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” models.

A very limited quantity of these amplifiers will be produced – only 600 in total will be available worldwide – each of which will feature a visually striking copper-plated front panel (including handles, knobs, buttons, etc.) and be shipped in a custom wood crate. The product will also be accompanied by a special brochure chronicling the history of the product from its initial concept through today as well as a specification sheet detailing the actual benchmarked performance of that very amplifier, signed and numbered by Crown Senior VP of Research Gerald Stanley, whose patented technologies and innovative design philosophies ultimately made the Macro-Tech Series a global success.

“Over its 20-plus years, Macro-Tech has long been widely regarded as the touchstone in high-performance pro audio amplifier design,” says Brian Divine, Crown Market Director, Engineered Sound/Touring Sound. “In fact, between Macro-Tech and its smaller sibling, Micro-Tech, we’ve shipped nearly 275,000 units worldwide, which translates to approximately 54 million watts into 4 ohms or 65 million watts into 2 ohms, so there can be no doubt that this is a highly significant product in terms of pro audio’s history. With the new Macro-Tech Anniversary Edition versions, we are giving a select few the chance to own a unique piece of that history for themselves.”

About Crown International:
Crown International, a Harman International company, manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana. For more information, visit Crown online at www.crownaudio.com.

About the Harman Pro Group: 
The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world's largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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Reader contact: 
Crown International 
1718 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517 
Tel: 574.294.8000 / Fax: 574.294.8250 
URL: www.crownaudio.com

Editor contact: 
Chris Shuler, Public Address 
Tel: 574.287.8410 / Cell: 574.514.7131 / Fax: 574.287.1522 
E-mail: christophershuler@comcast.net

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