HARMAN’s Crown Now Shipping Its High-Power DriveCore Install Series Amplifiers

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:44:50 PM America/New_York

DCiELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced it is now shipping the four highest-powered models in its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Available in both DCi Analog and DCi Network Ethernet-linkable configurations, the 4-channel and 2-channel amplifiers deliver 1,250 watts per channel into 2, 4 or 8 ohms and 70Vrms and 100Vrms (all channels driven; 2,500 watts in bridged mode), and are designed for applications such as stadiums, arenas, amusement parks, clubs and casin...

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ACLAUSTIN, Texas – Music festival specialist Thunder Audio added another notch to its list of notable music events in October when the Livonia, Michigan-based company made its debut at the renowned Austin City Limits Music Festival. The event, which for the first time took take place over two weekends (October 4-6 and October 11-13), saw Thunder Audio set up a huge HARMAN JBL VTX line array system, powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.

“We know what sound needs to be like for large outdoor music fe...

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RhemaJOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The popular Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Northwest Johannesburg, is a house of worship dedicated to learning and growing. With a seating capacity of 7,500, the Rhema Bible Church was in need of an upgrade to its sound reinforcement system for its large 180-degree bowl-shaped auditorium. Senior Pastor Ray McCauley turned to audio consultants SoundGP and HARMAN Professional South African distributor, Wild & Marr (Pty) Ltd., who provided an integrated audio infrastru...

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Brad Paisley

NORTHRIDGE, California – Country music star Brad Paisley is currently in the final leg of his 2013 “Beat This Summer Tour” throughout the United States and Canada. To support Paisley’s exceptional voice and talents, Sound Image of Escondido, California, is providing HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.

A total of 44 VTX V25 fullsize line array elements comprise the system on Paisley’s tour, along with 16 VTX S28 subwoofers, all powered by 40 Crown I-Tech 12000 HD amplifier...

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Tim McGrawNORTHRIDGE, California – Longtime HARMAN Professional customer and prominent live sound company CTS Audio of Brentwood, Tennessee recently added JBL VTX line arrays and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to its inventory to accommodate the needs of recent large-scale events. CTS Audio recently put its new VTX/I-Tech HD system to the test at the Delta Country Jam in Tunica, Mississippi and the Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

CTS Audio has seen its business grow in recent years, both in the frequency ...

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MongoliaMONGOLIA — Most audio/video projects involve a single location and anything from a conference room to a domed stadium. That’s a major endeavor by anyone’s standards – but a project that involves equipping an entire countrywith a network of cinemas? That’s exactly what the Mongolia Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism (MCST) is currently undertaking in conjunction with systems integrator Cinema of Sound LLC and Kinoton Korea, Inc.

In their effort to provide professional high-quality cinemas to M...

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ASBVIENNA, Austria – With live entertainment every weekend ranging from legendary classic rock to top 40 covers by local bands, Ameristar Casino’s Amerisports Bar located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, recently added HARMAN’s AKG IVM4500 IEM in-ear-monitors to improve sound for every act in its uniquely shaped room. With a full HARMAN support system, including a Soundcraft digital console, Crown amplifiers and JBL Professional loudspeakers, FOH engineer Dan Allen ensures that casino patrons will enjoy th...

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MartinNORTHRIDGE, California – Whether it’s a match-winning goal in Brazil, a walk-off homerun in New York City, a touchdown in Denver, a slam dunk in Los Angeles or a gold medal race in China, the sonic atmosphere of any stadium or arena are vital to the sports viewing experience. HARMAN Professional’s top-of-the-line microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, mixing consoles and lighting solutions have been installed in the most prestigious venues across the globe and entertain millions of fans each yea...

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U of I

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – With a total seating capacity of 60,600, Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois was built in 1923 and is home to the University’s Fighting Illini football team. While the stadium’s history is a huge part of its charm, the outdated audio system was not. To that end, systems integrator Daktronics recently designed and installed the new audio/video systems at the stadium, implementing HARMAN’s JBL VLA Series loudspeakers along with Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power t...

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PromenadeSAN JUAN CITY, The Philippines—The most revolutionary cinema sound experience yet is coming to the Philippines and will be experienced at the new cinemas opening soon at the Greenhills Promenade in San Juan City. Set to open this month, the new Promenade Cinemas 6, 7, and 8 will be equipped with Dolby® Atmos™, the latest audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment and transports moviegoers right into the middle of each scene. The Dolby Atmos system at the Greenhil...

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iheartradioLAS VEGAS, Nevada – For the third year in a row, Firehouse Productions turned to JBL Professional and Crown Audio for the sound reinforcement system at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, deploying JBL VTX line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers. The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured performances by Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Muse and more.

This year’s system featured a total of 36 JBL VTX V25 ful...

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Journey Holds Onto That Feeling with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays

Thursday, October 3, 2013 2:36:46 PM America/New_York

JourneyNORTHRIDGE, California – Legendary rock band Journey recently completed a series of concerts with HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays, powered by Crown I-Tech HD 12000 amplifiers. The VTX system was deployed for five performances, including two with Rascal Flatts (with a system provided by Sound Image) and other dates in Lake Tahoe, Aspen and San Francisco.

According to Jim Yakabuski, Journey’s front of house engineer, the band has few stipulations when it comes to its sound. “Journey is pretty hands-of...

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Gabisom Rocks Rio with HARMAN’s JBL VTX Line Arrays and Crown I-Tech HD Amplifiers

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:31:49 PM America/New_York

Rock in RioNORTHRIDGE, California – Drawing approximately 600,000 fans over seven days, Rock in Rio was once again a rousing success, taking place at the City of Rock, a specially built venue on the site where the Olympic Village will be located for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Gabisom Audio Equipment, a longtime HARMAN JBL customer, deployed JBL VTX line arrays powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for this year’s festival, marking the first time it has used VTX and I-Tech HD at the Rock in Rio festival.

As i...

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HARMAN’s Crown Now Offers Online Certification Program for I-Tech HD Series Amps

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:12:34 PM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced that it now offers an online certification program for its I-Tech HD Series amplifiers. The program is free of charge and provides two levels of certification: Basic, which trains users on basic features of the amplifiers, and Advanced, which enables power users to get the most out of their I-Tech HD purchase.

The course is available online at: http://www.crownaudio.com/usa/amplifiers/i-tech-hd-series.html. Simply click on the blue “Test You...

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Essence Music FestivalNORTHRIDGE, California – For the 19th year, the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans hosted some of the biggest names in pop, R&B and hip-hop music, including Beyoncé, Maxwell, New Edition, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J and Jill Scott. For the main stage in the Superdome, VER Tour Sound (VER) provided a massive HARMAN JBL VTX line array system powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.

With a ceiling height of more than 250 feet above the front-of-house position and a total volume of 125 million cubic fee...

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Linkin ParkPASAY, Philippines — Touring in support of its new albumLiving Things, Linkin Park brought its high-powered alt-metal-rap-rock to the Philippines’ for only the second time in its career, performing at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on August 13. Audio for the 20,000-seat arena was supplied by Manila-based tour sound contractor SoundCheck (www.soundcheck.com.ph), with a massive sound system featuring 128 HARMAN JBL VTX Series line array loudspeakers and subwoofers powered by 30 Crown VRACK amplifier s...

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Audio Architect

NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN Professional today announced the introduction of its HiQnet Audio Architect version 1.1 professional audio configuration and control platform, an upgrade that brings new functionality and features, including control of Audinate Dante™-enabled devices, enhanced functionality for BSS Audio and Crown products, better on-screen control interfaces and other improvements.

Audio Architect is the software element of HARMAN’s Architectural Media Systems, and is a single con...

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SunsetLOS ANGELES, California —The epicenter of rock music on the west coast will find you on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and at no time of year is the iconic street louder than the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Featuring artists such as Street Drum Corps, Finch, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Awolnation and headlined by Linkin Park. Escondido, California-based Sound Image supplied a HARMAN JBL VTX system powered by Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers for the festival which took place on Au...

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FarberMINOT, North Dakota — Great. Big. Fun. That’s how the North Dakota State Fair bills itself, and this July it lived up to its name with rides, rodeos and concerts by Tim McGraw, Journey, Scotty McCreery, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and other acts. Featuring a grandstand that holds up to 16,000 people, Minneapolis, Minnesota audio production company Farber Sound has handled sound reinforcement at the North Dakota State Fair for the past five years, and this year decided to step up their game with...

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Rock Star UniversitySANTA ROSA, California – Santa Rosa’s Rock Star University (www.rockstaruniversity.com) teaches students how to play like the pros. The “House of Rock” offers instruction in guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals and stage performance. Located in an 8,000-square-foot music and media production building, the school is equipped with a 1,000-square-foot stage complete with stacks of amplifiers, drums, audio and video recording facilities and a complete pro audio system including HARMAN’s JBL VER...

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PremierBATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Over a 4-day span, Premier Production & Sound Services (PSS) worked with over 127 bands in Baton Rouge and New Orleans at various music festivals and events, including the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, LSU’s “Groovin’ on the Grounds” and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. For the live sound reinforcement of each event, PSS provided HARMAN’s Crown amplifiers, JBL loudspeakers and Soundcraft mixing consoles.

LSU’s student government and LSU student group “Students on...

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Cinema ApollonSTRUER, Denmark — The Cinema Apollon in the Danish town of Struer has long been associated with offering moviegoers the latest and best in cinema technology. In 2013 the Cinema Apollon continues its commitment to the cutting edge with the installation of the first Dolby Atmos surround-sound system, powered by the first of HARMAN’s Crown DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifiers in Denmark.

Dolby Atmos is a new surround-sound technology that employs overhead loudspeakers as well as traditional sur...

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Thunder AudioDETROIT, Michigan — Detroit is one of the cities where electronic dance music originated, and it’s only fitting that one of the genre’s biggest festivals is held in Detroit’s Hart Plaza every year. The Movement Electronic Music Festival kept more than 100,000 electronic dance music (EDM) fans grooving over Memorial Day weekend with performances by Detroit techno pioneers Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson and Carl Craig, plus Moby, Squarepusher, John Digweed, Francois K, Big Gigantic and many more. L...

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JBL CommercialORLANDO, Florida – Providing even more comprehensive and cost-effective audio solutions for environments such as restaurants, retail stores, conference rooms and smaller houses of worship, HARMAN’s JBL Commercial is expanding its lineup with the introduction of its CSMA mixer/amplifiers, five models that incorporate Crown’s exclusive DriveCore™ amplifier technology for improved performance, lower cost, reduced size and weight and efficient operation.

The JBL Commercial mixer/amplifiers include th...

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DCi SeriesORLANDO, Florida — At InfoComm 2013, HARMAN’s Crown Audio is showcasing its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Successor to the company’s acclaimed CTs Series, the DCi amplifiers incorporate a host of improvements including HARMAN’s exclusive DriveCore™ technology to set new industry standards in reliability, sound quality, flexibility and efficiency.

Twelve models in the DCi Series are available ranging from 300 watts to 600 watts (into 4 and 8 ohms and 70Vrms and 100Vrms). The fir...

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Architectural Media SystemsORLANDO, Florida — In an exciting introduction that will immediately transform the design experience for integrated systems consultants and contractors by providing ease of deployment and seamless integration, HARMAN Professional today debuted its new Architectural Media Systems program at InfoComm 2013. Elegant, streamlined and powerful, HARMAN Architectural Media Systems combine the processing power of BSS Audio and Crown Audio’s category leading amplifier technology with the configuration and...

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Revel HotelATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – The new Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City has raised the stakes for the area’s luxury hotels—it’s the tallest structure in the city and boasts a 150,000-square-foot casino, 13 restaurants, four nightclubs, 1,900 hotel rooms—and approximately 125 audio/video systems all installed within a 335-day project schedule throughout a sprawling 44-story facility, highlighted by HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers, along with BSS processing and Crown amplifiers.

“Our firm has succes...

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Rock and Roll Hall of FameLOS ANGELES, California – The 28th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on the west coast for the first time in 20 years at the Nokia Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. This year’s inductees included Public Enemy, Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Rush and Donna Summer, with Lou Adler and Quincy Jones each receiving an Ahmet Ertegun non-performer award. Sound for this year’s ceremony featured more than 50 of HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line array loudspeakers powered by Crown I-Te...

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CRSNASHVILLE, Tennessee — Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is an annual showcase week for the industry where new artists and music that will be released over the course of the year is presented to top country radio people and industry heavyweights. This year’s CRS took place at the Nashville Convention Center, February 27 through March 1 and wowed the more than 5,000 attendees with live performances by Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Gary Allan, Kellie Pickler and many more–all hear...

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GatewayLAS VEGAS, Nevada--Underscoring its commitment to the increasingly popular Dolby® ATMOS™ platform, South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor recently deployed HARMAN’s JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers at its flagship Gateway Cinema in Durban. The system was unveiled in December at a premiere for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. South Africa professional audio distributor Wild & Marr supplied all the HARMAN components for the installation.

