Crown DCi 4|600N

Four-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V / EN 54-16 Compliant for Life Safety Applications

DCi 4|600N
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The new DriveCore install series amplifiers is a complete line of high performance installation amplifiers based on the proprietary DriveCore technology. DCi 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 Series amplifiers continue the unbroken Crown tradition of leadership in professional and commercial power amplifier technology. This amplifier is EN 54-16 Compliant for life safety applications. 

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Recommended for: Installed Sound, Cinema, Recording Broadcast.


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ANALOG & DIGITAL INPUTS – With digital audio transport via HARMAN’s proprietary BLU-Link, plus balanced analog inputs, DCi gives you a tremendous audio advantage – at a much lower cost. The priority input router allows you to specify a primary input, and if audio is lost the amp automatically switches to the other input.

NETWORK MONITORING & CONTROL – Better monitoring, control and audio manipulation with the HiQnet™ protocol that’s over standard TCP/IP. Remotely see how all networked DCi amplifiers are performing and control them as needed. In addition, this allows Audio Architect software and the Powered by Crown app to work with DCi amplifiers.

PROGRAMMABLE GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT PORTS – GPIO ports can be configured in many different ways, such as volume controls, recall presets, or to report errors to a master computer.

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING – DSP capabilities include the following:

  • LevelMAX Limiters
  • Input/Output EQ
  • Delay
  • Matrix Mixer
  • 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.


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file type icon HARMAN Installed Sound Solutions Infographic
updated: Oct 18, 2021
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Data Sheets
file type icon DriveCore Install Network Series Data Sheet
updated: Apr 06, 2021
    939 KB Apr 06, 2021
file type icon Operation Manual - Chinese
zh updated: Apr 06, 2021
  zh  3.6 MB Apr 06, 2021
file type icon Operation Manual - English
en updated: Oct 09, 2020
  en  8.29 MB Oct 09, 2020
file type icon DriveCore Install Series Brochure
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    20.4 MB Oct 22, 2020
platform icon HiQnet Audio Architect™
updated: Aug 23, 2016
    Aug 23, 2016
Declaration Of Conformities
file type icon DriveCore Install Family Declaration of Conformity
updated: Aug 27, 2015
    94 KB Aug 27, 2015
file type icon EN 54 Certification
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    48.7 KB Oct 22, 2020
Comparison Charts
file type icon DriveCore Install product comparison chart
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    268 KB Oct 22, 2020
Application Guides
file type icon App Focus Dynamic BGM Systems
updated: Oct 22, 2020
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Power Draw & Thermal Dissipation Specs
file type icon DCi Network Power Draw & Thermal
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    79.3 KB Oct 22, 2020
System Technology Bulletins
file type icon Tech Note - DCiN GPIO - VCA Configuration
updated: Oct 22, 2020
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file type icon STB DCiN - GPIO VCA Configuration #0001
updated: Oct 22, 2020
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file type icon STB DCiN - Y Input Configuration #0003
updated: Oct 22, 2020
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file type icon STB DCiN - High Z Configuration #0002
updated: Oct 22, 2020
    819 KB Oct 22, 2020

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Frequency Response ( 8 Ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) +/- 0.25 dB
BLU Link Input Signal to Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) > 104dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at full rated power, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) 0.35%
Voltage Gain 34 dB
Damping Factor (20 Hz to 100 Hz) >1000
Input Impedance (nominal balanced, unbalanced) 10 kOhms, 5 kOhms
Maximum Input Level before Compression +20 dBu
Load Impedance (Stereo/Dual Mode) 2 - 16 Ohms; 70Vrms and 100Vrms
Load Impedance Bridge Mono 4 - 16 Ohms; 140Vrms and 200Vrms
Cooling Continuously variable speed forced air, front to back airflow
Maximum Fan Noise (re dBA SPL @ 1M) 45
Required AC Mains (+/- 10%) 100V-240V ~ 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 19" x 3.5" x 14.25" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 35.63cm)
Weight 20.1lbs (9.12kg)
IEC Power Connector 15A



Crown DCi 4|600N

Four-channel, 600W @ 4Ω Power Amplifier with BLU link, 70V/100V / EN 54-16 Compliant for Life Safety Applications