Macro-Tech 1202 (120 V, 60 Hz models)
The power ampliﬁ er shall be a solid-state two-
channel model employing multi-mode
grounded bridge™ output circuitry.
The outputs shall be switchable as stereo,
bridged-mono or parallel-mono modes of
operation. The bridged-mono mode shall bridge
the outputs to provide increased output volt-
age. The parallel-mono mode shall parallel the
outputs to provide increased output current.
The output impedance of each channel shall be
less than 10 milliohms in series with less than
2 microhenries in stereo mode.
The ampliﬁ er shall contain protection circuitry
which limits the drive level placed on the output
devices before their SOA (Safe Operating Area)
is exceeded. This protection circuitry shall
calculate the instantaneous voltage across and
current through the output devices while factor-
ing in their simulated junction temperatures to
predict how close they are to their operating
limits. This protection shall be called "ODEP."
The ampliﬁ er shall contain protection from
shorted, open and mismatched loads, general
overheating, DC, high-frequency overloads, and
internal faults. This protection shall be called
The ampliﬁ er shall contain controlled slew-
rate voltage circuitry to protect it against radio
frequency interference burnouts. It shall also
be protected from current overload at its output
stage. The slew rate of the ampliﬁ er shall be
greater than 13 volts per microsecond in stereo
The ampliﬁ er shall temporarily go into a stand-
by mode if its power transformer becomes
excessively hot and shall automatically resume
normal operation once it has cooled to a safe
The ampliﬁ er shall be safe when driving any
kind of load, including highly reactive ones.
M A C R O - T E C H
Architectural & Engineering Speciﬁ cations
Front-panel controls shall include an enable
on/off switch and a detented input level control
for each channel.
Rear-mounted controls shall include a ground
lift switch to isolate the signal ground from the
chassis ground, a switch which selects be-
tween stereo, bridged-mono and parallel-mono
modes of operation and a reset switch for each
channel's circuit breaker.
Internal controls shall include an input sensitiv-
ity switch to select between 0.775 V, 1.4 V or a
ﬁ xed voltage gain of 26 dB for full rated output.
The ampliﬁ er shall be fully compatible with and
shall provide appropriate input cables and con-
nectors for Crown
optional input adapter shall be available so the
ampliﬁ er can also accept standard Crown PIP™
input modules. The ampliﬁ er shall be fully
compatible with Harman Pro System Architect
and the Crown IQ System
Front panel indicators shall include an amber
power enable indicator, an amber protection
system indicator for each channel which shall
normally be illuminated to conﬁ rm the availabil-
ity of reserve thermodynamic energy and which
shall dim in proportion to limiting when the
power demands of the output stages have been
exceeded, and a green dual-function signal
presence/input-output comparator indicator
for each channel which shall normally ﬂ ash at
moderate intensity to show the presence of an
audio signal and shall ﬂ ash brightly if distortion
of any kind equals or exceeds 0.05%.
The power ampliﬁ er shall meet or exceed the
following performance criteria. Input sensitivity
for rated output: 26 dB voltage gain (unbal-
anced). Rated FTC output in stereo mode with
less than 0.1% THD: 685 watts per channel
(20 Hz to 20 kHz) into 4 ohms; 495 watts per
channel (20 Hz to 20 kHz) into 8 ohms. Rated
FTC output in bridged-mono mode with less
S E R I E S
PIP2™ input modules. An
than 0.1% THD: 1355 watts (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
into 8 ohms; 955 watts (20 Hz to 20 kHz) into
16 ohms. Hum and noise: at least 105 dB (A
weighted) below full rated output power. Phase
response: ±10 degrees from 10 Hz to 20 kHz
at 1 watt. Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20
kHz, ±0.1 dB at 1 watt into 8 ohms per chan-
nel in stereo mode. Damping factor: greater
than 1000 from 10 to 400 Hz into 8 ohms.
Intermodulation distortion (SMPTE): less than
0.05% from 163 milliwatts to rated power into
8 ohms in stereo mode. Harmonic distortion at
rated power into 8 ohms per channel (stereo
mode): less than 0.05% from 20 Hz to 1 kHz
and increasing linearly to less than 0.1% at 20
The power requirements shall be 120 VAC at 60
Hz. At idle, the ampliﬁ er shall draw 100 watts
The ampliﬁ er chassis shall be constructed of
steel with a durable black ﬁ nish and shall be
designed for ﬂ ow-through fan-assisted ventila-
tion from the front panel to the side panels. The
ampliﬁ er shall have an aluminum front panel
with Lexan overlay and air ﬁ lter media.
The dimensions of the ampliﬁ er shall allow
for 19 inch (48.3 cm) EIA standard (RS-310-
B) rack mounting. The ampliﬁ er shall be 3.5
inches (8.9 cm) tall, 16 inches (40.6 cm) deep
behind the rack-mounting surface, and 2.5
inches (6.4 cm) in front of the rack-mounting
The ampliﬁ er shall weigh 51 pounds, 12 ounces
(23.5 kg) and shall have a center of gravity
approximately 6 inches (15.2 cm) behind the
The ampliﬁ er shall be designated the Crown
Crown International, Inc.
1718 W. Mishawaka Rd.
Elkhart, IN 46517-9439
Speciﬁ cations subject to change without prior notice.
Crown, IOC, IQ System, Macro-Tech, Multi-Mode and ODEP are
registered trademarks and Grounded Bridge, PIP and PIP2 are
trademarks of Crown International, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.
2005 Crown International, Inc.