The theatre featu...

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USBXFRANKFURT, Germany--At Pro Light and Sound 2013, HARMAN’s Crown announced the introduction of the USBX, an accessory that enables Crown XTi, CDi and DSi Series amplifiers with a USB port to be operated via an Apple iPad/iPhone using the “Powered by Crown” App.

“Our new USBX greatly expands the control options available to users of our XTi, CDi and DSi amplifiers by adding iPad/iPhone operation and wireless connectivity,” said Marc Kellom, Director of Marketing, Crown. “It’s perfect for setting up...

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DCi ShipELKHART, Indiana - HARMAN's Crown Audio today announced that it is now shipping its new DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Successor to the company’s acclaimed CTs Series, the DCi Analog two, four, and eight channel amplifiers incorporate a host of improvements including HARMAN’s exclusive DriveCore™ technology to set new industry standards in sound quality, flexibility and efficiency.

Twelve models in the DCi Series are available ranging from 300 watts to 600 watts of minimum guara...

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BangkokBANGKOK, Thailand - Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand recently drew a huge turnout of fans for Coca-Cola Thailand’s “Real Voice, Real Talent” concert, featuring performances from all 59 contenders of The Voice Thailand television series. For the event, Ten Years After Audio (TYAA) deployed its new HARMAN JBL VTX line array system and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.

The “Real Voice, Real Talent” concert featured a large, square stage set up in the middle of the stadium, with loudspeake...

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Point LepreauPOINT LEPREAU, New Brunswick - The Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, a power plant located near New Brunswick, Canada, recently underwent a complete audio upgrade featuring HARMAN’s Crown CTs Series Amplifiers. Point Lepreau, which began operating in 1983, has been redesigned to meet all current nuclear facility standards including its public address and life safety systems.

“Since 9/11, much closer attention has been paid to life safety systems,” said Steve O’Rourke, Audio Division Manag...

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SapphireSAPPHIRE, Nevada - Sapphire bills itself as the world's largest nightclub, all 71,000 square feet of it – and it’s about to get even bigger. March 2013 will see the opening of the Sapphire Pool and Day Club, a place to relax, party and enjoy music courtesy of a HARMAN Professional audio system featuring JBL, Crown and BSS Audio components. An extension of the main Sapphire complex, the club will be able to accommodate more than 700 guests with amenities that include a pool, two hot tubs, an indo...

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IU Assembly HallNORTHRIDGE, California - Indiana University's Assembly Hall, a 17,000-seat indoor arena is the home to the Indiana Hoosiers—one of the most storied teams in college basketball. The arena, which opened in 1971, was recently retrofitted with a new audio system featuring HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers.  Pensacola, Florida-based All Pro Sound in conjunction with Sweetwater, Inc. of Ft Wayne, IN., handled the installation in coordination with New York-based Acoustical Design and consu...

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Grand Prix RacetrackAUSTIN, Texas - It's enough to set any motorsports enthusiast’s pulse racing – the newly completed Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is the first purpose-built Grand Prix racetrack in the U.S. The complex hosted the 2012 Formula One United States Grand Prix, and upcoming races will include the MotoGP, FIA World Endurance Championship and American Le Mans Series. The 300-acre Austin, Texas facility is built around a state-of-the-art 3.4-mile circuit track with a capacity for 120,000 fans. An integra...

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Factor TC’s HARMAN Professional Solution for Bulgarian Amphitheater

Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:12:02 PM America/New_York

Bulgaria AmphitheatreNORTHRIDGE, California - Situated close to the Bulgarian seaside town of Varna on the Black Sea coast, a new 2,000-seat amphitheater has opened in the Kamchia Resort, with the ocean providing a stunning backdrop. Spanning a total area of 3,105 square meters, the classic design has been treated to a first-class technical infrastructure, with installation company Factor TC specifying a HARMAN’s JBL VRX/SRX sound reinforcement system—part of a complete HARMAN Professional deployment—as well as desi...

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NAMM StageNORTHRIDGE, California - Winter NAMM 2013 marked the debut of the Anaheim Convention Center’s new 100,000-square-foot Grand Plaza outdoor space, where Herreman Productions coordinated a HARMAN-equipped stage to present numerous acts including Tower of Power, The Living Legends Jam and CTA.  Rental sound specialists Meeting Services Inc. of San Diego and VER (Video Equipment Rentals) collaborated to field a comprehensive HARMAN Professional concert sound system for all performances held at the te...

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D SeriesELKHART, Indiana - HARMAN's Crown Audio today announced that after 37 years of continuous production the company is discontinuing its D Series power amplifiers. In a run that’s unprecedented in the history of professional audio amplifiers, the Crown D Series became ubiquitous worldwide for its outstanding sound and unshakable reliability, and as the D Series era draws to a close, its legacy is embodied in every current Crown product.

“Little did the 1977 engineering development team know that the...

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DCiAMSTERDAM, Netherlands - In a move that reaffirms its position as the leading provider of professional audio power amplifiers, HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced the introduction of its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Successor to the company’s acclaimed CTs Series, the new DCi Analog stereo and multichannel amplifiers incorporate a host of improvements including HARMAN’s exclusive DriveCore™ technology to set new industry standards in reliability, sound quality, flexibility a...

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USBXANAHEIM, California - At NAMM 2013, Harman's Crown announced the introduction of the USBX, an accessory that enables Crown XTi, CDi and DSi Series amplifiers with a USB port to be operated via an Apple iPad/iPhone using the “Powered by Crown” App.

“Our new USBX greatly expands the control options available to users of our XTi, CDi and DSi amplifiers by adding iPad/iPhone operation and wireless connectivity,” said Andy Flint, Business Segment Manager, Portable PA, Crown. “It’s perfect for setting ...

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HARMAN Professional Provides Total Audio Solution for World of Beer Franchises

Monday, January 21, 2013 3:13:23 PM America/New_York

World of BeerNORTHRIDGE, California -- In a unique and compelling installation, World of Beer, Inc., a national franchise that offers craft beers and live music in a casual setting, decided to go all out in supporting its live entertainment by equipping its Arlington, Virginia location and corporate headquarters with all-HARMAN audio systems that include JBL, Crown, BSS Audio, Soundcraft and AKG products. Orlando, Florida-based American Audio Visual (AAV) performed the installation.

The system had to be high-...

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OrionNORTHRIDGE, California -- The 2-day Orion Music + More Festival, held at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey, featured a host of major acts on four stages including Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Baroness and more than 20 other bands, capped by Metallica performing their pivotal Ride the Lightning and Metallic albums in their entirety on successive nights. More than 64,000 attendees enjoyed hearing their favorite bands through a HARMAN sound system that ...

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Jingle Ball 2012NEW YORK, New York -- When New York contemporary hit radio station Z100 throws a holiday party, it pulls out all the stops—Z100’s Jingle Ball 2012 was held in Madison Square Garden and hosted performances by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Ne-Yo, Jason Mraz, Cher Lloyd and others. The sellout crowd enjoyed an immersive sonic experience, courtesy of more than 100 of HARMAN’s JBL VTX Series and VERTEC® line array enclosures and Crown I-Tech HD Series amplifiers.

“For Jingle Ball 2012 we...

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Dale HortonELKHART, Indiana -- Located at Florida's Pensacola Christian College, the Dale Horton Auditorium (DHA) recently underwent a complete audio system upgrade featuring HARMAN’s Crown CTs series amplifiers with PIP-BLU programmable input processor cards. The DHA, one of the largest performing arts venues in the Southeast, has a seating capacity of 3,500 and features a stunning interior that artfully blends angular and curved surfaces, fabric and wood and multi-level seating and houses a full working ...

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CTs4200ORLANDO, Florida -- Harman's Crown Audio CTs Series multichannel power amplifiers are built for the most demanding conditions of continuous professional use, and offer versatile multizone networking and control features that make them ideal for amusement parks, theme parks and indoor and outdoor attractions.

CTs Series networkable power amplifiers are the workhorses of the pro audio industry for installed sound applications. Six models are available in eight-, four- and two-channel configurations...

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NORTHRIDGE, California — Demonstrating its commitment to make JBL® HiQnet Performance Manager™ the most comprehensive and useful system configuration and control application in professional live sound audio, HARMAN Professional today released JBL HiQnet Performance Manager version 1.1 featuring support for the Crown VRACK 4×3500 and updated JBL V5 Preset Data. In doing so, the company is coupling the most efficient and best sounding audio hardware technologies with the industry’s most advanced y...

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Manhattan, New York — Imagine a spacious, sunlit park full of trees and grass, greenery and people. It’s not hard to picture—except this park will be completely undergound. “Imagining the LowLine: A First Glimpse of a Future Underground” is a New York exhibit that lets people experience the environment of LowLine, an underground park proposed for the site of the former Williamsburg Trolley Terminal located below Delancey Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Along with the lighting, greenery and...

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ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced it is adding to its popular VRACK complete amplifier management solutions with the introduction of its VRACK 4x3500HD. The new version incorporates three of Crown’s flagship I-Tech 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series 4-channel power amplifiers in a single road-ready plug-and-play rack, providing a versatile, turnkey multichannel amplifier solution for tour, rental and installed sound applications.

 

Designed to work hand in hand with JBL VTX and VerTe...

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LONDON, United Kingdom — At PLASA 2012, HARMAN’s Crown Audio is showcasing its PIP-BLU Programmable Input Processor (PIP) card for the Crown CTs Series power amplifiers. The PIP-BLU adds BSS Audio Soundweb London digital audio bus functionality to Crown CTs Series amplifiers, offering a simple, cost-effective way to get digital audio all the way to the amplifiers.

“The PIP-BLU adds BSS Audio’s Soundweb London digital audio bus to Crown’s popular CTs Series amplifiers, without having to use additi...

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HOUSTON, Texas – Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, the largest “megachurch” in the United States, recently received a complete audio upgrade to its 16,800-seat facility. Working with Shawn Mullins and Joe Smart of Houston-based sound contractor Covenant Communications, the team designed and installed a HARMAN audio system featuring JBL’s new VTX Series line arrays and subwoofers along with Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series amplifiers and BSS Audio BLU-800 signal processors.

Lakewood Church is led by ...

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ELKHART, Indiana — CTS Audio recently deployed more than 50 of HARMAN’s Crown I-Tech HD Series and XTi Series amplifiers to power a JBL VERTEC® line array system for the for Covenant High in Christ (CHIC) youth conference earlier this summer at the University of Tennessee’s 25,000-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. The 5-day event featured numerous inspirational speakers and musical performers.

 

“We were given the opportunity to upgrade some of our inventory this past winter, and that included the purch...

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HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – Marshall University’s 9,100-seat Cam Henderson Center is the college’s primary indoor athletic facility. First opened in 1981, the Center was ready for a sound system installation upgrade, which was handled by Newtech Systems, Inc., a systems integrator with locations in Dunbar, West Virginia, Ashland, Kentucky and Lexington, Kentucky. Tom Kibler, system designer and sales executive for Newtech Systems Inc., supervised the installation of a new audio system that inclu...

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — In a historic event featuring many of the top names in rock and roll, Firehouse Productions supplied a live sound reinforcement system featuring HARMAN’s JBL VTX line arrays with Crown I-Tech HD amplification for the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

The event featured performances by inductees Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, The Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys, The Crickets and more. Other inductees included Freddie Ki...

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China’s Giant Screen Cinema Systems Powered By HARMAN’s Crown And JBL

Monday, June 18, 2012 7:46:43 AM America/New_York

SHANGHAI, China – China’s answer to the multiple-story Theatres across the globe, the Giant Screen System is quickly developing following with nearly 10 screens throughout the country.  Independently researched and developed by industry leading cinema experts in China, multiple cinema groups in the country have expressed interest in installing the theatre solutions, with about 30 additional screens forecasted in 2012.  China International Cineplex in Heifei, Anhui and the Shanghai Film Art Cente...

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ELKHART, Indiana — New York now has a new world-class casino: Resorts World, the first entertainment destination of its kind located within the five boroughs. Resorts World boasts more than 2,200 slot machines and assorted electronic table games, numerous restaurants and entertainment facilities – and a casino-wide networked audio system featuring more than 130 BSS Audio devices, 50 Crown CTs Series amplifiers and hundreds of JBL loudspeakers.

 

Commercial and residential systems contractor The In...

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ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio today began shipping its new flagship I-Tech HD 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series 4-channel power amplifier. The 4-channel I-Tech 4x3500HD incorporates Crown’s sixth-generation Class I engine with DriveCore™ technology to deliver 3,500 watts per channel burst into two ohms, and offers a host of Crown’s most advanced features including a 4.3-inch TFT LCD with capacitive touchscreen, exclusive HARMAN HiQnet System Architect™ 2.0 control functionality and V5 DSP pre...

