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Crown Audio XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier

BH #CRXLI1500 • MFR #XLI1500
Crown Audio XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier
Key Features
  • 450W per Channel at 4 Ohms
  • 330W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • 900W at 8 Ohms Bridged Mono
  • Stereo/Parallel/Bridge-Mono Mode
Designed for musicians, DJs, entertainers, houses of worship, discos, and other venues, the Crown XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier feature both RCA and XLR inputs as well as speakON and binding post outputs. The amplifier includes a user-selectable input sensitivity of 0.755V or 1.4V, stereo/parallel-bridge-mono modes, power/fault/signal presence/clip LED indicators, forced-air cooling, and protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps, and interference from radio frequencies in the environment.
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Crown Audio XLi 1500 Overview

Designed for musicians, DJs, entertainers, houses of worship, discos, and other venues, the Crown XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier feature both RCA and XLR inputs as well as speakON and binding post outputs. The amplifier includes a user-selectable input sensitivity of 0.755V or 1.4V, stereo/parallel-bridge-mono modes, power/fault/signal presence/clip LED indicators, forced-air cooling, and protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps, and interference from radio frequencies in the environment.

Drawing from over six decades of experience in building amplifiers, the unit is capable of delivering 450W per channel at 4 ohms, 330W per channel at 8 ohms, and 900W at 8 ohms in bridged-mono mode..

  • Stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode
  • User-selectable input sensitivity: 0.775V and 1.4V
  • Efficient forced-air cooling prevents excessive thermal buildup
  • Electronically balanced XLR inputs and RCA inputs; binding post and speakON outputs
  • Two level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs, which indicate signal presence, clip, and fault for each channel
  • Protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps and radio-frequency interference
UPC: 871015006901

Crown Audio XLi 1500 Specs

Number of Channels2
Power Rating4 Ohms:
2 x 450 W RMS per Channel (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
8 Ohms:
2 x 330 W RMS per Channel (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
8 Ohms:
1 x 900 W RMS Bridged (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Amplifier ClassClass-D
Load Impedance / Voltage4 / 8 Ohms per Channel
Performance
ProtectionsCircuit Breaker, On/Off Muting, RF, Reactive/Mismatched Load, Short Circuit, Thermal
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 1 W)
Damping Factor> 200 at 8 Ohms
Input Sensitivity0.78 or 1.4 V (at 8 Ohms)
Input Impedance10 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
20 Kilohms (Balanced)
Max Gain31 dB
SNR> 100 dB
THD< 0.5% (Full Range, Below Rated Power)
Intermodulation Distortion< 0.35%
Crosstalk-75 dB (Below Rated Power, 1 kHz)
-59 dB (Below Rated Power, 20 kHz)
Slew Rate> 10 V/μs
CrossoverYes
Connectivity
I/O2 x Binding Post Pair 1-Pin Speaker Output
2 x speakON NL4 Speaker Output
2 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Line Input
2 x RCA TS Unbalanced Line Input
Digital I/ONone
USBNone
Power
AC Input Power120 VAC, 60 Hz
220 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
230 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Power ConnectorIEC 15 A
Physical
Display & Indicators1 x Blue LED (Power)
1 x Green LED (Signal, per Channel)
Yellow LED (Clip, per Channel)
Red LED (Fault, per Channel)
Rackmount Size2 RU
CoolingHeatsink
Fan (Variable Speed)
Dimensions19.0 x 3.5 x 12.4" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 31.5 cm
Weight28 lb / 12.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight31.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22 x 21 x 6.5"

Crown Audio XLi 1500 Reviews

Great amp

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-14

This is a really solid amp. The fan is quiet, and the amp is electrically quiet. Easy to use, takes standard XLR in and has both binding post and the speakeron connectors. I purchased this to replace the power amp part of an old Yamaha stereo receiver. I wasn't able to find anything of decent quality as a consumer amp, and the high end hifi amps seem to be both overpriced and of questionable quality. So I went pro audio, as friends of mine had done years ago. This is definitely the way to go. For road use with a band, I think I'd look at the new Crown class D's. I have one, I love it, and it's significantly lighter than this, and with a few more features. They sound absolutely identical. Both have much more headroom into actual speakers than the old receiver did. Can't recommend this highly enough.

The best Crown Power Amp

By Kieneon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

This is my first power amp, I like the overnight shipping, received it next day, setup my karaoke system, quality sound very good. Must buy.

Performed well

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

Amp arrived on time and in good condition. Everything worked correctly out of the box. No issues. Working well after 10-15 hrs of simultaneous use of both channels.

Incredible sound!

By Brady
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-16

Super clean sound at a great price!

Solid amp, well worth the pric

By Brad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-10

Had this for over 6 months now. Using it to drive 2 larger tower speakers. Good price to performance.

Ironically, it's best feature is being quiet.

By Darrin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-12

I've had all sorts of amps in my entertainment center, but nothing with this much power. I had assumed that I might have a hiss or other audio anomaly because my TV doesn't have the best audio output capability. I'm surprised to say, no hiss, no buzz, no nothing. Not even the fans are audible to me. Great purchase and well worth it. Be aware though, this does not have bass or treble controls, so you'll have to find a different piece of equipment if you don't like a flat response. Better TV's might give you those controls, but my LG does not.

Such a nice amp

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

This is just such a solid piece of equipment. Electrically and acoustically quiet, as other reviewers have mentioned. It isn't under rated from what I can tell - it's an honest 330W/8 ohms, and that's into real world speakers. The only disadvantage to this amp is that it's a bit heavy, but it's still quite a bit lighter than the old solid state amps with similar ratings from the 80's and 90's. If you're doing live sound, I'd probably look at the similarly priced Crown XLS instead, but if you prefer AB instead of D for whatever reason, I don't think this can be beat. For studio work, or upgrading the amp(s) for a home theater or listening room, this would be perfect.

Just changed over to this brand

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

I have used a lot of different power amps in the last 45 years! The quietest fans I ever heard! Nice clean power!

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Does it have a fan? How noisy is it?

Does it have a fan? How noisy is it?
Asked by: David
Yes, there are internal cooling fans included with the XLi 1500 that help to prevent the amp from overheating. The fans are fairly quiet, not noisy.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-15

If there is a power outage do you have to press ...

If there is a power outage do you have to press that switch to power the amp back on or does it stay depressed?
Asked by: Shaun
I am sorry but there are no details posted in the product information or specifications regarding whether the power switch would need to be pressed again after a power outage. The Crown Audio XLi 1500 Stereo Power Amplifier does have a circuit breaker with a reset switch on the back panel to protect the amp from a surge. The circuit breaker may activate if there is a power outage and then you would press the reset button and most likely would have to press the power switch again to turn the amp on.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-07-28

Can this handle a 2 Ohm load?

Can this handle a 2 Ohm load?
Asked by: Robert
No it is not designed to handle anything below 4 Ohms.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2020-01-23
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