CROWN

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In 1947 an Elkhart, Indiana minister named Clarence C. Moore founded the International Radio and Electronics Corporation (IREC) which, over the years, has become better known as Crown Audio Inc. Moore started by building open-reel tape recorders out of a chicken coop but today, Crown Audio is an industry leader in amplified sound. Crown makes amps for cinema venues, installed sites, touring rigs, portable PA and commercial audio. With over 67 years of focus on innovation and providing the best user experience, Crown Audio is continually raising the bar in audio amplification.

Clarence C. Moore, a longtime radio enthusiast, had spent the early part of the ’40s in Quito, Ecuador working for HCJB, a non-profit Christian broadcasting and engineering group.

Following his return to the United States, he felt the desire to supply Christian broadcasters like HCJB with quality electronic products. As a result, Moore founded International Radio and Electronics Corporation (IREC) in 1947 and converted a former chicken coop into the budding manufacturer’s first production facility.

The company’s early reputation was built on a family of rugged and compact open-reel tape recorders designed to operate reliably when used by missionaries in remote, often-primitive regions of the world. After modifying and distributing several existing models (Magnecord, Recordio, Pentron and Crestwood) for the first couple of years, Moore obtained a patent in 1949 for a groundbreaking invention: the world’s first tape recorder with a built-in power amplifier (15 watts). This invention led the way for several more in the next 15 years. In 1964, the company invented their first solid-state amplifier called the SA 20-20. From then on, the focus switched from tape recorders to amplifiers and the business was quickly growing.

Unfortunately, amongst all of the growth and development, a fire erupted on Thanksgiving Day in 1971 and destroyed over 60% of the facility and the remainder of the plant was severely damaged. There was $1 million of uninsured inventory destroyed in the process. However, Mr. Moore wasn’t going to let this disaster stop him now. Production resumed within 6 weeks with the latest of their inventions, the D-60 amplifier.

Eventually, Moore’s wife and co-founder, Ruby (deceased 2002), suggested that a name change was in order. Since IREC had by this point produced vacuum tube tape recorders branded ‘Royal’ and ‘Imperial’, in addition to the fact that the emblem on those products was a fancy crown, she felt that the company should simply be called Crown. In 1975, the stockholders voted to change the name of the corporation to Crown International, Inc.
Crown Today

Acquired by Harman International in March of 2000, Crown has continued to move forward, producing numerous innovative designs, such as the DriveCore™ Install (DCi) series that was released in 2013. This series features both analog and Network amplifiers for the installed sound market. Using just one tiny chip to replace over 500 parts makes the DCi series of amplifiers the most reliable and innovative amplifier on the market today. These products and more embody the reliability and innovativeness that have long been the manufacturer’s hallmarks. Crown today continues to delight its customers with products that consistently exceed both specifications and expectations, even on the most demanding tours and installations.

Crown International Senior VP of R&D Gerald Stanley, who originally joined the company in 1964 as a tape recorder line technician and amplifier design engineer, comments on Crown’s success over the years. “In an era of cookbook designs and buggy software, it would seem that the most basic lessons of history have been forgotten,” he says. “Crown’s recipe is simple: design, build and service each product as if you were the customer. This approach not only drives the product to excellence, it drives the people to be the best that they can be.”

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  • The XLI Series of power amplifiers from Crown® represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. All four models in the series are powerful, rugged and reliable. They are suited for musicians, DJs, and entertainers as well as houses of worship, discos, and pubs. The four models in the series are the XLi800, XLi1500, XLi2500 and XLi3500. They are identical except for output power. Features include RCA and XLR inputs, user selectable input sensitivity of 0.755V or 1.4V, Speakon® and binding post outputs, stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode, power/fault/signal presence/clip indicators, forced-air cooling; and protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps and radio-frequency interference. With over six decades of experience designing and building rock-solid products, Crown is the standard in amplifier technology. So check out the affordable Crown XLI Series. They are a powerful argument for quality and value!Stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode User selectable input sensitivity - 0.775V and 1.4V Electronically balanced RCA & XLR inputs; binding post and Speakon ® outputs Efficient forced-air cooling prevents excessive thermal buildup Two level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs which indicate signal presence, clip and fault for...

