ORLANDO, 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 with power ratings from 300 to 1500 watts per channel (into 4 ohms, up to 3,000 watts in bridged mono mode). Though powerful, CTs Series amplifiers are relatively compact and take up only 2U standard rack spaces in an equipment rack (3U for the 8-channel CTs 8200).
The amplifiers’ powerful performance is matched by their flexible networking capabilities. All CTs Series models can interface with a facility’s IT network and show control systems via their built-in CobraNet™ and HARMAN HiQnet™ connectivity, which provides digital audio delivery along with comprehensive control and monitoring features. HiQnet integrates all HARMAN products in the signal chain – amplifiers, mixing consoles, mics, speakers and other hardware – for professional audio systems of all types and sizes.
“We want IAAPA members to know that Crown CTs Series amplifiers are designed to accommodate the needs of large-scale facilities like amusement parks and themed entertainment facilities where a lot of amplifiers are required in many different areas. Thousands of these amplifiers have already been deployed in theme parks worldwide,” said Van Williamson, Business Development Manager, Commercial Systems for HARMAN Professional. “Each amplifier can be individually controlled and adjusted from a central control room or on site, and synchronized with video and other aspects of each individual attraction and performance.”
All the amplifiers feature selectable “Constant Voltage” or low impedance (4 or 8 ohm) operation, and most have 100-volt direct outputs, to accommodate any type of loudspeaker. Crown CTs Series amplifiers are backed by the industry’s most comprehensive amplifier warranty – five years parts and labor.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.