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DD-8

Highlights

  • Multi-patented DriveCore Amplifier Technology
  • 8 channels each with 125W into 8-ohms, All Channels Driven
  • High-efficiency, Quiet Convection-cooled Design
  • Local/Bus RCA Input Selection and Independent Channel Output Level Controls
  • 12V Trigger Input/Outputand Signal-sensing Channel Inputs
  • Short-circuitand Thermal Protection Circuitry

Awards

DD-8

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.


Description

8-channel Multi-room Audio Amplifier

Communication and Control

12V DC Trigger In/Out (3.5mm and Phoenix)

Frequency Response

20Hz-20kHz +0/-1.5dB

Inputs

Bus and Local L/R RCA jacks

Input Impedance

100K ohms typical

Input Sensitivity

1.12 volts for 125W out into 8 ohms

Rated Output Power into 8 ohms

125W RMS per Channel from 20Hz-20kHz, All Channels Driven

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

Gain

29dB

Power Requirements

100-240VAC 50/60Hz 190W

Speaker Connections

4-pin Phoenix-type Connectors

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)

Included Accessories

Rack Ears and Mounting Hardware