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ELKHART, IN - October 2004 -- In the 100th anniversary of the immortal James M. Barrie tale, Peter Pan, Tony® Award nominee and two-time Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby is taking this timeless musical masterpiece on a national “farewell performance” tour, which opened on September 24, 2004 at The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. Crown I-Tech Series amplifiers were chosen by Sound Advice LLC, who was awarded the sound system contract for the tour. Julie Ferrin of Sound Advice has worked with McCoy Rigby Entertainment for more than ten years and served as Sound Engineer for a segment of the tremendously successful 1997 tour of Peter Pan that earned an extended run on Broadway and wrapped up with an Emmy® Award winning A&E Television Special.
The I-Tech amplifiers power a 16-element JBL Professional VERTEC® VT 4888 system, with eight I-T4000s on the highs and mids, eight I-T6000s on the lows and two I-T6000s power the subwoofers. Three I-Tech 4000s are used for front fill and onstage monitor speakers.
Ms. Ferrin understands the potential challenges that a tour production may pose and that’s why she chose Crown I-Tech amplifiers. Ferrin explained, “The amplifier design is incredibly intelligent, and the built-in processing allows me to eliminate other processing gear that can take up a lot of extra space. The 2U chassis and the lightweight design is a huge plus for me since I will have only three amplifier racks for the entire show that two people can easily move. The IQwic software is very user friendly and can monitor everything about the system. A custom home page can be set up to accommodate the displays that you need and you have direct control right at your fingertips.“
Loren Robinson and everyone at Crown was instrumental in making this happen, helping us put this system together,” added Ferrin. “I had had the rig out on three musical productions before the opening at La Mirada, and I was immediately amazed with the system’s capabilities. I know that I made the right choice.”
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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 www.crownaudio.com. Crown is a member of the Harman Professional (HPro) group of Harman International companies. Other HPro audio brands include AKG, AMEK, BSS Audio, dbx Professional, Lexicon Pro, JBL Professional, Soundcraft, and Studer. Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR; www.harman.com) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets.