Crown XLS 2500
Power amplifier 440 watts RMS x 2 at 8 ohms (1200W x 2 at 2 ohms)
Item #: 859XLS2500
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Original Price: $499.99
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Item #: 859XLS2500
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $499.99
Crown's XLS DriveCore Series power amplifiers don't just pack a lot of juice into a chassis that'll make the suspension on your touring van happy — they deliver the reliability you'll need when laying down tracks in the studio, storming clubs, or rousing the congregation. DriveCore technology is highly efficient and complements your sonics nicely, so you'll notice reduced distortion, even when you're turned up to eleven. These amps integrate nicely into nearly any setup thanks to their wealth of connections, and the built-in crossover system gives you the flexibility to work with different speaker setups.
Patented DriveCore technology from Crown allows their XLS amps to maintain high efficiency even when they're being powered by untrustworthy AC current. Unstable electrical loads typically introduce heavy noise into most Class D amps, but the DriveCore circuit keeps the distortion to practically zero, even when powered by the dirtiest of AC lines. So even if you've got to plug in near a lighting rig or other backline gear, XLS amps wipe away interference so your signal stays smooth as glass.
Crown's XLS 2500 amplifier dishes out 440 watts RMS per channel at 8 ohms, 775 watts per channel at 4 ohms, and up to 2400 watts in bridged mode — pretty impressive for less than 11 pounds of gear. Because it's a highly efficient Class D amp, it relies on internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling to keep the internal temperature under control, with an automated rear fan that kicks in if you're pushing the amp hard. The amp's optimized switched-mode power supply keeps things humming smoothly from start to finish.
The amp's front panel offers independent level control knobs and LEDs, an on/off switch, LCD screen, and three menu control buttons. The LCD screen lets you configure the amp mode, clip compressor, and crossover configuration with ease.
The rear of the XLS 2500 is a veritable treasure trove of connections. You'll find balanced XLR inputs, 1/4" inputs, and RCA inputs, so you can get creative with your audio sources. The 1/4" connectors also serve as loop-thrus for adding more amps to the mix. You'll find binding posts and Neutrik Speakon® outputs for the speakers, plus a built-in circuit breaker to protect against overload.
Are you working with a subwoofer, multiple speakers, or floor monitors? Maximize the XLS 2500's energy by employing the integrated PureBand Crossover System. It lets you choose the crossover point just about anywhere between 50 and 3000 Hz, and gives you steep 24 dB/octave slopes for seamless transitions between different drivers. Your choice of four different crossover modes let you configure your system to nearly any situation or speaker setup, whether you need big-time boom or to hear the high notes above the fray. And the settings can all be adjusted right from the amp's front panel.
Crown's Peakx Limiters give you the confidence to push your system hard without shutting down the entire production. You'll be able to push the volume up safely without fear of sonic garbage littering the audience's ears or wrecking your speakers. Crown put the independent Peakx Limiters on each channel and they're defeatable right from the front panel.
|Number of Channels||2|
|Watts per channel 8 ohms||440|
|Watts per channel 4 ohms||775|
|Watts per channel 2 ohms||1200|
DriveCore: DriveCore Technology seamlessly integrates the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage fusing everything into a chip the size of a dime. The foundational DriveCore circuitry is based on breakthroughs by Crown's own Gerald Stanley with five patents applying to the advanced feedback, modulation, and output stage technologies. DriveCore's front-end drive circuits leverage the inherent efficiency of Class D output stages while also maintaining superb sonic characteristics. The end result is an ultra-efficient one-piece audio amplifier circuit that exhibits the exemplary audio quality of a highly evolved Class AB design.
Power Rating: Maximum average power in watts at 0.5% THD, 1 kHz.
|Impedance Load||Dual Mode (stereo)||Bridged Mode (mono)|
|2 ohm||1,200 watts||N/A|
|4 ohm||775 watts||2,400 watts|
|8 ohm||440 watts||1,550 watts|
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. All of the PureBand Crossover System settings can be fully configured quickly and easily from the front panel using the intuitive LCD interface.
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.
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.
Inputs: The XLS Series amplifiers provide XLR (one per channel), 1/4" (one per channel), and RCA (one per channel) for flexible connectivity. The 1/4" inputs can be used as a loop-thru to distribute signal to additional amplifiers.
Outputs: The XLS Series amps feature two 4-Pole Speakon output connectors that will accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon connectors. The Channel 1 Speakon connector is wired for both channels so it can be used for bridged-mono wiring or for stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon connector. There is also one pair of back-panel binding posts per channel that will accept banana plugs or bare wire.
Note: The amplifier's two channel outputs are equipped with independent Gain (Level) control.
LCD Screen: The amplifier's front-panel, back-lit LCD screen allows for crossover configuration, amplifier mode configuration, and limiter configuration.
Flow-Through & Forced-Air Cooling: The XLS Series amplifiers employ flow-through, front-to-back ventilation and internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation.
Protection Circuitry: XLS Series amplifiers provide extensive protection and diagnostic capabilities, including output current limiting, DC protection, circuit breaker, and thermal protection.
LED Indicators: The power amplifier features ten LEDs (five for each output channel) to indicate status of amplifier.