April 1, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana – Known as a leader in the sound reinforcement industry, PA Plus has continued its successful relationship with Crown by purchasing 130 I-Tech HD amplifiers.  PA Plus, one of Canada’s leading sound reinforcement companies, has over 25 years of experience working with major concert tours, nationally televised award shows, and special events.

“The new I-Tech HD series is not only the most advanced amplifier on the planet, its new DSP capabilities rival anything out there. Advancements in voltage limiting technology, the introduction of FIR filtering, overall system control features and unsurpassed functionality put this amplifier in a class of its own,” stated Mark Radu, systems engineer at PA Plus.

PA Plus continues what has been a rich history with Crown. When the original I-Tech amplifier was introduced, PA Plus was one of the first sound companies to adopt it. “We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Crown. Our mandate of providing the best available technology to our clients has been pushed to a higher level with our commitment to the new HD amplifier. Crown has given PA Plus the tools to continue to provide the most advanced solutions on the market,” stated Gabor Szepesi, president and owner of PA Plus.

“We know that Crown relied on input and feedback from some of the most respected names in the live audio industry. Crown has delivered a product that surpasses the demanding expectations of rental and touring companies alike,” added Radu.

Speaking about the implementation of I-Tech HD at PA Plus, Brian Divine, Crown marketing director for tour sound stated, “PA Plus has the reputation of being one of the most well known names in the live sound industry.  We recognize the company holds its equipment to the highest standard and we have worked very hard to provide PA Plus with the most feature packed amplifier on the market.

I-Tech HD features a new user-inspired DSP engine co-developed with BSS called OMNIDRIVEHD. The new processing engine features Linear Phase FIR filters that offer unrivaled crossover performance for sonically pure tunings. The OMNIDRIVEHD processing engine also features an innovative new suite of limiters called LevelMAX™. Harman HiQnet™ System Architect ™ mirrors the typical browser navigation interface to provide tour sound and contracting professionals with a familiar interface to access a host of power configuration and control functions.

Crown and JBL are units 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.”

Harman HiQnet™ is the world's first connectivity and control protocol that integrates all product categories in the signal chain for professional audio systems of all types, size, and applications. Harman HiQnet no longer requires the user to manage multiple disparate operating systems or be responsible for programming individual signal processors, speaker controllers, wireless microphone systems, and mixing consoles. HiQnet was developed by engineers from across the Harman Pro Group and is coordinated by the System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), a team of dedicated systems specialists based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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For additional information, contact: 
Philip Weiss 
Griffin Integrated Communications 
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 23 
pweiss@griffinpr.com

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