Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier

Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier

Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 5000W In Bridge Mono Mode at 4Ω
  • 5 to 50,000 Hz Frequency Response
  • 21-Detent Potentiometer Volume Controls
  • Built-In High Pass Filter per Channel
  • Built-In Limiter per Channel
  • Parallel, Stereo, Bridged Mono Modes
  • LED Indicator Lights
  • Short Circuit, Thermal, Current Limit
  • DC Offset, Current Inrush RF Protection
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Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 overview

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The Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier is designed for live sound reinforcement applications. The 3RU Class H amplifier is optimized to match Cerwin-Vega's largest and loudest folded horns and speakers, including the TS-42 Folded Horn Sub. The unit is rated 1100W per channel at 8Ω, 1800W per channel at 4Ω, 2500W per channel at 2Ω, 3600W in bridge mono mode at 8Ω and 5000W in bridge mono mode at 4Ω. It has a frequency response of 5 to 50,000 Hz and a signal to noise ratio of < -100 dB from 20 to 20,000 Hz.

For cooling, the amplifier uses a high-efficiency variable-speed fan tunnel cooling system and includes an LED monitoring system to indicate when the signal is active, at -20 dB, at -10 dB, at 0 dB, is clipping, or triggering the protection circuit. For protection the unit features short circuit, thermal, current limit, DC offset, current inrush, RF protection, turn on, turn off, and mute functions.

The front panel includes a 21-detent potentiometer for each channel. The back panel includes a switch for selecting parallel, stereo, or bridged mono mode as well as a high pass filter switch on each channel and a limiter switch on each channel. For I/O, the back panel includes electronically balanced 1/4" and XLR combo jacks with input link jacks for connecting to other amplifiers. For outputs the unit features both 5-way binding posts and Speakon connectors.

2-channel, parallel or bridged mono operating modes for flexible application - 5000W
Independent limiters for each channel reduce distortion
Independent input level controls for each channel allow precision adjustments
Precise signal and clip LED indicators to monitor performance, allow you to correct for overloading (clipping) condition
Low-frequency filters (30 or 50 Hz) remove rumble and subsonic frequency
Twin-tunnel and 2 temperature sensitivity forced air cooling system to maintain a low, temperature working condition
Balanced XLR or balanced ¼" TRS Combination input connector for each channel and LINK ports
5-way output binding posts or speaker connectors enable secure operation
High-current toroidal transformer for absolute reliability
Independent DC and thermal overload protection on each channel automatically protects amplifier and speaker
Can be mounted in any standard 19" (48.26cm) rack
In the Box
Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 specs

    Rated Output Current Stereo, Both Channel Driven:

    8 Ω: 1100 W

    4 Ω: 1800 W

    2 Ω: 2500 W

    Bridging Features Bridged Mono:

    8 Ω: 3600 W

    4 Ω: 5000 W

    S/N Ratio < -100 dB from 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Distortion 20 to 20,000 Hz half power: <0.03% at 4 Ω and 8 Ω
    1,000 Hz rated power: <0.03% at 4 Ω and 8 Ω
    Input Sensitivity @ 8 ohms 1.42 V (+5.3 dB)
    Voltage Gain 36 dB
    Circuitry Output Circuitry: Class-H, 3 tier
    Current Consumption Current Consumption: 120 VAC / 240 VAC

    @ 1/8 Power @ 4 Ω: 13.9 A / 6.5 A

    @ 1/3 Power @ 4 Ω: 26.9 A / 10.5 A

    @ Rated Power @ 4 Ω: 56.4 A / 26 A

    Frequency Response 5 to 50,000 Hz ( +/-3 dB)
    Damping Factor > 300 at 8 Ω (400 Hz)
    Input Impedance 10 kΩ unbalanced, 20 kΩ balanced
    Input Clipping Level 14 dB
    Cooling Continuously variable speed fan, front to rear airflow
    Input 2 x Active balanced combo (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
    Output 2 x 5-way binding post
    2 x Speakon connectors
    Front AC power switch, channel 1 and 2 volume (Volume control features a 21 detent potentiometer for each channel)
    Rear HPF Switch (On / Off switch for each channel), Limiter Switch (On / Off switch for each channel), Mode Selector Switch (parallel / stereo / bridged mono)
    Indicators Active: Blue

    Protection and Clip: Red

    Signal: Green & Yellow

    (signal, -20 dB, -10 dB, 0 dB, clip, protect & active)

    Protection Short circuit, thermal, current limit, DC offset, current inrush, RF protection, turn On/ Off, muting
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.00 x 5.25 x 19.00" 48.26 x 13.34 x 48.26 cm)
    Weight 83.30 lb (37.78 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 95.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 25.0 x 9.0"

    Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 reviews

    CV-5000 Professional Power Amplifier is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful Got this for my 2 peavey mid range speaker... I am very satisfied on how it sounded and the loudness of it.. CV make the best amplifiers around can compete with qsc and crown.
    Date published: 2015-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from i would buy this product again need a big amp to push subs six omega pro 18 this thing is a beast for half the price of the other 5000W the two huge cooling fan are a little noisy but you won't know that ,this thing stay cool at all times need to get me a rack of them DSP is a waste who need that on a power amp step up to the time get a drive rack
    Date published: 2015-12-13
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