At NAMM, Crown Audio announced the introduction of its new I-Tech HD Series 4x3500HD DriveCore Series 4-channel power amplifier.
The 4-channel I-Tech 4x3500HD is designed to provide 3,500 watts per channel burst into four or two ohms, and offer features including a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with capacitive touchscreen, Harman HiQnet System Architect 2.0 control functionality and Version 5 DSP preset support for JBL Professional’s newly-launched VTX Series V25 plus VERTEC Series line array loudspeakers.
The 4.3-inch front-panel LCD touchscreen provides amplifier monitoring and access to key functions with color-keyed visuals that are similar to the FaderGlow indicators used on Soundcraft and Studer mixing consoles.
The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD is designed to provide 1,900 watts per channel into eight ohms, 2,000 watts per channel into four ohms and 4,000 watts into four ohms bridged with all channels driven at full bandwidth from an amplifier that is 2U rack spaces high.
The I-Tech 4x3500HD comes with four analog inputs, four AES3 digital inputs and four AES inputs over VDrive and the ability to select four CobraNet inputs. The amplifier also includes SpeakON or banana plug speaker connectors, as well as a Neutrik PowerCON AC input connector to prevent the power cord from coming loose in transit. The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD's BSS OmniDriveHD processing engine employs 32bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters.
The Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD DriveCore Series will be available in February 2012.