Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual

Operation Manual for Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series Amplifier (72 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Harman
  • Category of Device: Amplifier
  • Document: Crown DriveCore Install DA Series, File Type: PDF Operation Manual
  • Updated: 04-01-2024
  • Count of Pages: 72
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  • 1, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series Product Registration: Register your new product at http://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 con…

  • 2, FCC COMPLIANCE NOTICE This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. CA…

  • 3, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series Declaration of Conformity EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Manufacturer: European Representative: HARMAN Professional Inc. HARMAN Professional Inc. 1718 West Mishawaka Road 6 th Floor, Salisbury House Elkhart IN 46517 USA London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ +1.574.294.8000 +44 207 562 9…

  • 4, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Table of Contents Welcome �������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1 Features .…

  • 5, page 1 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Welcome Welcome Thank you for purchasing a Crown DriveCore™ Install DA Series installation amplifier, one in a complete line of high-performance amplifiers based on exclusive DriveCore technology. The DCi DA Series amplifiers are designed, engineered…

  • 6, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 2 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Amp Installing the Amp Unpacking Unpack the amplifier and inspect it 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 w…

  • 7, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 3 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Front Panel Overview Front Panel Overview Indicators Fault Indicator (red): Flashes when the amplifier output channel has stopped operating. Thermal Indicator (red): Illuminates when the channel reaches 80 degrees Celsius, indicating the onset of protection co…

  • 8, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 4 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Making Hardware Connections and Applying Power Making Hardware Connections and Applying Power Wiring Input Connectors Crown recommends using pre-built or professionally wired balanced cables (two-conductor plus shield). Balanced wiring provides better re…

  • 9, page 5 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Making Hardware Connections and Applying Power Connecting Network Cables When making connections to the control network and Dante ports, the included ferrites should be attached to the network and Dante cables at the back of the amplifier as shown in Fig…

  • 10, page 6 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Application Examples Application Examples Dual Mode Low-Z (2Ω, 4Ω, 8Ω, or 16Ω) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with Audio Architect software settings, are shown in Figure 7 and Figure 8. Inputs If using analog inputs, …

  • 11, page 7 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Application Examples Bridge Mode Low-Z (4Ω, 8Ω, or 16Ω) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with software settings, are shown in Figure 9 and Figure 10. Inputs If using analog inputs, connect the inputs to the odd- numbered …

  • 12, page 8 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Application Examples Dual Mode High-Z (70Vrms/100Vrms) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with software settings, are shown in Figure 11 and Figure 12. Inputs If using analog inputs, connect the inputs with wiring in place fo…

  • 13, page 9 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Application Examples Bridge Mode High-Z (140Vrms/200Vrms) Output Operation Typical input and output wiring, along with software settings, are shown in Figure 13 and Figure 14. Inputs If using analog inputs, connect the inputs to the odd- numbered ch…

  • 14, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 10 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network Installing the Software and Conguring the Network Installing Audio Architect The DCi DA Series amplifiers are configured using the HiQnet Audio Architect software. The latest version of Aud…

  • 15, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 11 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network Configuring the Network Using NetSetter NetSetter is a software tool that enables you to discover HiQnet devices and reconfigure their network settings in real time, from one central location.…

  • 16, page 12 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network g� Discovered Only discovered devices with no conflicts will be displayed. h� DHCP/Auto-IP All devices which have been discovered with DHCP/Auto-IP enabled and those which have been set to use …

  • 17, page 13 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network The NetSetter Grid The NetSetter grid is divided into the 12 sections described below. Figure 19: NetSetter grid 1� MAC Address Displays the MAC address of the discovered device. The data in this field …

  • 18, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 14 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network • When the device is not selected, the device Default Gateway address field is displayed but is grayed out. • When the device is selected and highlighted in orange, the field is represented in dark gray. …

  • 19, page 15 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network c� 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…

  • 20, page 16 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network 11� Container : Position The Container and Position Venue Data is displayed here (separated by a colon), as reported by the discovered device. The field is left blank for discovered PCs running an insta…

  • 21, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 17 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network Offline/Online Operation Explained Audio Architect has two defined modes of operation: offline and online. When operating in offline mode, system setting changes made in Audio Architect will no…

  • 22, page 18 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Installing the Software and Conguring the Network Going Online Before any changes can be made to the amplifier settings, you must first go online in Audio Architect. Follow these steps to go online: 1� Ensure the amplifier has been added to the v…

  • 23, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 19 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Amplifier Mode Settings Figure 24 shows the Configuration panel for a 4-channel DCi DA amplifier. The 8-channel amplifier Configuration panel has the same feature set, but wit…

