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Crown Audio XLS 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)

B&H # CRXLS1500 Mfr # XLS1500
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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

The XLS 1500 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 300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms Stereo
525W/Channel @ 4 Ohms Stereo
775W/Channel @ 2 Ohms Stereo
1050W @ 8 Ohms Bridged
1550W @ 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 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)
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    Crown AudioXLS 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Excellent sound (3)
    • Good power output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (3)

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      5.0

      خفيف

      By ٍSaeed

      from Alsaeed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

        الشيىئ الذي اعجبني فيه هو خفة وزنة

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        5.0

        Gets the job done!

        By Frank the DJ

        from Meridian, MS

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 3yr Warranty
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • No 14" Speaker Outputs
        • No Ground Lift Switch

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

        I use this to power two passive speakers from my DJ controller. As a mobile DJ I was looking to lighten my load without sacrificing power or sound quality. This amplifier, at less then nine pounds, is rack moutable and transports easily. It runs cool while delivering chrisp clean sound from my digital recorded music. My laptop charger causes a ground loop, with this, or any amplifier for that matter, causing a 60hz hum. I use an external ground lifter to cure this but it would be much more convienient if Crown built a ground lift switch into this unit. 1/4" phone jacks for speaker output would have been nice eliminating the need for adapters. After much research I found it to be the best value for a 300W per channel amp. I couldn't imagine getting better sound quality from high end amplifiers at more than twice the cost.

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        5.0

        When I need a few more amps.....

        By Josh

        from Lethbridge, Canada

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Crown Audio XLS 1500 DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier (300W/Channel @ 8 Ohms):

          This amp seems to work great for me. I picked up 2 of them to use for Church....one for stereo mains, one for a 2 channels of monitors....

          The internal filters are handy as I could set my mains to only use the high end sound and let me sub do all the low end work (which my board has a sub out)

          I love the how light weight and small these are (especially since I don't have a rack yet)...I was shocked at how light it really was....I'd hate to come across some other brands 4RU amp.....

          At the point I need another amp or 2, I'll definitely pick another one of these....

          oh ya, this is the only place that I found that will ship this to Canada (for much cheaper then getting it from most Canadian websites too)

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