in dB of the primary source is held at if the release time is not exceeded. Analog Only: This is the audio input from the audio connector on the back panel of the amp. Choices for the Analog Audio input are Channel 1, Channel 2, or a sum of Channels 1 and 2. page 44 Operation Manual Figure 39 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Input Delay and Driver/Output Delay Input delay includes up to 2 seconds of delay. Output delay is typically used for driver alignment. Up to 0.1 seconds of output delay is provided. See Figure 40 Input/Output Equalization These screens let you adjust channel equalization for up to 8 frequencies. You can select filter type, frequency, gain, and bandwidth in octaves or Q as set by the user preferences in Audio Architect. Changes to the equalizer’s frequency response can be done by typing in parameters or by click-dragging the response curve. See Figure 41. Operation Manual page 45 Figure 40 Figure 41 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation Crossover Filters The Crossover section lets you use infinite impulse response (IIR) Crossover filter. Each audio channel has three separate places where filters can be placed in the system: input EQ, Crossover, and Output EQ. Up to 16 EQ filters per channel are available, plus crossover filters. Each filter has up to +/-24dB of gain. The following filters are available: • Lowpass & Highpass: – Bessel 12dB/oct, 18dB/oct, 24dB/oct, 30dB/oct, 36dB/oct, 42dB/oct, 48dB/oct – Butterworth 12dB/oct, 18dB/oct, 24dB/oct, 30dB/oct, 36dB/oct, 42dB/oct, 48dB/oct – Linkwitz-Riley 24dB/oct, 36dB/oct, 48dB/oct • Lowshelf: Low-frequency shelving EQ • Highshelf: High-frequency shelving EQ • Lowpass EQ: Variable bandwidth, can be expressed as Q (0.100 to 35) or Octaves (0.041 to 6.672) • Highpass EQ: Variable Q from 0.1 to 25 • Parametric EQ: Variable Q from 0.1 to 35 page 46 Operation Manual Figure 42 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Advanced Operation LevelMaxTM Suite This is a suite consisting of a peak voltage limiter, RMS power limiter, clip limiter and transducer thermal limiter. First you will set the mode to automatic or advanced: See Figure 43. • Automatic mode: The software determines the best settings based on the signal characteristics. You can modify only the RMS threshold, Speaker Thermal threshold and time constant. Everything else is set automatically. • Advanced mode: You can modify the RMS threshold, Speaker Thermal threshold, time constant, Peak threshold and Peak/RMS release. Peak Voltage Limiter This limits the peak voltage output of the amplifier. • On: Enables or disables this function. You’ll set the parameters below: • Threshold: Sets the level, in absolute voltage, which the limiter will allow from the amplifier. The range is from 1 Vpk to 255 Vpk. • Attack Time: Sets the attack time of the limiter. The attack time is defined as the time it takes the limiter to attenuate the output signal by 20 dB. The range is from .1 millisecond to 100 milliseconds. The Instant setting attack time is instant (0 millisecond). • Release Time: Sets the release time of the compressor. The release time is defined as the time it takes the limiter to increase the output signal by 20 dB. The range is the same range as attack time above. Transducer Thermal Limiter This limits the long-term output power of the amplifier to what the loudspeaker load can handle without overheating and going into thermal compression. You can set the voltage level at which the thermal limiter engages, the thermal response time and thermal voltage. Your loudspeaker manufacturer might be able to provide this information. Meters show the amplifier output level in dBFS; and peak, RMS, and total gain reduction. Operation Manual page 47 Figure 43 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Signal Path Figure 44 Signal Path page 48 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Per Channel Settings Channel Attenuators Each channel is supplied with a logrithmic 21-position detented input attenuator. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to set input level. Attenuation is from -95 dB (full counter-clockwise) to 0 dB (full clockwise). For gain structure purposes, it is important to note that attenuators are at the end of the DSP signal chain. Position 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Typical Attenuation 0 -0.1 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9 Position 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Typical Attenuation -10 -13 -16 -20 -30 -40 -50 -60 Mute Mute Operation Manual page 49 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Protection System Thermal Indicator If the amplifier becomes too hot for safe operation, the channel that is generating too much heat will be shut down until the temperature drops below the thermal limit. The front-panel thermal indicator will illuminate at 80 degrees Celsius, indicating the onset of compression affecting the audio signal. The amplifier will continue to run in this state until either the temperature is reduced to a safe operating range, or if the temperature continues to rise, the channel will shut off to protect itself above 98 degrees Celsius. Fault The