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ELKHART, Indiana - November, 2004 - On the heals of two recent trade shows, LDI and AES, Crown is once again recognized as technology leaders as they are awarded two prestigious awards in the month of October. Crown's I-Tech Series was named the 2004 winner of the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Amplifier Technology category at the 20th Annual TEC Awards ceremony, held October 30, 2004 in San Francisco. This was the second year in row that Crown has won the award, with last year's award going to the CTs Series 2-Channel amplifier with Ethernet control. I-Tech also won the 2004 ETS-LDI Award for Sound Product of the Year at ceremonies held at the ETS-LDI Show and Conference in Las Vegas on October 23, 2004.

Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Touring Sound and Cinema at Crown stated, "We are extremely honored to have been recognized with both a TEC Award for the second year running, and the ETI-LDI award. The I-Tech Series truly represents a significant step forward in amplifier technology, and we are proud that it continues to be recognized as such by the industry with these awards."

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances. ETS-LDI, a PRIMEDIA Business Exhibition, sponsors the ETS-LDI Awards program that honors the leaders in the entertainment technology field.

Crown International manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, visit Crown online at Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro audio brands include AKG, AMEK, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer. Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets.