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Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp  

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Crown's XLS1000 power amplifier is a premiere portable PA system with unmatched performance, technology, and affordability. It includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, a... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Crown's XLS1000 power amplifier is a premiere portable PA system with unmatched performance, technology, and affordability. It includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, along with several system setup configurations. This high-performance Crown power amp provides enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System and Peakx limiters. Weighing less than 9 pounds, The Crown XLS1000 power amp is much easier to set up and move from show to show.

A Power Amp with Integrated DriveCore Technology
Class D amplifiers are notable for extraordinarily high efficiency and being well suited for driving difficult reactive loads such as subwoofers. However, their performance can suffer impaired performance on marginal and unstable AC line supplies. To overcome this obstacle, Crown engineers developed DriveCore Technology-a proprietary hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit (IC) developed with Texas Instruments that drives the "front end" of the Class D output stage. Over 60 years of Crown's design knowledge and experience went into the development of this technology resulting in truly remarkable benefits. The DriveCore Technology incorporated in the Crown XLS1000 power amp provides an extremely wide tolerance with regards to sagging or "dirty" AC line conditions, providing consistent performance without affecting audio quality. This means the Crown power amp will not compromise your performance by fluctuating generator power, or overload from lighting rigs, backline gear, etc.

In addition, DriveCore Technology's patented feedback and PWM modulation circuits enable fast recovery on peak transients, accurate reproduction of low-level detail, and precise tracking of low-frequencies at high power levels for maximum subwoofer output.

Advanced Switched-Mode Power Supply
The advanced power supply in the Crown power amp is highly efficient and optimized for maximum power transfer from the AC line through the Class D output stage to the loudspeakers. A benefit to this is substantial weight reduction when compared to older 60Hz transformer-based power supplies.

PureBand Crossover System
The PureBand Crossover System in the XLS Series adds an enormous amount of flexibility and performance to any system. With this system, the crossover frequency is completely variable allowing the choice of any crossover point between 50Hz and 3kHz on 1/12 octave centers. The use of 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters provides steep slopes for a seamless transition between high and low drivers. And with four crossover modes to choose from providing the ultimate in flexibility, all of your system needs are covered.

Peakx limiters
Peakx limiters provide the ultimate in performance and protection for your entire system. This advanced algorithm was specifically developed and tuned to work with this amplifier and power-supply to achieve higher SPL will less audible artifacts. This means less distortion, less shutdowns, and maximum safe power delivered to your speakers. The Peakx limiters can be easily turned on or off by channel right from the front panel eliminating the need to be digging around in the back of the dark rack.

Features
  • XLS High Performance, Lightweight Class D amp weighs less than 9lb.
  • Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
  • Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
  • XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide outstanding flexibility
  • 1/4" Inputs can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
  • Electronically balanced XLR inputs; touchproof binding post and Speakon outputs
  • Precision detented level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs indicate signal, clip and fault for each channel
Specifications
  • Minimum Guaranteed Power per channel, both channels driven: 550W, Stereo, 2 Ohms (per ch.); 350W, Stereo, 4 Ohms (per ch.); 215W, Stereo, 8 Ohms (per ch.); 700W, Bridge-Mono, 8 Ohms;
    1100W, Bridge-Mono, 4 Ohms;
    Sensitivity (for full rated power at 4 Ohms): 1.4 Vrms
    Frequency Response (at 1 watt, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): +0 dB, -1 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Rated as dBr to full rated 8Ohm power output (A-Weighted): XLS1000 > 97dB
    Damping Factor (8 Ohm): 10Hz to 400Hz: > 200
    Crosstalk (below rated 8Ohm power): At 1kHz: > 85dB; At 20kHz: >55dB
    Input Impedance (nominal): 20 kOhm balanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
    Load Impedance: 2 to 8 Ohm per channel in Stereo; 4 to 8 Ohm in Bridge Mono
    AC Line Voltage and Frequency Configurations Available (± 10%):120 VAC 60 Hz; 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 220 and 240 VAC 50 Hz
    Ventilation: Flow-through ventilation from front to back
    Cooling: Internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation
    Air Volume Requirements (per minute per unit): 80.15 ft (2.27 m )
    Integrated Processing: PureBand Crossover System; Crossover Filter: Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per Octave; Crossover Frequency Range: 50 HZ - 3 kHz: Crossover Mode: Crossover (CH1=LPF, CH2=HPF), LowPass (both channels LPF), HighPass (both channels HPF), Bridge (LPF or HPF); Peak limiters: Channel independent clip limiter designed to provide maximum output while protecting your loudspeakers

    Input/Output: Input Connectors: XLR (one per channel), 1/4-Inch (one per channel), and RCA (one per channel). 1/4-Inch connectors can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers. Output Connectors: Two 4-Pole Speakon Output Connectors accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon connectors. The top Speakon connector is wired for both channels so it can be used for bridgemono wiring or for stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon connector. One pair of back-panel binding posts per channel; accepts banana plugs or bare wire. (European models do not accept banana plugs.)

    Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H x 7-3/4"D
    Weight: XLS1000: 8-3/4lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
3 year, no-fault parts and labor warranty on amps.
3 year warranty for most mics.
1 year warranty for Soundgrabber mic.
Crown Extended Warranty available as an option.


