ELKHART, Indiana, USA - April 2007 -- Crown Audio named Sound Marketing Central its 2006 Rep of the Year at the annual Harman Pro Group rep and distributors conference in Huntington Beach, California. Scott Robbins, executive vice president of sales for Crown Audio, made the announcement.

"Sound Marketing's Central Division went far beyond simply exceeding their sales targets across all vertical markets during 2006," says Robbins. "They've truly partnered with Crown by taking a very personal involvement in supporting customers and resolving issues. They also bring considerable value to our distribution partners through outstanding training and technical support. As a result, we are very pleased to recognize them with this award for their exemplary service."

Sound Marketing Central was also dually honored as the 2006 Harman Pro Rep of the Year, which is awarded to the firm that not only surpasses its goals but also actively carries out the sales and marketing activities of the Harman Pro Group companies with maximum effectiveness.

Based in Bridgeview, Illinois, Sound Marketing Central is under the direction of principals John Reda and Mike Flynn. Servicing the amplifier manufacturer's Illinois and Wisconsin territories for the past five years, the firm also has sibling offices located in Canoga Park, California (Sound Marketing West), and Mishawaka, Indiana (Sound Marketing East).

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 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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