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March 22, 2012 – For Immediate Release

FRANKFURT, Germany — HARMAN Professional today announced a collaboration with Production Resource Group (PRG), the world’s largest staging equipment supplier, to provide audio components for the prestigious Live Entertainment Awards taking place at Festhalle here March 20, 2012 in coordination with ProLight+Sound.  Comprising multiple Soundcraft Vi Series digital consoles, Crown’s new V-Racks with BSS Omnidrive HD signal processing and ...

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February 2, 2012 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — PSAV Presentation Services is the world’s largest A/V rental supplier with more than 800 offices worldwide, many located on-site at major hotels. Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, PSAV specializes in providing in-house audiovisual services to the hospitality industry for meetings and events, and maintains one of the largest, most up to date equipment inventories in the industry.

PSAV has been using HARMAN’s Crown Audi...

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January 19, 2012 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California – In an introduction that provides audio professionals, musicians and enthusiasts with advanced system set up and design capabilities coupled with a highly intuitive user interface, HARMAN Professional today introduced Crown HiQnet Band Manager™ 2 at the 2012 Winter NAMM Expo.  In doing so, the company is providing the broad community of musicians, DJs, venue owners and managers with access to better sound through ...

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January 19, 2012 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California — In a move that redefines the performance capabilities of professional multichannel power amplifiers, HARMAN’s Crown Audio announced the introduction of its new flagship I-Tech HD Series 4x3500HD DriveCore™ Series 4-channel power amplifier. The 4-channel I-Tech 4x3500HD incorporates Crown’s sixth-generation Class I engine with DriveCore™ technology to deliver 3,500 watts per channel burst into four or two ohms, an...

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January 5, 2012 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – It’s not a rumor: Philadelphia’s brand-new Rumor nightclub is a 10,000-square-foot venue featuring two dance floors, multiple oversized bars, private catering facilities and more—including a private VIP room called the Vault. Patrons can enjoy music from Rumor’s multiple sound systems, which include a variety of HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers powered by Crown amplifiers, and controlled with BSS processing and HiQnet...

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October 7, 2011 – For Immediate Release

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — The Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Club is Scottsdale, Arizona’s newest hot spot day and night, thanks to its resort-style pool, indoor and outdoor bars, private cabanas, day beds, restaurant and extensive indoor/outdoor sound system featuring more than 20 HARMAN JBL Control® Series loudspeakers and Crown Audio amplifiers and zone controllers. With plans to stay open 365 days a year, the Spanish Fly Mexican Beach Club ...

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October 4, 2011 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – ZTwo, one of Staten Island's newest restaurants, offers its patrons a wide selection of food, drinks and activities—everything from providing a relaxing coffee shop atmosphere in the morning to showing sporting events on 22 big-screen monitors and a 96-inch video wall to pumping up the volume for late-night DJ partying.

To accommodate this social and sonic variety, ZTwo installed a sound system with more than 13...

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September 11, 2011 – For Immediate Release

LONDON, United Kingdom – At PLASA 2011, HARMAN's Crown Audio today announced the introduction of its PIP-BLU Programmable Input Processor (PIP) card for the Crown CTs Series power amplifiers. The PIP-BLU adds BSS Audio Soundweb London digital audio bus functionality to Crown CTs Series amplifiers, offering a simple, cost-effective way to get digital audio all the way to the amplifiers.

"The PIP-BLU adds BSS Audio's Soundweb London di...

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September 1, 2011 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – The L.A Rising festival was one of the major events to date for the North American summer concert season, hosting more than 60,000 people and featuring a rare appearance by Rage Against the Machine in the band’s only concert of the year to date. The concert took place July 30 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and also featured performances by Muse, Rise Against, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique and El Gran ...

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September 1, 2011 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – The L.A Rising festival was one of the major events to date for the North American summer concert season, hosting more than 60,000 people and featuring a rare appearance by Rage Against the Machine in the band's only concert of the year to date. The concert took place July 30 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and also featured performances by Muse, Rise Against, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique and El Gran ...

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HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® Line Arrays to the Fore at Serbia’s Exit Festival

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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August 23, 2011 – For Immediate Release

NOVI SAD, Serbia – HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays were out in force at this year’s 4-day Exit 2011 Festival in Serbia, which saw bands such as Arcade Fire, Jamiroquai, Pulp, Portishead and Grinderman among the headliners. Held at the picturesque 18thcentury Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, on the banks of the Danube, Studio Berar's long-standing and highly experienced rental department has been servicing this event since its incept...

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August 22, 2011 – For Immediate Release

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Located in Surfside Beach, part of South Carolina's Myrtle Beach resort area, the 950-seat Celebration Music Theatre opened earlier this year as a home to world-class live entertainment. The Theatre features the artist tribute show SUPERSTARZ! Live! with entertainers performing hits from Elvis, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Cher, Barbra Streisand and many other stars.

The Celebration Music Theatre occupies the...

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August 12, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — HARMAN’s Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series amplifiers have been selected for use in the Ultra Electroncs HyperSpike Mass Notification Systems that are found in both civilian and military applilcations to deliver loud, long-range acoustic voice and alarm communications.

Designed by Wattre Corporation and manufactured by Ultra Electronics – USSI, the MA-1 HyperSpike devices deliver extremely loud, highly intelligible voice c...

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May 26, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — In a move that reaffirms its commitment to product reliability and customer satisfaction, HARMAN's Crown Audio today announced that it is extending its industry leading warranty on I-Tech HD Series, CTs Series and Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers from three years to five years, effective May 1, 2011.

The new 5-year warranty applies to Crown I-Tech HD Series, CTs Series and Macro-Tech i Series amplifiers purchased on or after May 1, 2011. The "n...

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Detroit’s EMCEE Audio Production Relies On HARMAN JBL Loudspeakers

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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May 25, 2011 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – Founded on a mission to provide local acts and events with professional-grade equipment and knowledgeable engineers who truly care about providing excellent service, Detroit, Michigan-based EMCEE Audio Production has relied on HARMAN’s JBL Professional loudspeakers for more than five years. Co-owners Gerald "Curly" Wonch and Matt Ma...

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Swiss Federal Office For Sport Auditorium Receives Complete HARMAN Upgrade

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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May 25, 2011 – For Immediate Release

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Swiss Federal Office for Sport has recently undergone a major renovation including a complete HARMAN professional audio solution featuring components from BSS Audio, Crown and JBL. The office is a center of excellence for all sport-related issues, situated as one of four such sites across Switzerland.

All audio equipment used in the installation was supplied by HARMAN Professional distributor, Dr.W.A.Günther Audi...

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Gerald Stanley Celebrates 45 Years At HARMAN’s Crown Audio

Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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May 12, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — Gerald Stanley, senior vice president of research and development at HARMAN's Crown Audio, is celebrating 45 years of service with the company. One of the leading authorities in amplifier design in the professional audio industry, Stanley is responsible for 42 patents during his tenure with Crown.

Stanley joined Crown part-time in 1964 while still an undergraduate at Michigan State University and served as a tape recorde...

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HARMAN HiQnet Performance Manager™ Software

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

April 6, 2011 – For Immediate Release

FRANKFURT, Germany – At Prolight + Sound 2011, HARMAN Professional announced the introduction of its HiQnet Performance Manager™ software, a highly-refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Designed especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, HiQnet Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the category-leading HARMAN HiQnet System Architect 2 connectivi...

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HARMAN’s Crown Audio Showcases DSi 6000 Series Cinema Amplifier At CinemaCon 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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March 30, 2011 – For Immediate Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — HARMAN's Crown Audio is showcasing its DSi 6000 Series Amplifier at CinemaCon 2011. The DSi 6000 is the latest addition to Crown’s line of cinema amplifiers and is designed to work in conjunction with JBL ScreenArray® loudspeakers.

The DSi 6000 features automatic presets for JBL cinema speaker systems for quick and easy setup. An intuitive LCD front panel guides installers through the process of choosing loudspeake...

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March 29, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — In a unique and challenging expansion project, HARMAN Crown amplifiers and JBL loudspeakers were chosen for the new expanded sound reinforcement system at the Indiana Convention Center. The Convention Center is now integrated with Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. The system was designed by Bowen Technovation and installed by Fairchild Communications.

The area of expansion features a battery o...

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January 13, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — In a series of appointments to improve its organization and its end-product, Crown Audio today announced decisive steps to reinforce its senior management team.  New leaders have been added as the company implements continual improvement initiatives in fundamental disciplines including sales, operations and general management...

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January 13, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California — Resetting the standards for portable sound amplification, Crown Audio today introduced the XTi 2 Series of amplifiers. Offering increased control, an enhanced feature set and a sleeker design, the XTi 2 Series amplifiers bring together features and performance never before available in an amplifier designed for portable PA applications. Providing a complete suite of integrated speaker processing, the new XTi a...

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January 13, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California – Redefining the category of affordable and high-quality power amplifiers, Crown is showcasing the next generation line of XLS Series amplifiers, The line – consisting of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility ushers in a new era of power amplification at the entry level. 

The XLS series amplifiers implement a flexible PureBand™ Crossover System. A user can se...

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January 13, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California – Providing touring professionals with a complete turnkey, out-of-the-box amplifier management solution, Crown is showcasing VRACK, a complete amplifier management rack system solution.  The VRACK features three built-in Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers, immediately providing an easy-to-configure, plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need to build amplifier racks.   Designed to work in conjunction with JBL ...

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January 13, 2011 – For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California — Underscoring the comprehensive integration value of its long-term commitment to a standards- based Ethernet backbone for its winning amplifier lineup, Crown Audio today announced the addition of the “Powered By Crown” iPad/iPhone App, designed to provide users with enhanced control and configuration of its amplifiers. The new application can be deployed to control and monitor amplifiers by setting the basic ...

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Crown Audio Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification At Elkhart Manufacturing Facility

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

November 30, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — Crown Audio today announced it has been approved for conformance of quality assurance in accordance with the International Organization for Standards (ISO) 9001:2008. Operating at such standards allows Crown to respond more quickly to marketplace and customer demand while maintaining consistently high levels of quality in all facets of its amplifier production.

Commenting on what ISO 9001:2008 registration will mean from the end-user’s p...

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Church on the Move Keeps Sound Consistent With A Complete Harman Solution

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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November 16, 2010 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California – Leading audio systems provider Maryland Sound (MSI) deployed an extensive JBL VERTEC® line array system for the recent “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.” Co-hosted by Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” took place at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Designed as a satirical comedic response to prior rallies that have been built a...

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Church on the Move Keeps Sound Consistent With A Complete Harman Solution

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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June 22, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana — Demonstrating the comprehensive range of audio solutions available from Harman Professional, North Carolina-based system designer Strategic Connections recently upgraded the sound system for the newly expanded Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The new sound reinforcement system features JBL loudspeakers, Crown amplifiers, and BSS processing.

Already the largest church in the region, the 12,000-member church chose to remodel its existin...

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Crown Audio Introduces ComTech DriveCore™ Series Amplifiers

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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June 9, 2010 – For Immediate Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada —Providing sound integration professionals with high performance, energy efficient amplifier technology that will redefine the way amplifiers are designed and built, Crown Audio today introduced the ComTech DriveCore™ series of amplifiers. The new line – consisting of four models, are all one rack, convection cooled, ultra-energy efficient amplifiers.

Offering up to eight channels and 150 watts per channel in a one-unit chassis without a fan, ...

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Harman Professional Links With Com-Net Software

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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June 9, 2010 – For Immediate Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Realigning expectations for high-performance, easy to integrate communication systems, Harman Professional today announced a partnership with information display and paging specialist Com-Net Software to launch a series of new communication technologies starting with the co-branded IDX Informat...

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HiQnet™-enabled Crown Audio CTs Series amplifiers with USP4AVB cards, dbx SC 32 Digital Matrix Processor, BSS Audio / NETGEAR® AVB bridges, and HiQnet System Architect™ were employed by On Stage Audio to create a topography for the future of A/V at the Compuware national sales meeting.

May 26, 2010 – For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California — In a highly advanced, yet-remarkably simple audio system design that points to the future of professional-grade integration, On Stage Audio (OSA) this mo...

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May 26, 2010 – For Immediate Release

In a move to drive growth in China and increase its support of customers and channel partners in the Chinese market, Harman Professional today appointed three veteran audio executives to its sales team in Shenzhen. All three appointees will work closely with existing partners in China and with Harman’s brand-level sales and engineering teams to develop the company's market presence in China including developing market communication, product development and sal...

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Harman Professional Concert Sound Powers Historic HAMPI UTSAV 2010 Music Festival

Monday, April 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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April 12, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Three Regional Sound Companies, V&P Sound Pvt. Ltd., Sound & Light Professionals and SoundEffects.Com Collaborate for Sound Reinforcement of Major Music Festival. India started its new year in style, with one of January’s most exciting events being the Hampi Utsav 2010, taking place in the south of the country.  A regular annual event in Karnataka at Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this year’s three-day Festival was held on a grand sc...

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Crown Begins Shipping Highly Anticipated XLS Series Amplifiers

Thursday, April 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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April 1, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – After receiving rave reviews at its Winter NAMM introduction in January, Crown today began shipping its new line of XLS Series amplifiers. The new line – consisting of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility, will usher in a new era of power amplification at the entry level.

The XLS series amplifiers implement a flexible PureBand™ Crossover System.  A user can select crossover points from ...

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March 25, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In an introduction that redefines the category of affordable and high-quality power amplifiers, Crown today announced the next generation line of XLS Series amplifiers, providing a new benchmark for amplifiers in the MI category. The new line – consisting of four models and offering an unprecedented level of performance and configuration flexibility will usher in a new era of power amplification at the entry level.

The XLS series amplifiers...

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March 24, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In an introduction that provides touring professionals with a complete turnkey, out-of-the-box amplifier management solution, Crown today introduced VRACK, a complete amplifier management rack system solution.   The VRACK features three built-in Crown I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers, immediately providing an easy-to-configure, plug-and-play solution that eliminates the need to build amplifier racks.   Designed to work in conjunction with JBL Ver...

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Harman Professional Backs Ultima Limited In Award-Winning Television Productions

Thursday, March 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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March 4, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – As Nigeria’s foremost provider of television content and production, Ultima Limited has been using Harman Professional products to drive some of Nigeria’s most successful programs. For five seasons of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and two seasons of “Project Fame,” Ultima Limited has used JBL loudspeakers, AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers and dbx processors installed by ET Quake Multimedia to become Nigeria’s premier television productio...

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January 28, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – For their market category and price points, Crown’s new XLS Series of amplifiers offer an unprecedented level of performance, configuration flexibility, and user-friendly features. The following points summarize key technology breakthroughs and refinements behind these benefits.

Integrated Digital Crossover and Limiter

Most amplifiers in this market category provide limited facilities, if any, for input signal filtering and driver protecti...

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Crown Introduces PIP-USP4 Processor For CTs Series Amplifiers

Monday, January 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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January 25, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Delivering unprecedented power and flexibility while offering clear sound and the widest dynamic range possible, Crown today introduced the PIP-USP4, the fourth generation DSP-based PIP™ (programmable input processor) module for CTs Series 2-channel amplifiers.  The USP4 is a Harman HiQnet™ series component and connects to the audio control/monitor network using 100MB Ethernet hardware.  The single plug solution contains audio distributi...

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Crown Amplifies Tour Sound For The Biggest Names In Music Throughout The World In 2009

Thursday, January 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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January 21, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – With artists like Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, U2 and Metallica deploying Crown amplifiers live in concert this year, 2009 proved to be another landmark year for Crown International. Crown reaffirmed itself as the leading provider in high-end amplifiers for the touring market with the introduction of I-Tech HD and laid the groundwork for success that will carry throughout 2010.

Nowhere was Crown more influential than the concert for t...

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Crown’s HiQnet™ Band Manager™ Breaks The 10,000 Download Barrier

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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January 19, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Over the past year, 10,000 users have experienced Crown’s ground-breaking HiQnet™ Band Manager™ system configuration and control software and are deploying it in a number of portable PA applications from DJs, to bands and singers. The free-of-charge application provides an intuitive user centric, function-driven interface designed to simplify system setup and management while enabling audio professionals, musicians, and engineers to conf...

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January 5, 2010 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Building on the new workflow principles and operational paradigms offered with its HiQnet System Architect™ 2.0, Harman Professional recently made its new System Architect 2.1 available to HiQnet™ users worldwide. The upgrade, which was made live on Thursday, December 17th, allows System Architect to automate many of the more time consuming system design tasks based on the application’s greater, embedded understanding of how a user constr...

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December 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Daktronics recently completed an installation at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas, using 25 JBL AM4215/95 loudspeakers placed every 30 feet to deliver even sound throughout the bowl seating area. The sound system is powered by Crown CT1200 amplifiers and uses an assortment of Harman products in to reach into the Arena’s bar and lounge area.

One of the largest manufacturers of LED video boards, Daktronics has used JBL loudspeakers ...

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December 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Taking advantage of the power of Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers and flexibility of the Studer Vista 5SR console, California-based Sound Image deployed 80 I-Tech HD amplifiers and a Studer Vista 5SR for use on country music star Taylor Swift’s tour throughout North America.

The 2009 tour, which included 52 concerts, sold out within minutes, prompting a second leg of the tour to be added for 2010. Sound Image’s FOH engineer on the Ta...

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November 12, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In a historic two day concert event featuring some of the biggest names in the history of rock and roll, Red Hook, New York-based Fire House Productions provided a JBL VERTEC® line array system with Crown I-Tech HD power amplification for live sound reinforcement at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th.

The event took place at New York City’...

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October 6, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Designed by AMS Acoustics and installed by ETA Sound, new audio system is world’s 
first deployment of Harman HiQnet™ System Architect V 2.0.

As Burnley F.C. gain promotion to England’s elite, new fully integrated PA/VA compliant Harman Professional public address system puts Turf Moor system in the same league as Europe’s greatest stadium systems.

BURNLEY, England — Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded ...

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Crown Expands Groundbreaking Cinema Amplifier Series With New DSi 6000

Monday, September 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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September 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Building upon the success of its groundbreaking line of amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound, Crown Audio today introduced the DSi 6000. The newest addition to the DSi series, the DSI 6000 is designed to provide further support for the JBL line of cinema loudspeakers.

The DSi 6000 features automatic presets for JBL cinema speaker systems for quick and easy setup. An intuitive front panel LCD panel guides installers through the p...

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Crown Expands Range Of Class Leading Fixed Installation Amplifiers With CDi 6000

Monday, September 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

September 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Further proving its ability to offer sound integrators the best available solutions for power amplifiers in fixed installation applications, Crown Audio today introduced the CDi 6000 amplifier, the fourth amplifier in the CDi series.

“The CDi 6000 provides an unmatched combination of processing, power and a competitive price that makes it the clear leader in its class. The new CDi 6000 is a reflection of our commitment to providing inte...

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Sirius Showequipment AG Upgrades Tour Capabilities With Crown I-Tech HD

Monday, September 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

September 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Having used several generations of Crown products over a number of years, German sound company Sirius Showequipment AG has upgraded its fleet of Crown amplifiers with 16 of the new I-Tech 12000 HD’s to drive the company’s monitor system.

Wolfgang Neumann, CEO of the Niederdorfelden-based company, explained that the I-Tech HDs were deployed for the five-month “Machmalauter” tour by Die Toten Hosen, where monitor engineer Dirk Happel has ...

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Crown Introduces PIP-USP4 Processor For CTs Series Amplifiers

Monday, September 14, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

September 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Delivering unprecedented power and flexibility while offering clear sound and the widest dynamic range possible, Crown today introduced the PIP-USP4, the fourth generation DSP-based PIP™ (programmable input processor) module for CTs Series 2-channel amplifiers. The USP4 is a Harman HiQnet™ series component and connects to the audio control/monitor network using 100MB Ethernet hardware. The single plug solution contains audio distributi...

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September 14, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Continuing a heritage of sonic integrity and quality that has spanned over two decades, Crown today announced the latest update to its Macro-Tech i series of amplifiers, featuring increased power and new dual port capability. Comprised of three models, the MA-5000i, MA-9000i, and MA-12000i, the Macro-Tech i series features patented Class-I circuitry, which delivers greater power while reducing the amplifier’s weight by more than half.

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August 6, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Reinforcing its position as the leading amplifier technology manufacturer for professional sports arenas, Crown CTs series amplifiers and PIP-Lite modules were deployed for the redesigned sound system at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Home to the professional Major League Baseball team the Baltimore Orioles, the 48,000-seat stadium, opened in 1992, has received consistent praise as one of the best ballparks in the country.

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August 3, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In a unique fixed installation where high performing sound systems are critical, North Shore Cinemas, a Marcus Theatres® Cinema in Mequon, Wisconsin has chosen Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers to power its UltraScreen® theaters.  The theater is the first to deploy I-Tech HD to power its audio systems. 

Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology for Marcus Theatres, explained the decision to go with I-Tech HD’s for this environment was a logi...

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July 13, 2009 – For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In a move that immediately extends its sound reinforcement capabilities, Florida-based systems integration firm Multi Image Group has purchased 110 Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers.  MIG, which specializes in corporate A/V projects for clients such as CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, and Proctor and Gamble, upgraded its entire amplifier inventory from the original I-Tech amplifiers.  

“MIG was not using Crown amplifiers when I joined the company.  I didn...

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June 17, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, Florida -- In one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year, Audio Analysts and Crown I-Tech HD amplifiers are now on the road with Bruce Springsteen.  Currently Springsteen and the E-Street Band are in the middle of a 45-show U.S. tour to promote his new album, Working on a Dream. Audio Analysts is one of the first tour sound companies to make use of I-Tech HD amps for a full-scale tour and provide tour sound reinforcement for some of the big...

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Crown Introduces PIP-USP4 Processor For CTs Series Amplifiers

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

June 17, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, Florida -- Delivering unprecedented power and flexibility while offering clear sound and the widest dynamic range possible, Crown today introduced the PIP-USP4, the fourth generation DSP-based PIP™ (programmable input processor) module for CTs Series 2-channel amplifiers.  The USP4 is a Harman HiQnet™ series component and connects to the audio control/monitor network using 100MB Ethernet hardware.  The single plug solution contains audio distribution...

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June 17, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, Florida -- Continuing a heritage of sonic integrity and quality that has spanned over two decades, Crown today announced the latest update to its Macro-Tech i series of amplifiers, featuring increased power and new dual port capability.  Comprised of three models, the MA-5000i, MA-9000i, and MA-12000i, the Macro-Tech i series features patented Class-I circuitry, which delivers greater power while reducing the amplifier’s weight by more than half.

The ...

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Crown Expands Range Of Class Leading Fixed Installation Amplifiers With CDi 6000

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

June 17, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ORLANDO, Florida -- Further proving its ability to offer sound integrators the best available solutions for power amplifiers in fixed installation applications, Crown Audio today introduced the CDi 6000 amplifier, the fourth amplifier in the CDi series. 

“The CDi 6000 provides an unmatched combination of processing, power and a competitive price that makes it the clear leader in its class. The new CDi 6000 is a reflection of our commitment to providing integra...

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TSI-Global Hits It Out of The Park With Crown and BSS Audio At New Citi Field

Monday, April 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

April 27, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Succeeding in a challenging and historic fixed sound installation, TSI-Global installed a battery of Crown CTs amplifiers and BSS Audio Soundweb London processors as well as advanced audio networking via Harman’s HiQnet™ configuration and control protocol for the new Citi Field in Queens, NY.  Home to the New York Mets of Major League Baseball, Citi Field officially opened on April 14, 2009 to a capacity crowd of 42,000 spectators.     

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Pictured, from left: Paul Bauman, JBL; Bryan Olson and Mark Dittmar, Firehouse Productions; 
and Brian Divine, Crown Audio.

April 7, 2009 - For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California -- In a star-studded evening showcasing some of the most accomplished artists in rock and roll history, Red Hook, New York-based Firehouse Productions provided a VERTEC® line array system with Crown I-Tech HD power amplification for live sound reinforcement at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Satu...

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PA Plus Continues Long Standing Heritage With Purchase of Crown I-Tech HD

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

April 1, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Known as a leader in the sound reinforcement industry, PA Plus has continued its successful relationship with Crown by purchasing 130 I-Tech HD amplifiers.  PA Plus, one of Canada’s leading sound reinforcement companies, has over 25 years of experience working with major concert tours, nationally televised award shows, and special events.

“The new I-Tech HD series is not only the most advanced amplifier on the planet, its new DSP capabilitie...

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Crown Expands Groundbreaking Cinema Amplifier Series With New DSi 6000

Monday, March 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

March 30, 2009 - For Immediate Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Building upon the success of its groundbreaking line of amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound, Crown Audio today introduced the DSi 6000.  The newest addition to the DSi series, the DSI 6000 is designed to provide further support for the JBL line of cinema loudspeakers.

The DSi 6000 features automatic presets for JBL cinema speaker systems for quick and easy setup. An intuitive front panel LCD panel guides installers through the pr...

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Firehouse Productions Puts Tour Sound Into High Gear With Crown I-Tech HD

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

March 25, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Firehouse Productions, a leader in the sound reinforcement industry has taken notice of the new Crown I-Tech HD amplifier, announcing they will purchase 100 I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers for its tour sound projects.  Firehouse has gained a reputation of excellence providing sound for some of the music’s biggest acts including Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Hannah Montana.  They have also handled major television a...

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PA Plus and Crown Amplifiers Help “Howie Do It” On NBC’s New Comedy Series

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

March 24, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Canadian-based sound company PA Plus recently deployed Crown amplifiers in a unique live sound application for “Howie Do It,” an upcoming unscripted comedy television series, commissioned by NBC starring Howie Mandel. PA Plus provided the sound for the live studio audience at the Colosseum at the Caesars Windsor casino in Ontario, as well as the broadcast portion of the production. The Colosseum is a 5,000-seat venue that was utilized for...