amplifier will enter a Fault state if the amplifier senses an unsafe condition. This protection is for both internal and external faults. In addition, be sure that the load connected to the amplifier is within 2 - 16 Ohm limit (4 - 16 Ohm Bridge Mono). If wiring is verified as correct and the fault condition persists, see Page 63 for servicing information. Auto Insertion High-Pass Filters A 35 Hz high-pass filter is inserted automatically when a channel is selected for Hi-Z operation. AC Under/Over Voltage Protection If the AC line voltage drops below 10% or rises above 10% of the nominal operating voltage of the amplifier, the amplifier’s power supply turns off and the blue Power LED flashes. The amplifier will turn back on when the AC line voltage returns to safe operating levels. Fuse A fuse (F1) located near the IEC power inlet protects the amplifier from excessive AC current draw. The DCi2|2400N, 4|1250N, 4|2400N, and 8|600N models utilizes a resettable breaker instead of a fuse.. Please contact Crown Service department for more information. Fan-cooled Chassis DCi Series amplifiers are cooled by quiet, variable speed fans. Maximum fan noise level of a DCi amplifier is 47 dBA.. The fans will pull air from the front of the amplifier to the rear of the amplifier. The following fault conditions cause the fan to turn on full speed. • High Frequency fault • DC fault • Short circuit fault • Thermal fault • Rail fault • After a fault, the fan will remain at full speed for at least 60sec Universal Switching Power Supply The DCi Series incorporates a new switching power supply designed for extremely high efficiency and high output power. The supply includes Power Factor Correction (PFC), a Series Resonant Converter (SRC) and accepts AC supply voltages from 100 V~ to 240 V~. Microprocessor controlled diagnostic and control capabilities both optimize performance, and enhance long-term reliability. page 50 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Troubleshooting CONDITION: is off. Mains Power indicator indicator is on. POSSIBLE REASON • The amplifier’s Power switch is off. “Off/Flashing/On” above means that the LED can be off, or flashing, or on. CONDITION: is off. Mains Power indicator indicator is off. POSSIBLE REASON • The power supply fuse has tripped. • The amplifier has lost AC Power. • The amplifier is not plugged in to the power receptacle. CONDITION: Power indicator is flashing. POSSIBLE REASON: • The AC line voltage has dropped below 10% or has risen above 10% of the nomi nal line voltage of the power supply. • When the Amp is in Sleep Mode as set by the AUX Port, the amplifier will not power up until the ground closure on the AUX Port is released. When the power button is pushed in this condition, the Power Indicator will flash for 2 – 3 seconds. CONDITION: Thermal indicator is on. POSSIBLE REASON: • The amplifier is becoming too hot for safe operation. Allow amplifier to cool. Check for loads less than 2Ω, and for excessive input levels. Check for proper ventilation and proper mode-switch set ting. CONDITION: Fault indicator is flashing. POSSIBLE REASON: • There are a number of conditions that result in the Fault indicator flashing: temperature above 98C, DC/LF protection is engaged, HF detect, output short circuit detected. These conditions should all be checked and attempted to be resolved before the amp is shipped back for service. Operation Manual page 51 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Troubleshooting CONDITION: Distorted sound. POSSIBLE REASON: • Load is wired incorrectly or Stereo/Bridge mode switch is set incorrectly. Check both. • Input is overloaded by a signal level that is too high. Turn down your amplifier level controls, or turn down the input signal, until the clip light goes out. Note: If the signal sounds distorted even though the Clip LED is off, the input signal may be dis torted before it reaches the amplifier input. Check gain staging and output levels of the mixer or preamp. page 52 Operation Manual “Off/Flashing/On” above means that the LED can be off, or flashing, or on. CONDITION: No sound, even though the amp has power. Power LED is on with out flashing and the amp is receiving an input sig nal. Signal indicator is flashing. POSSIBLE REASON: • Speakers not connected. • Open circuit due to speaker failure. • Based on the front panel LEDs, determine which channel has a short. Remove the associated input connector to ensure that no voltage will be present on the output. Remove the shorted load (and possibly attached cables) and have it checked by a qualified technician. If the shorted condition remains after the load is removed, the unit should be sent into a qualified service center. • Ready LED is off. Channel has been set to Sleep mode via the Aux port or Power Save mode. DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Troubleshooting CONDITION: No input signal. Signal indicator is not flashing even though audio is applied, and the channel is ready.. POSSIBLE REASON: • Input signal level is very low. “Off/Flashing/On” above means that the LED can be off, or flashing, or on. CONDITION: Bridge LED is lit. POSSIBLE REASON: • Amplifier is in Bridge Mono mode. DCi Specifications