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Crown XLS 1002

DriveCore™ 2 Series power amplifier — 215W x 2 at 8 ohms, 1,100W x 1 at 4 ohms bridged

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Our take on the Crown XLS 1002

Crown's XLS 1002 2-channel power amplifier can put out 215 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 350 watts at 4 ohms, 550 at 2 ohms, and up to 1100 watts when bridged — enough to cleanly power a wide variety of loudspeakers. This highly efficient Class D amp employs internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling to keep the internal temperature under control, and an automated rear fan that kicks in when you're pushing the amp hard.

Give your speakers the power they deserve

Crown's XLS 1002 2-channel power amplifier can put out 215 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 350 watts at 4 ohms, 550 at 2 ohms, and up to 1100 watts when bridged — enough to cleanly power a wide variety of loudspeakers. This highly efficient Class D amp employs internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling to keep the internal temperature under control, and an automated rear fan that kicks in when you're pushing the amp hard.

Controls you'll use

The amp's front panel offers independent gain control knobs, LED level/clip indicators, an on/off switch, LCD screen, and three menu control buttons. The LCD screen lets you configure the amp mode, set the limiter, and adjust the crossover configuration with the push of a few buttons. The rear of the XLS 1002 is a veritable treasure trove of connections — balanced XLR, 1/4", and RCA inputs, so you can get creative with your audio sources. The 1/4" line-level outputs let you add 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.

Technology under the hood

Crown's patented DriveCore technology 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. 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 always remains clean.

Built-in PureBand™ Crossover System

Are you working with subwoofers, multiple speakers, or floor monitors? You can maximize the XLS 1002's energy by employing its integrated PureBand Crossover System to tailor the sound to fit each of your speakers. 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 three different crossover modes, high-pass, low-pass, and bandpass, let you configure your system to nearly any situation or speaker setup, whether you need big-time bass or just need to hear the vocals clearly above the thrash and thunder. And the settings can all be adjusted right from the amp's front panel.

Peakx Limiters keep you out of trouble

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 distortion littering the audience's ears or wrecking your speakers. Crown put independent Peakx Limiters on every channel, and they're defeatable right from the front panel.

Crown XLS 1002

Crown XLS 1002 rear connection panel

Product Highlights:

    General Specifications:
    • 2-channel power amplifier with built-in crossover
    • power output:
      • 215 watts x 2 at 8 ohms
      • 350 watts x 2 at 4 ohms
      • 550 watts x 2 at 2 ohms
      • 700 watts x 1 at 8 ohms in bridged mode
      • 1100 watts x 1 at 4 ohms in bridged mode
    • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz (-1 dB)
    • signal-to-noise ratio: 97 dB
    • total harmonic distortion: 0.5% (20-20,000 Hz)
    • DriveCore circuitry maintains Class D high efficiency with low noise
    • independent right- and left-channel gain controls
    • LCD screen with menu/prev/next buttons
    • sleep mode turns LCD screen off for less distraction
    • security mode prevents tampering
    • rear panel circuit breaker/reset switch
    • defeatable Peakx Limiters for each channel
    • PureBand Crossover System:
      • Linkwitz-Riley 24dB/octave crossover filter
      • crossover frequency range: 50-3,000 Hz, with points every 1.5 octave centers
      • selectable filter types: low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass
    • internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling
    • flow-through ventilation from front to back, plus automatic rear fan for critical temperatures
    • short circuit, thermal, and current limiting protection
    • front-panel LEDs indicate signal, -10dB and -20dB below clipping, clipping, and temperature
    • integrated rack mount ears
    • inputs: balanced XLR, 1/4", and RCA
    • outputs: two binding posts and two Neutrik Speakon
    • 1/4" line-level outputs can be used to send signal to another amp
    Other Information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Power amplifier
    • 3' AC power cord (IEC 3-prong plug)
    • Operation Manual

    The THD of .5% is not a problem. If it was the MartinLogan Theos, speakers (stat panel + 8" aluminum cone) would show distortion.