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Crown and JBL Release VerTec® V4 DSP Presets For New I-Tech HD Series Amplifiers

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

March 11, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- In an example of co-engineering between Crown and JBL that ultimately benefits the entire worldwide VerTec® system owners’ community, JBL Professional’s V4 DSP presets are now available for Crown’s I-Tech HD series amplifiers.

“The V4 release for I-Tech HD is an important milestone that will provide immediate benefits to users due to improved sound quality and a 2dB increase in maximum SPL output thanks to new industry-standard setting Lev...

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Audio Analysts Continues A Tradition Of Excellence...With Crown I-Tech HD

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

February 17, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – For Audio Analysts, excellence in tour sound is a tradition that began over 35 years ago. The company’s commitment to excellence and delivering the highest quality sound has made it the choice for sound reinforcement for the biggest names in music including Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Shania Twain, Sammy Hagar, Norah Jones, The OffSpring, No Doubt, and Ringo Starr.  It’s with this mission in mind that Audio Analysts has chose...

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The Boss Delivers A Big Game Performance With Audio Analysts and Crown I-Tech

Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

February 12, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In a unique and challenging live sound application, Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, CO utilized Crown I-Tech amplifiers for the monitor system at the Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on February 1, 2009. This year’s Super Bowl was broadcast to 230 countries worldwide and was viewed by a total of 94.5 million people in the United States alone.

“...

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Sound Image To Put 10 Million Watts of Crown I-Tech HD Power On The Road

Monday, February 9, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


L-R: Dave Shadoan - President of Sound Image, Mark Graham - President of Crown International

February 9, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – The introduction of the Crown I-Tech HD series amplifier has caught the attention of the entire tour sound industry.  Most notably, Southern California-based Sound Image Inc. has agreed to purchase over 800 I-Tech HD amplifiers for its tour sound business.  “Our customers are extremely demanding and I-Tech HD gives Sound Image the ability to take ...

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Crown Audio Appoints Guillermo Sanchez Business Developer For Central and South America

Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

January 22, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio today announced the appointment of Guillermo Sanchez to the position of Business Developer for Central and South America.  In this role Sanchez will be responsible for supporting the sales within the region and working closely with the customer base to ensure all products are tailored to meet their needs. He will report to Director of Marketing for Installed Sound, Brian Divine. 

Previously, Sanchez served as Chief Sound Desi...

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January 21, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – In a show of powered sound for one of the most watched events in history, Crown amplifiers were utilized by Baltimore-based Maryland Sound Industries (MSI) at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20th, in Washington D.C. The event drew the largest civic-event audience ever served by an outdoor sound reinforcement system in the United States, with a crowd of as many as two million people.

Baltzell Audio Design designed ...

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January 19, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- In a move to address the needs of both its contractor and end user communities in all vertical markets, Crown audio today introduced its 660A commercial sound amplifier with a re-engineered high bandwidth filter that provides comprehensive system reliability in the most demanding fixed installation environments.  The 660A represents a renewed commitment to providing the highest quality amplifiers for commercial and industrial audio. 

“Th...

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January 15, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ANAHEIM, California — In an introduction that dramatically resets expectations of what a professional-grade touring amplifier should deliver in terms of performance, processing, integration and ease of use, amplifier pioneer Crown Audio today introduced the new I-Tech HD Series amplifiers that have been meticulously engineered to advance every criteria by which an amplifier is judged. At its core, I-Tech HD features a new user-inspired DSP engine co-develo...

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January 15, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Delivering an unprecedented sound management solution to the portable PA market, Crown Audio has introduced HiQnet™ Band Manager™ software.  The free-of-charge application provides a sleek function-driven interface designed to simplify system setup and management while enabling audio professionals, musicians, and engineers to configure and control a rack of Crown XTi series amplifiers.  Band Manager unlocks all loudspeaker processing cap...

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January 15, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Reprising the broad market success of its XTI Series of portable sound amplifiers for live sound and fixed applications. Crown Audio is introducing the next generation XTI6000 that features advanced power performance, improved system reliability, and a new breakthrough user interface for configuration and control in Crown’s HiQnet™ Band Manager™. 

The Crown XTI Series has earned a formidable reputation in the portable sound market place, ...

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Crown Audio Names Matt Bush To Lead Worldwide Sales

Friday, October 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 17, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Underscoring its commitment to provide channel partners and customers in the professional audio, MI and cinema communities with the best possible sales leadership and support services, Crown Audio today named Matt Bush to the position of Vice President of Sales starting in November.  Bush joins Crown Audio from sister company, Harman Music Group, where he was Vice President of Operations and takes the position previously held by Scott R...

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Crown Promotes Bradford Benn to Director Of Applications Engineering

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio today announced the promotion of Bradford Benn to Director of Application Engineering. In this role Benn will be responsible for leading application engineering efforts in the U.S. and internationally. He will report to Vice President of Marketing, Marc Kellom. Previously, Benn served as Business Development Manager, where he focused on the creation of sales tools and was heavily involved in the evolution of System Architect™...

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Category-Leading XLS Series Matches Price, 2-Ohm Power Rating, Sonic Integrity And Robust 
Construction Meaning Serious Audio Professionals Should Accept No Less!

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- With More Watts Per Dollar Than Any Other Amplifier In Its Class, The New Crown XLS 5000 Eliminates Sub-2-Ohm Amplifiers As Serious Contenders For Any Audio Pro!

In a move that makes quality high power amplifiers affordable to a broad new market, Crown Audio today showcased the ne...

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October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California -- In what is the world’s largest and most ambitious Harman Professional HiQnet™ sound system, leading systems integration firm ESCO Communications has just completed the integration and commissioning of HiQnet audio system featuring amplifiers from Crown Audio, loudspeakers from JBL Professional and system configuration and control via HiQnet System Architect™ at the new Lucas Oil Stadium NFL football stadium, home of the SuperBowl-w...

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Crown's Gerald Stanley To Receive AES Fellowship Award

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

October 7, 2008 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- Crown Audio proudly announces that Gerald Stanley, the company's Senior Vice President of Research, has just been selected by the Audio Engineering Society's awards committee and board of governors to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award in 2008.

According to AES Secretary Han Tendeloo, Stanley's award for "significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems" will be presented ...

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Harman Professional Promotes Scott Robbins To Vice President Of Sales

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

September 30, 2008 - For Immediate Release

NORTHRIDGE, California -- Harman Professional today announced the promotion of Scott Robbins from Senior Vice President of Sales, Crown Audio to group-wide Vice President of Sales with the specific mandate to work with brand-level sales executives to strengthen existing sales operations and to grow Harman Professional’s sales presence in emerging markets.  Today’s announcement was made by Michael MacDonald, Harman Professional Executive Vice President of...

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Harman Professional Brands Brew Perfect Sound For Oktoberfest 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England — In another example of the worldwide movement by audio professionals towards complete sound systems comprised exclusively of Harman Professional components, Oktoberfest 2008, which takes place in Munich later this month, features four major tents equipped with audio technologies from Crown Audio, Soundcraft, JBL Professional, AKG and BSS Audio.  The systems for the Hacker, Weinzelt, Armbrustschützen and Löwenbräu tents are provided by Max...

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7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England – Powering a sound system for a concert with screaming fans is never an easy task.  Powering a sound system with screaming fans and dozens of motorcycle engines revving at the Red Bull X-Fighters Motocross in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is even more difficult. Showcasing the power and sound quality of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers, Brazilian sound reinforcement company, Loudness Sonorização selected 60 Crown I-Tech amps to power a JBL line array lo...

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7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England — Reaffirming its commitment to advance HiQnet System Architect™ as the most progressive, versatile and user-intuitive interface for system configuration and control, Harman Professional today gives System Architect Version 1.8 its European debut at PLASA’08.  New advances include the ability to copy HiQnet parameter strings directly to the Windows clipboard for pasting into third-party control interface applications enabling system-wide c...

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Bruce Springsteen Tours World with Audio Analysts and Crown Audio I-Tech Amplifiers

Sunday, September 7, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Sirius Showequipment AG provided Audio Analysts with sound reinforcement system for European leg of tour.

7 September, 2008 - For Immediate Release

LONDON, England – Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe, while Audio Analysts also provided Crown I-Tech amplifiers on the North Ameri...

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David McKinney, Senior Director of Sales, Asia, 
Harman Professional

Jaime AlborsSenior Director of Sales, Intercontinental, Harman Professional



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NORTHRIDGE, California — Continuing a tradition of Harman Professional sound technologies being employed at the conventions of both major U.S. political parties, the company today announced that its JBL Professional VERTEC® line array loudspeakers were deployed by leading rental sound system provider, ATK Audiotek, at the Democratic National Convention at Denver’s Pepsi Center.  A JBL VERTEC system was also used for presidential candidate Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the city’s Invesco Fi...

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ELKHART, Indiana – Known for its power, performance and reliability, Crown Audio’s legendary I-Tech Series of amplifiers was selected by Audio Analysts of Colorado Springs, Colorado for Bruce Springsteen’s North American tour. Crown’s I-T4000 and I-T8000 amplifiers were used to power JBL VerTec VT4889 and VT4887 line array elements and JBL VT4880 arrayable subwoofers. Springsteen’s tour began in Hartford, Connecticut on February 28, making 29 stops throughout North America before a 12-country to...

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ELKHART, Indiana – Taking advantage of the power and flexibility of Crown’s I-Tech Series amplifiers, Sirius Showequipment AG of Niederdorfelden, Germany provided Audio Analysts with over 100 of Crown’s I-Tech amplifiers for use on the Bruce Springsteen tour throughout Europe. The European leg of the 23-stop tour began with three shows in Dublin, Ireland on May 22nd, 23rd and 24th followed by four shows throughout the U.K. The tour continued in Dusseldorf and Hamburg, Germany with a single appea...

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JBL VERTEC® speakers, Crown I-Tech amplifiers and Soundcraft Vi6 Digital Consoles specified 
for spectacular event sound system design.

NORTHRIDGE, California – In one of the most-watched global media events of the year, the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing was held on Friday, August 8 at the newly-constructed Beijing National Stadium (known informally as “The Bird’s Nest”). The Opening Ceremony marked the beginning of the 29th Olympic Summer Games. While the Stadium normally has a...

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Crown Audio Powers Wukesong Indoor Stadium for Olympics

Friday, August 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown Audio CTs Series Amplifiers And IQ Series Network Control Technologies Power Audio Intelligibility At Wukesong Indoor Stadium For 2008 Summer Olympics

ELKHART, Indiana — Demonstrating the performance consistency and system reliability of Crown Audio’s CTs Series amplifiers in concert with the efficient network capability of Crown’s IQ Series network cards, Beijing’s new 18,000-seat Wukesong Indoor Stadium, home to the basketball competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics, features a complemen...

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Crown Audio Powers China's "Bird's Nest" for Olympics

Friday, July 18, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana — With the official opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games, Crown Audio today announced it had provided China’s National Stadium with 400 Crown I-Tech amplifiers to power the sound system during the next 16 days of events at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China.

Affectionately known as the Bird’s Nest, the stadium was created by elite design and architectural teams from all over the world. With capacity for 100,000, the stadium will host track and field ...

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Crown Announces Worldwide Launch Of Macro-Tech i Series

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

Industry standard power amplifier line updated with numerous additional features

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hall 8.0 / Walkway G / Stands 32 & 42 -- For over two decades, Crown International’s Macro-Tech Series has been embraced by the professional sound reinforcement industry as the most reliable, best sounding analog power amplifier line that money can buy. Now, thanks to the advent of newer technologies, Crown has undergone a careful yet significant refresh of the range, which is being globally re-l...

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Crown Plays Cricket In The Caribbean

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

XTi Series

CARIBBEAN -- For the first time in history, last year’s Cricket World Cup (CWC) was held in the Caribbean, with matches staged in eight venues across the West Indies territory. A huge success by all standards, the games drew an attendance of 672,000 – including more than 100,000 international visitors – and were televised to more than two billion viewers in over 200 countries, further cementing Cricket’s reputation as the world’s second most popular sport.

Prior to the games, however, venues in B...

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GRANGER, Indiana – Taking advantage of Crown’s Commercial Audio Series amplifiers with a built-in XM Radio tuner, Uptown Kitchen, located in Granger, Indiana recently underwent a system overhaul and now has clear, balanced background music throughout the restaurant, matching the bright and fun atmosphere the owners have created.

Unhappy with the previous system, Owner Jonathan Lutz turned to United Digital Integrators (UDI) to fix their “musical problems” and bring in a great sounding and easy to...

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Crown Audio to celebrate Sound Image with special award at InfoComm 2008.

