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Crown Audio XLS 2000

2100W, 2 Channel DriveCore Stereo Power Amplifier

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What An Achievement

Crown's XLS Series amplifiers define the standard for portable PA systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability. Its advantageous flexibility includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, along with several system setup configurations. The integrated crossovers and switch-mode power supply produce superior sound, and Peakx™ limiters protect your speakers. Weighing less than 12 pounds, compared to 40 pounds for its competitors, it's much easier to set up and move from show to show. Simply put, the XLS is most reliable, versatile, efficient amp available today.

XLS Series with Integrated DriveCore™ Technology

The XLS Series of power amplifiers from Crown define the standard for live sound systems with unmatched performance, technology, and affordability.

This high-performance line consists of four models each providing enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore™ Technology, PureBand™ Crossover System and Peakx™ limiters. And weighing in at only 10 lbs or less, they provide the ultimate in lightweight portability.

Integrated DriveCore™ Technology

Class D amplifiers are notable for extraordinarily high efficiency and being well suited for driving difficult reactive loads such as subwoofers. However, their performance can suffer impaired performance on marginal and unstable AC line supplies.

To overcome this obstacle, Crown engineers developed DriveCore™ Technology – a proprietary hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit (IC) developed with Texas Instruments that drives the "front end" of the Class D output stage. Over 60 years of Crown's design knowledge and experience went into the development of this technology resulting in truly remarkable benefits.

DriveCore™ Technology provides an extremely wide-tolerance with regards to sagging or "dirty" AC line conditions providing consistent performance without affecting audio quality. This means that your performance will not be compromised by fluctuating generator power or overloading by lighting rigs, backline gear, etc.

In addition, DriveCore™ Technology's patented feedback and PWM modulation circuits enable fast recovery on peak transients, accurate reproduction of low-level detail, and precise tracking of low-frequencies at high power levels for maximum subwoofer output.

Advanced Switched-Mode Power Supply

This advanced power supply is highly efficient and optimized for maximum power transfer from the AC line through the Class D output stage to the loudspeakers. A benefit to this is substantial weight reduction when compared to older 60Hz transformer-based power supplies. All four models in the line weigh 10 pounds or less with no compromise in performance. This makes the XLS Series the benchmark for high performance lightweight portability.

PureBand™ Crossover System:

The PureBand™ Crossover System in the XLS Series adds an enormous amount of flexibility and performance to any system. With this system, the crossover frequency is completely variable allowing the choice of any crossover point between 50Hz and 3kHz on 1/12 octave centers. The use of 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters provides steep slopes for a seamless transition between high and low drivers. And with four crossover modes to choose from providing the ultimate in flexibility, all of your system needs are covered.

Peakx™ limiters

Peakx™ limiters provide the ultimate in performance and protection for your entire system. This advanced algorithm was specifically developed and tuned to work with this amplifier and power-supply to achieve higher SPL will less audible artifacts. This means less distortion, less shutdowns, and maximum safe power delivered to your speakers. The Peakx™ limiters can be easily turned on or off by channel right from the front panel eliminating the need to be digging around in the back of the dark rack.

