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Crown Launches Power-Tech.1 Series at Summer NAMM

July 20, 2001

Crown Audio announces the Summer NAMM launch of its Power-Tech.1 Series of amplifiers. Ideal for musicians and mobile DJs alike, the line represents a stellar combination of performance, reliability and value.

All three models - the Power-Tech 1.1, 2.1 and 3.1 - feature a two-rack-space design. The front panel sports recessed level controls along with signal presence and IOC (Input/Output Comparator) indicators for immediate and accurate performance information. ODEP (Output Device Emulation Protection) circuitry protects the amplifier under the most severe conditions, while DC and fault protection safeguard the product should potentially damaging conditions occur.

Rear-panel input connectors include both dual balanced 1/4-inch TRS and XLR jacks, with output connections made via a pair of five-way, touch-proof binding posts. A three-way input sensitivity switch (0.775V/1.4V/26dB) allows each Power-Tech.1 to flexibly handle any application, while a forced air fan maintains a temperate operating environment.

"The Power-Tech.1 Series puts the enviable Crown sound at a price point that most anyone in the music industry can afford," says Bob Lichty, Crown Audio music industry market manager. "These amps are engineered to provide high power handling with lots of low end and extremely minimal distortion (<0.1% at rated output that musicians have demanded). And, given the fact that they're Crown amps, they're built to perform reliably in the most exacting and abusive applications."

Like all of Crown's amplifiers, Power-Tech.1 products are backed by the manufacturer's industry-exclusive Three-Year, Transferable, No-Fault, Full Warranty.

Power ratings and suggested US retail pricing on the Crown Power-Tech.1 Series amplifiers are as follows:

  • Power-Tech 1.1: 305W - 4 Ohms (per channel); 220W - 8 Ohms (per channel); 600W - 8 Ohms (bridge mono); $869

  • Power-Tech 2.1: 460W - 4 Ohms (per channel); 325W - 8 Ohms (per channel); 910W - 8 Ohms (bridge mono); $999
  • Power-Tech 3.1: 760W - 4 Ohms (per channel); 540W - 8 Ohms (per channel); 1525W - 8 Ohms (bridge mono); $1299

For more information, visit their web site at

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