Engineered from the ground up for unmatched quality and performance,
the Crown? DSi Series of power amplifiers offers three models of 500W,
800W, and 1200W per channel at 4 ohms. Onboard digital signal processing
includes crossovers, EQ filters, delay and output limiting. Rear panel HD-15
connector provides easy input/output connectivity between DSi amplifiers
and the new DSi-8M System Monitor.
The intuitive front panel LCD screen guides installers through a setup process?
featuring presets for the industry-standard JBL cinema loudspeaker systems?
to make configuration quick and easy.
At the touch of a button, Crown?s DSi cinema amplifiers deliver perfectly matched
performance with each award-winning JBL ScreenArray? system, making this the
ultimate cinema solution.
Includes three models of 500W, 800W, and 1200W per channel at 4 ohms
Automatic presets for popular JBL cinema speaker systems for quick, easy
Intuitive front-panel LCD screen guides installers through setup
Onboard digital signal processing includes crossovers, EQ filters, delay, and
Computer connectivity via USB allows fast setup and configuration with HiQnet?
System Architect? software
Rear-panel HD-15 connector provides easy input/output connectivity between DSi
amplifiers and new DSi-8M System Monitor
Switch-mode universal power supply
All products fill 2U rack spaces and weigh under 19 pounds
Barrier strip outputs, removable Phoenix-style input
Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty completely protects your investment
and guarantees its specifications
The Crown? DSi 1000 power amplifi er shall be a solid-state two-channel model
with a switch-mode universal power supply. A rear-panel HD-15 connector shall
provide input/output connectivity between the DSi amplifi er and the DSi-8M
The outputs shall be usable as stereo or bridged-mono modes of operation.
The bridged-mono mode shall bridge the outputs to provide increased output
Front panel controls and indicators shall include the following:
Level: Detented rotary level control, one per channel.
Power Switch: On/off switch applies AC power to the amplifi er.
Sel/Prev/Next Buttons: Three buttons near the LCD screen shall be used to
access menu items.
LCD Screen: Backlit liquid crystal display shows speaker presets and signal
Signal Indicator: Green LED, one per channel, fl ashes when a very low-level
signal is present at input.
?10 Indicator: Green LED flashes when output signal exceeds ?10 dB below
?20 Indicator: Green LED flashes when output signal level exceeds ?20 dB
Ready Indicator: Green LED, one per channel, illuminates when the amplifi er is
ready to produce audio.
Clip Indicator: Red LED, one per channel, turns on at the threshold of audible
Temp/Fault Indicator: Red LED, one per channel, illuminates under Fault or
excessive temperature conditions.
Power Indicator: Blue LED illuminates when the amplifi er has been turned on
and has power.
Rear panel controls and connectors shall include the following:
AC Line Connector: NEMA 5-15P (15A).
Input Connector: Two 3-pin removable Phoenix-type connectors each accept a
balanced line-level input signal.
Output Connectors: 4-position barrier strip with connectors for dual louspeakers
or bridge-mono loudspeaker.
HiQnet USB Connector: Type B, connects to a HiQnet network.
HD-15 Connector: For cinema I/O compatibility with DSi-8M System Monitor.
The amplifi er shall have the following specifi cations:
Output Power: 2 ohm Stereo (per channel): 700W with 1% THD, 4 ohm Stereo
(per channel): 500W with 0.5% THD, 8 ohm Stereo (per channel) 275W with
0.5% THD, 4 ohm Bridge-Mono: 1,400W with 1% THD, 8 ohm Bridge-Mono:
1,000W with 0.5% THD.
Voltage Gain at 1kHz, 8 ohm rated output: 26 dB.
Frequency Response: +0/?1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz at 1 watt into 4 ohms.
Load Impedance: Safe with all types of loads. Rated for 2 to 8 ohms in Stereo
mode, 4 to 16 ohms in Bridge-Mono mode.
Sensitivity at 8 ohm rated output: 2.35V.
Sensitivity at 4 ohm rated output: 2.24V.
Sensitivity at 2 ohm rated output: 1.88V.
Signal to Noise Ratio (below rated 8-ohm power at 1 kHz): 105 dB
Damping Factor: Better than 500 from 20 Hz to 500 Hz.
Crosstalk: > 70 dB below rated power, 20 Hz to 1 kHz.
Input Stage: Input is electronically balanced and employs precision 1% resistors.
Input Impedance (nominal): 20 k ohms, balanced;10 k ohms, unbalanced.
Maximum Input Signal: +22 dBu typical.
AC Line Voltage and Frequency Confi gurations Available: 100V, 120V, 220-240V,
AC Line Current: 6.5A.
At Idle: Draws no more than 90 watts.
Operating Temperature: 0° C to 40° C at 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).
The DSP section shall have the following specifi cations:
EQ: 6 parametric fi lters per channel with adjustable Q, boost/cut ±15 dB. Also
adjustable high and low shelving fi lters.
Filters: Highpass and lowpass per channel. Butterworth 12/18 dB per octave
and Linkwitz-Riley 24 dB per octave. High and low shelving fi lters, one per
Delay: Up to 50 msec total delay per channel.
Output Limiter: Prevents clipping and protects loudspeakers. Choice of ?3, ?6,
or ?12 dB threshold per channel.
Presets: 5 user-defi nable loudspeaker presets and 15 factory-default JBL
Protection shall include the following:
DSi-Series amplifi ers shall be protected against shorted, open or mismatched
loads; overloaded power supplies; excessive temperature; chain destruction
phenomena; excessive output current, and input overload damage. They also
protect loudspeakers from input/output DC, large or dangerous DC offsets and
The chassis shall be steel. Cooling shall be by a proportional speed fan with
front-to-rear airfl ow.
Dimensions shall be EIA Standard 19-in. rack mount width (EIA RS-310-B), 3.5
in. (8.9 cm) high and 12.25 in. (31.11 cm) deep behind mounting surface.
Net weight shall be 19 lb (8.6 kg). Shipping weight shall be 22 lb (10.0 kg)