The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio honored Crest Audio with a nomination for its 19th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, to be held Oct. 11 in New York City. The Pro 200 power amplifier series is nominated in the Amplifier Technology category.
“Just to be nominated for a TEC Award is quite an honor,” said Crest general manager Rick Gentry. “Our engineers have worked very hard to keep the Crest sonic advantage, and it’s what has made the company famous. We did very extensive field-testing on the Pro 200 Series amps to ensure their road-worthiness and reliability, and they’re just the beginning of many new and innovative product designs to come.”
The Pro 200 Series professional power amplifiers offer Crest’s renowned sonic integrity and can handle exceptionally high power ratings (4500 W bridged on the Pro 8200) in a compact, lightweight (25 lbs.) 2RU package. The Pro 200 Series amps also feature Automatic Clip Limiting (ACL) to protect connected drivers; IGM Impedance Sensing to accommodate varying impedance outputs; tunnel-cooled, high efficiency heat sinks; and variable-speed DC fans to limit the operating temperature and extend amplifier life. Models in the series include the Pro 8200, Pro 7200 and Pro 5200.
Founded in 1985, the TEC Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals and honoring the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by the subscribers of Mix, a leading trade magazine of the recording and sound production industry. The awards are presented each fall during the annual convention of the Audio Engineering Society.