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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.
Jan 20, 2016
HARMAN to Introduce High-Output, 3-Way, Configurable Pattern Surround for Immersive Cinema Experience
HARMAN Professional Solutions is pleased to introduce the JBL 9350, a high-output, 3-way, 15-inch configurable pattern surround loudspeaker designed specifically to meet the challenging demands of immersive cinema sound systems.
Nov 4, 2015
HARMAN Professional Solutions’ Technologies Help Marcus Theatres Cast Immersive Audio in a Starring Role at Flagship Cineplex
In one of its first installations since restructuring into a customer-centric organizational model, HARMAN Professional Solutions provided a complete system solution to Marcus Theatres, a leading Midwestern cinema brand. The integrated system with an immersive audio experience will be implemented in the <em>Ultra</em>Screen® auditorium at the Gurnee Mills Cinema near Chicago.
Nov 3, 2015
HARMAN Professional Solutions’ JBL 9300 Series Surround Loudspeakers Provide Optimal Combination of Precision and Power for Cinema Environments
Making their debut to rave reviews at ShowEast 2015, HARMAN Professional Solutions’ JBL 9300 Series surround loudspeakers are designed to provide smooth coverage and excellent power handling for modern cinema applications. Equipped with positioning capabilities that simplify system design and installation, the first two models in the JBL 9300 Series, the 9300 and the 9310, feature new transducer technologies and waveguide designs that result in studio-grade performance and pattern control.
Jun 3, 2015
HARMAN’s JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitor Provides Flawless Audio for Joseph Magee in the Sound Mixing of Pitch Perfect 2
On May 15, <em>Pitch Perfect 2</em> starring Anna Kendrick opened in theaters nationwide grossing more than $100M in just two weeks. At the heart of the film’s success is its musical score. Supervising Music Mixer Joseph Magee, whose credits include the original <em>Pitch Perfect, Saving Mr. Banks, High Fidelity </em>and <em>Into the Wild</em>, recorded and mixed all of the a capella vocal performances using HARMAN’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors in a specially-built studio on location in Baton Rouge.
Apr 22, 2015
Harman’s Lexicon Introduces QLI-32 Quantum Logic® Immersion Processor for Spectacular Cinema Surround Sound
HARMAN’s Lexicon today introduced its QLI-32 Quantum Logic Immersion cinema processor, designed to deliver up to 32 channels of surround sound in professional cinema applications. The new QLI-32 interfaces with a theater’s media source and existing cinema processor to provide a multi-dimensional listening experience with left, center, right, surround, rear and height channels, all via HARMAN’s proprietary Quantum Logic Immersion surround-processing technology. In doing so, the QLI-32 provides theaters with a cost-efficient and easily deployed upgrade path to significantly-improved immersive cinematic sound.
Oct 28, 2014
Harman’s JBL Professional Unveils 5628 Cinema Subwoofer
HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the new 5628 dual 18-inch cinema subwoofer. The 5628 offers increased SPL and extended frequency response, delivering world-class audio quality to large-format auditoriums.
Oct 23, 2014
Deluxe Toronto Demonstrates Commitment to World-Class Quality, Outfits New Facility with HARMAN’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors, Crown Amplifiers and BSS Audio Processing
Deluxe Toronto Ltd., one of the world’s most prestigious and successful suppliers of services and technologies to the worldwide entertainment industry, has completed relocation to a new state-of-the-art facility on King Street West in Toronto. Affirming its commitment to offering the very best in technology, Deluxe has standardized on HARMAN’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors, Crown Macro-Tech 9000i amplifiers, and BSS Soundweb London processing.
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>
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