Crown Audio Names Matt Bush To Lead Worldwide Sales

Friday, October 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 17, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Underscoring its commitment to provide channel partners and customers in the professional audio, MI and cinema communities with the best possible sales leadership and support services, Crown Audio today named Matt Bush to the position of Vice President of Sales starting in November.  Bush joins Crown Audio from sister company, Harman Music Group, where he was Vice President of Operations and takes the position previously held by Scott R...

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Crown Promotes Bradford Benn to Director Of Applications Engineering

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio today announced the promotion of Bradford Benn to Director of Application Engineering. In this role Benn will be responsible for leading application engineering efforts in the U.S. and internationally. He will report to Vice President of Marketing, Marc Kellom. Previously, Benn served as Business Development Manager, where he focused on the creation of sales tools and was heavily involved in the evolution of System Architect™...

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Category-Leading XLS Series Matches Price, 2-Ohm Power Rating, Sonic Integrity And Robust 
Construction Meaning Serious Audio Professionals Should Accept No Less!

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- With More Watts Per Dollar Than Any Other Amplifier In Its Class, The New Crown XLS 5000 Eliminates Sub-2-Ohm Amplifiers As Serious Contenders For Any Audio Pro!

In a move that makes quality high power amplifiers affordable to a broad new market, Crown Audio today showcased the ne...

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October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California -- In what is the world’s largest and most ambitious Harman Professional HiQnet™ sound system, leading systems integration firm ESCO Communications has just completed the integration and commissioning of HiQnet audio system featuring amplifiers from Crown Audio, loudspeakers from JBL Professional and system configuration and control via HiQnet System Architect™ at the new Lucas Oil Stadium NFL football stadium, home of the SuperBowl-w...

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Crown's Gerald Stanley To Receive AES Fellowship Award

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio proudly announces that Gerald Stanley, the company's Senior Vice President of Research, has just been selected by the Audio Engineering Society's awards committee and board of governors to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award in 2008.

According to AES Secretary Han Tendeloo, Stanley's award for "significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems" will be presented ...

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Harman Professional Promotes Scott Robbins To Vice President Of Sales

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

September 30, 2008 - For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California -- Harman Professional today announced the promotion of Scott Robbins from Senior Vice President of Sales, Crown Audio to group-wide Vice President of Sales with the specific mandate to work with brand-level sales executives to strengthen existing sales operations and to grow Harman Professional’s sales presence in emerging markets.  Today’s announcement was made by Michael MacDonald, Harman Professional Executive Vice President of...

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Harman Professional Brands Brew Perfect Sound For Oktoberfest 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England — In another example of the worldwide movement by audio professionals towards complete sound systems comprised exclusively of Harman Professional components, Oktoberfest 2008, which takes place in Munich later this month, features four major tents equipped with audio technologies from Crown Audio, Soundcraft, JBL Professional, AKG and BSS Audio.  The systems for the Hacker, Weinzelt, Armbrustschützen and Löwenbräu tents are provided by Max...

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7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England – Powering a sound system for a concert with screaming fans is never an easy task.  Powering a sound system with screaming fans and dozens of motorcycle engines revving at the Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is even more difficult. Showcasing the power and sound quality of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers, Brazilian sound reinforcement company, Loudness Sonorização selected 60 Crown I-Tech amps to power a JBL line array lo...

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7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England — Reaffirming its commitment to advance HiQnet System Architect™ as the most progressive, versatile and user-intuitive interface for system configuration and control, Harman Professional today gives System Architect Version 1.8 its European debut at PLASA’08.  New advances include the ability to copy HiQnet parameter strings directly to the Windows clipboard for pasting into third-party control interface applications enabling system-wide c...

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Bruce Springsteen Tours World with Audio Analysts and Crown Audio I-Tech Amplifiers

Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Sirius Showequipment AG provided Audio Analysts with sound reinforcement system for European leg of tour.

7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England – Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe, while Audio Analysts also provided Crown I-Tech amplifiers on the North Ameri...

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David McKinney, Senior Director of Sales, Asia, 
Harman Professional

Jaime AlborsSenior Director of Sales, Intercontinental, Harman Professional



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NORTHRIDGE, California — Continuing a tradition of Harman Professional sound technologies being employed at the conventions of both major U.S. political parties, the company today announced that its JBL Professional VERTEC® line array loudspeakers were deployed by leading rental sound system provider, ATK Audiotek, at the Democratic National Convention at Denver’s Pepsi Center.  A JBL VERTEC system was also used for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the city’s Invesco Fi...