Dual-Mode - All Channels Driven DCi Network Model Channels 2Ω 4Ω 8Ω 16Ω 70Vrms 100Vrms 2|300N 2 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 2|600N 2 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 4|300N 4 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 4|600N 4 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 8|300N 8 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 8|600N 8 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 2|1250N 2 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W 4|1250N 4 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W 2|2400N 2 2100W 2400W 1900W 950W 2100W 2300W 4|2400N 4 2100W 2400W 1900W 950W 2100W 2300W Minimum Guaranteed Power (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Operation Manual page 53 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers DCi Specifications Bridge Mono Mode - All Channels Driven DCi Network Model 4Ω 8Ω 16Ω 140Vrms 200Vrms 2|300N 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W 2|600N 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W 4|300N 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W 4|600N 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W 8|300N 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W 8|600N 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W 2|1250N 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W 4|1250N 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W 2|2400N 4200W 4800W 3800W 4200W 4600W 4|2400N 4200W 4800W 3800W 4200W 4600W Minimum Guaranteed Power (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Input Sensitivity DCi Network Model 8Ω 70Vrms 100Vrms 2|300N 1.0Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 2|600N 1.4Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 4|300N 1.0Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 4|600N 1.4Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 8|300N 1.0Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 8|600N 1.4Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 2|1250N 2.0Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 4|1250N 2.0Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 2|2400N 2.5Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms 4|2400N 2.5Vrms 1.4Vrms 2.0Vrms Dimensions DCi Network Model Width Height Depth 2|300N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 2|600N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 4|300N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 4|600N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 8|300N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 8|600N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 17 in. (43.2 cm) 2|1250N 19 in (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 14.25 in. (36.2 cm) 4|1250N 19 in (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 17 in. (43.2 cm) 2|2400N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 19 in. (48.3 cm) 4|2400N 19 in. (48.3 cm) 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) 19 in. (48.3 cm) page 54 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers DCi Specifications Performance Specifications 2|300N 2|600N 4|300N 4|600N 8|300N 8|600N 2|1250N 4|1250N 2|2400N 4|2400N Voltage Gain (at maximum level setting) 4/8Ω, 70Vrms and 100Vrms Operation Operation Manual page 55 34dB Frequency Response (8Ω, 20Hz - 20kHz) ±0.25dB BLU link Signal-to-Noise Ratio (ref. rated power, (8Ω, 20Hz - 20kHz) >108dB Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, from 20Hz - 20kHz) 0.35% Analog Input Signal to Noise Ratio (ref. rated power, 8Ω, 20Hz - 20kHz) >104dB Intermodulation Distortion (60Hz and 7kHz at 4:1, from - 30dB to full rated power) ≤0.35% Damping Factor (20Hz to 100Hz) >1000 >1000 >1000 >1000 >1000 >1000 >1500 >1500 >5000 Crosstalk (below rated power, 20Hz to 1kHz) >80dB Common Mode Rejection (20Hz to 1kHz, typical) >70dB DC Output Offset (with inputs shorted) ±10mV Input Impedance (Nominally balanced, nominally unbalanced) 10 kΩ, 5 kΩ Maximum Input Level (Low Gain Mode) +20dBU Required AC Mains (±10%) 100Vrms - 240Vrms~ 50/60Hz Cooling Continuously variable speed forced air, front-to-back airflow Power Supply Connector 15A IEC Connector; 8|600N, 4|1250N, and 2|2400 utilize a 20A IEC connector. 4|2400 utilizes a 32A PowerCon® AC inlet, 100-240V.® Load Impedance Stereo/Dual Mode 2Ω - 16Ω; 70Vrms and 100Vrms Load Impedance Bridge Mono 4Ω - 16Ω; 140Vrms and 200Vrms Maximum Fan Noise (re dB SPL @ 1M) 45 45 45 45 47 47 47 47 – – Weight 18.8 lbs (8.53 kg) 18.8 lbs (8.53 kg) 20.1 lbs (9.12 kg) 20.1 lbs (9.12 kg) 23.5 lbs (10.66 kg) 30 lbs (13.60 kg) 20.1 lbs (9.12 kg) 30 lbs (13.60 kg) 24 lbs (10.9 kg) 29.7 lbs (13.5 kg) DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 2|300N - Bridge 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load page 56 Operation Manual "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.6 67 229 58 0.4 68 231 58 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 1.1 86 293 74 0.6 83 284 72 8Ω 1.4 88 300 76 0.8 86 293 74 16Ω 1.4 83 282 71 0.7 78 267 67 140V (32.67Ω) 1.3 78 265 67 0.7 74 252 64 200V (66.67Ω) 1.3 76 260 66 0.7 72 246 62 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 1.9 108 370 93 1.0 105 357 90 