We're kind of tempted to just let the pictures do the talking here. The original version. Very hard to find, built like an absolute tank, once the go-to for pros now a cult classic.
$429 (with $30 faceplate)
- Full 30-point service check
- Cleaned controls, switches, and chassis
Type Solid state stereo amplifier
Power output RMS not < 75 wpc into 8Ω (Typically 100 wpc into 8Ω, 140 wpc into 4Ω
Power bandwidth ±1dB, 5-20,000Hz at 75 watts RMS per channel into 8Ω
IM distortion < 0.05%, 0.01 watt to 75 watts, 60Hz and 7,000Hz mixed 4:1
Harmonic distortion < 0.05%, 0.01 watt to 75 watts, 20-20,000Hz
Frequency Response ± 0.1dB 20-20,000Hz at 1 watt into 8Ω; ± 1dB 4-100,000Hz
Phase Response ± 15°, 20-20,000Hz at 1 watt into 8Ω
Hum and Noise 110dB below 75 watts RMS output
Damping factor > 200 from zero to lO00Hz into 8Ω
Load Impedance 4 to 16Ω (complete stability with any load); dual binding-post output
Construction 100% American-made with industrial grade construction for years of continuous use
Dimensions 17"W x 5.25"H x 9"D
Weight 22 lbs.
Crown D150 Owner's Manual
Crown D150 Spec Sheet
The History of Crown
In 1947 an Elkhart, Indiana minister named Clarence C. Moore founded the International Radio and Electronics Corporation (IREC) which, over the years, has become better known as Crown Audio Inc. Moore started by building open-reel tape recorders out of a chicken coop but today, Crown Audio is an industry leader in...
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Crown's first 75 WPC stereo amplifier was the D-150. It was introduced as a smaller version of the beastly DC300. Crown advertised the D-150 as having "performance equal to the famous DC-300." It was optimized for studio monitoring and high-end home Hi-Fi use. It was highlighted against old tube designs, and advertised as having an IC operational amplifier front end and "universal load matching" from 4Ω to infinity. In 1975, Crown increased the output to 80 wpc and released the D-150A