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

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

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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
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Price: $299.00

Instant Savings: $20.00

Offer ends: MAR 31 '15

You Pay: $279.00

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

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good power output (7)
    • Excellent sound (5)
    • Easy to set up (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Great sound quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic systems (4)
      • Multiple rooms / whole house (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Extreme Power from Small Package

      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...Read complete review

      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!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      [...]

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

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

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Great Amps

      By Production Manager

      from New York

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Smaller Rooms

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

        I owned the previous model of these crowns and have used them for everything from live events to installed sound systems. Great and easy to use

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        New Tech better than old

        By Thomas

        from Decatur Ga.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

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

          This is about 1/2 the weight of the old CROWN amp it replace plus it fits our rack mount but half as deep. Sounds great in our cafeteria with music as well as from a microphone.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excelent quality, good price

          By omnivision

          from Tijuana, Mexico

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms

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

              I'm using this amp for 2 JBL Control 5 speakers and we really like the sound very clear, nice bass, crisp highs, no distortion at all. Great buy.
              Francisco/omnivision

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              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

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              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

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                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

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                  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

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                    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.

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                      (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.

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                          (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

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                            (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.

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