8Ω 2.7 113 387 98 1.4 106 363 92 16Ω 2.7 99 339 85 1.3 89 305 77 140V (32.67Ω) 2.4 86 295 74 1.3 82 280 70 200V (66.67Ω) 2.5 87 295 74 1.3 80 273 69 DCi 2|300N - Dual 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.6 70 240 60 0.4 68 231 58 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 1.1 85 291 73 0.6 83 284 72 4Ω 1.4 89 304 77 0.8 85 289 73 8Ω 1.4 83 282 71 0.7 79 269 68 70V (16.33Ω) 1.3 78 265 67 0.7 75 256 65 100V (33.33Ω) 1.3 77 263 66 0.7 73 248 63 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 1.9 109 373 94 1.0 104 356 90 4Ω 2.7 113 387 98 1.4 105 359 90 8Ω 2.5 99 339 85 1.3 93 316 80 70V (16.33Ω) 2.5 89 304 77 1.3 82 279 70 100V (33.33Ω) 2.5 82 280 70 1.3 81 276 69 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 2|600N - Bridge 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load Operation Manual page 57 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.6 71 241 61 0.4 66 226 57 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 1.4 90 308 78 0.8 91 311 78 8Ω 2.2 101 344 87 1.2 101 344 87 16Ω 2.1 94 321 81 1.1 92 314 79 140Vrms (16Ω) 2.1 93 318 80 1.1 91 312 79 200Vrms (33.33Ω) 2.0 86 295 74 1.1 84 287 72 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 2.8 128 438 110 1.6 133 453 114 8Ω 4.8 157 536 135 2.5 148 505 127 16Ω 4.6 130 444 112 2.3 118 403 102 140V (16Ω) 4.6 125 427 108 2.3 117 399 101 200V (33.33Ω) 4.4 106 363 91 2.3 105 358 90 DCi 2|600N - Dual 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.6 70 240 60 0.4 71 241 61 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 1.6 102 348 88 0.9 93 319 80 4Ω 2.3 107 364 92 1.2 104 355 89 8Ω 2.2 98 333 84 1.2 96 328 83 70V (8Ω) 2.2 96 329 83 1.2 94 322 81 100V (16.67Ω) 2.0 87 297 75 1.1 87 298 75 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 3.0 142 486 122 1.6 134 456 115 4Ω 4.8 161 549 139 2.5 153 521 131 8Ω 4.5 131 446 112 2.4 129 441 111 70V (8Ω) 4.5 130 442 111 2.3 122 417 105 100V (16.67Ω) 4.5 122 417 105 2.4 109 370 93 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 2|1250N - Bridge 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load page 58 Operation Manual "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.8 101 345 87 0.5 100 340 86 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 4.1 151 514 130 2.2 150 511 129 8Ω 3.9 127 435 110 2.0 116 395 100 16Ω 3.8 115 393 99 1.9 106 361 91 140V (8Ω) 4.2 162 552 139 2.1 126 431 109 200V (16Ω) 3.9 142 485 122 2.0 118 401 101 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 9.9 279 951 240 4.9 259 883 223 8Ω 9.2 238 812 205 4.8 206 703 177 16Ω 9.2 233 797 201 4.7 193 660 166 140V (8Ω) 8.7 224 765 193 4.6 188 641 162 200V (16Ω) 9.4 233 797 201 4.5 183 626 158 DCi 2|1250N - Dual 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 0.8 101 345 87 0.5 99 338 85 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 5.0 171 584 147 2.7 156 532 134 4Ω 4.6 155 530 134 2.4 142 486 123 8Ω 4.2 136 465 117 2.0 108 369 93 70V (4Ω) 4.6 131 447 113 2.3 108 369 93 100V (8Ω) 4.4 120 410 103 2.1 111 380 96 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 10.1 261 890 224 5.3 255 871 220 4Ω 10.0 229 780 197 4.8 210 717 181 8Ω 9.1 176 602 152 4.7 203 694 175 70V (4Ω) 9.8 210 715 180 4.9 176 602 152 100V (8Ω) 9.1 174 593 150 4.6 165 562 142 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 2|2400N - Bridge 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load Operation Manual page 59 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.8 179 612 154 1.6 201 685 173 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 10.7 523 1785 450 6.4 545 1859 469 8Ω 7.3 353 1204 304 4.3 367 1252 316 16Ω 4.5 239 817 206 2.8 260 888 224 140V (32.67Ω) 8.3 401 1367 345 4.9 433 1477 372 200V (66.67Ω) 8.3 362 1237 312 5.0 384 1310 330 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 23.6 881 3007 758 12.2 979 3341 842 8Ω 16.9 611 2085 526 9.3 568 1939 489 16Ω 9.2 286 975 246 5.0 331 1130 285 140V (32.67Ω) 18.2 688 2348 592 10.0 657 2243 565 200V (66.67Ω) 18.8 573 1954 493 10.5 584 1994 503 DCi 2|2400N - Dual 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.8 179 612 154 1.6 201 685 173 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 10.7 523 1785 450 6.4 545 1859 469 4Ω 7.3 353 1204 304 4.3 367 1252 316 8Ω 4.5 239 817 206 2.8 260 888 224 70V (16.33Ω) 8.3 401 1367 345 4.9 433 1477 372 100V (33.33Ω) 8.3 362 1237 312 5.0 384 1310 330 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 23.6 881 3007 758 12.2 979 3341 842 4Ω 16.9 611 2085 526 9.3 568 1939 489 8Ω 9.2 286 975 246 5.0 331 1130 285 70V (16.33Ω) 18.2 688 2348 592 10.0 657 2243 565 100V (33.33Ω) 18.8 573 1954 493 10.5 584 1994 503 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|300N - Bridge P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load page 60 Operation Manual "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.0 118 402 101 0.6 118 401 101 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 1.9 152 520 131 1.0 148 505 127 8Ω 2.5 152 517 130 1.3 151 515 130 16Ω 2.5 141 480 121 1.3 136 464 117 140V (32.67Ω) 2.5 133 453 114 1.3 131 446 113 200V (66.67Ω) 2.4 128 435 110 1.2 126 430 108 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 3.2 190 650 164 1.7 185 630 159 8Ω 5.2 