    Anonymous, Aurora, CO


    Crown XLS 1002 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (22 Reviews)

    Love It

    Michael from Georgetown, TX on 2/9/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced a Cerwin-Vega power amp with this Crown because I didn't like the fan sound all the time on the Cerwin-Vega. I have a 3.4 ohm speaker load per channel and it handles it very well. Though the Cerwin-Vega claimed lower noise than this one the Crown is much cleaner. I've played it pretty loud and the fans haven't had to come on yet. The display is very nice and the menu easy to navigate. I have the display set to turn off after 30 seconds so I'm not distracted by it. Touch any menu button and the display reappears. It's nice that is has 2 input sensitivity settings. Also if you're using more than one amp for bi-amping they connect easily and you can choose which frequencies each amp let's pass through. It's also much lighter than the Cerwin-Vega since it's a Class D amp. About 8 lbs vs the 48 lbs on the CV.

    Pros: No fan sound during quieter moments or between songs. Unless maybe you really drive it. I like loud and no fans yet.


    It won't disappoint!

    Stephen from San Clemente, CA on 2/8/2018

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    Fantastic amp! I use the 1002 in my living room/home theater area. I've had three amps prior to this one and it's hands down my favorite. Not only does it sound better than other amps I've had (some being twice the price) but, it's small and generates almost no heat. With zero to little fan movement, it's very quiet. Having gain control on the front and easily accessible is great too. What more could you want from an amp? There is one small downside to the XLS 1002... With it being a commercial amp, it does not have a standard 12v trigger input like majority of home amplifiers feature. That is my one complaint. However, it's small and doesn't affect the fact I'd give this bad boy 5 big stars!

    Pros: Great sound Great price Light and small Generates very little heat Quiet

    Cons: No 12v trigger

    Awesome amplifier!

    Christian from Mesa, AZ on 1/27/2018

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    I had to figure out how to make an existing bad setup work, without damaging any of the audio equipment. In short, a previous installer thought it would be ok to run four outside speakers in a zone 2 setup in parallel directly to the the home theater receiver. Miraculously, this didn't fry the receiver. With help from the Crutchfield design group and this robust amplifier that was able to handle the low impedance configuration, I was able to safely balance the system, and get it sounding great.

    Pros: Robust and flexible Ability to adjust gain and balance system

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Tacoma, WA on 1/3/2018

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    Purchased 2 of these amps for a system upgrade. The class D amps are very strong, given the light weight and smaller size, compared to the Behringer amps,that they replaced. The pro side is a long list. The built in cross overs are great, with 72 steps and steep slopes. They run cool, too, as the fans have yet to turn on. The sound quality is very good, clean and detailed. Being several inches shallower than the old amps gives more room to work the wires in back, when mounted. The only con is a personal one, as my amp rack is custom built to fit in my bedroom, and the front mounting brackets are not really removable or bendable because of the "through the face plate" mounting holes. No big deal, I'm retired, so I'll build a new rack in the spring. All in all, well worth the price.



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    Anonymous from Aurora, CO on 12/22/2017

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    The THD of .5% is not a problem. If it was the MartinLogan Theos, speakers (stat panel + 8" aluminum cone) would show distortion.



    Crown XLS 1002

    Anonymous from Buffalo, MN on 12/14/2017

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    Works great, at a very reasonable price! I use it to provide background audio from my home theater system to the rest of the house. The XLS1002 amp drives (6) rooms. Each room has a pair of in-ceiling stereo speakers (12 speakers total) with an impedance matching attenuator. This allows local volume adjustment while maintaining the correct impedance for the amplifier. I do not use the band pass feature on this amp since I want the full audio program to come through the remote speakers. Another nice feature is the amplifier 'display' can be set to turn off since it sits in my entertainment system, below the TV, and the lights would be distracting. The final item I'd like to mention is, this Amp has a set of terminals that can be used for turning off the amplifier from a remote contact - this is definitely a plus. My only complaint doing it this way is, 2 LEDs flash indicating the unit is in standby mode instead of just being just turned off with no flashing LED's.



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    Anonymous from Paris, TN on 11/21/2017

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    Awesome sound. I run the low pass filter to a set of kicker subs. Sounds great in my living room.



    Great way to add power to your system

    Frank from Jacksonville, FL on 10/17/2017

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    Great way to add power to your system for money. This amp only turns on the internal fan when it gets hot which is better than the amp it replaced. Actually the fan has never been on since the Crown Amp has more power than my outdoor speakers can safely handle. I hooked the Crown Amp to the outdoor speakers in my back yard via pre amp outputs on a receiver in a back bedroom. The volume level is about the same but the stereo separation is much better than the old amp. Only downside is what to do with the old amp it replaced?