ELKHART, IND – May 12, 2008 — In a remarkable milestone that speaks to the performance and road-proven reliability of Crown Audio’s I-Tech family of live sound amplifiers, tour sound superpower, Sound Image of Escondido, California recently passed the 5,000,000 watt mark in I-Tech inventory. In recognition of this landmark achievement, David Shadoan, President of Sound Image, will be presented with a specially-crafted award...

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Crown And JBL Debut DSP Presets For XTi Series Amplifiers

Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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...

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Crown And JBL Pro Bring VERTEC® V4 Preset Library To I-Tech Series

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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 ...

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— The Harman Pro Cinema Group and Italian systems integrator Cinemeccanica, have designed and installed the world’s first complete multiplex Digital B-Chain™ cinema audio network for leading Russian cinema exhibitor, Cinema Park, at Cinema Park’s new 10 screen multiplex in Novosibirsk, Russia. The project is the first all Digital B-Chain installation with the entire multiplex utilizing DBC Systems in all 10 auditoriums. The...

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Leading cinema group Marcus Theatres® has recently installed a Digital-B-Chain™ Cinema sound system in its new UltraScreen® theater in Pickerington, OH. The Digital-B-Chain system features loudspeakers from JBL Professional and amplification, networking and processing from Crown Audio. 

The Pickerington UltraScreen, featuring a 70-foot-wide screen, is a brand-new 400-seat auditorium, and is Marcus Theatres’ 10th Digital-B-...

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Demonstrating the company’s ability to provide unmatched audio quality for the world’s most technologically advanced theaters, the Harman Pro Cinema Group has announced that AudioMaster s.r.o. recently outfitted five theaters in a brand-new cinema complex with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers. Located in Zilina, Slovakia, the new CineMAX multiplex opened last December. 

An example of the ...

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SHOWEST BOOTH #1630
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, March 10, 2008— Universal Cinema Services, one of the most successful cinema system consulting and installation firms in the United States, has enjoyed continued success with Harman Pro Cinema Group products, as evidenced by its installation of JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown DSi amplifiers in Rave Motion Pictures theaters across the United States. 

Based in Dallas, TX, Rave Motion Pictures owns more than 25 multiplex...

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Crown Fires Up The Devils And Sings With The Pirates

Saturday, March 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Newark's new Prudential Center relies on network-controlled Crown amplification

NEWARK, New Jersey - March 2008 -- As a brand new construction, the impressive Prudential Center in Newark represents the Tri-State's first major entertainment venue to be opened in 25 years. Costing a reported $375 million and boasting seating for 17,500+ patrons, the sports and entertainment venue most notably serves as the new home for the NHL New Jersey Devils and the Seton Hall Pirates basketball team, as well as...

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Crown Unveils Macro-Tech “Anniversary Edition” Models

Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Limited production run of copper-faced MA-2402, MA-3600VZ, and MA-5002VZ 
celebrate Crown’s history of ingenuity and craftsmanship

ANAHEIM, California – NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- Having recently crossed its 60th year and more than two decades of producing the industry-standard Macro-Tech Series of power amplifiers, Crown International is commemorating both milestones with a special, one-time production run of its MA-2402, MA-3600VZ and MA-5002VZ as “Anniversary Edition” ...

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Crown Expands Commercial Audio Series With 135MA and 160MA Mixer-Amplifiers

Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ANAHEIM, California - NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- Amidst the noisy strum and bang of the NAMM Show, Crown has quietly reconfirmed its commitment to the commercial audio market through the launch of its new, high-value 135MA and 160MA mixer-amplifiers. Capable of providing both eight-ohm and constant-voltage outputs (70V and 100V), the 135MA and 160MA are easily configurable for a variety of uses, including paging, background music, music-on-hold, security use, and safety...

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Crown XLS Series Gets Mega Boost With New XLS 5000

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ANAHEIM, California – NAMM room #7800 (Harman Pro Group) - January 2008 -- The XLS Series, Crown’s workhorse amplifier line for musicians and DJs, has now been extended with the addition of the beefy new XLS 5000 ($1399 US street price). Delivering 1800 watts per channel in four-ohm stereo mode, and a staggering 5000 watts in four-ohm bridge-mono mode, the XLS 5000 packs more than twice the punch of the next highest-powered model in the range, the XLS 802.

“Providing more watts per dollar than an...

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Thomas Marcher Joins Crown As Sales Director, Asia/Pacific Rim

Friday, January 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - January 2008 -- Crown International announces that, as of January 2, Thomas Marcher is now serving as the company’s sales director for Asia and the Pacific Rim. The announcement comes from Scott Robbins, Crown senior vice president of worldwide sales, to whom Marcher reports.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Marcher is tasked with overseeing all of Crown’s sales activities in a territory that spans from Pakistan and India in the northwest to New Zealand and Australia in the sou...

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Phil Celia Named Crown Eastern Regional Sales Manager

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - January 2008 -- Crown International is proud to report that Phil Celia has recently joined the company to serve as eastern regional sales manager. Celia reports to Deb Frantom, Crown’s director of U.S. sales, who made the announcement.

A familiar face to the professional audio industry, Celia is best known for his 14-year tenure with Fostex America, where he spent the past five years as general manager. Prior to Fostex, Celia had worked in pro audio sales and as a recording eng...

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Crown's Gerald Stanley To Receive AES Fellowship Award

Monday, December 3, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - December 2007 -- Crown International proudly announces that Gerald Stanley, the company's senior vice president of research, has just been selected by the Audio Engineering Society's awards committee and board of governors to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award in 2008.

According to AES Secretary Han Tendeloo, Stanley's award for "significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems" will be presented in San Francisc...

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Crown Inspires Manufacturing Leaders From Other Companies

Saturday, December 1, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - December 2007 -- As Crown International has successfully transitioned to a lean manufacturing approach over the past few years, the company's endeavor has not gone unnoticed. As a result of dramatically streamlining its manufacturing, further improving both efficiency and product quality, Crown recently had the distinction of being a tour site for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) 2007 International Conference in Chicago.

Founded in 1985, AME, a non-profit orga...

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Crown DC 300 Enters TECnology Hall Of Fame

Thursday, November 1, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


L-R: Gerald Stanley and George_Petersen

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NEW YORK CITY - November 2007 -- As a fitting cap to Crown International's 60th anniversary year, the DC 300 amplifier, first introduced 40 years prior in 1967, was inducted into the TECnology Hall Of Fame on the opening day of the 123rd AES Convention in New York City. Gerald Stanley, Crown International's senior VP of R&D and the original designer of the DC 300, was on hand to accept t...

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Pickowitz Named Crown Business Development Manager, Touring Sound

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - October 2007 -- Crown Audio reports that Brian Pickowitz has been promoted to the role of business development manager for touring sound. The announcement comes from Brian Divine, market director for engineered sound and touring sound, to whom he reports.

Prior to his promotion, Pickowitz spent the past three years as a project lead engineer where he was responsible for co-developing the Crown Commercial Amplifier (CCA) range, including the popular XM Satellite Radio-equipped m...

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Crown Powers The Underground

Sunday, September 9, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown XTi 2000 and CTs 2000 amplifiers installed at the Basilica of St. Pius X

LOURDES, France - September 2007 -- Audiomaster of Pau, France, recently completed an upgrade of the existing sound system at the Basilica of St. Pius X in Lourdes, which included 17 Crown XTi 2000 and four CTs 2000 power amplifiers.

St. Pius X, the largest Catholic basilica in Europe, is a modern concrete building that is almost entirely underground, spawning its widespread nickname as the 'Underground Basilica'. Const...

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MacArthur Park Sounds Lovely In The Dark

Monday, September 3, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown I-Tech and XTi amplifiers power concert series at historic outdoor venue

LOS ANGELES - September 2007 -- Nothing provides a better focus for an urban population than a free summer concert series, a fact that is being beautifully illustrated by MacArthur Park's historic Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Located just west of downtown Los Angeles, the park's outdoor bandshell is hosting a lineup of widely eclectic entertainment--from international and roots music concerts to dance perfo...

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Crown Quality Reaches New Heights With GainSeeker

Sunday, July 8, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - July 2007 -- As part of its ongoing commitment to maximizing quality, Crown has implemented GainSeeker data aggregating software from Hertzler.

This latest upgrade follows the company's establishment last year of a Strategic Quality Team, the addition of a Reliability Test Lab, and a successful transition to RoHS compliance. By utilizing the latest technology available, Crown has now fully transformed its manufacturing approach from a traditional batch and queue assembly method...

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Crown Strengthens Marketing Team

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - June 2007 -- Crown International reports that it recently made several changes and additions to its marketing personnel lineup. The announcement comes from Marc Kellom, Crown Vice President of Marketing.

Brian Divine, who previously served as Market Director for Portable PA, has now transitioned into the role of Market Director for Engineered Sound/Touring Sound.

Andy Flint, formerly a Business Developer in the Portable PA market, now moves into his new position as Vertical Mark...

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Crown Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Crown's history of innovation now spans six decades

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - June 2007 -- From its humble beginnings in 1947, Crown International has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of power amplifiers and microphones for professional audio markets.

"Six decades after Mr. Moore first established this company, Crown still adheres to its founder's reputation for creating innovative products that are both sonically superior and highly reliable," says Crown I...

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Crown Dominates Chicagoland Sports with Latest Install at Wrigley Field

Saturday, June 2, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

CTs Series amplifiers installed in the 'friendly confines' of MLB's Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO - June 2007 -- From the manually operated center-field scoreboard to the ivy-covered outfield walls and visions of Harry Caray enthusiastically rousing fans through the seventh inning stretch, few sporting venues can command such vivid imagery as Wrigley Field, home to MLB's Chicago Cubs.

Now, thanks to a recent upgrade of the ballpark's audio system incorporating Crown CTs Series amplifiers loaded with Harman...

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Crown Powers A Homer At New Busch Stadium

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Over 200 CTs Series amplifiers installed in the nest of MLB's St. Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, Missouri - April 2007 -- In October 2006, St. Louis' new Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals, went on record as one of very few ballparks whose baseball team won the World Series in the facility's inaugural season.

Construction for the new $365 million, 44,000-seat Busch Stadium, the third such home for the franchise, began back in January 2004. Dallas-based design and consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, ...

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John Lyons Tops Off Martini Park With Crown XTi

Monday, April 9, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

PLANO, Texas - April 2007 -- Success, as they say, begets success. For John Lyons, that formula stems from his impressive knack for designing and fabricating highly successful cocktail lounges and stunning high-end nightclubs.

For maximum-impact sound, Lyons is a committed fan of Crown power amplifiers and has specified the manufacturer's XTi Series for his new Martini Park chain of concept cocktail lounges offering live bands and DJs six nights a week. The first Martini Park, co-partnered by Lyo...

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Crown Awards Sound Marketing Central 'Rep of the Year'

Saturday, April 7, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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 invo...

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Crown DSi Series Gains THX™ Approval

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - March 2007 -- Crown International proudly announces that its entire line of DSi Series amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound systems is now fully ‘THX™ Approved’. The DSi Series joins Crown’s current CTs Series and Macro-Tech 02 Series in being recognized by THX Ltd. as amplifier ranges thoroughly tested and deemed appropriate for use in THX Certified Cinemas.

“The DSi Series marks a true turning point in the advancement of THX approved cinema audio systems as it is...

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Honda Center Turns To Crown To Drive Sound

Friday, March 2, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

CTs Series amplifiers help deliver engaging audio reinforcement to Ducks fans

ANAHEIM, California - March 2007 -- For fans of the fast-paced sport of hockey, hearing the action can be nearly as important as seeing it. Knowledgeable play-by-play commentators are an essential part of keeping the crowd intimately involved in what’s happening on the ice. Today, a full complement of newly installed Crown CTs amplifiers is helping fans at Anaheim’s Honda Center clearly hear all of the exciting commenta...

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Crown Tops Off CDi Range With CDi 4000 At NAMM

Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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...

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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

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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

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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


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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.”

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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


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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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Crown Wins Third Straight TEC Award

Monday, October 10, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, IN - October 10, 2005 -- Crown International's Commercial Audio Series was named the winner of a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the Amplifier Technology category at the 21th Annual TEC Award ceremonies, held Saturday, October 8 in New York. Larry Baker, Crown's Director of Marketing for Installed Sound made the announcement: “We're truly gratified to have won the TEC Award for our Commercial Audio Series. We believe this ho...

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Albors Appointed Intercontinental Sales Director

Friday, September 2, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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ELKHART, IN - September 2, 2005 -- Jaime Albors has been hired by Crown International as the manufacturer’s Intercontinental Sales Director. Vice President of Sales Scott Robbins made the announcement.

Albors comes to Crown following a ten-year career with Villa Music, the largest pro audio, musical instrument and lighting wholesale and retail operation in Puerto Rico where he most recently held the position of Vice President of Operations and was responsible for man...

