New York (October 10, 2008)–AKG Acoustics has acquired worldwide distribution rights for Crown microphones. Both companies are owned by Harman International, which bought AKG in 1993 and later purchased Crown in 2000.
Typically, Crown is best known for its amplifiers and system control products for audio markets worldwide, although some of its mics, most noticeably the CM-311A headset mic, used in recent years by acts such as Van Halen, U2, Cream and The Cheetah Girls, can be found on concert stages around the world.
Thomas Stubics, Product Manager for Recording and Broadcast at AKG stated, “Crown microphones are among the elite and are top-of-the-line products that are very well known for their outstanding performance. The diversity of the Crown microphone line is the perfect match for AKG’s stronghold as a source of industry-leading products. With AKG’s expertise in the global microphone business, the new partnership of AKG and Crown is a logical next step that will benefit the customers and business partners for AKG and Crown microphones. AKG has invested a large amount of time and money into its distribution infrastructure, and the partnership with Crown will solidify our global distribution strategy.”