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Crown XLS 1000 Power Amplifier, 1000 Watts

Weighing only 11 pounds, the 1000-watt XLS power amplifier from Crown packs a big punch. Its Peakx limiters deliver maximum output while protecting your PA. (41) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Boost your sound with the extremely lightweight Crown XLS 1000, a 1000-watt power amplifier that's as reliable and powerful as it is efficient. Ultra-portable in design, the XLS 1000 weighs about 11 pounds without sacrificing any of the features that you'd find in a comparable amp weighing over 40. It provides unrivaled performance and flexibility for anything from studio sessions to DJ sets to church events, thanks to its super lightweight construction, integrated DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System, switch-mode power supply, Peakx limiters, and more.

DriveCore Technology for a Better Class D Amp

With DriveCore Technology, there's no way that faulty power sources can affect your performance. Developed by Crown in collaboration with Texas Instruments, DriveCore Technology -- a proprietary hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit (IC) -- drives the front end of the Class D output stage, allowing the XLS 1000 to overcome any setbacks caused by sagging or "dirty" AC lines such as those that may be simultaneously powering other equipment. DriveCore Technology means that even if you plug the XLS 1000 into an unreliable wall outlet or if there's simply too much going on at the same time, you won't hear any difference in sound quality.

Complete Crossover Control

With the XLS 1000's PureBand Crossover System, you can vary the crossover frequency at any point between 50 Hz and 3 kHz on 1/12 octave centers, which means you get dedicated control over what frequencies you're sending to each channel. Four crossover modes -- Crossover, LowPass, HighPass, and Bridge -- let you engage either a low-pass filter or high-pass filter at your chosen frequency. Using the LCD interface on the front panel, it's easy to configure all PureBand Crossover System settings.

Protect Your Precious PA from Possible Blowouts

Crown's XLS 1000 looks out for your other gear, too. Thanks to Peakx limiters, the power amp is able to achieve higher sound pressure levels (SPL) with fewer unwanted artifacts, providing the greatest amount of safe power to your speakers with very little distortion and fewer shutdowns. You can conveniently turn Peakx limiters on or off from the XLS 1000's front panel.

A Switched-Mode Power Supply for Lightweight Portability

Gladly take your show on the road with this lightweight power amplifier. The XLS 1000 stays slim due to its advanced switched-mode power supply, which is optimized for max power transfer from the AC line through the Class D output stage to the loudspeakers. When you've got a van full of gear to transport and set up at your next gig, having an 11-pound power amp like the Crown XLS 1000 can make things so much easier.

Features:

- Lightweight Class D power amplifier
- Weighs just 11 pounds, making transport and set up easy
- Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
- Peakx limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
- XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide flexibility
- Efficient forced-air fans keep the unit cool even in demanding situations
- Electronically balanced XLR inputs and touchproof binding post and Speakon outputs provide versatile connectivity
- Precision detented level controls, power switch, power LED, and 6 LEDs indicate signal, clip, and fault for each channel
- Backed by Crown's 3-year warranty

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Specifications
- Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.5%
- Intermodulation Distortion (IMD): (60Hz and 7kHz at 4:1), From full rated output to -30dB: <0.3%
- 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
- 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

Minimum Guaranteed Power (per channel, both channels driven)
- Stereo, 2 ohms: 550W
- Stereo, 4 ohms: 350W
- Stereo, 8 ohms: 215W
- Bridged mono, 4 ohms: 1100W
- Bridged mono, 8 ohms: 700W
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-342-6939

Crown XLS 1000 Power Amplifier, 1000 Watts

The Crown XLS 1000 defines the standard for portable PA systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability. Its advantageous flexibility includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, along with several system setup configurations. The Crown XLS 1000's integrated crossovers and switch-mode power supply produce superior sound, and Peakx limiters protect your speakers. Weighing less than 11 pounds, compared to 40 pounds for its competitors, it's much easier to set up and move from show to show. This high-performance amplifier provides enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System and Peakx limiters. Simply put, the Crown XLS 1000 is the most reliable, versatile, efficient amplifier available today.

Every XLS amplifier is backed by Crown's unequaled Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty that covers everything.

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 that your performance will not be compromised by fluctuating generator power or overloading by 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 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. The XLS 1000 weighs only 11 lbs with no compromise in performance. This makes the Crown XLS 1000 the benchmark for high performance lightweight portability.

PureBand Crossover System

The PureBand Crossover System in the XLS 1000 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:

- Crossover Mode (CH1=LPF, CH2=HPF) - When chosen, this mode enables a LowPass Filter on Channel 1 and a HighPass Filter on Channel 2 at the frequency chosen.
- LowPass Mode (CH1=LPF, CH2=LPF) - When chosen, this mode enables a LowPass Filter on both Channel 1 and Channel 1 at the frequency chosen.
- HighPass Mode (CH1=HPF, CH2=HPF) - When chosen, this mode enables a HighPass Filter on both Channel 1 and Channel 2 at the frequency chosen.
- Bridge Mode (LPF or HPF) - When the amplifier is put into Bridge-Mono, you are still able to use the crossover system and employ either a LowPass Filter or HighPass Filter at the frequency chosen.

All of the PureBand Crossover System settings can be fully configured quickly and easily from the front panel using the intuitive LCD interface.

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 11 lbs.
- Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
- Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
- XLR, 1/4 inch, RCA inputs provide outstanding flexibility
- 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 which indicate signal, clip and fault for each channel
- Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty completely protects your investment and guarantees its specifications
Customer Reviews
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"Great amp for home audio, too"
Overall: I didn't buy the XLS1000 for amping my guitar playing (I just play acoustic, anyway), but for a home audio system that needed a power amp. I paired it with an old Audio Research SP9II and it sounds fantastic--clear, lucid, musical, and way more powerful than my custom speaker system requires. The thing runs cool and I've never heard the fan come on. Light as a feather, too. As long as you're inputting an adequately strong signal into the Crown, you can use this for home audio. The thing does have RCA inputs. Highly, highly recommended.
Style of Music: Blues, fingerstyle acoustic guitar
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Sound: This is a wonderful product. I have never owned a crown amp. I am in awe so to speak. I was using a peavey cs800 which was an early 1990 model. By plugging this amp in, I feel like I just upgraded by whole system. This is a powerful little amp. Crystal clear sound. You want be disappointed. Just buy it. 215 ohms per channel. Enough to power most speakers. Feature: Nice Led lighting. It has a clip indicator. My peavey amp did not have that feature. Ease of Use: Just plug and play Quality: Though it is a class D(lightweight product) it feels like it is built to last. I believe it will stand the test of times. I have heard great things about crown durability. They also come with a three year replacement waranty. Value: Great price. There are other amps out there that put out more power for less the cost, but quality may be an issue such as behringer. You do get what you pay for. Though other amps put out more power at less the cost, you wont get the crystal clear sound that this crown amp produce. Buy it. Manufacturer Support: Have not had to call crown yet, but the zzounds team is the best. Most calls are awnsered immediatley. They are able to awnser every question that I have. The Wow Factor: This product sure does look better than my 1990 peavey cs 800. This thing is fine. Especially the blue lighting. Overall: Overall, you cant beat this crown amp. So don't think about it, just buy it. You wont be sorry. Excellent sound. Lighter than most amps. Its a beauty. Great crystal clear sound. Easy set up. Great quality that is built to last.
Style of Music: Gospel
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