Crown Power Amplifiers
Crown Power Amplifiers
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.
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. (source)
Church Technology Superstore is proud to carry Crown power amplifiers for all of your church sound system needs.
Things to Consider When Buying Crown Power Amplifiers
You already know you need high-quality amplifiers for your next worship service or another such event, and when you decide to buy Crown power amps, you’ll know you’re getting some of the best amps on the market. The good thing about amplifiers is that they are usually very reasonably priced, but if you’re not sure how to get the best amps, you can start by figuring out what your production needs are so that you get the right ones.
Some of the many features you can research when you’re shopping around for the Crown power amplifier that is best for your needs are discussed below.
Weight and Size
This might sound like it’s not a big deal, but if you have remote events or you rearrange your stage regularly, you’ll want amps that are lightweight and small. Some of the Crown power amps weigh only 11 pounds, meaning anyone can pick them up and transport them to another location when they have to do so. Having a smaller and lighter amp is good for so many reasons, which is why it is one of the features to consider when you’re buying amps.
The Crown power amps range from a little more than $300 to roughly $1,200, so as you can see, even the most expensive amp is very reasonably priced. Naturally, you’ll have to look at more than just price when you’re shopping for amplifiers, but if you’re on a budget or you’re simply trying to get the best deal, it’s good to know you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg just to get a high-quality amp.
Input and Output Ports
You also need to make sure the amps have enough input and output ports to accommodate anything you need to hook them up to. Crown power amps usually have enough input and output ports to accommodate speakers, headphones, and much more. Since each model is a little different, it’s wise to research all of them to make sure you do get the number you need for your particular production.
The warranty is important when you’re buying amps because you will occasionally get some that are malfunctioning. While this is extremely rare, it’s still good to know that Crown offers great warranties on all of their products – usually one year or longer – which goes a long way in giving you the peace of mind you need and deserve when buying electronics.