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Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier  

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This field proven amp design is the most muscular yet in the CV Series and is a perfect match for Cerwin-Vega's largest and loudest Passive Speakers and Folded Horns. A true powerhouse, the CV-5000 is... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This field proven amp design is the most muscular yet in the CV Series and is a perfect match for Cerwin-Vega's largest and loudest Passive Speakers and Folded Horns. A true powerhouse, the CV-5000 is capable of driving the most demanding speaker applications including Cerwin-Vega's TS-42 Folded Horn Sub.

The 3 RU enclosure is compact and feature-laden, with a design that includes a high-efficiency, variable-speed fan tunnel cooling system, complete LED monitoring of the amplifier's status and comprehensive protection circuitry that guards vital components.

Features
  • Front
  • Volume control that features a 21 detent potentiometer for each channel
  • Rear
  • Mode selector switch (Parallel/Stereo/Bridged Mono)
  • HPF: On/Off switch for each channel
  • Limiter: On/Off switch for each channel
  • Connectors
  • Input: Combo jack electronically balanced 1/4" & XLR male for input link
  • Output: 5-way binding post & Speakon connector for each channel
  • Indicator: Signal, -20dB, -10dB, 0dB, Clip, Protect & Active
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Thermal, Current Limit, DC Offset,
  • Current Inrush, RF Protection, Turn On / Turn Off Mute
Specifications
  • Rated Power:
    Stereo @ 8 ohms 1100 W
    Stereo @ 4 ohms 1800 W
    Stereo @ 2 ohms 2500 W
    Bridge @ 8 ohms 3600 W
    Bridge @ 4 ohms 5000 W
    Input Sensitivity (8 ohms 1.42V (+5.3dB) Input Impedance 20 k ohms Balanced / 10t k ohms Unbalanced
    Frequency Response (+/-3.0 dB) 5Hz - 50kHz
    Class H , 3 tier
    T.H.D (1 kHz, Rated Power) < 0.03 % 4 ohms and 8 ohms
    Signal to Noise Ratio (20Hz - 20kHz) <-100 dB
    Damping Factor (8 ohms,400 Hz) > 300
    Power Source 100240 Vac, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions: (H x W x D) 5.1" x 18.9" x 18.9"
    Weight: 83.3 lbs
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Cerwin-VegaCV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i like it it has a lot punch for my sub

By bear

from las vegas nv

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I use for my sub

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Really good amp

    By Felix

    from Medford, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    Very nice amplifier, powerful, reliable. The only con is the weight

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great for sub woofer... for primary hifi amp... NO!!

    By Les

    from Greenville SC

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    This amp has power to spare and produces very tight drum and bass response. If you want to play subs loud, tight, and clean... this has the muscle to do it. HOWEVER, do not try to use this amp as your main HiFi power amp. There is just no headroom around acoustic music. My Dalquist DQ-10s sounded like a blanket had been thrown over them in comparison to my old amp. Yes... side by side. The worst is the fans. At low volume (say you want to read a book in the same room) the fans will be louder than the tunes. I am not going to modify a brand new amp with quieter fans and invalidate the product warranty. Especially since the top end response is not good.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definition of MONSTER

    By Powerhouse Bass 808

    from HI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Bottle Neck Power Cord
    • heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Large venues
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    This amp is crazy LOUD. I do sound reinforcement, and I have yet to see something that has this much punch for the price. I use it to power two 18" subwoofers, and at half volume, it's bass that people can feel. I've tried running the two 18" Subs with two 15" mid bass on the second channel, and the bass is crazy at half way up. This is without a doubt, concert level equipment. A couple of downsides to the product, is the incredible weight. I am a traveling sound reinforcement guy, and this amp is quite cumbersome. The final downside is the power cable for the unit is small, its only one in its class with NEMA 5-15A cable as opposed to the NEMA 5-20A power cables. I have yet to test it with an aftermarket power cord, I think that alone would make a world of difference. All in all, this is a really great amp for the guy on a small budget.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely excellent under the hood

    By David Ehrmantraut

    from Winnipeg, Canada

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Power Anything With This

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    The meat is definitely under the hood of this 82 pound beast. Yes folks it actually weighs the 82 pounds it says in the specifications.

    Under the hood we got 12 capacitors per channel for a total of 24. 15000 uf each cap. The donut is king sized and shielded nice. 16 Toshiba output transistors per channel.

    Compare this to the marathon ma5050. only 12 caps at 10000 uf and a donut the size of a donut. I don't see why so many like the marathon, its garbage compared to this and only weighs in at 66 pounds 13 pounds less than advertised.