  • 24, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 20 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Cascading Inputs Cascading the analog inputs, or "Y-ing channels", gives more flexibility to the installation of a DCi DA amplifier (see Figure 26). One input can be used to drive some or all of the amplifie…

  • 25, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 21 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Configuring the Outputs for Bridge Mono Operation The DCi DA 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 Amplifie…

  • 26, page 22 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Configuring the Outputs for High-Z/Low-Z Operation Each amplifier output channel can be configured for high-Z or low-Z operation from the Amplifier Mode Settings window (see Figure 30). Global Channel Speci�…

  • 27, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 23 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Conguring the Inputs and Outputs Adjusting Input Levels The DCi DA amplifiers can use both analog and/or Dante inputs. Input levels can be adjusted from the Input Configuration panel, which can be accessed by double-clicking a channel's Input icon…

  • 28, page 24 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Speaker Tunings Speaker Tunings The DCi DA amplifiers have a wide variety of onboard digital signal processing (DSP). The HiQnet Audio Architect software is used to adjust DSP settings. Crown and JBL engineers have designed DriveCore Install DSP settings tha…

  • 29, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 25 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Speaker Tunings Advanced Speaker Tuning panel functions are available to create/modify speaker tunings. To open the Advanced Speaker Tuning panel, either hold CTRL-ALT-SHIFT while double-clicking the Speaker Tuning icon (see Figure 33) or click the Advanced Setting…

  • 30, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 26 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Speaker Tunings Speaker Tuning Libraries The speaker tuning library 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 ca…

  • 31, page 27 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Speaker Tunings Library File Locations The file location for speaker tuning libraries is as follows: • Windows 7 and Windows 8�1 path: C:\ProgramData\Harman Professional\Audio Architect\ • Windows XP path: C:\Documents and Settings\All Use…

  • 32, page 28 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Editing DSP Settings Crown DCi DA amplifiers have digital signal processing built into the amplifier. When using a DCi DA amp, the loudspeaker processing is in the onboard DSP, so discrete rackmount loudspeaker management d…

  • 33, page 29 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Configuration Panel The Configuration panel can be accessed by clicking the amplifier icon from the Room window in Audio Architect. It provides access to all the amplifier's settings to configure and optimize the amp…

  • 34, page 30 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings PS Temp Indicator This indicator lights one of the following colors if the temperature of the amplifier's power supply is too high and the amplifier is near shutdown: • Green – Thermal headroom used up is less than 59% • Yel…

  • 35, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 31 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Source Routing Panel Each channel of the DCi DA signal processing has an input signal router that lets you choose the audio signal that will be used by the channel. This includes priority routing features. The Source Routing panel can…

  • 36, page 32 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings The Arrow button on the right of the Basic Source Routing panel (see Figure 38) can be used to expand the window and show the Advanced Source Routing panel (shown in Figure 39). Figure 39: Advanced Source Routing panel The Advanced Sourc…

  • 37, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 33 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Input/Output Delay The Input delay includes up to 2 seconds of delay. The Output delay is typically used for driver alignment and offers up to 0.1 second of output delay. The Input/Output Delay panels can be accessed by clicking one of the ampli…

  • 38, page 34 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Input/Output Equalization The Input and Output EQ panels let you adjust channel equalization for up to 8 frequency bands. You can select filter type, frequency, gain, and bandwidth. Changes to the equalizer’s frequency response …

  • 39, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 35 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings Crossover The Crossover lets you apply an infinite impulse response (IIR) crossover filter to each channel. The Crossover panels can be accessed by clicking one of the amplifier channel's XOVER icons from the Configuration panel (see…

  • 40, page 36 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Editing DSP Settings LevelMax™ Suite Limiters This is a suite consisting of a peak voltage limiter, rms power limiter, clip limiter, and transducer thermal limiter. The Limiter panels can be accessed by clicking one of the amplifier channel&apo…

  • 41, page 37 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using Dante Using Dante Dante Introduction Dante is a licensed technology from Audinate. It uses standard Internet protocols over a 100Mb or Gigabit network and is capable of transporting professional-quality, low-latency audio. Dante runs on inexpensive off-the-she…

  • 43, page 39 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using Dante Clicking the Advanced Settings button from the Input Configuration panel (see Figure 44) or Output Configuration panel (see Figure 46) opens the Dante Advanced Settings window (see Figure 45), where Dante and AES67 information is displayed.…

  • 44, page 40 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using Device Presets Using Device Presets Device presets allow configuration, DSP, channel assignment, gains, as well as other settings to be stored for later recall. A device preset can be used to configure the amp for a specific application and s…

  • 45, page 41 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Saving and Opening Audio Architect Venue Files Saving and Opening Audio Architect Venue Files When finished programming HARMAN devices in Audio Architect, it is good practice to save the entire venue as a "Venue" file. This will save all Audio Architect…

