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Crown Audio, Inc.
P.O. Box 1000
Elkhart IN, 46515-1000
Ph: (574) 294-8000
Fax: (574) 294-8250
Harman International leverages the combined technical leadership and worldwide distribution networks of JBL Professional and Crown International to provide the most innovative digital audio systems available. JBL Cinema loudspeaker systems are the market leaders from sound stages and post production rooms to theatres worldwide. The new “next generation” ScreenArray® Series feature the latest JBL technical innovations. Crown DSi, Digital Screen Series, amplifiers provide the full range of power, while incorporating all digital processing required for the JBL cinema speakers, creating the perfect integrated digital theatre sound system.
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.”
Recent Crown News
Mar 16, 2010
Crown Showcases Groundbreaking Cinema Amplifier Series With DSi 6000
Building upon the success of its groundbreaking line of amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound, Crown Audio is showcasing the DSi 6000. The newest addition to the DSi series, the DSI 6000 is designed to provide further support for the JBL line of cinema loudspeakers.
Dec 4, 2007
Doremi Labs Outfits New Screening Room with State-Of-The Art Digital B-Chain™ System From JBL Professional and Crown International
Demonstrating the integration and performance effectiveness of coupling JBL Professional and Crown International for high-performance cinema sound solutions, Doremi Labs has outfitted its new screening room with a Digital B-Chain™ Cinema sound system, featuring loudspeakers from JBL Professional and amplification, networking and processing from Crown International.
Dec 3, 2007
JBL Professional and Crown Audio Components Deliver Power and Precision to South Korea’s Newest Theater Multiplex and Entertainment Destination
Demonstrating its ability to provide state of the art, performance matched audio components for the world’s elite theater installations, the Harman Pro Cinema Group announced that it had provided Kinoton Korea Inc., with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers and Crown Audio DSi amplifiers for Primus Sangdong, South Korea’s newest and most extensive theater multiplex and entertainment complex located outside of Seoul in the city of Bucheon, Gyeonggi.
Jun 25, 2007
JBL Professional and Crown Power New Live Performance/Cinema Concept for Marcus Theaters in Wisconsin
In an example of how audio playback, performance and networking technologies from the Harman Pro Group can be engineered to support the business model of almost any enterprise, Marcus Theaters has just completed the installation of a unique concept cinema/performance venue in Brookfield, Wisconsin that features complete loudspeaker, microphone, amplification, audio processing and networking technologies from Harman Pro Group’s family of category-leading brands.
Jun 25, 2007
Studio Berar Upgrades Audio System at the Great Hall of Sava Center in Belgrade with Products From JBL Professional and Crown
Demonstrating the capabilities of the Harman Pro Group to provide complete audio solutions for the world’s most prestigious venues, Studio Berar has installed JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers, processing from dbx and amplifiers from Crown International as part of a retrofit at the Great Hall of the Sava Center in Belgrade, Serbia.
Mar 12, 2007
Crown DSi Series Gains THX™ Approval
Crown International proudly announces that its entire line of DSi Series amplifiers dedicated for use in cinema sound systems is now fully ‘THX™ Approved’. The DSi Series joins Crown’s current CTs Series and Macro-Tech 02 Series in being recognized by THX Ltd. as amplifier ranges thoroughly tested and deemed appropriate for use in THX Certified Cinemas.
Jun 1, 2006
CEC Theatres Opens With Crown-JBL Digital-B-Chain™ System
Digital B-Chain (DBC®) technology has an increasing presence in cinema today as CEC Theatres in Waterloo, Iowa opens the newest theatre equipped with Crown’s DBC System. CEC sound technician Craig Seidenkranz applauds the system: “By using a DBC System, with Crown CTs Amplifiers, HiQnet™ modules and DTS XD-10, we have a true digital signal from start to finish. The clarity and power capability is awesome. It’s the best sound I’ve heard in a theatre since I began working as a sound technician in 1981.”
Mar 22, 2004
Digital B-Chain Networked Cinema Audio System from JBL Professional and Crown International Gains Strong Early Support
In Critical Markets
Reaffirming the sonic, economic and management advantages of its new Digital B-Chain cinema sound system, JBL Professional and Crown International are experiencing early adoption as the worldwide cinema market braces for the emerging era of digital cinema.
Mar 22, 2004
JBL Professional and Crown International Close the Loop on Digital Audio with Digital B-Chain
JBL Professional and Crown International today announced its advanced Digital B-Chain (DBC™) audio networking and performance technology. With Digital B-Chain, exhibitors will be able to experience enhanced digital audio performance and control.
Feb 25, 2004
Marcus Theatres Chooses Digital B-Chain™ For UltraScreen
JBL Professional and Crown International announce the installation of a Digital B-ChainT (DBCT) system at the Marcus Theatres Elgin Fox UltraScreen, a gigantic three-story tall screen which is a part of the new Marcus Elgin Fox Theatre in Elgin, Illinois.
