Tuesday, October 8, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Wait a minute... isn't Frank supposed to be a bass player?
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CHICAGO, Illinois - October 2002 -- Frank Cavanaugh of the band Filter has become the latest high-profile bass player to endorse Crown International's K2 power amplifier as a live performance tool.

The bassist, who has been with the band since its inception, takes an austere approach to his signal path. An Ampeg SVT-4PRO head is used as a preamp feeding into the Crown K2 for power, which, in turn, d...

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Crown Presents Employee Awards

Wednesday, October 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Pictured, left to right: Sue Livings, Bradford Benn, Troy Bornman, Amanda Divine and Bob Lichty
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ELKHART, Indiana - October 2002 -- Crown International recently presented plaques to five of its employees honoring them for their exemplary service throughout the Harman 2002 Fiscal Year.

Two of the awards were given to members of the Crown marketing team. Bob Lichty, marketing director for music industry and recording, was named ‘Marketing Employee of the Year’...

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Crown Reinvents IQ and Launches Three New PIP Modules

Tuesday, October 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown rolls out redesigned IQ Network
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LOS ANGELES, California - October 2002 -- Crown International's primary focus for AES this year is the rollout of its totally redesigned IQ Network, previously known as the IQ System. The simultaneous introduction of Crown's 'IQwic' software and three PIP modules - the IQ-PIP-Lite, IQ-PIP-USP3 and IQ-PIP-USP3/CN - are notably bolstering the launch of this new platform.

The IQ System was originally introduced in 1988 as ...

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Brian Divine Named Marcom Manager for Crown

Friday, August 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, Indiana - August 2002 -- Crown International has appointed Brian Divine to the position of marketing communications manager. The announcement comes from Mark Graham, Crown International vice president of engineering and marketing.

Reporting to Bob Lichty, Crown International marketing director for MI/recording, Divine is now responsible for overseeing the manufacturer's marketing budget, media placements, advertising and public relations agencies...

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Nick Owen Joins Crown as EMEA Sales Director

Thursday, August 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, Indiana - August 2002 -- Nick Owen has very recently been hired on with Crown International as the manufacturer's sales director for Europe/UK, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Blake Augsburger, Crown International president and acting VP of sales, made the announcement.

Owen is a familiar face to the pro audio industry, most notably from his nearly nine-year tenure as president of international sales and marketing for Soundscape Digital Technol...

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Crown Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Monday, July 15, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


A mid-1950s pic of Clarence Moore and his son, Clyde, with a 'few' of Crown's early tape recorders
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ELKHART, Indiana - July 2002 -- From its humble beginnings in 1947, Crown International has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of power amplifiers, systems control products and microphones for professional audio markets.

"Born out of a dedication to service and shaped by ingenuity, Crown has long retained a tradition f...

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Bassist Randy Melson on Crown Stand at 'Summer NAMM'

Friday, July 12, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - July 12, 2002 -- Crown International announces that pro bassist and K2 amplifier endorser Randy Melson will be making several appearances at the manufacturer's Summer NAMM booth (#5416) on Saturday, July 20. Melson, who has toured and recorded with a number of top Contemporary Christian performers like Ray Boltz and Sandi Patti, will be on hand to talk with attendees about incorporating a Crown amplifier into a live bass rig.


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Cary Pierce Plays 'The Hang'

Monday, July 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - June 2002 -- Crown International announces that Cary Pierce, one of the company's microphone endorsers, will be performing at 'The Hang' during this year's Summer NAMM Show. The Dallas-based singer/songwriter will take the stage, located in the back of the Gaylord Arena, for a solo acoustic set at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 20. The performance is free for show attendees.

Pierce will also be making several appearances at the Crown boot...

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Crown Wins World Cup!

Saturday, June 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

By the time you read this, the May 31st Opening Ceremony of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Seoul, Korea will have already taken place and a month of non-stop football (or 'soccer' to us Americans) in Korea and Japan will have millions of fans around the globe cheering on their respective teams.

For the Opening Ceremony, all eyes were on the 64,640-capacity Sangam Stadium, also known as Seoul's World Cup Stadium. Following months of planning, Korean rental sound companies Daishin Sound and Kukae Sound...

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"IQ for Windows" Version 5.1 Now Available

Friday, May 3, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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 ELKHART, Indiana - May 2002 -- Crown International announces that IQ for Windows software version 5.1 is now currently available for free download at www.iqaudiosystems.com. The new application is an upgrade from version 5.0 released last fall and offers two key improvements over its predecessor.

First and foremost, IQ for Windows v5.1 fully supports Crown's six new CTs Series amplifiers, including the four-channel CTs 4200 and eight-channel CTs 8200, al...

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Crown Names Kip Whitehead Technical Support/Field Service Manager

Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - May 2002 -- Kip Whitehead has been promoted to the position of technical support / field service manager for Crown International. Whitehead reports directly to Mark Graham, Crown vice president of marketing, who made the announcement.

Whitehead now supervises Crown’s technical support department in addition to managing, supporting, and training the worldwide organization of Crown-authorized service centers. He replaces Don Peterson, who recently left the company and moved with ...

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1,000,000+ Watts of Crown Down Under

Tuesday, April 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Jands Production Services employees at a few of the company's Crown MA-5002VZs
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 SYDNEY, Australia - March 2002 -- After purchasing 28 more Crown amplifiers earlier this year, Sydney-based Jands Production Services now owns a grand total of 200 Macro-Tech 5002VZs collectively delivering over one million watts of power.

Jands exclusively uses the Crowns to drive its JBL and L-Acoustics line-array systems, and has taken the amplifiers out on recent tours for R...
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Crown Unveils CTS Series Amplifier Line at NSCA 2002

Monday, April 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown raises the bar once again with its new CTs range for installed sound
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DENVER, Colorado - April 2002 -- Crown International takes advantage of NSCA this year to roll out its new flagship amplifier line for the fixed installation market, the CTs Series. CTs builds upon the heritage of Crown's popular Com-Tech line by delivering higher power and better power density, greater flexibility and a more competitive price structure.

The Crown CTs Series is compr...

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Neil Diamond Makes a 'Beautiful Noise' with Crown

Saturday, March 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Neil Diamond’s recording/monitor engineer Bernie Becker (left) with sound designer and chief engineer for live sound Stan Miller (right) at a few of the tour’s Crown racks 
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Crown MA-5000/5002VZ amplifiers loaded with USP2/CN modules utilized on world’s first totally digital tour

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - March 2002 -- Pop music icon Neil Diamond is back out on tour again with Maryland Sound Industries - this time with a sound reinforcement system boasting the...

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Crown Unveils CTs Series Amplifiers

Friday, March 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

New CTs 4200 and 8200 multi-channel amps ideal for cinema system use
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada - March 2002 -- Crown International takes advantage of ShoWest this year to roll out the first two products in its new CTs Series, the CTs 4200 four-channel amplifier and CTs 8200 eight-channel amplifier. Both units uniquely offer a range of low-impedance (4 and 8 Ohms) and direct constant voltage (70V and 100V) outputs to accommodate a limitless number of applications, ...

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