205 699 176 2.6 194 664 167 16Ω 4.9 171 583 147 2.5 168 575 145 140V (32.67Ω) 4.7 157 535 135 2.4 153 523 132 200V (66.67Ω) 4.8 148 507 128 2.5 146 498 125 DCi 4|300N - Dual P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.0 119 407 103 0.6 114 389 98 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 2.0 153 523 132 1.0 140 478 120 4Ω 2.6 155 528 133 1.4 146 498 125 8Ω 2.4 136 463 117 1.3 135 460 116 70V (16.33Ω) 2.5 135 459 116 1.3 127 433 109 100V (33.33Ω) 2.4 129 440 111 1.3 121 414 104 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 3.3 195 665 168 1.7 177 604 152 4Ω 5.0 207 705 178 2.6 185 632 159 8Ω 4.8 178 609 154 2.5 159 544 137 70V (16.33Ω) 4.7 155 530 134 2.4 148 505 127 100V (33.33Ω) 4.7 150 514 129 2.5 142 486 122 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|600N - Bridge P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load Operation Manual page 61 "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.0 113 387 98 0.6 118 404 102 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 2.7 170 582 147 1.4 165 563 142 8Ω 4.1 176 599 151 2.1 178 608 153 16Ω 3.8 156 531 134 2.0 151 516 130 140V (16Ω) 3.9 156 534 135 2.1 158 538 136 200V (33.33Ω) 3.8 150 511 129 2.0 141 482 122 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 5.6 247 844 213 2.9 235 801 202 8Ω 9.5 298 1018 257 4.8 269 916 231 16Ω 8.7 223 760 192 4.5 207 705 178 140V (16Ω) 8.7 230 786 198 4.5 214 730 184 200V (33.33Ω) 8.7 203 692 174 4.4 176 601 151 DCi 4600N - Dual 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line cur- rent (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.0 113 386 97 0.6 115 391 99 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 2.8 172 588 148 1.5 162 555 140 4Ω 4.1 165 564 142 2.1 171 582 147 8Ω 3.9 151 514 130 2.0 138 470 119 70V (16.33Ω) 3.9 147 500 126 2.1 143 488 123 100V (33.33Ω) 3.7 138 470 118 2.0 134 458 115 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 5.9 256 874 220 3.1 253 862 217 4Ω 9.0 264 900 227 4.5 234 799 201 8Ω 8.6 213 726 183 4.5 206 704 178 70V (16.33Ω) 8.8 223 760 192 4.5 200 682 172 100V (33.33Ω) 8.5 196 670 169 4.4 190 648 163 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|1250N - Bridge P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load DCi 4|1250N - Dual P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load page 62 Operation Manual "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.6 183 625 157 0.9 183 625 157 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 8.4 309 1054 266 4.3 238 813 205 8Ω 8.0 263 898 226 3.8 207 707 178 16Ω 7.4 232 792 200 3.8 216 737 186 140V (8Ω) 7.3 227 775 195 4.3 230 785 198 200V (16Ω) 7.6 226 773 195 3.9 229 781 197 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 19.5 533 1819 458 10.0 419 1432 361 8Ω 17.5 384 1311 330 9.5 414 1412 356 16Ω 17.5 365 1246 314 9.0 292 997 251 140V (8Ω) 16.8 330 1128 284 8.8 345 1176 296 200V (16Ω) 17.1 334 1139 287 9.0 291 991 250 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.6 183 625 157 0.9 184 628 158 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 8.9 217 740 187 4.5 230 787 198 4Ω 9.0 245 835 210 4.3 215 734 185 8Ω 8.3 232 792 200 3.9 195 665 168 70V (4Ω) 8.5 220 751 189 4.4 198 675 170 100V (8Ω) 7.6 219 747 188 3.9 177 604 152 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 21.3 443 1512 381 10.6 405 1382 348 4Ω 20.3 397 1357 342 9.3 300 1025 258 8Ω 18.0 301 1027 259 8.8 249 851 215 70V (4Ω) 17.1 289 988 249 9.0 262 896 226 100V (8Ω) 17.4 278 950 240 9.1 265 904 228 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|2400N - Bridge P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load DCi 4|2400N - Dual P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load Operation Manual page 63 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 2.9 318 1086 274 2.1 342 1167 294 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 20.5 889 3033 765 11.3 951 3247 819 8Ω 14.5 631 2153 543 7.6 679 2318 584 16Ω 8.3 442 1510 381 4.5 490 1672 422 140V (8Ω) 16.5 767 2619 660 8.9 847 2892 729 200V (16Ω) 15.9 685 2338 589 8.6 721 2462 621 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 50.3 1966 6711 1692 23.9 1778 6069 1530 8Ω 32.6 1212 4137 1043 16.6 1100 3754 946 16Ω 16.3 609 2080 524 9.0 595 2031 512 140V (8Ω) 37.0 1381 4714 1188 18.2 1370 4677 1179 200V (16Ω) 37.8 1177 4017 1013 19.5 1153 3936 992 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 2.9 318 1085 273 2.0 338 1153 291 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 16.3 867 2958 746 8.8 869 2966 748 4Ω 17.2 635 2166 546 9.2 786 2683 676 8Ω 13.2 533 1821 459 7.1 548 1870 471 70V (4Ω) 17.9 995 3397 856 8.6 871 2973 749 100V (8Ω) 17.0 887 3028 763 9.3 817 2787 703 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 37.2 1810 6177 1557 20.6 1544 5270 1328 4Ω 39.8 1342 4581 1155 20.3 1197 4085 1030 8Ω 31.2 909 3104 782 15.3 996 3399 857 70V (4Ω) 40.1 1789 6107 1539 19.6 1503 5131 1293 100V (8Ω) 40.4 1688 5760 1452 19.8 1205 4112 1037 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 8300N - Bridge P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load DCi 8|300N - Dual P1-32 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load page 64 Operation Manual "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.8 206 705 178 0.9 201 686 173 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 3.5 260 886 223 1.8 261 890 224 8Ω 4.9 277 944 238 2.5 259 884 223 16Ω 4.7 251 857 216 2.4 232 792 200 140V (32.67Ω) 4.6 236 806 203 2.4 226 770 194 200V (66.67Ω) 4.5 236 805 203 2.3 216 737 186 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 6.5 357 1220 308 3.3 335 1144 288 8Ω 10.0 377 1287 324 5.2 369 1259 317 16Ω 9.5 313 1069 269 4.8 305 1041 263 140V (32.67Ω) 9.4 296 1011 255 4.8 279 951 240 200V (66.67Ω) 9.2 287 979 247 4.8 273 932 235 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.8 203 693 175 0.9 201 685 173 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 3.9 276 941 237 2.1 267 913 230 4Ω 4.8 276 943 238 2.5 261 891 225 8Ω 4.9 252 859 217 2.5 237 807 204 70V (16.33Ω) 4.5 222 759 191 2.4 222 756 191 100V (33.33Ω) 4.5 228 779 196 2.4 219 746 188 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 6.7 353 1206 304 3.4 343 1171 295 4Ω 9.9 341 1165 294 5.0 318 1085 273 8Ω 9.5 312 1066 269 4.8 293 1000 252 70V (16.33Ω) 9.4 304 1037 262 4.8 275 938 237 100V (33.33Ω) 9.2 295 1007 254 4.7 270 923 233 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 8|600N - Bridge 15004563770 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load Operation Manual page 65 "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.9 218 744 188 1.0 220 751 189 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 4Ω 5.4 330 1126 284 2.8 325 1109 279 8Ω 8.1 346 1181 298 4.2 335 1144 288 16Ω 7.7 306 1044 263 3.8 276 941 237 140V (16Ω) 7.7 300 1023 258 3.9 285 973 245 200V (33.33Ω) 7.5 281 960 242 3.9 272 929 234 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 4Ω 10.8 468 1597 403 5.4 445 1519 383 8Ω 17.9 530 1810 456 9.0 476 1625 410 16Ω 17.0 421 1437 362 8.7 389 1328 335 140V (16Ω) 17.3 439 1500 378 8.8 382 1305 329 200V (33.33Ω) 17.0 412 1407 355 8.6 342 1168 294 DCi 8600N - Dual 15004563770 120 VAC / 60 Hz 230 VAC / 50 Hz Condition Load "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat "Line current (amps)" Power Dissipated as Heat watts BTU kcal/hr watts BTU kcal/hr At Idle Awake N/A 1.9 222 756 191 1.0 221 754 190 1/8 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material just at clip 2Ω 5.5 336 1147 298 3.0 332 1133 286 4Ω 8.2 363 1241 313 4.4 348 1186 299 8Ω 7.8 314 1071 270 4.1 293 999 252 70V (16.33Ω) 7.6 307 1047 264 4.0 289 979 274 100V (33.33Ω) 7.8 293 1001 252 3.9 262 896 226 1/3 Power Pink Noise Typical of program material at extreme clip 2Ω 11.0 498 1700 429 5.9 476 1625 410 4Ω 17.5 510 1739 438 10.0 547 1868 471 8Ω 17.4 467 1593 402 9.1 421 1437 362 70V (16.33Ω) 17.0 446 1522 384 9.0 393 1342 338 100V (33.33Ω) 16.8 419 1430 360 8.9 362 1234 311 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Service Crown products are quality units that rarely require servicing. Before returning your unit for servicing, please contact Crown Technical Support to verify the need for servicing. Warranty is only valid within the country in which the product was purchased. This unit has very sophisticated circuitry which should only be serviced by a fully trained technician. This is one reason why each unit bears the following label: CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, do not remove covers. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to a qualified technician. Complete the Service Return Authorization form in the back of this manual, when returning a Crown product to the factory or authorized service center. The form must be included with your product inside the box or in a packing slip envelope securely attached to the outside of the shipping carton. Do not send this form separately. Worldwide Service Service may be obtained from an authorized service center (contact your local Crown/Amcron representative or our office for a list of authorized service centers). To obtain service, simply present the bill of sale as proof of purchase along with the defective unit to an authorized service center. They will handle the necessary paperwork and repair. Remember to transport your unit in the original factory pack. US and Canada Service Service may be obtained in one of two ways: from an authorized service center or from the factory. You may choose either. It is important that you have your copy of the bill of sale as your proof of purchase. Service at a US or Canada Service Center This method usually saves the most time and effort. Simply present your bill of sale along with the defective unit to an authorized service center to obtain service. They will handle the necessary paperwork and repair. Remember to transport the unit in the original factory pack. A list of authorized service centers in your area can be obtained from Crown Factory Service, or online from crownaudio.com/en/support/service_lookup Factory Service Crown accepts no responsibility for non-serviceable product that is sent to us for factory repair. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their product is serviceable prior to sending it to the factory. A Service Return Authorization (SRA) is required for product being sent to the factory for repair. An SRA can be completed online at crownaudio.com/support/rma. If you do not have access to the web, please call Customer Service at 574.294.8200 or 800.342.6939 extension 8205 in North America, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands only. For warranty service, we will pay for ground shipping both ways in the United States. Contact Customer Service to obtain prepaid shipping labels prior to sending the unit. Or, if you prefer, you may prepay the cost of shipping, and HARMAN will reimburse you. Send copies of the shipping receipts to HARMAN to receive reimbursement. Your repaired unit will be returned via UPS ground. Please contact us if other arrangements are required. Factory Service Shipping Instructions: 1. Service Return Authorization (SRA) is required for product being sent to the factory for service. Please complete the SRA by going to crownaudio.com/support/rma. If you do not have access to our website, call 1.800.342.6939, extension 8205 and we will create the SRA for you. 2. See packing instructions that follow. 3. Ship product to: HARMAN Factory Service 1718 W Mishawaka Rd. Elkhart, IN 46517 page 66 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Service 4. Use a bold black marker and write the SRA number on three sides of the box. 5. Record the SRA number for future reference. The SRA number can be used to check the repair status. Packing Instructions Important: These instructions must be followed. If they are not followed, HARMAN International, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damaged goods and/or accessories that are sent with your unit. 1. Fill out and include the Service Return Authorization Request in the back of this manual. 2. Do not ship any accessories (manuals, cords, hardware, etc.) with your unit. These items are not needed to service your product. We will not be responsible for these items. 3. When shipping your Crown product, it is important that it has adequate protection. We recommend you use the original pack material when returning the product for repair. If you do not have the original box, please call HARMAN at 800.342.6939 or 574.294.8210 and order new pack material. (Do not ship your unit in a wood or metal cabinet). 4. If you provide your own shipping pack, the minimum recommended requirements for materials are as follows: a. 275 P.S.I. burst test, double-wall carton that allows for 2-inch solid Styrofoam on all six sides of unit or 3 inches of plastic bubble wrap on all six sides of unit. b. Securely seal the package with an adequate carton sealing tape. c. Do not use light boxes or “peanuts”. Damage caused by poor packaging will not be covered under warranty. Enclose the completed Service Return Authorization Request (or securely attach it to the outside of carton) and re-seal the shipping pack with a sturdy carton sealing tape. Estimate Approval Approval of estimate must be given within 30 days after being notified by HARMAN International. Units still in the possession of HARMAN after 30 days of the estimate will become the property of HARMAN International. Payment of Non-Warranty Repairs Payment on out-of-warranty repairs must be received within 30 days of the repair date. Units unclaimed after 30 days become the property of HARMAN International. If you have any questions, please contact HARMAN. HARMAN Factory Service 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart, Indiana 46517 U.S.A. Telephone: 574-294-8200 800-342-6939 (North America, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands only) Facsimile: 574-294-8301 (Technical Support) 574-294-8124 (Factory Service) Web site: crownaudio.com Operation Manual page 67 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Warranty — UNITED STATES ONLY SUMMARY OF WARRANTY Crown International, 1718 West Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, Indiana 46517-4095 U.S.A. warrants to you, the ORIGINAL PURCHASER and ANY SUBSEQUENT OWNER of each NEW Crown product, for three years from the date of purchase by the original purchaser (the “warranty period”) that the new Crown product is free of defects in materials and workmanship. We further warrant the new Crown product regardless of the reason for failure, except as excluded in this Warranty. *Warranty is only valid within the United States of America. For information on Warranty outside of the U.S.A, please contact your local distributor. ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM THIS CROWN WARRANTY This Crown Warranty is in effect only for failure of a new Crown product which occurred within the Warranty Period. It does not cover any product which has been damaged because of any intentional misuse, accident, negligence, or loss which is covered under any of your insurance contracts. This Crown Warranty also does not extend to the new Crown product if the serial number has been defaced, altered, or removed. WHAT THE WARRANTOR WILL DO We will remedy any defect, regardless of the reason for failure (except as excluded), by repair, replacement, or refund. We may not elect refund unless you agree, or unless we are unable to provide replacement, and repair is not practical or cannot be timely made. If a refund is elected, then you must make the defective or malfunctioning product available