Click image for closeup
Building upon 20 years of innovation and market success, Crown Audio today introduced the new Macro-Tech-i family of analog amplifiers it expects will emulate the reliability, sonic performance and value of the now-legendary Macro-Tech Series. The original Crown Macro-Tech Series earned a reputation as the most reliable, best sounding analog power amplifier line money could buy and now, by incorporating Crown's advanced, patented Class-I circuitry, the new Macro-Tech-i delivers significantly greater power while reducing the weight by more than half! Comprised of three models — the MA-5000i, MA-9000i and MA12000i — the Macro-Tech-i Series is equipped with comprehensive status, fault, and load monitoring via standard Ethernet networking and Harman Pro's HiQnet™ and System Architect™ software. A universal power-factor corrected power supply ensures that the new models can be used literally anywhere in the world, delivering full rated power regardless of where touring schedules may lead.
"No amplifier manufacturer is as dedicated to its customers as Crown Audio is committed to the pro audio community: we listen attentively to audio professionals and work very hard to build the right products to address their needs," noted Brian Divine, Crown Audio Market Director for Touring Sound and Engineered Sound. "This commitment is manifested in today's introduction of the new Macro-Tech-i family that was conceived and refined with the close cooperation of our user group. As a result, the new Macro-Tech-i Series boasts rugged build quality, rock-solid reliability and unmatched sonic performance."
As is the case with all Crown amplifiers, the Macro-Tech-i Series is backed by the manufacturer's industry — exclusive Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty.
Shipping immediately, the Macro-Tech-i Series features the following power ratings and U.S. pricing:
MA-5000i — 1800W per channel at 2 ohms (with 2565W 20mS burst), 2000W per channel at 4 ohms, 1250W per channel at 8 ohms, 3600W at 4 ohms bridged, and 4000W at 8 ohms bridged; $4,255 MSRP MA-9000i — 2500W per channel at 2 ohms (with 4570W 20mS burst), 3000W per channel at 4 ohms, 1500W per channel at 8 ohms, 5000W at 4 ohms bridged, and 6000W at 8 ohms bridged; $5,200 MSRP
MA-12000i — 3500W per channel at 2 ohms (with 5900W 20mS burst), 4000W per channel at 4 ohms, 2100W per channel at 8 ohms, 7000W at 4 ohms bridged, and 8000W at 8 ohms bridged; $6,855 MSRP
For more information, visit their web site at www.crownaudio.com