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CrownXLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crisp & Clear

Ive had this amp for about 5 months, ive beaten on this amp, runs smoothly NEVER has it heated up alot on me even after 6 hours of continous playback time.The bass sounds so...Read complete review

Ive had this amp for about 5 months, ive beaten on this amp, runs smoothly NEVER has it heated up alot on me even after 6 hours of continous playback time.The bass sounds so rich and highs so clear. The screen display is easy to read along wit the buttons to scroll between its unbelievably flexible settings. Crown has put there best work in these amps. With the integrated crossover , it makes my gigs a true work of art. Had a cerwin vega amp that heated up on me, not the Crown. Definitely recommended. 5 Stars. Great for the money you will pay.

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this amp is not worth it and sold it back...

given the same signal and just swapping out the cables my 600 watt Carvin was louder. If I had been paying attention the SPL# is under 90. look up what that means. Go...Read complete review

given the same signal and just swapping out the cables my 600 watt Carvin was louder. If I had been paying attention the SPL# is under 90. look up what that means. Go to the used section and see. people are dumping this amp left and right. I sold mine back 4 months ago and it's still there unsold at GC west Covina.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bang for your buck times 5

By Ryan

from Pasadena, MD

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

i hust bought this amp the other day, and gosh is it loud, it works perfectly on my Gemini Gsm 3250s very deep bass and very clear highs. i would recommend this to anybody with a need for a lot of volume that sounds good too.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crisp & Clear

By Diego

from Worcester

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

Ive had this amp for about 5 months, ive beaten on this amp, runs smoothly NEVER has it heated up alot on me even after 6 hours of continous playback time.The bass sounds so rich and highs so clear. The screen display is easy to read along wit the buttons to scroll between its unbelievably flexible settings. Crown has put there best work in these amps. With the integrated crossover , it makes my gigs a true work of art. Had a cerwin vega amp that heated up on me, not the Crown. Definitely recommended. 5 Stars. Great for the money you will pay.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Runs subs great!

By Hazy Schumacher

from Denver Colorado

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

I have every amp in the xls series and they all serve their purpose. I find the XLS 1000 runs two subs great in mono bridge mode. I have 6-18 inch subs, 4 are Harbinger, and 2 are Pyle Pro. They all hit really nice, too much for the b grade Pyle Pro's cabinets. the woofer can handle it but not the box!!!! So I recommend using the 1000 for 2 subs in 4 ohm mode. BOOOOOM!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a Very great Amp.

By DJ Styln

from San Antonio Texas

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

The amp is very light weight, When I first picked it up. I questioned if it was even in the box. That is how light it is. I used this amp for my highs and I can't believe the power and how loud it is. It never got hot and I have never seen the blowing fan turn on until I used it for my subs and the fan only turned on a couple of times, and it still wasn't warm. I used other amps and after a gig I unplug the cords to the speakers, they would be hot. I ran this amp for eight hours straight, and after the gig the plugs were even warm. I am so happy with this amp that I bought two more. It is worth every penny.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Only 1 week, but pleased

By Joshua Horne

from Durham, NC

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

This amp is being used in my home theater setup to drive some hungry EMPtek E55ti towers. So far it is performing flawlessly. We watched a few movies last night (Columbiana, Drive) and it really pushed the speakers well. I don't even have it at max volume and it's running strong. Will update if anything changes.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Clean Power & Inexpensive

By bryan kulpanowski

from Michigan

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

Rack Mounted my xls 1000 a month ago to power 4 vega 8s . great clean sound. i just picked up two Peavey PR 12s and have been running this crown up to clip and it stays nice and cool. Great Amp !

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for home audio too

By D. Martin

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

Though this amp is built for gigging and studios, it also works great in a home audio system. I bought mine to run with an Audio Research SP9II preamp and it sounds wonderful. Well defined soundstage, terrific clarity, effortless dynamics with any music source--from rock to jazz to classical. And it's incredibly light; a welcome change for a power amp. I have the Crown driving a fairly efficient satellite/sub system to a pretty good volume and the thing barely gets warm. And with Crown's reputation for quality and its 3 year warranty and the great price Guitar Center sold it for... This was my clear choice for a reasonably priced amp.

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

waste of cash

By rob miller

from wichita ,ks

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

you could buy a pyle and get better sound does not have any balls can not even run a pair of cerwin vega xls 215s they sound like tiny speakers and this thing needs its own solo it hummms more than a it has a bad transitor horrible amp crown you need to stop making these making a bad name for your selfs

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Crown XLS1000

By Steve Aucoin

from Shreveport, LA

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

Just bought this amp. Very powerful for the price! Just wish it had 1/4" out. We had to splice a cable. Very light weight. Worth the money.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome power

By Derek

from Oceanside,CA

Comments about Crown XLS1000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

First off I have been using this amp for about 2 years now. I run a pair of Yamaha S115V's with this amp and couldn't be happier. I am a mobile DJ and always have gigs in backyards, parks, large ballrooms and halls. This amp give me the power I need to do it all. Kudos to Crown for delivering a great product.

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