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ELKHART, Indiana – Known for its power, performance and reliability, Crown Audio’s legendary I-Tech Series of amplifiers was selected by Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, Colorado for Bruce Springsteen’s North American tour. Crown’s I-T4000 and I-T8000 amplifiers were used to power JBL VerTec VT4889 and VT4887 line array elements and JBL VT4880 arrayable subwoofers. Springsteen’s tour began in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, making 29 stops throughout North America before a 12-country to...

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ELKHART, Indiana – Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe. The European leg of the 23-stop tour began with three shows in Dublin, Ireland on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th followed by four shows throughout the U.K. The tour continued in Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany with a single appea...

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JBL VERTEC® speakers, Crown I-Tech amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Consoles specified 
for spectacular event sound system design.

NORTHRIDGE, California – In one of the most-watched global media events of the year, the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing was held on Friday, August 8 at the newly-constructed Beijing National Stadium (known informally as “The Bird’s Nest”). The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of the 29th Olympic Summer Games. While the Stadium normally has a...

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Crown Audio Powers Wukesong Indoor Stadium for Olympics

Friday, August 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown Audio CTs Series Amplifiers And IQ Series Network Control Technologies Power Audio Intelligibility At Wukesong Indoor Stadium For 2008 Summer Olympics

ELKHART, Indiana — Demonstrating the performance consistency and system reliability of Crown Audio’s CTs Series amplifiers in concert with the efficient network capability of Crown’s IQ Series network cards, Beijing’s new 18,000-seat Wukesong Indoor Stadium, home to the basketball competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics, features a complemen...

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Crown Audio Powers China's "Bird's Nest" for Olympics

Friday, July 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana — With the official opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games, Crown Audio today announced it had provided China’s National Stadium with 400 Crown I-Tech amplifiers to power the sound system during the next 16 days of events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China.

Affectionately known as the Bird’s Nest, the stadium was created by elite design and architectural teams from all over the world. With capacity for 100,000, the stadium will host track and field ...

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Crown Announces Worldwide Launch Of Macro-Tech i Series

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

Industry standard power amplifier line updated with numerous additional features

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hall 8.0 / Walkway G / Stands 32 & 42 -- For over two decades, Crown International’s Macro-Tech Series has been embraced by the professional sound reinforcement industry as the most reliable, best sounding analog power amplifier line that money can buy. Now, thanks to the advent of newer technologies, Crown has undergone a careful yet significant refresh of the range, which is being globally re-l...

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Crown Plays Cricket In The Caribbean

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

CARIBBEAN -- For the first time in history, last year’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) was held in the Caribbean, with matches staged in eight venues across the West Indies territory. A huge success by all standards, the games drew an attendance of 672,000 – including more than 100,000 international visitors – and were televised to more than two billion viewers in over 200 countries, further cementing Cricket’s reputation as the world’s second most popular sport.

Prior to the games, however, venues in B...

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GRANGER, Indiana – Taking advantage of Crown’s Commercial Audio Series amplifiers with a built-in XM Radio tuner, Uptown Kitchen, located in Granger, Indiana recently underwent a system overhaul and now has clear, balanced background music throughout the restaurant, matching the bright and fun atmosphere the owners have created.

Unhappy with the previous system, Owner Jonathan Lutz turned to United Digital Integrators (UDI) to fix their “musical problems” and bring in a great sounding and easy to...

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Crown Audio to celebrate Sound Image with special award at InfoComm 2008.

ELKHART, IND – May 12, 2008 — In a remarkable milestone that speaks to the performance and road-proven reliability of Crown Audio’s I-Tech family of live sound amplifiers, tour sound superpower, Sound Image of Escondido, California recently passed the 5,000,000 watt mark in I-Tech inventory. In recognition of this landmark achievement, David Shadoan, President of Sound Image, will be presented with a specially-crafted award...

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Crown And JBL Debut DSP Presets For XTi Series Amplifiers

Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hall 8.0 / Walkway G / Stands 32 & 42 -- In tandem with the announcement that JBL Professional’s V4 DSP preset library for VERTEC® would soon be available for Crown’s I-Tech platform, the two brands are also announcing the introduction of 44 new JBL loudspeaker presets specifically tailored for use with Crown’s XTi Series of power amplifiers.

Downloadable for free from the Crown International (www.crownaudio.com) and JBL Professional (www.jblpro.com) websites as of Musikmesse...

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Crown And JBL Pro Bring VERTEC® V4 Preset Library To I-Tech Series

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hall 8.0 / Walkway G / Stands 32 & 42 -- Crown International announces that JBL Professional’s new V4 preset library for all passive VERTEC® loudspeaker system models will soon be available for Crown’s flagship I-Tech Series of power amplifiers. Offered as a free download from the Crown (www.crownaudio.com) and JBL (www.jblpro.com) websites at the end of March, corresponding with the release of Harman Pro’s System Architect software version 1.7, the comprehensive digital V4 ...

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SHOWEST BOOTH #1630
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— The Harman Pro Cinema Group and Italian systems integrator Cinemeccanica, have designed and installed the world’s first complete multiplex Digital B-Chain™ cinema audio network for leading Russian cinema exhibitor, Cinema Park, at Cinema Park’s new 10 screen multiplex in Novosibirsk, Russia. The project is the first all Digital B-Chain installation with the entire multiplex utilizing DBC Systems in all 10 auditoriums. The...

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SHOWEST BOOTH #1630
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Leading cinema group Marcus Theatres® has recently installed a Digital-B-Chain™ Cinema sound system in its new UltraScreen® theater in Pickerington, OH. The Digital-B-Chain system features loudspeakers from JBL Professional and amplification, networking and processing from Crown Audio. 

The Pickerington UltraScreen, featuring a 70-foot-wide screen, is a brand-new 400-seat auditorium, and is Marcus Theatres’ 10th Digital-B-...

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SHOWEST BOOTH #1630
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Demonstrating the company’s ability to provide unmatched audio quality for the world’s most technologically advanced theaters, the Harman Pro Cinema Group has announced that AudioMaster s.r.o. recently outfitted five theaters in a brand-new cinema complex with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers. Located in Zilina, Slovakia, the new CineMAX multiplex opened last December. 

An example of the ...

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SHOWEST BOOTH #1630
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Universal Cinema Services, one of the most successful cinema system consulting and installation firms in the United States, has enjoyed continued success with Harman Pro Cinema Group products, as evidenced by its installation of JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers in Rave Motion Pictures theaters across the United States. 

Based in Dallas, TX, Rave Motion Pictures owns more than 25 multiplex...

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Crown Fires Up The Devils And Sings With The Pirates

Saturday, March 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Newark's new Prudential Center relies on network-controlled Crown amplification

NEWARK, New Jersey - March 2008 -- As a brand new construction, the impressive Prudential Center in Newark represents the Tri-State's first major entertainment venue to be opened in 25 years. Costing a reported $375 million and boasting seating for 17,500+ patrons, the sports and entertainment venue most notably serves as the new home for the NHL New Jersey Devils and the Seton Hall Pirates basketball team, as well as...

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Crown Unveils Macro-Tech “Anniversary Edition” Models

Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Limited production run of copper-faced MA-2402, MA-3600VZ, and MA-5002VZ 
celebrate Crown’s history of ingenuity and craftsmanship

ANAHEIM, California – NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- Having recently crossed its 60th year and more than two decades of producing the industry-standard Macro-Tech Series of power amplifiers, Crown International is commemorating both milestones with a special, one-time production run of its MA-2402, MA-3600VZ and MA-5002VZ as “Anniversary Edition” ...

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Crown Expands Commercial Audio Series With 135MA and 160MA Mixer-Amplifiers

Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ANAHEIM, California - NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- Amidst the noisy strum and bang of the NAMM Show, Crown has quietly reconfirmed its commitment to the commercial audio market through the launch of its new, high-value 135MA and 160MA mixer-amplifiers. Capable of providing both eight-ohm and constant-voltage outputs (70V and 100V), the 135MA and 160MA are easily configurable for a variety of uses, including paging, background music, music-on-hold, security use, and safety...

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Crown XLS Series Gets Mega Boost With New XLS 5000

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ANAHEIM, California – NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- The XLS Series, Crown’s workhorse amplifier line for musicians and DJs, has now been extended with the addition of the beefy new XLS 5000 ($1399 US street price). Delivering 1800 watts per channel in four-ohm stereo mode, and a staggering 5000 watts in four-ohm bridge-mono mode, the XLS 5000 packs more than twice the punch of the next highest-powered model in the range, the XLS 802.

“Providing more watts per dollar than an...

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Thomas Marcher Joins Crown As Sales Director, Asia/Pacific Rim

Friday, January 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - January 2008 -- Crown International announces that, as of January 2, Thomas Marcher is now serving as the company’s sales director for Asia and the Pacific Rim. The announcement comes from Scott Robbins, Crown senior vice president of worldwide sales, to whom Marcher reports.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Marcher is tasked with overseeing all of Crown’s sales activities in a territory that spans from Pakistan and India in the northwest to New Zealand and Australia in the sou...

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Phil Celia Named Crown Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - January 2008 -- Crown International is proud to report that Phil Celia has recently joined the company to serve as eastern regional sales manager. Celia reports to Deb Frantom, Crown’s director of U.S. sales, who made the announcement.

A familiar face to the professional audio industry, Celia is best known for his 14-year tenure with Fostex America, where he spent the past five years as general manager. Prior to Fostex, Celia had worked in pro audio sales and as a recording eng...

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