Crown XLS2502 DriveCore 2 Power Amplifier (2400 Watts)

Crown's XLS2502 DriveCore 2 power amp drives your rig with up to 2400 watts bridged, offering plenty of headroom in a package weighing less than 11 pounds.

The next generation of XLS got a makeover with a sleek look, larger LCD display, and more DSP with extended functionality. Like its predecessor, the redesigned XLS is ultra-efficient with Crown's patented DriveCore technology and can drive 2400W at 4 Ohms bridged with tons of headroom guaranteeing a clean, undistorted signal straight to your speakers. The XLS DriveCore 2 assures that you will be heard as you deliver powerful, pure sound experiences for any venue.

Learn more about the XLS2502 DriveCore 2 Power Amplifier in this video by Crown:


- Class D amp with Crown's ultra-efficient DriveCore technology weighs less than 11 lbs (5 kg)
- Higher DSP capabilities: More control; has band pass filter per channel
- Increased lighting functionality; turn off display or any/all LED indicators except clip and thermal to reduce distraction in dark venues
- Selectable input sensitivity; 1.4Vrms and .775Vrms options so that amp can be driven at full power
- Set display sleep mode after specified time without having to press a button
- Security setting disables menu buttons; menu locked/unlocked by entering button combination
- System reset allows factory settings to be restored
- Remote power trigger
- Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
- XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide flexibility
- Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
- Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
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- Power Rating:
- Stereo 2-ohms: 1200W
- Stereo 4-ohms: 775W
- Stereo 8-ohms: 440W
- Bridged 4-ohms: 2400W
- Bridged 8-ohms: 1550W
- Sensitivity: 1.4Vrms
- Frequency Response: (at 1W, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) +0dB, -1dB
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >103dB (at .775Vrms sensitivity, Signal to Noise is 6dB lower)
- THD: >0.5 percent
- Intermodulation Distortion: <0.3 percent
- Damping Factor: >200
- Crosstalk At 1kHz: >85dB; At 20kHz: >55dB
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3.5 x 10.7 inches
- Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NXLS2502-0-US

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-342-6939

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted February 20, 2016 by Daraka Gardner in Charlotte, NC
"Crown XLS2502 & Cerwin Vega XLS-12"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Short answer: Buy the Crown XLS2502 Drive Core 2 amp! Long answer: Setup: Receiver: Pioneer VSX-1101 (I am upgrading this to an Onkyo) External power amp: Crown XLS2502 Drive Core 2 Speakers: (2) Cerwin Vega XLS-12, Cerwin Vega XLS-15S (powered sub), Cerwin Vega XLS 6C (center channel) Assumption: Crown amp driving the floor standing Cerwin Vega XLS-12 (3 way, 12” floor standing speakers). I had bought the Cerwin Vega XLS-12 that was first driven by the Pioneer receiver alone. It sounded good however at loud volumes, around 90 volume level on the receiver, it became very, very distorted. Sounded awful and was very disappointment. The speakers needed lots of power. So after much research I settled for the Crown XLS2502. WOW! I honestly do not know how loud can my system can go now. It is so clear at LOUD volume. ZERO DISOTRAION at any volume level. I had no idea that the speakers were that under powered by the receiver. When you hear your speakers cracking with distortion they are under powered, not because it’s too loud. My system at low-medium volume level sound good, but when cracked up to 90 they sound great. Lots of bass, extreme clear vocals from the mids and crisp highs from the tweeters. The Crown amp and Cerwin Vega XLS-12 are the best purchase I have ever made. My house is ready for a real party now. Sorry neighbors my house rivals most clubs.
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