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More power, less energy: Lexicon unveils innovative new power amp

David Davies 23 November 2011
More power, less energy: Lexicon unveils innovative new power amp

Available via Karma-av, the new Lexicon DD-8 8x125W DriveCore power amplifier employs an advanced silicon-based technology developed in conjunction with Texas Instruments.

The resulting multiroom application-oriented product, says the Harman group brand, delivers ‘an unprecedented amount of power while using less energy and rack space than ever before’.

Utilising Harman’s DriveCore topology, the DD-8 yields eight channels of 125W each from a 1U high chassis. The cited 90%-plus efficiency of the DriveCore stage means that the DD-8 will operate at a low temperature without a fan, allowing equipment racks to remain cool and quiet.

The new product complies with the latest power standards. For even lower energy consumption, the DD-8 will switch to standby automatically when not in use.

Inputs/outputs and control features include stereo/mono selection (8 x mono, 4 x stereo pairs), stereo bus in/out, independent output level trims and 12V triggers. Phoenix speaker connectors accept bare wire cable up to 2.5mm diameter (12-26 AWG).

Jim Garrett, marketing manager for Harman High Performance A/V, commented: “Our new Lexicon DD-8 sets the standard for residential amplifiers, both in terms of energy efficiency and audio performance. We achieve such a significant advantage because we’re able to leverage advances across every market served by Harman – including professional, consumer and automotive – to deliver the perfect product for any application, every time.”

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