Immediately upgrading its sound reinforcement capacity, Harman Professional distributor Audio Pro Heilbronn has confirmed a major sale of Crown's new I-Tech HD amplifiers to German touring company, TDA Rental GmbH. The company has acquired a total of 56 amplifiers, divided between 32 I-Tech 5000HD's and 24 I-Tech 9000-HD's. This will add a further 376,000 watts of amplification power to the company's inventory.
TDA owner Stefan Todeskino had been delighted with the purchase. ”These are great amps, delivering a powerful sound, with a superb sounding DSP,” stated Todeskino.
Another feature that impressed Todeskino was the flexibility of the I-Tech HD's, enabling them to be used with all speaker types and in various applications. He notes that control is made easy due to Harman HiQnet System Architectâ„¢ software.
Todeskino, who has a strong relationship with Audio Pro for sales and service, explained the decision to purchase Crown. “We started off with a bunch of Micro-Tech 1200's which are still used in some rare applications, and later bought Macro-Techs and I-Techs,” stated Todeskino.
Founded by Todeskino back in 1986 to offer a wide spectrum of sound reinforcement services, TDA has been using Crown amplifiers since the company's inception.
At the same time, the company has invested elsewhere in the Harman Professional portfolio, purchasing Soundcraft Vi6 consoles to service regular accounts including Joe Cocker, Scorpions, Willy de Ville, well-known German band Wir sind Helden, Deep Purple, Guano Apes, Sisters of Mercy, Nickelback and The Cure. They also have a roster of industrial and corporate clients, including Panasonic, Daimler Chrysler, Sony and Coca Cola.
Commented Audio Pro product manager, Carsten Peter, “We are delighted that TDA has chosen to continue its long relationship with Crown amplifiers. TDA is an important partner for us, as the company is regarded as one of the best touring and rental companies in Germany. Many international artists and global players in the industry have come to rely on the technical service of the company for their tours, concerts and events,” stated Peter.
I-Tech HD features a new user-inspired DSP engine co-developed with BSS called OMNIDRIVEHD. The new processing engine features Linear Phase FIR filters that offer unrivaled crossover performance for sonically pure tunings. The OMNIDRIVEHD processing engine also features an innovative new suite of limiters called LevelMAXâ„¢. Harman HiQnet System Architectâ„¢ mirrors the typical browser navigation interface to provide contracting professionals with a familiar interface to access a host of power configuration and control functions.