Crown Takes Quality To The Next Level

Thursday, December 14, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

New Strategic Quality Team formed and Reliability Test Lab now in use

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - December 2006 -- When it comes to audio equipment, the name Crown has always been synonymous with performance, reliability and quality. Today, as exciting new products continue to be developed, maintaining the high level of quality that customers have come to expect is a top priority for the company. With that in mind, Crown International established a Strategic Quality Team earlier this year and upgrade...

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David Budge Joins Crown As EMEA Sales Director

Monday, December 4, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

David Budge

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - December 2006 -- Effective December 1st, David Budge has joined Crown International as the manufacturer’s sales director for Europe/UK, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The announcement comes from Scott Robbins, Crown’s senior vice president of worldwide sales, to whom Budge reports.

A familiar face to the international pro audio industry, Budge most recently enjoyed a five-year tenure as the sales manager for engineered sound at Harman Pro UK where he was involved on in...

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P.A. Plus Calls Upon Crown Power For ‘Just Give Me Jesus’

Monday, November 6, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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TORONTO, Canada - November 2006 -- Giving new definition to the term ‘higher power’, P.A. Plus Productions, Inc. recently deployed 80 Crown I-Tech 4000 amplifiers at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre for ‘Just Give Me Jesus’, which likely goes on the record books as Canada’s largest-ever, multi-denominational Christian women’s gathering.

Hosted by Anne Graham Lotz, founder of AnGeL Ministries and daughter of Reverend Billy Graham, the two-day evangelistic revival attracted an estimated crowd of 17,000 ...

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Crown Achieves A Deeper Shade Of Green

Friday, November 3, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown International complies with RoHS directive

Crown SMT Assembly Line

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - November 2006 -- Adopted by the European Union (EU) in January 2003, the Directive on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a landmark edict intent on providing a safer environment for future generations.

At present, RoHS legally applies only within the EU; however, it is fast becoming a worldwide initiative. Aware of its significance, Crown International has taken a proactive approach and announces that eight of ...

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Crown Promotes Robbins to Senior VP of Worldwide Sales

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, Indiana - November 2006 -- Scott Robbins has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of worldwide sales for Crown International. Robbins previously held the position of vice president of worldwide sales for Crown.

Making the announcement was Mark Graham, president of Crown. “Scott’s promotion to senior vice president underscores his great value to the executive team at Crown. Scott has done an outstanding job of leading the eff...

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Mark Graham Named President Of Crown International

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, IN - August 1, 2006 -- Mark Graham has been named President of Crown International, succeeding Blake Augsburger who recently was appointed President of the Harman Pro Group. Graham joined the company in 2001, previously serving as Vice President of Engineering and Marketing. Augsburger made the announcement: “Mark has the knowledge of product, marketing, sales, manufacturing, and customer support that is necessary to continue the successes w...

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CEC Theatres Opens With Crown-JBL Digital-B-Chain™ System

Saturday, June 17, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


CEC Theatre UltraScreen in Waterloo, Iowa

ELKHART - June 2006 -- Digital B-Chain (DBC®)  technology has an increasing presence in cinema today as CEC Theatres in Waterloo, Iowa opens the newest theatre equipped with Crown’s DBC System. CEC sound technician Craig Seidenkranz applauds the system: “By using a DBC System, with Crown CTs Amplifiers, HiQnet™ modules and DTS XD-10, we have a true digital signal from start to finish. The clarity and power capability is awesome. It’s the best sound I’ve h...

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Harman Pro Group Announces Changes In Senior Management Team

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, June 7, 2006  — The Harman Pro Group today announced changes to its senior management team that will become effective at the conclusion of the Group’s current fiscal year on June 30, 2006. 

According to Dr. Sidney Harman, Executive Chairman of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, Mark Terry will step down as President of the Harman Pro Group but remain as an advisor to the company.  “Because of health concerns, Mark needs more flexibility in his personal schedule...

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Norway-Based Production Company Converts To I-Tech Series

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


(L-R, Trond Loland, LS Produksjon, Espen Andersen, product manager, LydRommet AS)

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ELKHART, IN – May 10, 2006 -- Another European sound production company has moved to Crown 
I-Tech amplifiers, further indicating a growing momentum in favor of the I-Tech Series. LS Produksjon of Oslo, Norway took delivery of 22 new I-Tech Series amplifiers from Harman Pro Norwegian Distributor LydRommet AS. LS Produksjon is a joint venture of the sound rental companies ...

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Crown Launches CDi Series

Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Elkhart, IN – March 2006 -- Crown International announced the launch of their new amplifier line for installed sound, the CDi Series. Making the announcement for Crown was Larry Baker, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound: “CDi is an exciting new amplifier with amazing technology at a very competitive price point. This line brings a new level of world-class features and performance to the installed sound market at an incredible value.”

The two mo...

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Crown And JBL Professional Introduce Dedicated Cinema Amplifier Series

Sunday, March 5, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Elkhart, IN – March 2006 -- Crown International and JBL Professional announced their new line of amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound systems, the DSi Series. The series includes three two-channel amplifiers and an eight-channel system monitor. Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Cinema and Tour Sound at Crown and Chuck Goodsell, JBL Professional’s Director of Cinema Marketing made the announcement: “The new DSi Series is the first Crow...

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Crown Adds XM Radio To Commercial Audio Series

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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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 ca...

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Mid-America Switches To I-Tech

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


L-R: Kyle McMahon, Jason Wells, Randy Cole and David Sockrider of Mid-America Sound.

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Elkhart, IN – January 2006 -- Mid-America Sound, Corp. recently increased their Crown I-Tech Series inventory to a total of 64 with the purchase of 18 I-T6000 amplifiers. “We have been a Crown Macro-Tech company for a long time and the I-Techs are fitting quite nicely where our MA-5002VZ’s, MA-3600VZ’s and MA-36x12’s have been previously,” commented Jason Wells, Audio...

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Crown Introduces XTi Series

Thursday, January 5, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Elkhart, IN – January 2006 -- Crown International unveiled their all-new XTi Series amplifiers with the introduction of the XTi 1000, XTi 2000, & XTi 4000. Brian Divine, Director of Marketing for Portable PA at Crown commented on the introduction: “We are excited about the opportunity to deliver XTi to the market, we feel the combination of world-class sound, light weight and ease of use will help make this an extremely successful product line. Not o...

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Crown Introduces New XLS Series

Monday, January 2, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Elkhart, IN – January 2006 -- Crown International today announced the launch of their new XLS Series amplifiers. The line consists of four models ranging in power from 300 watts per channel to 800 watts per channel. ”The new XLS series is another great example of Crown providing what our customers were asking for,” says Brian Divine, Director of Marketing for Portable PA Crown. “We feel the new and improved models will continue an already successful ...

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Crown Adds Networking To CTs Multi-Channel Models

Sunday, January 1, 2006 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Elkhart, IN – January 2006 -- Crown International announced the addition of an HiQnet and CobraNet™ networking option for their CTs 4200a and CTs 8200 amplifier models. Larry Baker, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound at Crown made the announcement: “With the addition of full network audio transport and system control capabilities to the CTs multi-channel amplifiers, the CTs Series offers unrivaled flexibility for systems requiring networked au...

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