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ELKHART, IN - March 2006 -- Crown International has announced the latest addition to their Commercial Audio Series, the 180MAx and 180MAx PACK. The new products feature an integrated tuner that receives XM Satellite Radio stations with digital sound quality. Larry Baker, Crown Director Of Marketing for Installed Sound, commented on the introduction: “These new products represent a new paradigm in the business music marketplace. Now business owners can easily and affordably enhance their business space with the only system that matches the outstanding sound quality and reliability of Crown and JBL components with XM, America’s number one satellite radio service. And the 180MAx PACK provides our dealers with an easy way to help their own customers by offering a complete business music solution that’s ready to go out of the box.”

The 180MAx PACK is a complete business music system including the 180Max tuner amplifier/mixer and four JBL Control® 1ST 2-way loudspeakers with built-in 25V/70V transformers, XM antenna, and a wireless remote control. The front-panel LCD screen on the 180Max displays XM Satellite Radio channel data (channel number, channel name, artist name, song title), 16 station presets and signal strength. The amplifier section provides 80 watts into 4 ohms, 25V and 70V. Current and thermal limiting protects the amplifier and loudspeakers from accidental overload. The unit also accepts signals from line, telephone, or microphone (phantom power included). Other features include Bass and treble controls, priority ducking, and a Music On Hold output. Applications include restaurants, retail stores, coffee shops and other commercial establishments.

Like all Crown Commercial Audio Series products, the new 180MAx and 180MAx PACK are backed by the manufacturer’s industry-exclusive Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty.

See the 180MAx and 180MAx PACK March 16 through 18 at the NSCA Expo 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada where the products will be displayed at the Harman Pro Group booth and the XM Radio / ADI booth.

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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 brands include AKG, 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.