Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp  

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Crown's XLS 2000 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 XLS 2000 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 power amp provides enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System and Peakx limiters. Weighing less than 12 pounds, the Crown XLS2000 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 developing this technology resulting in truly remarkable benefits. The DriveCore Technology in this Crown 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 XLS2000 power amplifier 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

This advanced power supply in the Crown XLS2000 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 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 provide 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 Crown power amp's 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 power amp weighs less than 11 lbs.
  • 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: 1050W, Stereo, 2 Ohms (per ch.); 650W, Stereo, 4 Ohms (per ch.); 375W, Stereo, 8 Ohms (per ch.); 1300W, Bridge-Mono, 8 Ohms; 2100W, 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): XLS2000 > 103 dB
    Damping Factor (8 Ohm): 10 Hz to 400 Hz: > 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); Peakx 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 10-3/4"D
    Weight: XLS2000: 10-3/4 lb.
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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CrownXLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (4)
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5.0

Lightweight unit with plenty of power!

By Fathead Productions

from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    I have two of these, run 4 JRX118s with one in stereo and 2 JRX125 in stereo with the other. Great sound, lightweight, low power draw. I have had many compliments on how clear they sound. Never had an issue with them. Have four more on order for bigger shows.

     
    5.0

    Power it up Scotty.

    By Steviejivers

    from West Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Live Sound
    • Performances

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    Only used in small practice room over 4 hrs at a time. No overheating or shutting off like my last power amp did. Plugged in with other rack effects and board with no problem.

     
    5.0

    GREAT AMP

    By none

    from pensacola florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Fan Never Makes Any Noise
    • Minimal Draw From Wall
    • Powerful
    • Sounds Great
    • Strong Bass

    Cons

    • None Yet

    Best Uses

    • High End Home Stereo
    • Multi Channel Surround
    • Subwoofer

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    These amps are the equal of consumer grade amps costing 3 grand. no noise, great speed, subtle details are present. they get as loud as you can stand it and still sound great.

     
    5.0

    It is working great...

    By Jerry "Los Compadres"

    from Bayamon Puerto Rico

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    I use it for my band and it is one of four that I have and they work great.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Crown still on top!

    By Podgevi

    from St. Thomas, VI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    I bought this to replace my crown XLS 602 which I've been using for over six years, multiple times a week as a gigging musician. Crown remains to be a workhorse, and now that this new amp is a quarter of the weight and still as powerful is going to help me tremendously on the road from night to night. This amp is worth every penny. I expect to get many years of fantastic sound quality out of it as I did with my other crown amp

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    They Work For Me

    By ROLAND

    from Jacksonville,Fl

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    OK, This is the second one I've purchased from GC,one runs our Top cabinets, our Yamaha S115V AND our monitors BR15M's,the second one runs a pair of SW118V subs....they work and sound great,nice features easy to operate,and the crossover system saves the need of buying a crossover

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Most bang for the buck, Period!

    By Jeppe W

    from Sweden

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

      What can I say, most bang for the buck so far, excellent sound with pervert powersupply!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Amp - Lightweight!

      By Rick Quinonez

      from Ausin, Texas

      Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

      I bought the XLS2000 amp to replace an XLS1000 to give a little more headroom. I run it in stereo so have not used it in bridged mode or used the crossover, but it is nice to have these features. I use it to drive 4 FOH main speakers. I've run the amp at 2 ohms per channel all night long at about 3/4 volume and it doesn't break a sweat of even come close to clipping. Makes the rack much lighter as well. Good price for the amp and even better if you catch it on sale!

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Power Amp!

      By OldPaul1963

      from Michigan Thumb

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Light
      • Loud

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Rehearsal

        Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

        I bought this to replace a QSC RMX850. I needed more power and the price was good. It lightens up the rack nicely too. There is no fan noise at all. The fan turns on and off when needed. I use it for jamming in the basement with my band once a week and the occaisonal show. I play classic rock, blues and original music. The amp has given the vocals a nice boost in power over the old amp. Nice and clear.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Purchase I've Made.

        By AudioPros

        from Spindale, NC

        Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

        Got my Crown XLS2000 2 weeks ago because a Musicians Friend sales person suggested it after my IPR 1600 overheated & quit. Light weight, packs a punch + features a built in crossover and is very user friendly. Used in mobile DJ rig for 2 shows and I?m amazed. Plenty of headroom before it clips, Ch. 1 on subs & ch. 2 full range on the tops. Over 20 years in the biz, this is the best purchase I?ve made in quiet a while. Plan to replace 4 other amps with the XLS2000 or XLS2500 ASAP.

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