25 March 2009, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
Firehouse Productions, a leader in the sound reinforcement industry has taken notice of the new Crown I-Tech HD amplifier, announcing they will purchase 100 I-Tech 12000HD amplifiers for its tour sound projects. Firehouse has gained a reputation of excellence providing sound for some of the music’s biggest acts including Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, and Hannah Montana. They have also handled major television and live events including Live Earth, the MTV VMAs, and VH-1 Story Tellers.
“Firehouse is a clear leader in the live sound industry. They have been a long time user of Crown and we have confidence I-Tech HD will be a major asset to their business for years to come. We value long-term relationships with industry leaders such as Firehouse and seeing them choose I-Tech HD is a validation of the efforts of our team to produce the best amplifier in the world,” stated Brian Divine, marketing director for tour sound at Crown.
“We are proud to be a long time user of Crown because of the consistent support we have received from them over the years. Knowing they are 100 percent behind us was a key reason for us to make the move to I-Tech HD,” stated Mark Dittmar, lead sound and integration engineer for Firehouse Productions. “So far, working with this amplifier for just a short period of time, I must say the sound is stunning. The sound quality and power have really shocked us,” added Dittmar.
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 LevelMAX™. Harman HiQnet™ System Architect ™ mirrors the typical browser navigation interface to provide tour sound and contracting professionals with a familiar interface to access a host of power configuration and control functions.