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Dave Guilford:
Anyone know whatís up with Crown these days?  Seems like the macrotech i series is now discontinued, and the itech isnít officially over , but nearly impossible to get.  Arenít the based on the same amp , but with dsp for itech?  Xti is out there but not the 6002 amps.  I also think I heard the DCI stuff is gone now too.

I wonder what theyíll replace the Ma I series with (and when??)

Matthew Knischewsky:

--- Quote from: Dave Guilford on March 20, 2023, 09:36:44 PM ---Anyone know whatís up with Crown these days?  Seems like the macrotech i series is now discontinued, and the itech isnít officially over , but nearly impossible to get.  Arenít the based on the same amp , but with dsp for itech?  Xti is out there but not the 6002 amps.  I also think I heard the DCI stuff is gone now too.

I wonder what theyíll replace the Ma I series with (and when??)

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I'm thinking it's doubtful Macrotech I series will be replaced. With many new products being self-powered and those that aren't require manufacturer specific DSP amplifiers the market for high power non-dsp amplifiers is shrinking or already gone. QSC also recently discontinued many of their amplifier products. Through I think that is a slightly different scenario many of these products are hold-overs from the before times that don't make sense to continue manufacturing.

Ivan Beaver:

--- Quote from: Dave Guilford on March 20, 2023, 09:36:44 PM ---Anyone know whatís up with Crown these days?  Seems like the macrotech i series is now discontinued, and the itech isnít officially over , but nearly impossible to get.  Arenít the based on the same amp , but with dsp for itech?  Xti is out there but not the 6002 amps.  I also think I heard the DCI stuff is gone now too.

I wonder what theyíll replace the Ma I series with (and when??)

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The amp toplogies are very different between the MA and Itech series

Mike Monte:

--- Quote from: Matthew Knischewsky on March 20, 2023, 11:06:35 PM ---I'm thinking it's doubtful Macrotech I series will be replaced. With many new products being self-powered and those that aren't require manufacturer specific DSP amplifiers the market for high power non-dsp amplifiers is shrinking or already gone. QSC also recently discontinued many of their amplifier products. Through I think that is a slightly different scenario many of these products are hold-overs from the before times that don't make sense to continue manufacturing.

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In November 2018 I purchased a factory-refurbished IT5000HD as a spare amp for my rigs.
At that time there were quite a few factory-refurb units on Ebay.... 
I called Crown and made sure that the dealer was indeed a Crown dealer.
I paid $1999.00 w/ free s/h. 
I put it through its paces switching it from rack to rack as gigs happened to make sure that it worked while still under warranty - zero issues.

It now lives in a single rack as the spare amp that I bring on gigs.

A moment ago I just checked the price for the same unit (as new) on Sweetwater's site...over $7K....and.....out of stock......EEEEK!

Matthew Knischewsky:

--- Quote from: Mike Monte on March 21, 2023, 09:25:59 AM ---In November 2018 I purchased a factory-refurbished IT5000HD as a spare amp for my rigs.
At that time there were quite a few factory-refurb units on Ebay.... 
I called Crown and made sure that the dealer was indeed a Crown dealer.
I paid $1999.00 w/ free s/h. 
I put it through its paces switching it from rack to rack as gigs happened to make sure that it worked while still under warranty - zero issues.

It now lives in a single rack as the spare amp that I bring on gigs.

A moment ago I just checked the price for the same unit (as new) on Sweetwater's site...over $7K....and.....out of stock......EEEEK!

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Amplifier prices seem to have skyrocketed across the board for the small number of live sound amplifiers still in production. I have heard reports of many Crown amps having long lead times... even one scenario where Crown was unlocking some of their cinema series install amps to support live sound products.

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