General Features:
  • XLS High Performance, Lightweight Class D Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 8 ohms: 375 watts x 2 chan.
    • 4 ohms: 650 watts x 2 chan.
    • 2 ohm: 1050 watts x 2 chan.
    • Bridged, 8 ohms: 1300 watts x 1 chan.
    • Bridged, 4 ohms: 2100 watts x 1 chan.
  • Integrated PureBand™ Crossover System for better performance and control
  • Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
  • XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide outstanding flexibility
  • Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
  • Electronically balanced XLR inputs; touchproof binding post and Speakon® outputs
  • Precision detented level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs which indicate signal, clip and fault for each channel
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Specifications:
  • Sensitivity (for full rated power at 4 ohms): 1.4 Vrms
  • Frequency Response (at 1 watt, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): +0 dB, –1 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio Rated as dBr to full rated 8Ω power output (A-Weighted):
    • XLS1000: > 97 dB
    • XLS1500, XLS2000, XLS2500: > 103 dB
  • Damping Factor (8 ohm) - 10 Hz to 400 Hz: > 200
  • Crosstalk (below rated 8Ω power):
    • At 1kHz: > 85dB
    • At 20kHz: >55dB
  • Input Impedance (nominal): 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
  • Load Impedance:
    • 2 to 8 Ω per channel in Stereo
    • 4 to 8 Ω in Bridge Mono
  • AC Line Voltage and Frequency Configuration: 120 VAC 60 Hz
  • Ventilation: Flow-through ventilation from front to back
  • Cooling: Internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation
  • Air Volume Requirements (per minute per unit): 80.15 ft³ (2.27 m³)
  • Integrated Processing:
    • PureBand™ Crossover System
    • Crossover Filter: Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per Octave
    • Crossover Frequency Range: 50 HZ - 3 kHz
    • Crossover Mode: Crossover (CH1=LPF, CH2=HPF), LowPass (both channels LPF), HighPass (both channels HPF), Bridge (LPF or HPF)
    • Peakx™ limiters: Channel independent clip limiter designed to provide maximum output while protecting your loudspeakers
  • Input/Output:
    • Input Connectors: XLR (one per channel), 1/4-Inch (one per channel), and RCA (one per channel). 1/4-Inch connectors can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers
    • Output Connectors: Two 4-Pole Speakon® Output Connectors accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon® connectors. The top Speakon connector is wired for both channels so it can be used for bridgemono wiring or for stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon connector
    • One pair of back-panel binding posts per channel; accepts banana plugs or bare wire. (European models do not accept banana plugs.)
  • Construction:
    • XLS1000/XLS1500: 8.12-Inch (20.62cm) depth
    • XLS2000/XLS2500: 10.35-Inch (26.29cm) depth
  • Dimensions:
    • EIA Standard 19-inch (48.3-cm) rack mount width (EIA RS-310-B), 3.5-inch (8.9-cm) height.
    • XLS 1000/1500: 7.7-inch (19.6-cm) depth.
    • XLS 2000/2500: 10.7-inch (27.2-cm) depth.
  • Net Weight, Shipping Weight:
    • XLS1000: 8.6 lb (3.9kg), 13.6 lb (6.2 kg)
    • XLS1500: 8.6 lb (3.9kg), 13.6 lb (6.2 kg)
    • XLS2000: 10.75 lb (4.9kg), 15.8 lb (7.1 kg)
    • XLS2500: 10.75 lb (4.9kg), 15.8 lb (7.1 kg)

Power Specifications

Number of Channels
This is the number of channels that the professional amplifier is designed to power.
2 Channels
Continuous Power @ 8 ohm
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at an 8 ohm impedance.
375 watts x 2 channels
Continuous Power @ 4 ohm
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at an 4 ohm impedance.
650 watts x 2 channels
Continuous Power @ 2 ohm
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at an 2 ohm impedance.
1050 watts x 2 channels
Continuous Power @ 8 ohm (Bridged)
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at a bridged 8 ohm impedance.
1300 watts x 1 channels
Continuous Power @ 4 ohm (Bridged)
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at a bridged 4 ohm impedance.
2100 watts x 1 channels
Total Continuous Power
This is the total continuous power rating (RMS) that the amplifier is able to output.
2100 watts

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
103 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the amplifier will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
Input Sensitivity
This is the input sensitivity of the amplifier.
1.4 volts
Cooling Options
These are the different cooling systems used in the amplifier to keep it cool.
Cooling Fan
Inputs
These are the type of input connections that the amplifier has.
1/4" TRS
RCA
XLR
Outputs
These are the types of output connections that the amplifier has.
Binding Posts (Banana Clip Ready)
SpeakOn

Physical Specifications

Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
3-1/2"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
19"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
10-3/4"
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).
10-3/4 lbs
Rackmount Spaces
This is the total number of spaces that the preamplifier will occupy when mounted on a rack.
2U

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
5.0
Features
4.0
Design
3.0
Usability
4.0
Kevin D.

Canada

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Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Power + Value

March 23, 2013

A year ago I bought a very nice pair of KEF Q900 speakers. Despite My AVR having 135 watts RMS stereo I still felt something was missing. I've had the XLS 2000 for 6 months and what a difference the extra power has made. For music I can leave My subs off as bass is so much stronger. For movies My AVR's power is devoted to centre+surrounds, enhancing those as well.
Ordering was a breeze, the amp arrived in a timely manner and I wouldn't hesitate to purchase again. Highly recommended.

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Heard that amp was a good performer and a good value.
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Product Summary

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Model Number

XLS2000

UPC

871015003825

Weight

10.80lbs

Internal SKU

xls2000

Internal Product ID

32394

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Crown Audio XLS 2000