  • 46, page 42 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the Event Log Using the Event Log The Event Log Viewer window (Figure 47) shows events that have occurred within Audio Architect and on HiQnet devices. The Event Log can be used for troubleshooting purposes or by individual devices to perform c…

  • 47, page 43 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the GPIO Port Using the GPIO Port DCi DA Series amplifiers come with a 2-in/2-out General Purpose In/Out (GPIO) Control port in the form of a 6-position RJ-11 connector. The Control port has multiple functions and uses, which include preset selecti…

  • 48, page 44 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the GPIO Port Control Port Input Fields Figure 52: Control Ports tab Input This fields identifies each input port, labeled 1 and 2. Parameter Assignment This field lists the parameters currently assigned to each control input. Mode This option dete…

  • 49, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 45 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the GPIO Port In the Venue Explorer menu on the left, click the arrow to expand the device and reveal a list of objects. Expand an object for a list of state variables (SV’s) within the object. To assign an SV to a Control port input channel, click on…

  • 50, page 46 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the GPIO Port Configuring the Control Port Outputs To access Control port configuration, left-click on the DCi DA Amp Rack icon in the Room window (see Figure 21 on page 17 ). Now, right click on the desired DCi DA amp icon within the selected rack, and then…

  • 51, page 47 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the GPIO Port Figure 55: 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. …

  • 52, page 48 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Using the Aux Port Using the Aux Port The Aux port can be used for basic monitoring of the amplifier and for remote standby (sleep). The port is a 3-pin block connector with pin 2 used as ground. AUX CLASS 2 WIRING INPUT GPIO ETHERNET 100MbACT DANTE…

  • 53, page 49 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual System Protection System Protection Faults The amplifier will enter a fault state if it 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 the 2–16Ω…

  • 54, page 50 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Troubleshooting Troubleshooting CONDITION: Power indicator is off. Mains indicator is on. POSSIBLE REASON: • The amplifier’s Power switch is off. CONDITION: Power indicator is off. Mains indicator is off. POSSIBLE REASON: • The power supply…

  • 55, page 51 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Troubleshooting CONDITION: Distorted sound. POSSIBLE REASON: • Load is wired incorrectly or the output mode (dual/bridge) configuration is set incorrectly. Check both. • Input is overloaded by a signal level that is too high. Turn down your amplifier…

  • 56, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 52 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Troubleshooting CONDITION: No input signal. The Signal LED is not ashing, even though audio is present and the channel is ready. POSSIBLE REASON: • Input signal level is very low. CONDITION: Bridge LED is lit. POSSIBLE REASON: • Amplifier is in bridg…

  • 57, page 53 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Signal Path Block Diagram Signal Path Block Diagram Figure 60: Signal Path Block Diagram …

  • 58, page 54 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Specications Specications Dual Mode – All Channels Driven DCi Dante Model Channels 2Ω 4Ω 8Ω 16Ω 70Vrms 100Vrms 4|300DA 4 150W 300W 300W 150W 300W 300W 4|600DA 4 300W 600W 600W 300W 600W 600W 4|1250DA 4 1250W 1250W 1250W 625W 1250W 1250W …

  • 59, page 55 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Specications Performance Specifications 4|300DA 4|600DA 4|1250DA 8|300DA 8|600DA Voltage Gain (at maximum level setting) 4/8Ω, 70Vrms and 100Vrms Operation 34 dB Frequency Response (8Ω, 20Hz – 20kHz) ±0.25 dB Dante Signal-to-Noise Ratio (re…

  • 60, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 56 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12 dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. D…

  • 61, page 57 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12 dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|600DA – Bridge Mode 120VAC / 60Hz 230VAC / 50Hz …

  • 62, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 58 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12 dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 4|1250DA – Bridge Mode 120VAC / 60Hz 230VAC …

  • 63, page 59 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12 dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 8|300DA – Bridge Mode 120VAC / 60Hz …

  • 64, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 60 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation AC Power Draw and Thermal Dissipation: Pink noise 12 dB crest factor, bandwidth limited 22Hz to 22kHz. Typical line impedance used. Data based on all channels driven. DCi 8|600DA – Bridge Mode 120VAC / 60Hz 230VAC / 50…

  • 65, page 61 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Warranty (United States Only) 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 ye…

  • 66, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 62 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Service 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 …

  • 67, Harman Crown DriveCore Install DA Series page 63 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Service 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 inclu…

  • 68, page 64 DriveCore Install DA Series Operation Manual Service Return Authorization Request Service Return Authorization Request Shipping Address: HARMAN Factory Service, 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart, IN 46517 You may also request a service return authorization at www.crownau…

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