Crown DCi 8|300DA


Eight-channel, 300W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with Dante™ / AES67 Networked Audio, and 70V/100V / EN 54-16 Compliant for Life Safety Applications


For applications that require Dante or AES67 networked audio, the Crown DriveCore Install DA Series provides a balanced combination of output power, channel count and speaker load flexibility along with proprietary DriveCore® technology for superb efficiency and exemplary audio quality. The DCi DA Series includes a high-powered DSP with JBL speaker tunings, network control/monitoring, and the ability to drive 2/4/8/16 ohm, 70V and 100V speaker loads. The amp’s advanced capabilities and support for Dante Domain Manager makes it perfect for installations that have standardized on Dante for networked audio transport. This amplifier is EN 54-16 Compliant for life safety applications.


Output Power: Dual Mode – All Channels Driven

DCi DA Model Channels 16Ω 70Vrms 100Vrms
4|300DA 4 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W
8|300DA 8 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W
4|600DA 4 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W
8|600DA 8 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W
4|1250DA 4 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W

Minimum Guaranteed Power (20Hz – 20kHz)


Output Power: Bridge Mono Mode – All Channels Driven

DCi DA Model 16Ω 140Vrms 200Vrms
4|300DA 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W
8|300DA 300W 600W 600W 600W 600W
4|600DA 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W
8|600DA 600W 1200W 1200W 1200W 1200W
4|1250DA 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W 2500W

Minimum Guaranteed Power (20Hz – 20kHz)

Recommended for: Installed SoundRecording BroadcastCinema.

More Details

  • Redundant, independent Dante / AES67 ports
  • Primary & Secondary
  • Will accept 48khz or 96khz
  • Capable of sending out Dante / AES67 audio from analog inputs pre/post processing (@ 48kHz)
    • Audio Architect Control and Monitoring
    • DriveCore Amplifier Technology
    • Universal PFC Power Supply
    • DSP
  • 48kHz processing
  • 20 Presets
  • Input router
    • High, medium, and low priority inputs
  • Input delay up to 2s
  • Input EQ
  • Crossover
  • Output EQ
  • Output Delay up to 100ms
  • LevelMAX limiter
  • Load Monitoring
    • Pilot tone
  • Normal
  • Burst
    • Continuous Load Monitoring
    • Sweep Load Monitoring
  • Channel Auto-Standby
  • Speaker Tunings
    • Aux-Port
  • Sleep contact closure
  • Amp Status output
    • Removable air filters
    • Front panel LED indicators
    • AES67 Compatible
    • EN 54-16 Compliant for life safety applications


  • Integrated Dante™ / AES67 Networked Audio – Simplifies installation by enabling Dante / AES67 networked audio signals to be sent directly to the amplifier. Provides flexibility of installation options available with our expansive line-up of DriveCore Install amplifiers. Includes support for Dante 4.0 firmware for integration with Dante Domain Manager.
  • Network Configuration, Monitoring & Control – Better monitoring, control and audio manipulation with the HiQnet™ protocol over standard TCP/IP network. The HiQnet Audio Architect software allows for remote configuration, monitoring, and control of all aspects of the DCi-DA Series amplifiers.
  • Programmable General Purpose Input/Output Port – GPIO ports can be configured in many different ways, such as volume controls, recall presets, or to report errors to third-party control system.
  • Digital Signal Processing – DSP capabilities include the following:
    • LevelMAX Limiters
    • Input/Output EQ
    • Crossover
    • Delay
    • Matrix Router
    • Speaker Line Monitoring
  • EN 54-16 Compliant for Life Safety Applications – Part 16 of the European Union’s (EU) EN 54 standard for fire detection and alarm systems has a specific requirement for voice alarms, which output messages in the form of a voice message rather than a traditional siren. This amplifier is certified as part of an EN 54-16 VACIE*, meeting the stringent requirements of a life safety system to serve the needs of hospitality, large venue and other markets.




Output Channels 8
Frequency Response (8Ω, 20Hz – 20kHz) ±0.25dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, 20Hz – 20kHz) 0.35%
Damping Factor (20Hz to 100Hz) >1000
Load Impedance (Stereo/Dual Mode) 2Ω – 16Ω; 70Vrms and 100Vrms
Load Impedance Bridge Mono 4Ω – 16Ω; 140Vrms and 200Vrms
Cooling Continuously variable speed forced air, front to back airflow
Maximum Fan Noise (re dBA SPL @ 1M) 47
Required AC Mains (±10%) 100V-240V ~ 50/60Hz
Power Connector 20A IEC
Dimensions (W x H x D) 483 mm x 89 mm x 362 mm
19 in x 3.5 in x 14.25 in
Weight 10.66 kg (23.5 lbs)

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