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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.”

The two models in the line include the CDi 1, which provides 500 watts per channel at 4 ohms, and the CDi 2 at 700 watts per channel into 4 ohms. Both models are two rack-space amplifiers with a host of features including low-impedance 8/4 ohm and 70V output. Automatic presets allow quick, easy system setup. An intuitive front panel LCD quickly steps installers through the process of adjusting system parameters. Computer connectivity via USB allows setup and control of the amplifier using the included HiQnet™ System Architect™ software.

Connectivity includes detachable Phoenix-style input connectors, barrier strip and 5-way binding post output connectors, a NEMA 5-15P inlet for AC mains, and an HD-15 connector for use with cinema systems. The new line also features Crown’s extremely light and efficient switch-mode power supply. Both models weigh less than 17 pounds.

Like all Crown amplifiers, the new CDi Series is backed by the manufacturer’s industry-exclusive Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty.

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 Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro brands include AKG, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer. Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets.