14 October 2008, United States
Continuing a tradition of providing the leading amplifiers for tour sound applications, Crown's MA-12000i amps were featured in XXXX Audio System's live applications for a number of sold out shows this past summer. Artists such as KISS, Sammy Hagar, Jason Aldean, Frankie Valli, Daughtry, Lifehouse, Ne-Yo, John Michael Montgomery, Gladys Knight, Al Green, Sheryl Crow, Mike Ness and the Black Keys all performed with sound systems that integrated MA-12000i amps and JBL VerTec speaker systems.
Doug Pumphrey, sound integrator for XXXX Audio Systems, said, "We constantly rely on the MA-12000i amps because they are built for tour sound applications. These amplifiers are made to power the larger venues we dealt with on a consistent basis this past summer. We have and will continue to utilize Crown, specifically the MA12000i for all the artists we work with."
Comprised of three models - the MA-5000i, MA-9000i and MA12000i - the Macro-Tech i Series builds upon its predecessor by incorporating Crown's advanced, patented Class-I circuitry, which efficiently delivers significantly greater power while simultaneously reducing overall amplifier weight by more than half. The new lineup is also equipped with comprehensive status, fault, and load monitoring via standard Ethernet networking and Harman Professional's HiQnet™ connectivity and control protocol and System Architect™ interface. Furthermore, 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.
At 28 pounds, the Macro-Tech amps garner new appreciation because of their practicality for portable applications. "In our work, anytime you make something lighter and increase its performance at the same time you've done your job. We will continue to implement additional MA-12000i amps into our inventory for concert system applications," stated Pumphrey.