Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 Professional Power Amplifier

Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 Professional Power Amplifier

Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 Professional Power Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 1800 W Bridged Mono at 4 Ω
  • 900 W Per Channel Stereo at 2Ω
  • Front Panel LED Display Indicators
  • Clip Protection and Signal Status
  • Balanced XLR and TRS Input Connectors
  • Speakon NL-4 Locking Output Connectors
  • Binding Post Speaker Outputs
  • Detented 21-Position Input Level Control
  • Defeatable Limiter and High Pass Filter
  • Flow Through Cooling Design
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Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 overview

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The Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 Professional Power Amplifier is a 2U 19" rack-mountable unit that supports stereo, parallel, or bridged mono operation for live sound reinforcement applications. The amplifier is rated at 400 W at 8Ω in stereo mode, 600 W at 4Ω in stereo mode, 900 W at 2Ω in stereo mode, 1200 W at 8Ω in bridged mono mode, and 1800 W at 4 Ω in bridged mono mode. The unit utilizes a class AB circuit design to achieve a frequency response of 20 to 20,000 Hz with a signal to noise ratio of 102 dB and a distortion rating of 0.01%. A high pass filter can be engaged to roll off signal below 40 Hz.

For inputs the unit features combination balanced XLR and TRS connectors, as well as link ports for sending the signal to additional amplifiers. For outputs the unit features 5-way output binding posts and Neutrik Speakon NL-4 connectors.

The front panel features indented 21-position input level control knobs and an LED display indicates power, clip protection, and signal status. The unit includes short circuit, thermal, current limit, DC offset, current inrush, RF protection, turn on/off protection circuits. A twin tunnel two-temperature sensitivity forced air flow through cooling system helps maintain a low operating temperature.

Front panel LED display indicates power, clip protect, and signal status
Balanced XLR and TRS input connectors for each channel and link ports
Speakon NL-4 locking output connectors and binding posts
Detented 21-position input level control knobs
Defeatable limiter and high pass filter per channel
Short-circuit, thermal, current limit, DC offset, current inrush, RF protection, Turn On/ Turn Off muting protection
5-Way output binding posts for secure operation
Flow-through cooling design prevents overheating with continuously variable speed, front to rear
2-Channel, parallel or bridged mono-operating modes for flexible application (1800W)
Independent limiters for each channel reduce overload distortion
Independent input level controls for each channel allow precision adjustments
Precise signal and clip LED indicators to monitor performance, allowing you to correct for overloading (clipping) condition
Low-frequency filters (40 Hz) remove rumble and subsonic frequencies
Twin-tunnel and 2 temperature-sensitivity forced-air cooling system to maintain low operating temperatures during use
High-current toroidal transformer for reliability
Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects the amplifier and speaker from damage or failure
Can be mounted in any standard 19" rack
In the Box
Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 Professional Power Amplifier
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Cerwin-Vega CV-1800 specs

    Rated Output Current Stereo, Both Channel Driven:

    8 Ω: 400 W

    4 Ω: 600 W

    2 Ω: 900 W

    Bridging Features Bridged Mono:

    8 Ω: 1200 W

    4 Ω: 1800 W

    S/N Ratio 20 to 20,000 Hz: 102 dB
    Distortion 0.01% (SMPTE-IM)
    Input Sensitivity @ 8 ohms 4 dBu
    Voltage Gain 33 dB
    Circuitry AB
    Current Consumption Current Consumption: 120 VAC / 240 VAC

    @ 1/8 Power @ 4 Ω: 7.2 A / 3.5 A

    @ 1/3 Power @ 4 Ω: 12 A / 6 A

    @ Rated Power @ 4 Ω: 19.5 A / 9.5 A

    Distortion 20 to 20,000 Hz Half Power: 0.01%
    1,000 Hz Rated Power: 0.1%
    Frequency Response 0/-0.5 dB: 20 to 20,000 Hz,
    0/-3 dB: 5 to 60,000 Hz
    Damping Factor 280 (400 Hz)
    Input Impedance 15 kΩ unbalanced, 30 kΩ balanced
    Input Clipping Level 22 dBu (10 V RMS)
    Cooling Continuously variable speed, front to rear
    Input Active balanced combo (XLR and ¼" TRS common use)
    Output 5-way binding post and Speakon
    Front AC power switch, channel 1 and 2 volume
    Rear HPF switch, limiter switch, mode selector switch
    Indicators Active: Light blue

    Protection and Clip: Red

    Signal: Dark blue

    Protection Short circuit, thermal, current limit, DC offset, current inrush, RF protection, Turn On/Off muting
    Power Requirements 120 V at 60 Hz
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.00 x 3.50 x 16.50" (48.26 x 8.89 x 41.91 cm)
    Weight 40 lb (18 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 50.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.1 x 21.2 x 7.5"

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