    Pros: Home Speaker ready and professional terminals as well RCA Jacks for direct connection to pre amp output Much less expensive than regular home equipment amp Sounds as good as amps for thousands more dollars Fan is thermal controlled and doesn't run all the time Looks damn good when turned on !

    Cons: What am I going to do with the old amp it replaced?

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    Gary E. from Winchester, VA on 6/24/2017

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    After talking to my advisor (Rusty) I explained to him I was driving four Definitive AW 6500. He recommended purchasing the Yamaha WXC 50 DS with the CROWN XLS 1002. I couldn't be happier. I have more than enough power by the pool area. Sound is crystal clear. You won't be sorry with this purchase !!!

    Pros: Awesome sound and product

    Cons: No cons

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    Anonymous from Edmond, OK on 3/5/2017

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    My review is solely based on reading comments by others. I purchased the XLS 1002 as a back-up for my 40 year-old Pioneer SX-980.




    Eric from Hickory, NC on 2/26/2017

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    Fantastic amp to push my 18" passive H/T subwoofer. Very pleased. 3 year warranty a nice plus.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: None

    Crown XLS 1002

    Derto from Vega Baja, PR on 1/28/2017

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    El equipo fue facil de instalar y buen sonido. The system was easy to install and sounds good.



    Crutchfield response on 1/31/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.

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    Anonymous from Reno, NV on 1/14/2017

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    This amplifier was recommended to us by Crutchfield after our previous amplifier fried itself. It is currently hooked up to 2 250W speakers and is working like a champ. I also like that it is rack mounted, our previous one was not.



    Perfect Match for Bass Cab

    Jeff from Chandler on 10/12/2016

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    This amp is the foundation for my son's bass guitar rack system. The band he just joined plays a few smaller clubs but mostly opens for major touring acts (punk - old & new) so he needed something really good to power his GK Neo 412 bass cab or the Ampeg 8x10. Here's my son's review of the XLS 1002: "The best. So much head room & clean power. Stoked ! "

    Pros: Cory in sales was a huge help in matching this amp to the GK bass cab. 1100w Bridged. Clean, clear power. A great $$ value. Blue lights are class on stage.

    Cons: Nil

    Perfect for my outdoor patio subwoofers

    chris from Tupelo, MS on 9/4/2016

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    This amp was the perfect addition to my denon receiver. Powering two 10" subs in a waterproof enclosure it completes the sound stage for an amazing outdoor audio experience. Can't wait to see how it performs for an outdoor movie night.

    Pros: Ease of setup Plenty of power

    Cons: Blue lights are really bright but can be turned off.

    Great Value

    Rich G from Spartanburg, SC on 6/2/2016

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    This amp provides great value. It was a simple setup, provided the boost I have been needing (powers my entire house), and it came at a good price.

    Pros: simple setup, powerful, low price

    Cons: n/a

    Crown XLS 1002 good product

    Jose from Adjuntas PR on 5/25/2016

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    Excelente producto y la calidad de sonido inigualable y lo mas que me sorprendió es que lo puedes tener horas prendido y no se calienta ni siquiera el abanico se enciende por lo cual le doy de puntuación A+ y el precio y la garantía no se puede comparar lo recomiendo. Excellent product with unmatched sound quality. What surprised me the most is that you can have it running for hours and the unit doesn't get hot. In fact, the fan doesn't even come on. For those reasons I am giving it an "11". The price and guarantee are second to none. I recommend it.



    Crutchfield response on 5/31/2016 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.

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    Anonymous from Ft Walton Beach, FL on 4/26/2016

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    Does what it advertises



    Crown Power Amps

    Dr. B from midland, MI on 3/15/2016

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    Better than I thought. The menus were easy for a custom set up, Sound is great. But they really warm up and use the whole frequency range when left on for over an hour.

    Pros: Versatile Ins and Outs

    Cons: Learn to use the display sleep feature.

    Crown Power to shake the floor

    Sound travels from Malta, NY on 3/13/2016

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    Using this Amp in bridge mode (LFE input to A/V receiver) to power a 4 ohm Polk sub since the original plate amp in the sub stopped working. This amp delivers a ton of power, the sub never sounded this good. The Amp runs cool, and delivers more than enough power to move the sub and shake the floor and furniture in the room. Setup is simple. Extremely satisfied with this product, it delivers power to the speaker as advertised. If, the plate amp in your sub stops working, get one of these !

