Crown's XLS 1500 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 w... Read More
Crown's XLS 1500 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 12 pounds, it's much easier to set up and move from show to show.
A Crown 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. DriveCore Technology 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 XLS1500 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 Crown XLS Series power amplifiers 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 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.
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I bought this as a backup amplifier for my DJ system. It replaced a 6 year old QSC GX3 Amp that was a great Amp. This Crown XLS1500 Amp weighs less than 10 pounds as compared to 25 pounds for the QSC and has the same power. It lightened my backup rack significantly. It also has RCA inputs as well as XLR and 1/4, which allows me to attach an IPOD in a pinch. It is very quiet and all in all, was a great purchase.
This is the second Crown amp I purchased. Previously bought from GC the XLS2500 and after being well pleased with it, the the XLS1500 to complete my rack. Light weight, great sounding, built in crossovers programmable from the front panel for both channels are the features I like.
I have this amp running 2 jbl jrx125's it just rocks every venue I have played large gymnasiums to small reception halls super light and spot on perfect power
I took it out of the box, plugged it in and when I turned it on there was a blue arc flash and a POP! from inside in back somewhere. It still powered up and seemed to work ok but I wonder what the arcing was all about. I'm sending it back and getting another XLS 2500 which I'm happy with. Don't they power these up and burn them in for a while? I like the size and weight though, it won't break your back carrying it.
I have used Crown power amps for 25 years, This xls 1500 replaces a crown power base 1 from the late 80's, I wish someone had told me new technology was so much quieter. I would have bought one sooner.
I bought this unit not even knowing what speak-on was...I bought 2 speak-on to 1/4" adapters and now I can use straight 1/4" wiring!!!! they sound so much better with my high quality 1/4" cables than speaker wire :) I also love the daisy chain effect that does away with mixers for small gigs :) theses are so versatile I wanna buy more even though I need more speakers to match them!!!! 5 stars!!! Hazy Meadow
This class D amplifier is far ahead of the rest! I love the Crown XLS series of amps. These things are the lightest piece of equipment I have! This thing puts out a ton of power and is super efficient. I have not had a single issue with this amp so far. No overheating or shutting down, just good clean power.
This replaced the QSC GX3, i must say it's a wonderful piece of equipment. It's light weight, powerful, runs cool at high levels. DB meters are also a plus while other amps have just a signal LED, this one has an actual meter. I would LOVE if it had 1/4" speaker outputs because speakon cables are just expensive, but the amp is great.
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