At Musikmesse Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Crown International launched the Macro-Tech i Series. Comprised of three models—the MA-5000i, MA-9000i and MA12000i—the Macro-Tech i Series builds upon its predecessor, the Macro-Tech Series analog power amplifier line, by incorporating Crown's advanced, patented Class-I circuitry, which promises significantly greater power while simultaneously reducing overall amplifier weight by more than half.
The new lineup, scheduled to begin shipping in April, is also 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 allows the new models to be used anywhere, delivering full rated power regardless of where touring schedules may lead.
The MA-5000i ($4,255) offers 1,800watts/ch. at 2 ohms (with 2,565W 20ms burst); 2,000watts/ch.at 4 ohms; 1,250watts/ch. at 8 ohms; 3,600W at 4 ohms bridged; and 4,000W at 8 ohms bridged.
The MA-9000i ($5,200) features 2,500watts/ch. at 2 ohms (with 4,570W 20ms burst); 3,000watts/ch. at 4 ohms; 1,500watts/ch. at 8 ohms; 5,000W at 4 ohms bridged; and 6,000W at 8 ohms bridged.
Lastly, the MA-12000i ($6,855) offers 3,500watts/ch. at 2 ohms (with 5,900W 20ms burst); 4,000watts/ch. at 4 ohms; 2,100watts/ch. at 8 ohms; 7,000W at 4 ohms bridged; and 8,000W at 8 ohms bridged.
For more information, visit www.crownaudio.com.