    Pros: Runs cool - the fan hasn't kicked on yet, chassis stays cool after several hours of use. Provides big power in bridge mode into 4 ohms Clean power No turn on thump from the amp

    Cons: None

    Perfect sibwoofer amp

    Mtbin2 from Illinois on 2/23/2016

    I have this amp powering an 18 inch subwoofer (Dayton Ultimax 18) in a 4cu ft sealed enclosure in a home theater setup. I have it bridged into a 4-ohm load. This amp has no issues powering this beast of a sub to insane levels. The bass is deep, tight and thunderous, and the Crown XLS 1002 just does what its supposed to. I cannot attest to the fidelity of this amp drivng a stereo setup, but as far as powering a massive 18 in sub, I have no issues. As expected with a digital amp it remains completely cool to the touch and I have yet to have the fan kick on. Overall it is excellent as a subwoofer amp.



    Great Amp!

    Twan from Virginia on 11/11/2015

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    I added the to my Onkyo TX-NR1010 THX receiver to complete my 9.2 setup and it sounds great. It gives me the power I need to my Polk bookshelf speakers. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Sounds great, very powerful!

    Cons: none


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number of Channels 2
    Power Class D
    Watts per channel 8 ohms 215
    Watts per channel 4 ohms 350
    Watts per channel 2 ohms 550
    Watts bridged 1100
    Fan cooled Y
    DSP Y
    Filters HPF, LPF, BPass
    Rack spaces 2
    Height (inches) 3-1/2
    Depth (inches) 9
    Width (inches) 19
    Weight 8.6 lbs
    RCA 2
    1/4" 2
    XLR 2
    1/4" ---
    Binding post 2
    Spring post ---

    Product Research


    Overview: Crown's new XLS DriveCore 2 series of power amplifiers feature an upgraded look with a larger display. Like their predecessors, the new XLS amps are equipped with Crown's patented DriveCore technology. The XLS 1002 can drive your speakers with 1100 watts (at 4Ω bridged) of clean power with very low distortion.

    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: The Crown XLS 1002 can power 8Ω, 4Ω, or 2Ω loads, and can be bridged for 8Ω or 4Ω mono operation. The maximum average power in watts at 0.5% THD, 1 kHz is as follows:

    Impedance Load Dual Mode (stereo) Bridged Mode (mono)
    2 ohm 550 watts N/A
    4 ohm 350 watts 1,100 watts
    8 ohm 215 watts 700 watts

    PureBand Crossover System: The PureBand Crossover System in the XLS DriveCore 2 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 30Hz and 3kHz on 1/12th octave centers. The use of 24dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley filters provides steep slopes for a seamless transition between high and low drivers. You can choose from three filter types: Low Pass, High Pass, and Band Pass.

    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.

    Inputs: The XLS DriveCore 2 Series amplifiers provide one balanced XLR, one 1/4", and one RCA connector 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 DriveCore 2 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.

    Level Controls: The amplifier's two channel outputs are equipped with independent Gain (Level) control. These front panel rotary controls let you raise or lower the gain as you view the LED indicators to provide an optimal signal to the amp.

    LED Indicators: The power amplifier features ten LEDs (five for each output channel) to indicate status of amplifier:

    • Single Presence: Two green LED's, one for each channel, illuminate when the channel input signal exceeds -40dBu.
    • -10: Green LED flashes when output signal level exceeds -10dB below clip.
    • -20: Green LED flashes when output signal level exceeds -20dB below clip.
    • Clip: Two red LED's, one for each channel, illuminate when the channel's output is being overdriven.
    • Thermal: Two red LED's, one for each channel, illuminate when thermal compression begins.

