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 use solution for their indoor and outdoor seating areas. Prior to the installation, the previous system needed to be reset every 20 minutes, causing massive interruption with the service of its customers. By using the Crown amplifier with built-in XM Radio service, Jonathan is able to change stations between the breakfast and dinner crowds to match the atmosphere he’s created for each.

The new system consists of two Crown amplifiers; the 180MAx Pack is an 80W mixer amplifier with built-in XM Radio tuner and comes with four JBL Control 1S speakers. The system also includes a Crown 1160MA 160W single channel amplifier and eight additional JBL Control 1S speakers.

“Our goal for Uptown Kitchen was to fix two big issues; the unreliable digital music player and to eliminate hot spots in the audio system,” said Kevin Cleary, president of UDI. “We’ve used the Crown/JBL combination in previous jobs and they always complement each other very well. We wanted to give Jonathan a convenient solution with even sound throughout the restaurant and I think we achieved that goal.”

“Working with UDI was an extremely good experience,” said Uptown Kitchen Owner Jonathan Lutz. “Kevin and his team clearly knew what they were doing! They finally solved our problems with our music system. The sound is fantastic and completely surpassed our expectations.”

Crown’s 180MAx is its first integrated tuner-mixer-amplifier designed for commercial use and delivers XM Satellite Radio programming in digital sound quality as part of the XM for Business service, managed by PlayNetwork, Inc. on behalf of XM Satellite Radio. The 180MAx is currently available through PlayNetwork, Inc.

About XM for Business/PlayNetwork: 
XM for Business offers businesses the ability to enjoy more than 170 digital channels of XM Satellite Radio programming, including commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk and other audio entertainment, with their customers and employees. The XM for Business service reaches tens of thousands of business subscribers, providing them with America's number one satellite radio offering of vibrant, branded music and audio content. Managed by PlayNetwork, Inc. — a global leader in providing signature media experiences for businesses — through a strategic relationship with XM Satellite Radio, XM for Business is the perfect solution for companies seeking a simple, affordable way to introduce music to the business environment. For more information, visit XM for Business at www.XM4Biz.com.

Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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For additional information, contact:
Adam Weissman
Griffin Integrated Communications
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 17
aweissman@griffinpr.com

Related images: 
1) Uptown Kitchen - Outside.JPG
2) Uptown Kitchen - Inside.JPG
3) Uptown Kitchen - Crown Amps.JPG