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 Prolight+Sound’s opening day, the System Architect device files will comprise six presets for JBL’s JRX Series loudspeakers, six for MRX, 19 for SRX, and 13 for VRX.

According to Andy Flint, Crown vertical market manager for portable PA, “The release of these presets shows the commitment of the Harman Pro companies to offer simplified system solutions. With XTi’s extensive feature set and now the JBL preset library – which allows for quick and easy system setup and provides tunings direct from the factory – Crown has once again raised the bar.”

The highly successful XTi Series is equipped with Crown’s extremely light and efficient switch-mode power supply, which allows all three models – even the XTi 4000 providing 1200 watts per channel (4 ohms) – to operate reliably on only a 15-amp plug. DSP is also integrated into each of the amplifiers providing users with all the tools necessary to set up their systems. The line further provides computer connectivity via USB, enabling the amplifiers to be set up and controlled/monitored via a PC running Harman Pro HiQnet™ System Architect software (downloadable from http://hiqnet.harmanpro.com). Built-in DSP allows users to set crossover points, graphic EQ, a limiter, and delay for time aligning loudspeakers.

About Crown International:
Crown International, a Harman International company, 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 www.crownaudio.com.

About JBL Professional:
Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2006, JBL Professional is the proud recipient of the 2005 Technical GRAMMY® award. JBL Professional is part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. For complete product and company information, go to the JBL Professional website at www.jblpro.com.

About HiQnet:
Harman HiQnet™ is the world’s first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by the Harman Pro Group System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About the Harman Pro Group:
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world’s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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Reader contact:
Crown International, 1718 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517
Tel: 574.294.8000 / Fax: 574.294.8250
URL: www.crownaudio.com

Editor contact:
Chris Shuler, Public Address
Tel: 574.287.8410 / Cell: 574.514.7131 / Fax: 574.287.1522
Email: christophershuler@comcast.net

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