B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)

B&H # CRXLS1000 Mfr # XLS1000
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $299.00
Product Highlights
  • Lightweight Rackmount Design
  • Class-D Electronics
  • DriveCore Technology
  • Integrated PureBand Crossover System
  • XLR, 1/4", and RCA Inputs
  • Speakon and Binding Post Outputs
  • Individual Level Controls
  • Forced-Air Cooling Fans
  • LED Indicators

The XLS 1000 from Crown Audio is a professional-quality stereo power amplifier that offers terrific versatility and audio quality in an affordable and lightweight rackmount design. The amplifier uses DriveCore technology, a proprietary hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit that drives the internal Class-D electronics. This technology allows the amplifier to consistently provide great audio, regardless of unstable AC lines, fluctuating power, and other power issues.

The PureBand Crossover System allows you to set the crossover point anywhere between 50Hz and 3kHz for tremendous flexibility. 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters provide a seamless transition between high and low drivers. Crown Audio's Peakx limiter technology has been specifically designed to achieve high SPL levels with minimal distortion and shutdowns, allowing the maximum amount of safe power to be delivered to your speakers. You can also turn the limiters on and off easily from the front panel.

With internal technology allowing so much audio flexibility, you need just as much flexibility when connecting to an audio system. XLR, 1/4", and RCA inputs, along with Speakon and Binding Post outputs make it easy to connect the amplifier to practically any system you encounter. Individual level controls on the front panel let you adjust each channel separately. The amplifier can also operate in stereo or bridged-mono mode for additional versatility. Forced-air cooling fans keep internal components running smoothly, and LED indicators show you vital data at a glance.

Lightweight rackmount chassis
DriveCore technology allows the amplifier to consistently provide great audio, regardless of unstable AC lines, fluctuating power, and other power issues
PureBand Crossover System allows you to set the crossover point anywhere between 50Hz and 3kHz for tremendous flexibility. 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters provide a seamless transition between high and low drivers
Peakx limiter technology has been specifically designed to achieve high SPL levels with minimal distortion and shutdowns, allowing the maximum amount of safe power to be delivered to your speakers. The limiters can be easily turned on and off from the front panel
XLR, 1/4", and RCA inputs, along with Speakon and Binding Post outputs make it easy to connect the amplifier to practically any audio system you encounter
Individual level controls on the front panel let you adjust each channel separately
Amplifier can operate in stereo or bridged-mono mode for additional versatility
Forced-air cooling fans keep internal components running smoothly
LED indicators show you vital data at a glance
Switch-mode power supply provides excellent efficiency and maximum power transfer to the Class-D electronics. It also weighs much less than traditional power supplies
Power Rating 215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms Stereo
350W/Channel @ 4 Ohms Stereo
550W/Channel @ 2 Ohms Stereo
700W @ 8 Ohms Bridged
1100W @ 4 Ohms Bridged
Damping Factor > 200
Input Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input Impedance 20 kOhms, Balanced
10 kOhms, Unbalanced
Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.5%
Input Connectors 2 x XLR Inputs
2 x 1/4" Inputs
2 x RCA Inputs
1 x AC Power Input
Output Connectors 2 x Speakon Outputs
2 x Binding Post Outputs (2 Posts Each)
Controls 1 x Power Switch
2 x Level Controls
Indicators 1 x LCD Screen
LED Indicators
Cooling Forced-Air
Power Requirements 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 3.5 x 7.7" (483 x 89 x 196mm)
Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9kg)
Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)
  • Power Cable
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Crown AudioXLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Excellent sound (5)
    • Good power output (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

        Reviewed by 9 customers

        Sort by

        Displaying reviews 1-9

        Back to top

         
        5.0

        Great amp

        By James

        from Bronx

        Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

        Bh staff very helpful and order delivered on time

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        So q

        By Bgdubbiya

        from Orange, CA

        About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Power Output
        • Runs Cool

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

          Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

          Installed this amp in a church sound system as part of a long overdue upgrade of a 20 yr old Crown. So quiet and no heat. Gets the job done in providing good volume for our monitors and background speakers that do not have their own internal amps.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great Amp!

          By vett33

          from NY, NY

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

            It's only been a few weeks, but this unit plays 15 hours a day. Sounds great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Light but powerful

            By Tim

            from St Louis

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing

              Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

              Light weight -- but meets the bill... glad technology has caught up with my back!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Works Great

              By rteller

              from Scottsbluff, NE

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

                This amp does exactly what we wanted it to do. It delivers good clear sound.

                Share this review

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good but not not loud enough

                By mil mascaras

                from los angeles

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

                    I like the workmanship and light weight. However, 215W/Ch is not loud enough.
                    I'm a bass player and I connected the XLS1000 into my 8-ohm 2x10 GK cabinet using a Tech 21 PSA-1 pre-amp. Not loud enough, had to turn it all the way up, whereupon it clipped when I played agressively. I returned it and would probably order the XLS 1500. I didn't use the filtering in the day that I used the amp, so no judgement on that aspect.

                    Share this review

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Extreme Power from Small Package

                    By Gopher Hole Sound

                    from West Chester, PA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Plug in power up go
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

                      I have previously used a Behringer EuroPOWER kit (with powered mixer) I received as a gift a few years back, and I recently purchased an A&H MixWizard3 (un-powered). When I set up this amp with my new console, I was amazed at the sound quality and power that I was able to get out of it!

                      Share this review

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      [...]

                      By Daro_NJ

                      from Linden, NJ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                      • Weak

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

                      This amp has a very nice sound, and its weight is light. For the DJ too little power. Suitable only for home use

                      Share this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Outstanding for the money

                      By SRH

                      from NC

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ

                        Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1000 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (215W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

                        The baby XLS is just what I need to power my outdoor patio JBLs. Cranks non-stop with no shutdowns and stays mostly cool. Lightweight - I pick it up and throw it in the house when not needed. Rugged. Perfect.

                        Share this review

                        Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 3' (0.91 m), Black
                        • You Pay: $15.99
                         

                        Speaker Cables

                        Show more >
                        Whirlwind -  Speakon to Speakon Speaker Cable (12 Gauge) - 25'
                        • You Pay: $53.00
                         

                        Cases & Protection

                        Show more >
                        Gator Cases -  GSR-2U Studio 2 Go Carrying Case
                        • You Pay: $99.99
                         
                        Raxxess -  ER-04 Space Economy Rack (Black Oak)
                         

                        Warranties & Support

                        Crown Audio -  3-Year Extended Warranty for Amplifiers
                        • You Pay: $136.50
                        Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
                         
                        View all Accessories
                        See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                        Close

                        Close

                        Close