DD-8

Amplifiers

OVERVIEW

The Lexicon DD-8 redefines the state-of-the-art for multi-room distributed audio applications. Taking advantage of HARMAN’s pioneering DriveCore™ amplifier technology, the DD-8 delivers eight channels of 125W each in a chassis only one rack space high. The foundational DriveCore circuitry seamlessly integrates the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage fusing everything into a chip the size of a dime. With five patents applying to the advanced feedback, modulation and output stage technologies, DriveCore’s front-end drive circuits leverage the inherent efficiencies of Class D designs while delivering the audiophile performance of advanced AB designs.

The 90%+ efficiency of the DriveCore stage means everything stays cool and no fan is required so your equipment racks stay ultra-quiet. Plus the DD-8 meets the future 0.5W low power consumption ratings and in fact uses less power during normal operation than many traditional amplifiers do at idle. While this much efficiency and power is indeed impressive, it is nothing without control and in this respect the DD-8 delivers with a full-complement of features including local and bus inputs, stereo/mono selection, channel output level controls and system triggers.

As an added bonus or attribute of the DD-8, not only does the amplifier redefine multi-room distributed audio, the amp is also a highly recommended and suitable option for multi-channel or home theater applications. 

SPECIFICATIONS

Description 8-channel Multi-room Audio Amplifier
Inputs Bus and Local L/R RCA jacks
Channel Controls Output Level Controls per Channel
Speaker Connections 4-pin Phoenix-type Connectors
Communication and Control 12V DC Trigger In/Out (3.5mm and Phoenix)
Rated Output Power into 8 ohms 125W RMS per Channel from 20Hz-20kHz, All Channels Driven
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +0/-1.5dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio <-105dB Below Rated Full Power A-weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Less than 0.05% at Full Rated Power 20Hz-20kHz
Input Sensitivity 1.12 volts for 125W out into 8 ohms
Gain 29dB
Input Impedance 100K ohms typical
Power Requirements 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 190W
Height 2.1" (5.4cm) w/ feet / 1.7" (4.5cm) w/out feet (1 rack space)
Width 17.3" (43.8cm)
Depth 14.9" (37.8cm)
Weight 9.2 lb (4.2kg)
Finishes Silver
Included Accessories Rack Ears and Mounting Hardware

REVIEWS

2012 EverythingAudioNetwork.com Review by John Gatski, Winner of a Stellar Sound Award

2012 CES Innovations Honoree, Multi-Room Audio/Video Category Award Winner

2011 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award Winner, Sustainable Lifestyles Product Innovation

2011 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award Winner, Best New Product 

2011 Residential Systems Resi Award Winner, Best Amplifier

2011 Product Review by John Sciacca, Residential Systems

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