to us free and clear of all liens or other encumbrances. The refund will be equal to the actual purchase price, not including interest, insurance, closing costs, and other finance charges less a reasonable depreciation on the product from the date of original purchase. Warranty work can only be performed at our authorized service centers or at the factory. Warranty work for some products can only be performed at our factory. We will remedy the defect and ship the product from the service center or our factory within a reasonable time after receipt of the defective product at our authorized service center or our factory. All expenses in remedying the defect, including surface shipping costs in the United States, will be borne by us. (You must bear the expense of shipping the product between any foreign country and the port of entry in the United States including the return shipment, and all taxes, duties, and other customs fees for such foreign shipments.) HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE You must notify us of your need for warranty service within the warranty period. All components must be shipped in a factory pack, which, if needed, may be obtained from us free of charge. Corrective action will be taken within a reasonable time of the date of receipt of the defective product by us or our authorized service center. If the repairs made by us or our authorized service center are not satisfactory, notify us or our authorized service center immediately. DISCLAIMER OF CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO RECOVER FROM US ANY INCIDENTAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY DEFECT IN THE NEW CROWN PRODUCT. THIS INCLUDES ANY DAMAGE TO ANOTHER PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS RESULTING FROM SUCH A DEFECT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WARRANTY ALTERATIONS No person has the authority to enlarge, amend, or modify this Crown Warranty. This Crown Warranty is not extended by the length of time which you are deprived of the use of the new Crown product. Repairs and replacement parts provided under the terms of this Crown Warranty shall carry only the unexpired portion of this Crown Warranty. DESIGN CHANGES We reserve the right to change the design of any product from time to time without notice and with no obligation to make corresponding changes in products previously manufactured. LEGAL REMEDIES OF PURCHASER THIS CROWN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. No action to enforce this Crown Warranty shall be commenced after expiration of the warranty period. THIS STATEMENT OF WARRANTY SUPERSEDES ANY OTHERS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL FOR CROWN PRODUCTS. 04/15 page 68 Operation Manual DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers page 69 Operation ManualService Return Authorization Request Shipping Address: HARMAN Factory Service, 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart, IN 46517 You may also request a service return authorization at crownaudio.com/support/rma PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY SRA #: ______________________ (If sending product to Crown factory service) Model: ______________________ Serial Number: _________________________ Purchase Date: ____________________ PRODUCT RETURN INFORMATION Individual or Business Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone #: ____________________________ Fax #:__________________________________ E-Mail:________________________________________ Street Address (please, no P.O. Boxes): ____________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________ State/Prov:_______________ Postal Code: ________________ Country:________________________________ Nature of problem: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Other equipment in your system: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ If warranty is expired, please provide method of payment. Proof of purchase may be required to validate warranty. PAYMENT OPTIONS I have open account payment terms. Purchase order required. PO#: _____________________________ COD Credit Card (Information below is required; however if you do not want to provide this information at this time, we will contact you when your unit is repaired for the information.) Credit card information: Type of credit card: MasterCard Visa American Express Discover Type of credit card account: Personal/Consumer Business/Corporate Card # _______________________________________ Exp. date: ________________ *Card ID #: _______ * Card ID # is located on the back of the card following the credit card #, in the signature area. On American Express, it may be located on the front of the card. This number is required to process the charge to your account. If you do not want to provide it at this time, we will call you to obtain this number when the repair of your unit is complete. Name on credit card: _____________________________________ Billing address of credit card: ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers Operation Manual page 70 DriveCore Install Network Series Power Amplifiers page 71 Operation Manual M crown by HARMAN


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