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Crown Releases HiQnet Firmware and new IQwic v8.0

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN – August 30, 2005 -- Corresponding with the new Harman System Architect software, Crown® today announced the release of new version 2.0 firmware for their HiQnet-compatible products, a plug-in module for System Architect, and a new version of their own IQwic software. The HiQnet-compatible products included in this new firmware release include the I-Tech amplifier series, and IQ-PIP-LITE, IQ-PIP-USP3, and IQ-PIP-USP3/CN amplifier modules. These modules install into Crown CTs Series a...

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Crown Redesigns Web Site

Monday, August 1, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, IN – August 2005 -- Crown International announces the redesign of their corporate Web site. The new user-friendly site features intuitive navigation, downloadable product literature, product firmware and software, and complete, up-to-date product information. Crown's Web site address is www.crownaudio.com.

The Crown site includes a product applications area with application guides and example system diagrams. An active user forum on the site...

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Crown I-Tech For Monitor Sound At Nordic Rentals

Monday, June 6, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, IN - June 6, 2005 -- Nordic Rentals A/S has recently purchased 36 Crown I-Tech I-T4000 amplifiers. The amps will primarily be used in a fully digital monitor setup with a Yamaha PM5. Nordic Rentals A/S is one of Denmark’s leading rental and production companies. Technical Director of Nordic Rentals, Jens Elsborg, comments on choosing the the I-T4000: “The I-Tech Series from Crown i...

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Crown Commercial Audio Series Nominated For TEC Award

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - May 31, 2005 -- Crown International announced today that their new Commercial Audio Series has been nominated for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the Amplifier Technology category. Larry Baker, Crown's Director of Marketing for Installed Sound had this comment: “It’s great to see our Commercial Audio Series recognized in this way. We feel it’s an innovative line of products, and our customers and partners seem to agree as we are receiving an excellent response an...

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Crown CTs Series Receives THX™ Approval

Monday, March 14, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

LAS VEGAS, NV – March 14, 2005 -- Crown International announced at ShoWest today that their CTs Series two-channel amplifier models are now THX Approved. The announcement was made by Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Cinema and Tour Sound at Crown. With this announcement, the entire CTs Series line of amplifiers, including four 2-channel and two multi-channel models, have the approval. Morris noted: “We are pleased to show our continued support of THX by expanding our THX Approved produc...

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Crown Commercial Audio Series Expanded

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, IN – March 2005 -- Expansion to the Commercial Audio Series was announced by Crown International at NSCA, with the addition of mixer and amplifier models and a higher-power mixer-amplifier. Larry Baker, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound at Crown made the announcement: “The first products in our new Commercial Audio Series, the 180MA and 280MA mixer-amplifiers, are being very quickly adopted ...

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Crown Introduces Commercial Audio Series

Sunday, January 2, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, IN – January 2005 -- Crown International today announced the launch of the Commercial Audio Series with the introduction of the 180MA and 280MA mixer-amplifiers. Larry Baker, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound at Crown commented on the introduction: “We’re excited about the opportunity to introduce to the commercial audio market a line of products built upon Crown’s legendary commitment to excellence. We took our time and listened to wh...

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HPro Names Sushil S. John As Country Head For India

Saturday, January 1, 2005 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, Indiana - January 2005 -- Mr. Sushil S. John has been appointed to the new position of Country Head-India for the Harman Pro Group (HPro). Scott Robbins, Vice President of Sales for Crown International, made the announcement. “Mr. John is a tremendous addition to the Harman Pro team,” says Robbins. “His years of experience in India will be key to assuring the Harman Pro Group’s ongoing success in this market. We feel fortunate to have him as p...

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Xs AMPS POWER LONDON’S HOTTEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Sunday, December 19, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Sound Division's recent installation at the Brunello Club at London's Baglioni Hotel in Kensington integrates Crown Xs Series amplifiers and other Harman Pro products.
London, UK - 18 November 2004 - Famed Italian hoteliers, the Baglioni Group have created an exclusive London location as their UK flagship. Harman Pro UK and authorized installers, The Sound Division Group collaborated to design and specify the premier sound system at their recently-launched luxury 5-Star Baglioni Hotel in Kensingt... Read More

CALVARY CHURCHES GET XS POWER

Saturday, December 4, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - December 2004 -- Crown Xs Series amplifiers have proven to be a solid, cost-effective choice for powering installed sound systems in houses of worship. Jeff Gefke of Calvary Audio Ministry recently chose the Xs Series for Calvary Chapel churches in Visalia, California and Rio Grand, New Mexico. Another install with Xs Series amps by Calvary Audio Ministry is currently underway in Oceanside, California.

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CROWN I-TECH WINS DUAL AWARDS

Thursday, November 4, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, Indiana - November, 2004 - On the heals of two recent trade shows, LDI and AES, Crown is once again recognized as technology leaders as they are awarded two prestigious awards in the month of October. Crown's I-Tech Series was named the 2004 winner of the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Amplifier Technology category at the 20th Annual TEC Awards ceremony, held October 30, 2004 in San...

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WORKER PRESENTS FLAG TO CROWN FROM SERVICE IN IRAQ

Wednesday, November 3, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART -- Fellow second-shift employees at Crown International officially welcomed Air National Guard member Dave Baker home Tuesday evening from active duty in the Iraq War and he reciprocated with a gift to Crown, thanking the company for its support.

Baker was presented with a certificate thanking him for his service. He responded with a U.S. flag, accompanied by official documentation stating it had been on a combat flight over Iraq.

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CROWN AND JBL INTRODUCE THE DBC™ NETWORK BRIDGE

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ORLANDO, FLORIDA - October, 2004 -- What was once shown as a prototype earlier this year at ShoWest is now a reality as Crown International and JBL Professional introduce the heart of the Digital B-Chain system, the DBC Network Bridge. The Crown DBC Bridge allows you to distribute multiple channels of uncompressed digital audio over standard fast Ethernet hardware for use in traditional 35mm, digital cinema, and e-cinema applications. "Digital B-Chai...

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Peter Pan Tour Takes Flight With I-Tech

Saturday, October 2, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, IN - October 2004 -- In the 100th anniversary of the immortal James M. Barrie tale, Peter Pan, Tony® Award nominee and two-time Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby is taking this timeless musical masterpiece on a national “farewell performance” tour, which opened on September 24, 2004 at The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. Crown I-Tech Series amplifiers were chosen by Sound Advice LLC, who was awarded the sound sy...

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HUGE NORWAY WORSHIP CENTER POWERED BY CROWN

Friday, October 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, IN - October 2004 -- The Christian Church congregation of Norway recently held the Grand Opening of their new 7,500-seat main hall and facilities named "Brunstad Conference Center." The new PA installation is the largest installed sound system in Norway and Europe's largest house of worship installation. The system featured the largest number of Crown I-Tech Series amplifiers in a European installation to date, with 100,000 watts of total am...

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KOKO: LONDON’S NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Friday, October 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

LONDON, England - Oct. 4, 2004 -- Harman Pro UK has supplied one of the world's most advanced integrated sound systems to KOKO, London's newest and most fabulous live music venue.

The system capitalizes on the continuity of all the Harman Pro group brands. It features a JBL Professional VERTEC line array sound system in the main room powered by the new Crown I-Tech amplifiers; a full selection of AKG mics including one of the new WMS 4000 wireless systems and dbx's DriveRack system processing uni... Read More

I-TECH ON THE ROAD WITH SIRIUS SHOWEQUIPMENT

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - September 2004 -- Major touring and rental companies worldwide are finding out how beneficial it is to switch their amplifier inventory to Crown's I-Tech Series. The world's most advanced power amplifier, I-Tech is Crown's flagship line for the touring and corporate PA markets, with amazing output power and features designed for touring sound applications. Sirius Showequipment AG, a large rental contractor for sound and lighting equipment in Germany, has begun converting their inve... Read More

CROWN FIRST RUNNER-UP FOR U.S. SENATE PRODUCTIVITY AWARD

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, IN - September 2004 -- Crown International was recently named first runner-up for the U. S. Senate Productivity Award for 2003. The award is given annually and is sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar, the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA), and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award recognizes outstanding productivity gains or methods, which may be utilized by other Indiana companies to improve Indiana's overa...

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CROWN EXPANDS MARKETING TEAM

Friday, July 2, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - July 2004 -- Crown International today announced that Brian Divine has been appointed to the position of Director of Marketing for the Portable PA, Recording and Broadcast markets, expanding to three the number of Marketing Directors on staff, and bringing new focus to the primary market segments Crown serves. The appointment was announced by Mark Graham, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Crown. 

Divine moves from the position of Crown Customer Service Manager....

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CROWN ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS WITHIN SALES TEAM

Thursday, July 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - July 2004 -- Crown International today announced personnel changes within the Sales department. The move, effective immediately, was announced by Scott Robbins, Vice President of Sales for Crown. Sue Livings has been promoted to the newly created position of Director of Customer Service, where she will lead the efforts of all functional units within Crown Sales that provide customer service, including Technical Support, Parts, and Sales Administration. Amanda Divine has been promot...

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CROWN I-TECH SERIES RECEIVES TEC AWARD NOMINATION

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, IN - June 2004 -- Crown International announced today that the I-Tech Series, Crown's new flagship amplifier for the touring and corporate PA markets, has been recognized with a nomination for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the Amplifier Technology category. Stephen Morris, Crown's Market Director for Tour Sound, Installed Sound and Cinema had this comment: "We are very proud and honored that I-Tech has been recognized with this nomination. Being the world's most adv...

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ELKHART, IN, USA - April 2004 -- Crown International today provided an update on the adoption into the marketplace of their new flagship touring amplifier, the I-Tech Series. “We have never seen this much excitement about a new product introduction in our history,” stated Stephen Morris, Market Director for Touring Sound, Installed Sound and Cinema markets at Crown. “The tremendous success of this new line proves that the industry was hungry for a ‘no excuses’ product like I-Tech, and we feel co...

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NEW GILLEY'S DALLAS GETS CROWN POWER

Thursday, April 1, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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Concert-quality sound system in this public entertainment facility has "Urban Cowboys" kicking up their heels

DALLAS, TX USA - April 2004 -- Hot Country & Western sounds and a whole lot more are thrilling audiences once again at Gilley's, the new multi-purpose public entertainment facility located in the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas. Continuing the legend started at the original Gilley's in Pasadena, Texas, the new Gilley's is a choice venue for th...

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CROWN AMPS AND IQ NETWORK POWER NEW SOLDIER FIELD

Monday, February 2, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


Monster sound system installed at the new home of 
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CHICAGO, IL USA - February 2004 -- Soldier Field, the home of Chicago's storied NFL football team the Chicago Bears, recently reopened after undergoing a massive renovation. The venerable old stadium, originally opened in 1924, had been the home field of the oldest team in the league for over 30 years. Though incremental refurbishments over the years extended the life of the facility, the team needed a new stadium on a...

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Marcus Theatres Chooses Digital B-Chain™ For UltraScreen®

Monday, February 2, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELGIN, IL, USA - February, 2004 -- JBL Professional and Crown International announce the installation of a Digital B-ChainT (DBCT) system at the Marcus Theatres Elgin Fox UltraScreen, a gigantic three-story tall screen which is a part of the new Marcus Elgin Fox Theatre in Elgin, Illinois. The 75-foot wide UltraScreen, the largest in the Midwest, features a state-of-the-art sound system comprised of the Crown Digital B-Chain and JBL's Academy Award winning ScreenArray cinema systems. The screen ...

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CROWN INTRODUCES I-TECH SERIES AMPLIFIERS

Tuesday, January 6, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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Anaheim, California, USA - January 2004 -- Crown International unveiled the all new I-Tech Series at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim. Crown positions I-Tech as their new flagship amplifier series for the touring and corporate PA markets.

"I-Tech is truly the world's most advanced power amplifier," said Stephen Morris, Market Director for Touring Sound, Installed Sound and Cinema markets at Crown. "It represents the pinnacle of Crown's 50 years of lead...

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Xs SERIES EXPANDED WITH HIGH POWER Xs 1200

Saturday, January 3, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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Anaheim, California, USA - January 2004 -- Crown International announced the addition of the Xs 1200 to the Xs Series of power amplifiers at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim. The Xs 1200 is the highest-powered model in the series, providing 1,100 watts per channel into 4 ohms for customers demanding more power within the Xs Series. Designed with mobile DJs, musicians and regional tour companies in mind, the Xs Series offers compact, lightweight, 2RU de...

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CROWN APPOINTS LARRY BAKER AS MARKET DIRECTOR

Friday, January 2, 2004 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, Indiana - January 2004 — Crown International has named Larry Baker as Market Director for Portable PA, Recording and Broadcast. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced by Mark Graham, Crown's Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. 

Baker brings diverse experience to the position, with more than a decade of business development and strategic marketing experience with major consumer and high tech B2B companies. He has spear...

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CROWN WINS TEC AWARD

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, Indiana - October 2003 --Crown's CTs Series 2-Channel amplifier with Ethernet was awarded the prestigious TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Award. The combination of the CTs 2-channel amplifier series with IQ Network control and digital audio transport won the award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Amplifier Technology category at the 19th Annual TEC Awards ceremony, held October 11, 2003 in New York City.

