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 information package includes system drive files for all full-size, mid-size and compact line array elements along with a wide variety of VERTEC subwoofer combinations.

"Given the high number of VERTEC users operating their systems with I-Tech amplification and internal DSP processing, there has been extremely high demand for V4 preset support for this platform,” says Paul Bauman, JBL’s director of tour sound product and application engineering. “It’s been under development for a while now and we appreciate Crown’s efforts in implementing the specific requirements that were necessary to bring V4 to I-Tech. To date, beta testing of I-Tech V4 has been extremely favorable and I’m very pleased that I-Tech V4 support will soon be officially available."

According to Brian Divine, Crown market director for engineered sound and touring sound, “We’re excited to add support for JBL’s V4 presets, which will give our customers the absolutely best possible sound and experience they deserve from a Harman system.”

JBL’s V4 DSP preset data provides VERTEC system users with a standardized system configuration platform that ensures global consistency between systems in different regions, regardless of models used, application, or size of rental inventory. With V4, professional sound mixers and system operators are now able to rely upon a standardized, refined digital drive package when working on different VERTEC systems around the world.

V4 presets function as a software upgrade to enhance the performance of any passive VERTEC system. Extended high-frequency response, optimized sub/low processing and scalable system design capabilities with consistent spectral balance from one model to the next are hallmarks of the V4 preset libraries.

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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