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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.
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.
Oct 22, 2013
Harman’s JBL Professional Introduces 9320 Large-Format Cinema Surround Loudspeaker
Harman’s JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 9320 Cinema Surround loudspeaker, a large-format loudspeaker designed for high power handling, extended bass response and wide dynamic range in professional cinema applications.
Oct 17, 2013
Dolby Atmos, Harman’s JBL Loudspeakers and Crown Amplifiers Provide World-Class Experience at Promenade Cinemas
The most revolutionary cinema sound experience yet is coming to the Philippines and will be experienced at the new cinemas opening soon at the Greenhills Promenade in San Juan City. Set to open this month, the new Promenade Cinemas 6, 7, and 8 will be equipped with Dolby<sup>®</sup> Atmos™, the latest audio solution that revolutionizes the experience of sound in entertainment and transports moviegoers right into the middle of each scene.
Jul 22, 2013
HARMAN’s New Crown DriveCore™ Install Series Amplifiers Debut In Denmark’s First Dolby Atmos™ Movie Theater
The Cinema Apollon in the Danish town of Struer has long been associated with offering moviegoers the latest and best in cinema technology. In 2013 the Cinema Apollon continues its commitment to the cutting edge with the installation of the first Dolby Atmos surround-sound system, powered by the first of HARMAN’s Crown DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifiers in Denmark.
May 16, 2013
Harman’s JBL Professional Named Official Speaker Provider for the American Pavilion at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced that it is the Official Speaker Provider for The American Pavilion at the 66<sup>th</sup> Cannes Film Festival, which takes place May 15–26 in Cannes, France. The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and more.
Apr 16, 2013
HARMAN’s JBL Professional and Crown Power Dolby® ATMOS™ South African Theater Chain Ster-Kinekor’s Gateway Cinema
Underscoring its commitment to the increasingly popular Dolby<sup>® </sup>ATMOS™ platform, South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor recently deployed HARMAN’s JBL Professional cinema loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers at its flagship Gateway Cinema in Durban.
Apr 15, 2013
HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces 3252N 2-Way Screen Channel Cinema Loudspeaker System At CinemaCon 2013
At CinemaCon 2013, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its 3252N 2-way screen channel cinema loudspeaker system, a cost-effective solution for movie soundtrack reproduction in small- to mid-sized auditoriums. The loudspeaker is available as a fully passive system.
Apr 15, 2013
HARMAN’s JBL Professional Introduces 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System
At CinemaCon 2013, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the 4181 Cinema Subwoofer System, a cost-effective movie soundtrack reproduction loudspeaker for basic cinema applications. The 4181 is a high-quality subwoofer system featuring an advanced technology 460-millimeter (18-inch), low-frequency transducer mounted in a direct radiator, bass-reflex enclosure for smooth response to the lowest audible frequencies.
Mar 5, 2013
Baltzell Audio Design and ATK Audiotek Rely on Harman’s JBL Vertec® Line Arrays for the 85th Academy Awards
The 85<sup>th</sup> Academy Awards were held February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, recognizing the cinematic achievements of 2012. For the event, Valencia, California-based audio system provider ATK Audiotek deployed the sound reinforcement system, which was designed by Pat Baltzell of Baltzell Audio Design and included HARMAN’s JBL VERTEC® line arrays.
Apr 24, 2012
Santa Monica’s Lotus Post Positions Itself for Success With HARMAN’s JBL ScreenArray® Loudspeakers and LSR Series Studio Monitors
Located in the heart of Santa Monica, California, Lotus Post offers a broad range of audio services for movies, TV and music recording. In its new 6,000-square-foot facility with six post-production studios and another in the works, Lotus Post relies on HARMAN’s JBL ScreenArray® cinema loudspeakers and LSR Series studio monitors for film projects including <em>Outrun, The Fighter</em>, <em>Thor</em>, plus TV projects for Fox, Discovery Channel and Speed TV.
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