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Elgin, Il, Usa—Feb 25, 2004

Marcus Theatres Chooses Digital B-Chain™ For UltraScreen

JBL Professional and Crown International announce the installation of a Digital B-Chain™ (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. The 75-foot wide UltraScreen, the largest in the Midwest, features a state-of-the-art sound system comprised of the Crown Digital B-Chain and JBL's Academy Award winning ScreenArray cinema systems. The screen is scheduled to open February 25, 2004.

In a DBC system, analog or digital audio is received from the cinema processor and is then transported on a digital audio and control network where it remains in the digital domain to the amplifiers. In the Elgin system, analog audio is sent to nine Crown CTs Series amplifiers with IQ-PIP-USP3/CN modules, which power the ScreenArray screen channels, subs, and surround channels. Both the digital audio and control information is transported on a single network connection.

DBC systems include the capability of system-wide diagnostics. Automated error reporting allows technicians and users to learn about potential system errors before they happen and alerts technicians immediately of any problems, providing specific data on where to locate the problem. The entire audio system can be controlled and monitored on the same facility network as concessions management, box office ticketing, HVAC, etc, lowering infrastructure costs.
Harman International Contacts:
Media Contact
Philip Weiss 
Definition Branding and Marketing
(212) 660-2555 x23
Philip.weiss@definitionbam.com
About Harman International: HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013 Harman International Directory page Harman International Web Site About Crown Audio, Inc.: 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.” Crown Audio, Inc. Directory page About JBL Professional: JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs 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." JBL Professional Directory page About Marcus Theatres: Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio. Marcus Theatres Directory page
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