Crown I-Tech Series Amplifiers

Jan 21, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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At the recent Winter NAMM show, Crown unveiled its new flagship amplifier series for the touring and corporate P.A. markets: the I-Tech Series.

All models in the series are 2RU and weigh less than 28 pounds. I-Tech is built for the road, with a rugged chassis designed to withstand abuse. I-Tech features Crown's patented Class-I switching output design to deliver massive amounts of power while generating a fraction of the heat of conventional designs. Crown's global regulated power supply delivers full power regardless of AC mains voltage: from 120 to 277 volts, and from 50 to 60 Hz. Power Factor Correction (PFC) allows I-Tech to draw current from the mains more efficiently, providing more power from a single 20-amp breaker.

An intuitive front panel work surface with LCD provides fast and easy menu-based system setup and full amplifier diagnostics. AES/EBU digital audio inputs are standard, along with balanced analog XLR inputs and passive-through outputs. Crown plans to announce availability of integrated CobraNet digital audio inputs as an option. Integrated studio-grade DSP with 24-bit/96kHz converters allow custom settings and factory-designed tunings to be easily loaded and recalled via onboard presets.

I-Tech amplifiers connect directly to IQ Networks, providing Crown’s IQ control over industry-standard Ethernet network technology. Using mature, off-the-shelf networking technology, Crown’s TCP/IQ protocol ensures reliable, easy-to implement and inexpensive network operation. By connecting I-Tech to an IQ Network and running the free IQwic software application, all amplifier controls can be accessed and vital amplifier operating parameters monitored from a remote location. Multiple levels of security are available to prevent unauthorized adjustment of system settings.

Power ratings (power per channel with both channels driven) for the I-T4000 include 1,800 watts @ 2 ohms, 2,000W @ 4 ohms and 1,250W @ 8 ohms. For the I-T6000, ratings are 2,500W @ 2 ohms, 3,000W @ 4 ohms and 1,500W @ 8 ohms. Ratings for the I-T8000 are 3,500W @ 2 ohms, 4,000W @ 4 ohms and 2,100W @ 8 ohms.

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