    Main Menu: The amplifier's back-lit LCD screen allow you to navigate through the main menu and make adjustments to the amplifier right from the front panel:

    • Amp Mode: Allows you to select one of three amplifier modes:
      • Stereo: Channels 1 and 2 function as independent amplifiers
      • Bridge: The output is set into a bridge configuration
      • Input-Y: Drives the two channels with the same input signal
    • Crossover: Lets you select the filter type and frequency for each amplifier output channel. In Stereo or Input-Y mode, you will first be prompted to select which amp channel to set up. Once the channel has been selected, or if you are in Bridge Mode, you can choose from the following: Low Pass, Band Pass, or High Pass
    • Input Sensitivity: Input Sensitivity enables you to set the input sensitivity for the optimal system performance. You can choose from:
      • .775V - High: For sources with inherently low output levels, select this mode to drive the amplifier to full power. Typically, sources that use the RCA connections require the High setting.
      • 1.4V - Normal: For all other audio sources, the input sensitivity should be set to normal
    • System Menu: The System Menu lets you select the following:
      • Display Sleep: Sets the display to go into sleep mode after a predetermined idle time: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min, or sleep mode off.
      • Lighting: Lets you toggle on or off the blue panel lights and the green signal level indicators. The thermal and clip indicators cannot be turned off.
      • Security: Allows you to lock the menu buttons so that the settings cannot be disturbed once they have been set up.
      • System Information: Lets you access additional information, such as the model number, internal temperatures and voltages, firmware version, etc.
      • Factory Reset: Lets you reset the amplifier to the factory default settings. This allows you to start your setup from the beginning, if you desire.

    Flow-Through & Forced-Air Cooling: The XLS DriveCore 2 Series amplifiers employ flow-through, front-to-back ventilation and internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation.

    Aux Connector: A 3-pin Aux connector on the rear panel lets you remotely trigger sleep mode through a contact closure on pins 1 and 2. An amp status signal is available on pin 3.

    Specifications: The Crown XLS 1002 DriveCore 2 series amplifier has the following specifications:

    • Sensitivity: 0.775Vrms or 1.4Vrms (selectable)
    • Frequency Response: +0dB, -1dB (at 1W, 20Hz to 20kHz)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >97dB
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): <0.5%
    • Intermodulation Distortion: <0.3% (60Hz and 7kHz at 4:1, full rated output to -30dB)
    • Damping Factor: >200 (8Ω, 10Hz-400Hz)
    • Crosstalk: >85dB (at 1kHz), >55dB (at 20kHz)
    • Dimensions:
      • Width: 19"
      • Height: 3.5"
      • Depth: 9" (including protrusions)
      • Weight: 8.6 pounds

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    Customer Q&A

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    Why did you buy this?

    People have rated this product high and this crown is of very good quality, very dependable. A very satisfied customer. [ LUIS  Mar 11, 2018 ]
    This amp will hook up to the rca outputs of my home equipment and I can wire regular home speakers to it. The cost for the power is way better than any home equipment. I don't know why peoples would pay a grand for a home amplifier when this is available for $300. [ FRANK H  Oct 04, 2017 ]
    Crown still has better quality components than most other manufacturers, and this XLS series amp has been recommended by a variety of others. [ John  Oct 01, 2017 ]
    We purchased the Crown XLS 1002 to power our center and surround HT speakers. We had already purchased the 1502 for the mains and were very impressed. Having two Crowns in our audio arsenal will provide the volume we want with the clarity we require. I think you just can't go wrong with Crown. Had Crowns in the past for stage performances and they always came through. [ M  Aug 28, 2017 ]
    Crutchfield customer service and it will carry a 2ohm load according to specs. [ Frank  Jun 23, 2017 ]
    I chose this amp to power my Cerwin Vega! E 715s. [ michael  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    For my system [ Efrain  May 14, 2016 ]
    Cory recommended. Cory's Bio: [ J  Jan 27, 2016 ]

    3 questions already asked

    You can set the gain range for the amp for the left and right channel independently. Then your AVR will control the volume from there. [ Frederick  Nov 30, 2017 ]
    I don't believe it does, but it stays quite cool to the touch; I keep mine on all the time; occasionally the fan comes on; it is really a good machine; you need not worry about it overheating; I have used it for about a year with no problems [ Dev  Jul 18, 2017 ]
    Its been awhile since I installed three of these units to power three zones, but as I recall they did have a sleep function [ RICHARD  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    No. Atl least the blue light stays on. [ DENNIS  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    The amp will NOT go to sleep or standby when no signal is passing. The fan might stop, but the amplifier will still be "on". Apparently there is a remote turn, something like a 12V-turn on, on the Phoenix connectors on the back, but from what I've heard, it needs an adapter made by Crown that senses power voltage and not signal voltage. [ Anibal  Jul 17, 2017 ]