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HARMAN Luxury Audio Group to Debut JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers at CEDIA Expo 2023

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group, headquartered in Northridge, California, offers advanced high-performance audio systems with award-winning products from JBL, Mark Levinson, Revel, and ARCAM, delivering pure, uncompromised sound.

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group introduces JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers, 8-channel DA850 and 16-channel DA1650, designed to work with existing JBL architectural loudspeakers and offer bridgeable outputs.

The JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers, DA850 and DA1650, offer high-quality audio distribution in a compact, space-saving form. They feature 8 channels of Class D amplification, multiple power modes, and compatibility with existing JBL loudspeakers.

HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced its new JBL DA Series Distribution Amplifiers. Engineered to work with any existing JBL architectural loudspeaker, the 8-channel DA850 and 16-channel DA1650 provide four and eight zones of audio, respectively, in a compact 1U design, while offering bridgeable outputs to meet high-power requirements. The distribution amplifiers make their debut in booth 2512 at CEDIA Expo 2023, taking place Sept. 7-9 in Denver, Colorado.

“Designed to deliver up to eight zones of high-quality audio in a compact, flat-stackable design, the DA850 and DA1650 provide maximum performance while occupying minimal rack space,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio Group. “These models feature a host of installer-friendly features and powerful amplification including the ability to bridge stereo channels into even more powerful mono outputs when needed. They are the perfect companion to our portfolio of JBL architectural loudspeakers, delivering a single-brand system solution from one of the most recognized names in audio.”

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Both the DA850 and DA1650 offer 50W for each of their Class D channels into 8ohm loads, and 110W into 4ohm loads. By bridging their outputs, rated power increases to 1185W into 8ohm loads. For additional flexibility, each audio zone can feature an independent source, or a single source can be shared across all zones using the global audio input. In addition, zones sharing an audio source can be expanded across multiple amplifiers using the global audio output.

The DA amplifiers offer three power mode control options — 12V trigger, audio-sensing inputs, and always on — plus overcurrent and thermal protection to prevent potential speaker damage. The amplifiers feature local and bus inputs and channel output level controls.

The DA850 and DA1650 will be available in the first quarter of 2024 at MSRPs of $1,200 and $1,800, respectively.



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