Power amplifier 1100 watts RMS x 2 at 8 ohms (2500W x 2 at 2 ohms)
Item #: 849CV5000
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Item #: 849CV5000
Your price: $799.99 Earn up to 800 Rewards points
You want your music to touch everyone in the room, even the latecomers in the back row. With Cerwin-Vega's CV Series power amplifiers fueling your speakers, you can be sure that everybody will hear music that's not just muscular and loud, but easy on the ears. Rugged construction and proven circuitry mean you can count on these amps to perform reliably on the road or in permanent installations.
The rear of the CV-5000 power amplifier offers XLR and 1/4" inputs, plus Speakon and 5-way binding post outputs.
The CV-5000 amplifier delivers professional-grade power: 1100 watts RMS per channel at 8 ohms, 1800 watts per channel at 4 ohms, and up to 5000 watts in bridged mode. It's built to tackle bigger jobs, including fueling Cerwin-Vega's loudest passive speakers and folded horns. The amplifier features a highly efficient flow-through tunnel cooling design which incorporates two large fans to keep the power supply stable and ward off thermal breakdown. The defeatable limiter and high-pass filter on each channel help you get the most out of your speakers.
You'll find the usual array of indicators up front, including LEDs for power, clip, protect, and signal status, plus 21-position control knobs that'll let you set your levels with repeated reliability. This amp's a natural fit for Cerwin-Vega's most demanding passive loudspeakers, but it'll sound great through any other properly matched speakers.
The Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 amp offers balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs, as well as 5-way binding posts and Neutrik Speakon® outputs for the speakers. Got a passel of speakers in need of some juice? You can rackmount this amp, so you can have multiple amps join forces to rock your club or house of worship.
Firstly the power cord is 300 mls 14 gauge. While some amplifiers come with a heavier and non detachable power cord, It is extremely cheap to buy a new IEC power cord of higher gauge and plug it in the back of the unit. The power cord just plugs in the rear with a square plug, and has the standard plug that will fit in any socket.
I count the power cord as a plus and not only is it remove able, it fits into standard sockets a lot of people will still want to use with this amplifier. I have seen hundreds of amplifiers with 30 amp cords, that have had the end cut off, and a standard plug put on to replace it, so the amplifier can be used where no 30 amp plug exists, which is usually everywhere!!!!.
Here is some info about power cords. When used in modeling applications, we can get by with as little as 75 circular mils per amp, and as long as proper cooling is provided, 60 circular mils per amp is enough. Considering these values, this is 55 amps for 14 AWG wire at 75 Circular Mils.
Cons: NONE! unless of course you do not like 90lb amplifiers with 2500va toroidal transformers.
I spent a lot of time in selecting the best amplifier I could get for the money. This is a fantastic amplifier. Unlike most wattage ratings for amplifiers I believe this amplifier is rated in a RMS continuous. The current consumption specifications tend to back up what I am saying. The only problem with this amplifier is the power cord that is sent with the amplifier. How Cerwin Vega could be so foolish as to provide a 20 amp at most, 120 volt cord Is beyond me. In their own specifications this amplifier draws 26.9 amps of 120 volt at only 1/3 output on a 4 ohm load. So there goes the 20 amp breaker which is the most you can get with the supplied cord. At full output this amplifier with a 4 ohm load this amplifier draws 56.4 amps. This amplifier will run on 240 volts as well but no one at Cerwin Vega has any idea how I am supposed to accomplish this. I want to be able to plug it into a 30 amp. 240 volt outlet and then all will be fine. On 240 this amplifier draws a maximum of 26 amps. Cerwin Vega has promised to get the problem resolved soon. I can't believe that I am the first to have this issue with it. So with all that said, yes this is I believe the best amplifier you could ever get for the money. Just make sure you don't exceed what your speakers can handle because this amplifier has the power to destroy. It puts out a very good clean accurate sound as well. It weighs 83 lbs. so its a little bit of struggle there. That's a great power supply inside.
Pros: Unbeatable for the money.
Cons: Power cord
|Number of Channels||2|
|Watts per channel 8 ohms||1100|
|Watts per channel 4 ohms||1800|
|Watts per channel 2 ohms||2500|
Two-Channel Power Amp: The Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 Power Amp is rated at 1100W x 2ch at 8ohm, 1800W x 2ch in 4ohm, and 2500W x 2ch in 2ohm. The power amplifier can also be bridged for a rating of 3600W x 1ch in 8ohm or 5000W x 1ch in 4ohm. The two-channel power amp provides Stereo, Parallel, or Bridged Mono operating modes for flexible application.
Combo Input Connectors: Connect your input source to the amplifier's balanced combo connectors using either XLR or 1/4" TRS plugs. They are configured as follows; Pin 2 (Tip) hot, Pin 3 (Ring) cold, and Pin 1 (Sleeve) ground. We recommend using balanced three-conductor cabling wherever possible. Unbalanced two-conductor 1/4" plugs can also be inserted into these inputs, but you will get better signal quality and less noise and hum if you use balanced lines. Stereo signal should be connected to the Channel 1 and Channel 2 input jacks. When operating the unit in Bridged Mono or Parallel modes, use the Channel 1 input jack only.
Binding Post and Speakon Outputs: Binding posts are provided for each channel, as well as Speakon connectors so that paralleling of speakers is possible.
Link Connectors: These XLR jacks (one for each channel) are used to send a parallel signal to another device or amplifier.
Controls: The CV-Series power amp offers a variety of controls to fit your application.
Protection Circuitry: The CV-Series power amp incorporates the following protection features to protect the amplifier and your speakers from damage or failure.
LED Indicators: Front panel LEDs indicate power, clip, protect, and signal status.
Flow-Through Cooling: The CV-Series power amplifier is cooled by two rear-mounted fans. Cool air flows through the front fan filters, reducing the temperature of internal components while forcing the heat out the rear vents. Never block these vents and keep them clear at all time.
Rack Mountable: The CV-Series power amplifier can be mounted in any standard 19" rack thanks to its integrated rack mount ears.