ANAHEIM, California - NAMM booth #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 18, 2007 -- Crown International announces that its CDi Series of professional power amplifiers for installed sound applications has now been expanded with the addition of the highest-powered CDi 4000

“With the launch of the CDi 4000, systems integrators now have an even broader range of available power, which extends to 1200 watts per channel into four ohms and 1000 watts per channel for 70-volt distributed systems,” says Stephen Morris, Crown International director of marketing for installed sound, touring and cinema. “With its advanced technologies and highly competitive price point, the CDi family truly represents an unmatched value in its class.”

Like its siblings, the CDi 1000 and CDi 2000, the high-performance CDi 4000 is equipped with a host of sophisticated features, not the least of which is its versatile ability to run both low-impedance two-, four- and eight-ohm loads as well as 70- and 140-volt outputs.

An intuitive front panel LCD enables installers to quickly step through the process of tailoring system parameters for onboard loudspeaker processing (including crossovers, EQ, limiting, compression, and delay), while 20 user-defined DSP presets ensure that those settings can be easily recalled at the touch of a button. A rear-panel USB connector further permits the amplifier to be configured and controlled via a PC running Harman Pro’s HiQnet™ System Architect™ software.

Equipped with Crown’s extremely light and efficient universal switch-mode power supply, each of the three CDi models weighs only 19 pounds – despite being housed in a rugged steel 2U chassis – and can be conveniently and reliably run off of a standard 15-amp outlet.

Advanced protection circuitry guards against shorted outputs, open circuits, DC, mismatched loads, general overheating, high-frequency overloads and internal faults. Quiet proportional-speed fans help keep the amplifiers cool under rigorous operating conditions, and a number of front-panel LEDs (signal, -10, -20, ready, clip, temp/fault, and power) help provide the system operator with an immediate visual of current amplifier status and performance.

Rear-panel connectivity includes detachable Phoenix-style input connectors, barrier strip output connectors, and a NEMA 5-15P inlet for AC mains.

Like all Crown amplifiers, the CDi Series provides accurate, uncolored sound with very low distortion for the very best in music and voice reproduction.

Crown also backs the line up with its unprecedented Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty for guaranteed piece of mind.

Power output ratings on the CDi 4000 are as follows:

  • 1600W per channel at two ohms
  • 1200W per channel at four ohms
  • 650W per channel at eight ohms
  • 1000W per channel at 70V
  • 3200W in bridge-mono mode at four ohms
  • 2000W in bridge-mono mode at 140V

Highly cost-effective when compared to competitive products, the CDi 4000 carries a suggested US list price of $1,800.00.

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 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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