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  • Crown's XLS series amplifiers set the standard for portable sound systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability.  Its flexible flexibility includes multiple inputs to allow you to connect anything and play anywhere, as well as several system configuration configurations. Built-in filters and switching power supply produce superior sound quality and Peakx ™ limiters protect your speakers. Weighing less than 6 kg, compared to 18 kg for its competitors, it is much easier to set up and move from one show to another. In simple terms, the XLS is the most reliable, versatile and efficient amp available today. Crown's series of XLS power amplifiers sets the standard for live sound systems with unparalleled performance, technology and affordability. This high-performance line-up consists of four models, each offering considerable power and flexibility thanks to integrated DriveCore technology, CrossBar PureBand ™ and Peakx ™ limiters. With a weight of only 10 lbs or less, they offer lightweight portability. The four models in the series, the XLS1000, XLS1500, XLS2000 and XLS2500, are designed to meet...

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  • 300 W Dual Channel Analog Power Amplifier in 4 or 8 Ohms Crown's CDi DriveCore series are high-performance amps with a multitude of features, different power in 2 or 4 channels. the CDi DriveCore 2 300 is easy to use and is reserved for small and medium-sized facilities such as restaurants, hotels, museums, theaters, cinemas and various public establishments. the CDi DriveCore 2300 is a 2-channel amp that includes network control / monitoring, high-level DSP, front-panel interface, and 100Vrms speaker support. requiring a transformer. The entire CDi DriveCore range is preloaded with JBL speaker tunings to facilitate and speed up installations.DriveCore Technology – Crown’s proprietary DriveCore technology eliminates hundreds of components within each amplifier, reducing the variability of component values, increasing reliability, resulting in incredible audio fidelity from an efficient design. Network Control and Monitoring – Through Harman’s HiQnet Audio Architect software, the CDi DriveCore can be controlled, configured, and monitored through standard TCP/IQ network. DSP – On-board Digital Signal Processor in each amplifier allows for custom...

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  • The XLI Series of power amplifiers from Crown® represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. All four models in the series are powerful, rugged and reliable. They are suited for musicians, DJs, and entertainers as well as houses of worship, discos, and pubs. The four models in the series are the XLi800, XLi1500, XLi2500 and XLi3500. They are identical except for output power. Features include RCA and XLR inputs, user selectable input sensitivity of 0.755V or 1.4V, Speakon® and binding post outputs, stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode, power/fault/signal presence/clip indicators, forced-air cooling; and protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps and radio-frequency interference. With over six decades of experience designing and building rock-solid products, Crown is the standard in amplifier technology. So check out the affordable Crown XLI Series. They are a powerful argument for quality and value!2 channels Class AB 1000 watts under 8 ohms 1350 Watts under 4 Ohms 2700W under 8 ohms bridged 2 RCA inputs, 2 XLR inputs 2 speakON outputs, 2 terminal strip outputs Internal heat sinks with forced air, fan cooling, speed control, thermal protection and direct forward ventilation Rack Spaces: 2U

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  • Meet the new XLS DriveCore™ 2 SeriesThe next generation of XLS got a makeover with a sleek new look, a LCD display that is three times larger, and more DSP with higher capabilities. Like its predecessor, the new XLS is ultra-efficient with Crown’s patented DriveCore technology and can drive 2400W at 4Ω bridged with tons of headroom guaranteeing a clean, undistorted signal straight to your speakers. The XLS DriveCore 2 assures that you will be heard as you deliver a powerful, pure sound experience for any venue.2 x 375 W under 8 Ohms 2 x 650 W at 4 Ohms Bridgeables at 4 and 8 Ohms Class D Limiter Paramtrable active filter Digital display (operating mode, filters etc.) Use active filters to power a satellite and a Sub with a single amp. 2 U steel frame Ventilation cooling XLR balanced inputs All protections (continuous current, short circuit, temperature ...) Outputs on terminal block and Speakon® 5 control LEDs, clip / power / signal / default for each channel Dimensions: 19 "2U

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  • Crown I-Tech is the number one choice for touring professionals around the world. 2x2100 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x4000 Watts at 4 Ohms 2x3500 Watts under 2 Ohms 8000 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged 7000 Watts under 4 Ohms bridged 105 dB

