Crown DCI8X300N-U-USFX 8x300W Power Amplifier

Eight-channel, 300W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V

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The 300W, high-performance Crown Audio DCI8300N 8-Channel DriveCore Install Series Network Amplifier is designed for system integrators looking for 21st century advanced features for installed sound applications. The amplifier utilizes Harman DriveCore technology, featuring a patented integrated circuit that combines hundreds of discrete circuits into a single chip for lower power, better performance, and improved reliability.

The Class-D amplifier works with impedance loads from 2 to 16 ohms plus 70/100V speakers. The rear panel sports two BLU link connectors capable of delivering 256 channels of digital audio over a standard Cat 5e cable. Additionally, a standard Ethernet connector provides HiQnet Audio Architect control via a Cat 5e port, while the programmable GPIO control port allows for control from analog components such as volume dials.

The onboard digital signal processor provides input/output EQ filters, crossovers, time-alignment delay, and LevelMAX limiters for outstanding protection. Additional protection circuits include shorted outputs, DC, mismatched loads, overheating, over- or under-voltage, and high-frequency overload. The DCI8300N ships with a power cord.

Exclusive multi-patented DriveCore 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 Architect
Programmable general purpose input/output (GPIO) control port
Digital Signal Processing
Input/output EQ filters
Input/output delay
LevelMAX 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
70 Vrms/100 Vrms 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
3-year, no-fault transferable warranty
Complies with GreenEdge by HARMAN: environmentally friendly practices in design, manufacturing, and packaging complement energy-efficient operation

Number of Channels 8
Power Rating
2 Ohms:
150 W per Channel (Full Range)
4 Ohms / 8 Ohms:
300 W per Channel (Full Range)
16 Ohms:
150 W per Channel (Full Range)
70 V / 100 V:
300 W per Channel (Full Range)
4 Ohms:
300 W Bridged (Full Range)
8 Ohms / 16 Ohms / 140 V / 200 V:
600 W Bridged (Full Range)
Amplifier Class Class-D
Load Impedance / Voltage
2 / 4 / 8 / 16 Ohms per Channel
70 / 100 V per Channel
4 / 8 / 16 Ohms
140 / 200 V
Protections DC Fault, Low Impedance, Overvoltage, Short Circuit, Thermal, Ultrasonic, Undervoltage
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.25 dB (8 Ohms)
Damping Factor > 1000
Input Sensitivity
1 Vrms (at 8 Ohms)
1.4 Vrms (at 70 V)
2 Vrms (at 100 V)
Input Impedance
10 Kilohms (Balanced)
5 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Max Gain 34 dB (at 4 Ohms, at 8 Ohms, at 70 V, at 100 V)
Max Input Level +20 dBu
SNR > 104 dB
THD 0.35% (Full Range, at Rated Power)
Intermodulation Distortion ≤ 0.35%
Crosstalk > 80 dB (Below Rated Power, 20 Hz to 1 kHz)
CMRR > 70 dB
Signal Processing
Crossover Yes
Compressor Yes
Limiting Yes
Analog Audio I/O
4 x Block 6-Pin Balanced Line Input
4 x Screw Terminal 4-Pin Speaker Output
Digital I/O
1 x RJ45 Ethernet Input (Control)
2 x RJ45 BLU-Link Input/Output (I/O)
USB None
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Power Connector 1 x IEC 15 A / NEMA 5-15
Current Consumption
120 VAC:
3.5 to 4.9 A (1/8 Power)
6.5 to 10 A (1/3 Power)
230 VAC:
1.8 to 2.5 A (1/8 Power)
3.3 to 5.2 A (1/3 Power)
Power Consumption
120 VAC:
222 to 277 W (1/8 Power)
287 to 377 (1/3 Power)
230 VAC:
216 to 267 W (1/8 Power)
270 to 369 (1/3 Power)
Display & Indicators 10 x LED (Bridged Mode/Clip/Comm/Fault/Level/Power/Signal/Thermal)
Rackmount Size 2 RU
Cooling 1 x Fan (Variable Speed)
Thermal Dissipation 1287 BTU/hr (Maximum)
Dimensions 19.0 x 3.5 x 14.2″ / 48.3 x 8.9 x 36.1 cm
Weight 23.5 lb / 10.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 32.8 lb

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs



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