BEIJING — As the world’s top athletes compete in Beijing this summer, amplifiers from Crest Audio are helping power the 2008 Olympic Games.

A selection of eighty Crest Audio Pro 200™ Series amplifiers are in use at Beijing National Stadium, where they powered the opening ceremonies and other events.

Elsewhere during the Olympics, Peavey MediaMatrix NION audio processing systems are providing sound engineers with computer-controlled audio distribution and processing at Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium, where the men’s USA Team will be led by NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, and the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Court, which will host world-class competitors such as Venus and Serena Williams.

With more than 1.8 million square feet, the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium has three underground floors and four floors above ground, with a total capacity for 18,000 spectators. MediaMatrix CAB™ 4n CobraNet break-out boxes convert the uncompressed digital CobraNet audio to analog audio and distribute it, while XControl® 4x4 remote panels bring intuitive and flexible control of paging and overall system management.

Both the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center, which seats 10,000 spectators, and equestrian events held at the Hong Kong Jockey Club also feature Peavey MediaMatrix NION audio distribution systems. In the Beijing Shooting Range Hall, a fully integrated MediaMatrix Miniframe™ II 180c serves as the main audio processing and distribution system.