    I personally own both and Im selling my marathons and buying more vega, Cause I know I can get the power advertised from this beast, and I own 5 of the cv 2800 as well. 5 years running never let me down.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Piece of Equipment

    By DjMito

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good quality
    • Great Knobs
    • Great Look
    • Linking Capability
    • Lots of options
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I would like to start off by saying I was a bit skeptical with this product seeing that I had never seen it in action before. However, I decided to take the chance because it was the only amplifier in my budget with that kind of performance. Not only that, but Cerwin Vega is a great reliable brand, I knew I could trust. Upon arrival, this baby isn't your average amp. IT IS HEAVY! I suggest being very catious and getting someone to help you lift this beast. I have only been able to use it once at a fairly large venue, and this baby worked PERFECTLY! No complaints whatsoever! It never got too hot, it never shut off, nothing! Very smooth night. I would also like to point out that the quality on this item is top knotch. The only thing a bit messed up was that the fans on the back came ever so slightly dented, but that doesn't affect it at all. I think this amp will certainly last and I can't wait to continue using it. FYI: I use it to power 2 B-52's LX-18 EV3 and they THUMP LOUD! I'm pretty sure this amp can handle 2 on each side still pretty good! Maybe one day I'll be able to!

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    CV-5000

    By Juan Tijerina

    from Dj Uneak

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    Overall I would recommend people to buy it.
    I was a little worried buying this amp at first because I didnt know anybody who had one. But I took the chance and loved it so much that I had to ordered another one. This amp can run up to 4 EL-36 with no problem. Lots of power there if you need it. Great price too
    Great product

    (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Spent Money Ever!

    By Christopher Scherer

    from Upper Midwest

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I highly recommend this amplifier to people looking for a lot of power with not a lot of price. I will admit, I was skeptical that this thing would perform well because of the price and because of the maker. Cerwin Vega met the mark established by well known brands such as QSC and Crown. I have not been disappointed by this amplifier one bit. Everything I've thrown it's way it's been able to handle. I plan on purchasing more of these powerhouses. Seriously, do not count these out. I am able to run four Cerwin Vega EL-36 subwoofers off of one of these amps with ample headroom. I've also been able to push JBL SRX series subs quite nicely with this amp as well. Considering I've been touring this thing every weekend for the past 5 months, it's been great! Looking forward to building a relationship with Cerwin Vega and their products, especially if they are all as quality as this. For big power at a great price BUY THIS!!!!!!!
    It's your pretty run of the mill amplifier. Gives you options for stereo and bridge mono modes as well as options for parallel signals and stereo signals. The fans keep the amp nice and cool. The signal lights are pretty standard. Nothing fancy, but it packs a punch.
    This is the cheapest amplifier you will come across that can put out as much power as it does. It was worth every penny. Having used QSC and Crown amps that cost as much as two to three times this amplifier, this one ranks up there.

    (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boom! Boom!

    By scott bronson

    from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I purchased this amp in the begining of Oct. 2011 The reason being is I needed to get more power to my pair of Cerwin Vega Earthquakes. I was pumping 750 watts into each of them but they sorta sounded like you were slapping a paper bag instead of some good booming bass. I looked around for a while for a more powerfull amp(QSC,Crown,Peavey,ect....)But for the power I needed I just couldn't afford what they had to offer. I just happened to stumble across the CV 5000 amp and seen what this baby supposably puts out for power and the price and said wow! Now I can handle that! I went down to my local GC store and talked to my good buddy Greg. A sound technician who I've been dealing with and have trusted for a few years now. After he investigated this CV 5000 for a while he came to the conclusion that this unit would be as good if not better than the QSC 5050. Which is double the price of the CV 5000 I remind you. I've been using this amp just about every night since I got it. Running some of the lower end Keys, The Bass Guitar, and of course all the Drums. We can't even turn the sliders up on the board more than a quater of the way because the chest pounding thump is blowing you away! Don't let anyone in the club who might be wearing a pacemaker. When Cerwin Vega said that this amp was a perfect match for the Earthquakes, They weren't lying. For inside a medium size club this set up is perfect for the low end. I wish I had another set of the Earthquakes for some of the outdoor festivals that we do. If I did we wouldn't need any more power. This amp cranks. One thing I also noticed is that at the end of every show, before I shut the amp down, the fans are always blowing nice cool air out the front. This thing dosen't even get hot. I know I'm long winded but I'am so impressed by this amp that I would truly recommend it to anyone. A TON of CLEAN POWER for not a TON of money. I hope this review helps everyone looking to purchase the CV 5000! It is more than worth the money. Rock On

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