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CROWN INTRODUCES POCKET IQ

Thursday, October 2, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - October 2003 - Crown International has released an IQ Network software application for Pocket PC-compatible devices. Called "Pocket IQ," this free application allows audio control of TCP/IQ-based networks to be controlled with the convenience of a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). 

Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Installed Sound, Touring and Cinema markets for Crown commented: "This new application makes the IQ Network even more flexible and user-friendly. With Pocket...

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REVAMPED IQ NETWORK WEBSITE LAUNCHED

Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - October 2003 -- Crown International announced today the launch of the newly revamped website for IQ Networks, www.iqaudiosystems.com. Unveiled today with a fresh new look, the site reflects the company's move to provide more comprehensive information and support to IQ Network users. 

The completely redesigned site offers simplified navigation, enhanced features, and valuable resources for learning about how to implement IQ Networks, and for support of existing systems. New sect...

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British Metal Tour Goes With Class-I Power

Monday, September 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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ELKHART, Indiana - September 2003 -- HY-PHY PRODUCTIONS, INC. of Cookeville, Tennessee recently chose CTs amplifiers, featuring Crown's patented Class-I technology, to power the United States leg of a tour for Heavy-Metal artists Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio and Motorhead. A total of 88 CTs 3000 amplifiers (that's 264,000 watts) are powering the Front Of House and monitor systems. CTs was chosen over popular touring amplifier ma...

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Crown Receives Quality Certification

Saturday, August 2, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - August 2003 -- Crown International recently announced that it has received ISO 9001:2000 certification of its Quality Management System. Crown President Blake Augsburger stated, "This achievement is evidence for our customers and partners that Crown takes quality seriously. Our Quality Management System was designed to keep us on track as we develop and market products and services that are of the highest quality, and that exceed our customer's expectations. Senior leadership ...

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E&E Completes Sonic Experience at ACS' New Campus

Friday, August 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

SINGAPORE - August 2003 -- Electronics and Engineering Pte Ltd (E&E Pte Ltd) recently installed the audio-visual system in the Anglo-Chinese School's (ACS') new campus. They specified Crown MA-2402, MA-3600VZ, CE 1000, CE 2000, and CE 4000 amplifiers for the project. Working with Singapore's leading audio consultancy company, Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd, E&E installed systems in three venues: the Concert Hall, Drama Theatre and Auditorium.

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Crown Introduces Xs Series

Tuesday, July 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - July 2003 -- Crown International is introducing its new Xs Series power amplifiers at the Summer NAMM trade show in Nashville. Designed with mobile DJs, musicians and regional tour companies in mind, the Xs 500, 700, 900 and 4300 offer compact, lightweight, 2U designs along with very aggressive price points.

"The Xs Series is Crown's first full amplifier line for the retail market featuring a Crown- designed switch-mode power s...

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Gee goes K

Thursday, January 2, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - February 2003 - Jon E Gee, best known as the bass player for John Mellencamp's legendary rhythm section, has joined the ever-growing list of high-profile bass players endorsing Crown International's K2 power amplifier as a live and studio performance tool.

Gee, who has also played with Ted Nugent and shared the stage with Kid Rock, James Taylor and Mick Jagger to name a few, uses an Ashley SC-40 preamp and, along with his K2, has a DOD three-way crossover and Yamaha 31-ban...

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Crown Updates XLS Series

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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 ANAHEIM, California - January 2003 -- Crown International has now rolled out improved versions of its popular XLS Series power amplifiers. Designed with hard-working DJs and musicians in mind, the newly re-engineered XLS 202, 402 and 602 offer compact 2U (instead of 3U) designs, lighter weights, and lower price points than their predecessors.


"To be able to offer XLS in a package that requires less rack space and is lighter, cooler looking, and even more...

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Crown Welcomes Back Scott Robbins

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

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ELKHART, Indiana - January 2003 -- Scott Robbins has rejoined Crown International to once again serve as the company's vice president of sales. The announcement came from Blake Augsburger, Crown International president, to whom Robbins reports.

"We're extremely pleased to have Scott back in the Crown family," Augsburger remarked. "His 13 years of experience with Crown, three of which were spent as our VP of sales, make him an invaluable resource to this co...

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Art Garfunkel Tour Using All Crown Mics

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Brian Bavido (left) and Stuart Breed with three Crown CM-200A mics (for Art, Buddy and Maia) on the set of NBC TV's Today, Weekend Edition (Nov. 23, 2002) 
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ELKHART, Indiana - January 2003 -- Few voices in the pop world are as easily recognized and cherished as Art Garfunkel's. From classic Simon & Garfunkel hits like 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'Sounds of Silence' to new material like 'Bounce', 'The Thread' and 'Perfect Moment', Garfu...

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Crown and JBL Emagine the Possibilities

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

(L-R) Stephen Morris, Crown; Carl Slemer, Emagine; Chuck Goodsell, JBL; and Paul Glantz, Emagine 
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Detroit's Emagine Entertainment partners with two Harman Pro brands
to create the world's most technically advanced cinema audio system

NOVI, Michigan - January 2003 -- Troy, Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment very recently opened a new $18-million, 3900-seat cineplex in the nearby metropolitan Detroit suburb of Novi. Featuring 18 screens and numerous amenitie...

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Arena Goes “Single-Click” for Audio Network

Sunday, December 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

WOLFSBURG, Germany - December 2002 -- The world's first audio system utilizing the new Ethernet-based IQ Network protocol, dubbed "TCP/IQ," was recently unveiled at Volkswagen Arena. The new 30,000 seat arena, home field for the VfL Wolfsburg soccer team, boasts numerous innovative architectural features for soccer, and is intended to quickly establish itself as a premier venue for both national and international competition. However, the city also wanted the venue to accommodate other events su...

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"HEY MAN, NICE AMP"

Tuesday, October 8, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Wait a minute... isn't Frank supposed to be a bass player?
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CHICAGO, Illinois - October 2002 -- Frank Cavanaugh of the band Filter has become the latest high-profile bass player to endorse Crown International's K2 power amplifier as a live performance tool.

The bassist, who has been with the band since its inception, takes an austere approach to his signal path. An Ampeg SVT-4PRO head is used as a preamp feeding into the Crown K2 for power, which, in turn, d...

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Crown Presents Employee Awards

Wednesday, October 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Pictured, left to right: Sue Livings, Bradford Benn, Troy Bornman, Amanda Divine and Bob Lichty
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ELKHART, Indiana - October 2002 -- Crown International recently presented plaques to five of its employees honoring them for their exemplary service throughout the Harman 2002 Fiscal Year.

Two of the awards were given to members of the Crown marketing team. Bob Lichty, marketing director for music industry and recording, was named ‘Marketing Employee of the Year’...

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Crown Reinvents IQ and Launches Three New PIP Modules

Tuesday, October 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York



Crown rolls out redesigned IQ Network
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LOS ANGELES, California - October 2002 -- Crown International's primary focus for AES this year is the rollout of its totally redesigned IQ Network, previously known as the IQ System. The simultaneous introduction of Crown's 'IQwic' software and three PIP modules - the IQ-PIP-Lite, IQ-PIP-USP3 and IQ-PIP-USP3/CN - are notably bolstering the launch of this new platform.

The IQ System was originally introduced in 1988 as ...

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Brian Divine Named Marcom Manager for Crown

Friday, August 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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ELKHART, Indiana - August 2002 -- Crown International has appointed Brian Divine to the position of marketing communications manager. The announcement comes from Mark Graham, Crown International vice president of engineering and marketing.

Reporting to Bob Lichty, Crown International marketing director for MI/recording, Divine is now responsible for overseeing the manufacturer's marketing budget, media placements, advertising and public relations agencies...

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Nick Owen Joins Crown as EMEA Sales Director

Thursday, August 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York


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ELKHART, Indiana - August 2002 -- Nick Owen has very recently been hired on with Crown International as the manufacturer's sales director for Europe/UK, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Blake Augsburger, Crown International president and acting VP of sales, made the announcement.

Owen is a familiar face to the pro audio industry, most notably from his nearly nine-year tenure as president of international sales and marketing for Soundscape Digital Technol...

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Crown Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Monday, July 15, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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ELKHART, Indiana - July 2002 -- From its humble beginnings in 1947, Crown International has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of power amplifiers, systems control products and microphones for professional audio markets.

"Born out of a dedication to service and shaped by ingenuity, Crown has long retained a tradition f...

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Bassist Randy Melson on Crown Stand at 'Summer NAMM'

Friday, July 12, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - July 12, 2002 -- Crown International announces that pro bassist and K2 amplifier endorser Randy Melson will be making several appearances at the manufacturer's Summer NAMM booth (#5416) on Saturday, July 20. Melson, who has toured and recorded with a number of top Contemporary Christian performers like Ray Boltz and Sandi Patti, will be on hand to talk with attendees about incorporating a Crown amplifier into a live bass rig.

"Crown...

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Cary Pierce Plays 'The Hang'

Monday, July 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee - June 2002 -- Crown International announces that Cary Pierce, one of the company's microphone endorsers, will be performing at 'The Hang' during this year's Summer NAMM Show. The Dallas-based singer/songwriter will take the stage, located in the back of the Gaylord Arena, for a solo acoustic set at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 20. The performance is free for show attendees.

Pierce will also be making several appearances at the Crown boot...

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Crown Wins World Cup!

Saturday, June 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

By the time you read this, the May 31st Opening Ceremony of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Seoul, Korea will have already taken place and a month of non-stop football (or 'soccer' to us Americans) in Korea and Japan will have millions of fans around the globe cheering on their respective teams.

For the Opening Ceremony, all eyes were on the 64,640-capacity Sangam Stadium, also known as Seoul's World Cup Stadium. Following months of planning, Korean rental sound companies Daishin Sound and Kukae Sound...

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"IQ for Windows" Version 5.1 Now Available

Friday, May 3, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

 

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 ELKHART, Indiana - May 2002 -- Crown International announces that IQ for Windows software version 5.1 is now currently available for free download at www.iqaudiosystems.com. The new application is an upgrade from version 5.0 released last fall and offers two key improvements over its predecessor.

First and foremost, IQ for Windows v5.1 fully supports Crown's six new CTs Series amplifiers, including the four-channel CTs 4200 and eight-channel CTs 8200, al...

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Crown Names Kip Whitehead Technical Support/Field Service Manager

Thursday, May 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

ELKHART, Indiana - May 2002 -- Kip Whitehead has been promoted to the position of technical support / field service manager for Crown International. Whitehead reports directly to Mark Graham, Crown vice president of marketing, who made the announcement.

Whitehead now supervises Crown’s technical support department in addition to managing, supporting, and training the worldwide organization of Crown-authorized service centers. He replaces Don Peterson, who recently left the company and moved with ...

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1,000,000+ Watts of Crown Down Under

Tuesday, April 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Jands Production Services employees at a few of the company's Crown MA-5002VZs
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 SYDNEY, Australia - March 2002 -- After purchasing 28 more Crown amplifiers earlier this year, Sydney-based Jands Production Services now owns a grand total of 200 Macro-Tech 5002VZs collectively delivering over one million watts of power.


Jands exclusively uses the Crowns to drive its JBL and L-Acoustics line-array systems, and has taken the amplifiers out on recent tours for R...
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Crown Unveils CTS Series Amplifier Line at NSCA 2002

Monday, April 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Crown raises the bar once again with its new CTs range for installed sound
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DENVER, Colorado - April 2002 -- Crown International takes advantage of NSCA this year to roll out its new flagship amplifier line for the fixed installation market, the CTs Series. CTs builds upon the heritage of Crown's popular Com-Tech line by delivering higher power and better power density, greater flexibility and a more competitive price structure.

The Crown CTs Series is compr...

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Neil Diamond Makes a 'Beautiful Noise' with Crown

Saturday, March 2, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

Neil Diamond’s recording/monitor engineer Bernie Becker (left) with sound designer and chief engineer for live sound Stan Miller (right) at a few of the tour’s Crown racks 
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Crown MA-5000/5002VZ amplifiers loaded with USP2/CN modules utilized on world’s first totally digital tour

ELKHART, Indiana, USA - March 2002 -- Pop music icon Neil Diamond is back out on tour again with Maryland Sound Industries - this time with a sound reinforcement system boasting the...

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Crown Unveils CTs Series Amplifiers

Friday, March 1, 2002 12:00:00 AM America/New_York

New CTs 4200 and 8200 multi-channel amps ideal for cinema system use
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada - March 2002 -- Crown International takes advantage of ShoWest this year to roll out the first two products in its new CTs Series, the CTs 4200 four-channel amplifier and CTs 8200 eight-channel amplifier. Both units uniquely offer a range of low-impedance (4 and 8 Ohms) and direct constant voltage (70V and 100V) outputs to accommodate a limitless number of applications, ...

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