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  • Crown I-Tech is the number one choice for touring professionals around the world. 2x1500 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x3000 Watts at 4 Ohms 2x2500 Watts under 2 Ohms 6000 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged 5000 Watts under 4 Ohms bridged 105 dB

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  • An excellent quality / price ratio is a very good reliability make the XLS range an ideal amp for mobile applications such as groups and disco-mobiles 2x260 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x400 Watts under 4 Ohms 2x570 Watts under 2 Ohms 800 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged 1140 Watts under 4 Ohms bridged

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  • An excellent quality / price ratio is a very good reliability make the XLS range an ideal amp for mobile applications such as groups and disco-mobiles 2x370 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x600 Watts at 4 Ohms 2x840 Watts under 2 Ohms 1200 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged 1680 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged

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  • An excellent quality / price ratio is a very good reliability make the XLS range an ideal amp for mobile applications such as groups and disco-mobiles. 2x500 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x800 Watts under 4 Ohms 2x1050 Watts under 2 Ohms 93/98 dB

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  • Power Amplifier 2 x 500 W 2 x 500 W under 4 Ohms, 2 x 275 W under 8 Ohms and 700 W under 2 Ohms 4-band parametric corrector ± 12 dB, low and high Low Pass and High Pass Filters per channel, butterworth 6/12/18/24 dB Bass / Treble filters, one per channel Synthesizer of subharmonics7 Output Limiter 10 user memories Active filtering, EQ, limiter and delay 2U rack design Balanced Inputs / Outputs on XLR Outputs on protected terminal blocks and Speakon® Switching Power Supply 120/240 V LCD Screen Control HiQnet USB connector

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  • The amplifiers of the XTi2 series are reliable, offer a very good sound quality and are particularly light. 2 x 800 W under 4 ohms, 2 x 475 W under 8 ohms and 2 x 1000 W under 2 ohms in stereo 1 x 2000 W under 4 Ohms bridged and 1 x 1600 under 4 Ohms bridged 2 channels 20000 Hz of max frequency and 20 Hz of mini frequency DSP functions, channel filter, equalizer, Delay, limit ... Loudspeaker short-circuit protection, DC voltage, overheating, HF control. Software for configuration, control and monitoring Powerful fan Input XLR, Speakon port, screw terminal USB port

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  • The amplifiers of the XTi2 series are reliable, offer a very good sound quality and are particularly light. 2 x 1200 W under 4 ohms, 2 x 650 W under 8 ohms and 2 x 1600 W under 2 ohms in stereo 1 x 3200 W under 4 Ohms bridged and 1 x 2400 under 8 Ohms bridged 2 channels 1 KHz max frequency and 20 Hz mini frequency DSP functions, channel filter, equalizer, Delay, limit ... Loudspeaker short-circuit protection, DC voltage, overheating, HF control. Software for configuration, control and monitoring Powerful fan Input XLR, Speakon port, screw terminal USB port

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  • The amplifiers of the XTi2 series are reliable, offer a very good sound quality and are particularly light. 2 x 2100 W under 4 Ohms, 2 x 1200 W under 8 Ohms and 2 x 3000 W under 2 Ohms in stereo 1 x 6000 W under 4 Ohms bridged and 1 x 4200 under 8 Ohms bridged DSP 4-band parametric corrector ± 12 dB, low and high Low Pass and High Pass Filters per channel, butterworth 6/12/18/24 dB Bass / Treble filters, one per channel Synthesizer of subharmonics Output Limiter LCD Screen Control 10 user memories Speaker factory programs: active filtering, EQ, limiter and delay - Any 2U rackmount model and Balanced Inputs / Outputs on XLR Outputs on protected terminal blocks and Speakon® HiQnet ™ USB connector Switching power supply

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  • Crown I-Tech is the number one choice for touring professionals around the world. 2x1250 Watts under 8 Ohms 2x2000 Watts at 4 Ohms 2x1800 Watts under 2 Ohms 4000 Watts under 8 Ohms bridged 3600 Watts under 4 Ohms bridged 105 dB

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