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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 honor recognizes our efforts to introduce innovative and practical tools that meet the needs of our customers in all the markets we serve including commercial sound. To win three years in a row is especially rewarding." Crown has won the award six times overall and four of the past five years.

The Crown Commercial Audio Series are high-value mixer and amplifier products for commercial and industrial audio. The line is targeted toward applications including schools, hospitals, factories, restaurant/retail, houses of worship, fitness facilities, A/V boardrooms, prisons, and small offices. Typical uses are paging, background music, security and evacuation instructions.

Other Harman Pro brands were recognized as well, with AKG and JBL winning TEC awards in the Microphone Technology/Studio and Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology categories respectively.

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances.

ABOUT CROWN INTERNATIONAL
Crown International manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, visit Crown online at www.crownaudio.com. Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro audio brands include AKG, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer. Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; www.harman.com) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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