Jul 29, 2014
Dreamsound Is Poland’s First Post-Production Studio to Adopt Dolby Atmos Powered By HARMAN’s JBL and Crown
Since 2007 Warsaw-based Dreamsound has been one of Poland’s top film post-production studios, offering a complete range of services from recording sound on set through sound editing, mixing and audio mastering.
May 28, 2014
Harman’s JBL Professional CBT 70J-1 Column Loudspeaker and CBT 70JE-1 Extension Box Receive THX Approval
Making its world-class CBT column loudspeakers available for even more cinemas around the world, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced that its CBT 70J-1 column loudspeaker and CBT 70JE-1 extension box are now THX approved. This enables exhibitors to include CBT 70J-1 loudspeakers in their THX-certified theaters.
May 27, 2014
Australia’s Trackdown Studios Expands With HARMAN’s JBL and Crown
<div>Since its humble 1980s beginnings as a cramped recording studio with mattresses on the walls for sound absorption, Trackdown Studios (<a href="http://www.trackdown.com.au/" target="_blank">www.trackdown.com.au</a></div>
Apr 29, 2014
Indonesian Exhibitor Cinemaxx Taps HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers for Cinema Audio Systems
HARMAN Professional today announced that Indonesian cinema exhibitor Cinemaxx has partnered with HARMAN to equip more than 300 new screens with JBL Professional ScreenArray® loudspeakers, powered by Crown amplifiers, over the next 12 months. In the years ahead, Cinemaxx may outfit up to 1,000 screens throughout Indonesia with JBL and Crown.
Apr 22, 2014
Yes Planet Cinema in Rishon Lezion Enters the 3D Sound Sphere with Harman’s JBL and Crown
As if vibrating chairs, gusts of wind, thunder and lightning was not enough, the Israel Theaters Group which owns Cinema City International, recently added a Barco Auro-3D advanced sound system to the three largest theaters at the Yes Planet complexes in Rishon LeZion. This next-generation multi-dimensional sound system features HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown DSi 2000 amplifiers.
Apr 10, 2014
HARMAN’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors Prove “Pitch Perfect” for Music Mixer Joseph Magee
Music mixer Joseph Magee, whose impressive credits include <em>Saving Mr. Banks</em>, <em>Pitch Perfect</em>, <em>High Fidelity</em>, <em>Into the Wild</em>, <em>The Muppets</em>, <em>Spider-man 3 </em>and many more, is currently on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mixing music for the feature film, <em>Pitch Perfect 2</em>.
Feb 13, 2014
HARMAN’s Crown DCi Series Amplifiers and JBL ScreenArray Loudspeakers Highlight Germany’s Haus Zoar Dolby Atmos™ Movie Theater
Located in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Mönchengladbach has a history that goes back to the 10<sup>th</sup> century—but the city’s newly completed movie theater boasts up-to-the-second technology. Haus Zoar is Germany’s first cinema to feature a Dolby Atmos™ Connect interface with HARMAN’s Crown DCi Series network amplifiers. The cinema has also deployed JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in an installation that takes surround sound realism to new heights – literally.
Jan 17, 2014
Mumbai’s YRF Studios Equips its Latest Dolby Atmos™ Film Mix Theatre with Harman Professional’s JBL and Crown Cinema Systems
YRF (Yash Raj Films) Studios is one of India’s premier film studios and entertainment companies, well known for producing many of the country’s biggest blockbusters and as the number one film distribution house in India. Located in Mumbai, YRF Studios is one of the world’s most well equipped film production studios, boasting three sound stages, two recording theaters, a film mixing studio/theater, dubbing, Foley and tracking suites and a full complement of technical facilities and personal amenities.
Dec 18, 2013
HARMAN’s JBL Professional and Crown Deliver Mega-Scale Dolby Atmos™ Multichannel Sound in South Korea’s Megabox Cinema
Megabox is a chain of 58 South Korean movie theaters known for its commitment to leading-edge cinema technology. Moviegoers who attend the Ilsan, Baeksuk Megabox Theater will now be treated to the newest advancement in movie theater sound, thanks to the theater’s recently-installed Dolby Atmos™ surround sound system featuring HARMAN’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers.
Oct 31, 2013
Harman’s JBL and Crown Provide Sound for National Network of Cinemas Project in Mongolia
Most audio/video projects involve a single location and anything from a conference room to a domed stadium. That’s a major endeavor by anyone’s standards – but a project that involves equipping an entire <em>country</em> with a network of cinemas? That’s exactly what the Mongolia Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism (MCST) is currently undertaking in conjunction with systems integrator Cinema of Sound LLC and Kinoton Korea, Inc.
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