Crown in all its glory

Framed and mounted patent documents line the wall of the Crown Audio HQ in Elkhart, Indiana. They lead down the corridor and around the corner, out of sight. The name on each is the same: Gerald Stanley. His first design for Crown, the DC300, was actually his masters degree thesis project.
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Framed and mounted patent documents line the wall of the Crown Audio HQ in Elkhart, Indiana. They lead down the corridor and around the corner, out of sight. The name on each is the same: Gerald Stanley. His first design for Crown, the DC300, was actually his masters degree thesis project, writes Dave Robinson.
"At the time, in 1967, this was by far the highest power solid-state amplifier that didn't blow up," suggests Marc Kellom, director of marketing for Crown. "No one had really worked out how to get that much power out of transistors reliably..."

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