LAS VEGAS, NV – March 14, 2005 -- Crown International announced at ShoWest today that their CTs Series two-channel amplifier models are now THX Approved. The announcement was made by Stephen Morris, Director of Marketing for Cinema and Tour Sound at Crown. With this announcement, the entire CTs Series line of amplifiers, including four 2-channel and two multi-channel models, have the approval. Morris noted: “We are pleased to show our continued support of THX by expanding our THX Approved product offering to include our flagship CTs Series. We are also proud that the CTs 2000 and CTs 3000 models are the first THX Approved professional amplifiers employing a PWM switchmode output design. This very significant accomplishment confirms that our patented Class-I design not only is extremely efficient, but also satisfies very demanding standards for audio quality.” THX tests equipment and grants the THX Approved mark to ensure that the very best products are specified in the design of THX Certified Cinemas.

The power levels and features found in the CTs Series amplifiers are perfectly suited for high-performance cinema systems. All CTs two-channel Series feature high power density, with two channel models and a four channel model in a 2U chassis, and an eight channel model in a 3U chassis. CTs two-channel models also accept JBL ScreenArray® PIP™ crossover modules for bi-amp operation and IQ Network PIP modules for integration with the JBL / Crown Digital B-Chain™ System.

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 audio 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 infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.