Crown Macro Reference power amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: Solid-state stereo power amplifier. Power output: 760Wpc into 8 ohms (28.8dBW), 1160Wpc into 4 ohms (27.6dBW), 1500Wpc into 2 ohms (25.75dBW), all at <0.02% THD, both channels driven. Input sensitivities: Studio version: switchable between 775mV for full output and 26dB voltage gain. Esoteric version: switchable between 1.4V for full output and 26dB voltage gain. Input impedance: 10k ohms (balanced), 5k ohms (unbalanced). S/N ratio: >120dB (A-weighted) below rated output at 26dB gain. Bandwidth: 3Hz–100kHz. Damping factor: >20,000, 10–200Hz; 1800 at 1kHz.
Dimensions: 19" W by 7" H by 18.75" D. Weight: 56.5 lbs. Warranty: 3 years.
Prices: $3850, Studio, $3995, Esoteric (1993); no longer available (2008). Approximate number of dealers: 50.
Manufacturer: Crown International (a division of Harman Internationsl), P.O. Box 1000, 1718 Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46515-1000. Tel: (574) 294-8000. Fax: (574) 294-8329. Web:

Crown International
P.O. Box 1000
1718 Mishawaka Road
Elkhart, IN 46515-1000
(574) 294-8000

el magnifico's picture

First, Sam and Lars found the Amp an excellent and powerful audio value and later the bassoon player says that "there's no music in it"? Ha! What a bunch of bullshit! I don't conceive how's that possible, but of course; this amp's price is not $30,000. That's why...At the end it all depends on your system, acoustics, ancillary equipment and your prejudices. No "high flying" audiophile would find a Crown worthy of anything,so, why bother? Ha,ha,ha!