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How to Choose PA Speakers

Whether you're running a venue or putting together a mobile rig, you need a sound-reinforcement system that can meet your needs, both today and in years to come. We can comfortably categorize these systems into... Read more »

PZM Mics: How Do They Work? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLM70P1xrEA Mitch Gallagher discusses the design and application benefits of PZM mics. They're known for having a very flat response and high sensitivity. After the video, learn more... Read more »

Crown XLS 1502 Power Amplifier Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJexXcoGZhY Mitch Gallagher presents the Crown XLS 1502, a powerful yet lightweight 2-channel power amplifier. The XLS 1502 provides you with a large LCD display so you can keep an... Read more »

Crown XLS DriveCore Series Power Amplifiers Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LukIqbY5QE Craig from Crown presents the XLS DriveCore series of power amplifiers. In addition to its sleek look, the XLS 2502 provides you with a large LCD display so you can keep... Read more »

Distortion of Sound

A new documentary film, created in association with Harman (parent company of AKG, JBL, dbx, Crown, Digitech, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and more) explores sound quality and the effects — positive and negative... Read more »

Improve Your Critical Listening Skills

Harman International, parent company of JBL, Lexicon, Digitech, AKG, Soundcraft, Crown, BSS Audio, and more fine brands, is offering a great, free opportunity for you to improve your critical listening skills. A... Read more »

Introducing Crown XLi Power Amplifiers

Looking for affordable horsepower for your sound system? Then check out the Crown XLi series! The XLi amps bring new meaning to the word "value," coming in at ridiculous prices yet cranking out equally ridiculous... Read more »

Incredible 18-month Financing Offer!

If you've been putting off getting a Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, now's the time to apply for one. We've put together an amazing financing offer — 18 Months No Interest — that is valid... Read more »

Offer Extended!

The super-special financing offer we have running on Soundcraft, dbx, JBL, Crown, AKG, and Lexicon has been extended through the end of February. Just purchase a qualifying product from one of these brands using... Read more »

24-day Giveaway!

You could win big — and you have 24 chances to do it! That's right, it's 24-day Holiday Giveaway time here at Sweetwater. Each and every day, from December 1 to December 24, we're giving away an awesome prize... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2011: Crown XTi 2.0

Crown reinvents the XTi series with the XTi 2.0. Boasting everything that made the original XTi series a live sound standard is here, along with improvements that make these amps even more flexible. Among the... Read more »


The portion of a fret that protrudes above the fingerboard on a stringed and fretted instrument. See also Fret Crown.

Fret Crown

This is the part of an instrument's frets that protrudes above the fingerboard. The fret is secured into the fingerboard with the tang, which is pressed or glued into a slot in the wood (or whatever the fingerboard... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Allen & Heath ZED-24 - Go ahead and pinch yourself, because it might seem you're having a really great dream! You're imagining 24 channels of that legendary Allen & Heath British sound — and USB — for an... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2008: Crown XLS 5000

Crown adds to their hugely popular line of XLS power amps with the XLS 5000, a behemoth capable of producing 5,000 watts in 4-ohm bridged mono mode. The XLS 5000 occupies three rackspaces and is equipped with XLR... Read more »

New In Stock At Sweetwater

Glyph GT 050Q 500GB - This is Glyph's ultimate tabletop solution for your project and mobile studio data storage. The ultra-quiet unit includes a built-in power supply, a standard dual 6-pin powered FireWire 400... Read more »

New In Stock At Sweetwater

Peavey SSE 12 (White) - Designed to complement Peavey's line of Sanctuary mixers and power amps, the SSE 12 is a 2-way system with 12-inch woofer and 14XT tweeter for permanent installation, individually or in... Read more »

Channeling Your Crown Amp

Q: "Can I run one channel of my Crown amplifier at a different impedance than the other channel?" A: Yes. All dual-channel Crown amplifiers can be treated as if they are two separate "mono" amplifiers - one channel... Read more »

Tom Sawyer’s Guitar

Okay, not Tom Sawyer's. But Mark Twain's 1835 Martin 21/2-17 guitar is on display at the online Museum of Musical Instruments. The instrument was acquired in the mid-90s by collector Hank Risan who worked closely... Read more »

Get 6 Years of Crown’s No-Fault Warranty!

Get 6 Years of Crown's No-Fault Warranty! Crown is offering an extra 3 years of their unbeatable no-fault warranty for FREE! That's right, any Xs and XLS Series amp purchased from March 1, 2005 and May 31, 2005 from... Read more »

Get Crown Cash this Summer!

Get Crown Cash This Summer! Crown is well-known for their great-sounding and robust amplifiers - and for good reason! This summer, they're giving you an even better reason to get your hands on one of their amps... Read more »

115th AES Convention: Crown New Xs Series Amps

The Xs Series of power amplifiers from Crown represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. The line consists of four models in a uniform, rugged 2U chassis, incorporating the best of... Read more »

Crown’s NEW XLS Line

Crown's new XLS line of amplifiers represents a new era of affordable quality amplification. The XLS series, represented by the XLS202, XLS402, and XLS602, features everything that you would expect from a Crown... Read more »

Crown CE1000A2, CE2000A2

Crown's CE1000 and CE2000 amplifiers have been a huge success. Yet we've had a number of people request alternate connections from the standard model. Crown has happily obliged and are now producing the CE1000A and... Read more »