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Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier  

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This field proven amp design is the most muscular yet in the CV Series and is a perfect match for Cerwin-Vega's largest and loudest Passive Speakers ...Read More

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High performance professional power amplifier.

This field proven amp design is the most muscular yet in the CV Series and is a perfect match for Cerwin-Vega's largest and loudest Passive Speakers and Folded Horns. A true powerhouse, the CV-5000 is capable of driving the most demanding speaker applications including Cerwin-Vega's TS-42 Folded Horn Sub.

The 3 RU enclosure is compact and feature-laden, with a design that includes a high-efficiency, variable-speed fan tunnel cooling system, complete LED monitoring of the amplifier's status and comprehensive protection circuitry that guards vital components.

FEATURES Front
  • Volume control that features a 21 detent potentiometer for each channel
Rear
  • Mode selector switch (Parallel/Stereo/Bridged Mono)
  • HPF: On/Off switch for each channel
  • Limiter: On/Off switch for each channel
Connectors
  • Input: Combo jack electronically balanced 1/4" & XLR male for input link
  • Output: 5-way binding post & Speakon connector for each channel
  • Indicator: Signal, -20dB, -10dB, 0dB, Clip, Protect & Active
  • Protection: Short Circuit, Thermal, Current Limit, DC Offset,
  • Current Inrush, RF Protection, Turn On / Turn Off Mute

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SPECIFICATIONS

CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier

  • Rated Power:
  • Stereo @ 8 ohms 1100 W
  • Stereo @ 4 ohms 1800 W
  • Stereo @ 2 ohms 2500 W
  • Bridge @ 8 ohms 3600 W
  • Bridge @ 4 ohms 5000 W
  • Input Sensitivity (8 ohms 1.42V (+5.3dB) Input Impedance 20 k ohms Balanced / 10t k ohms Unbalanced
  • Frequency Response (+/-3.0 dB) 5Hz – 50kHz
  • Class H , 3 tier
  • T.H.D (1 kHz, Rated Power) < 0.03 % 4 ohms and 8 ohms
  • Signal to Noise Ratio (20Hz - 20kHz) <-100 dB
  • Damping Factor (8 ohms,400 Hz) > 300
  • Power Source 100~240 Vac, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 5.1" x 18.9" x 18.9"
  • Weight: 83.3 lbs
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Cerwin-VegaCV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definition of MONSTER

    By Powerhouse Bass 808

    from HI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Bottle Neck Power Cord
    • heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Large venues
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    This amp is crazy LOUD. I do sound reinforcement, and I have yet to see something that has this much punch for the price. I use it to power two 18" subwoofers, and at half volume, it's bass that people can feel. I've tried running the two 18" Subs with two 15" mid bass on the second channel, and the bass is crazy at half way up. This is without a doubt, concert level equipment. A couple of downsides to the product, is the incredible weight. I am a traveling sound reinforcement guy, and this amp is quite cumbersome. The final downside is the power cable for the unit is small, its only one in its class with NEMA 5-15A cable as opposed to the NEMA 5-20A power cables. I have yet to test it with an aftermarket power cord, I think that alone would make a world of difference. All in all, this is a really great amp for the guy on a small budget.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely excellent under the hood

    By David Ehrmantraut

    from Winnipeg, Canada

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Power Anything With This

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    The meat is definitely under the hood of this 82 pound beast. Yes folks it actually weighs the 82 pounds it says in the specifications.

    Under the hood we got 12 capacitors per channel for a total of 24. 15000 uf each cap. The donut is king sized and shielded nice. 16 Toshiba output transistors per channel.

    Compare this to the marathon ma5050. only 12 caps at 10000 uf and a donut the size of a donut. I don't see why so many like the marathon, its garbage compared to this and only weighs in at 66 pounds 13 pounds less than advertised.

    I personally own both and Im selling my marathons and buying more vega, Cause I know I can get the power advertised from this beast, and I own 5 of the cv 2800 as well. 5 years running never let me down.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Piece of Equipment

    By DjMito

    from Houston, TX

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good quality
    • Great Knobs
    • Great Look
    • Linking Capability
    • Lots of options
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I would like to start off by saying I was a bit skeptical with this product seeing that I had never seen it in action before. However, I decided to take the chance because it was the only amplifier in my budget with that kind of performance. Not only that, but Cerwin Vega is a great reliable brand, I knew I could trust. Upon arrival, this baby isn't your average amp. IT IS HEAVY! I suggest being very catious and getting someone to help you lift this beast. I have only been able to use it once at a fairly large venue, and this baby worked PERFECTLY! No complaints whatsoever! It never got too hot, it never shut off, nothing! Very smooth night. I would also like to point out that the quality on this item is top knotch. The only thing a bit messed up was that the fans on the back came ever so slightly dented, but that doesn't affect it at all. I think this amp will certainly last and I can't wait to continue using it. FYI: I use it to power 2 B-52's LX-18 EV3 and they THUMP LOUD! I'm pretty sure this amp can handle 2 on each side still pretty good! Maybe one day I'll be able to!

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    CV-5000

    By Juan Tijerina

    from Dj Uneak

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    Overall I would recommend people to buy it.
    I was a little worried buying this amp at first because I didnt know anybody who had one. But I took the chance and loved it so much that I had to ordered another one. This amp can run up to 4 EL-36 with no problem. Lots of power there if you need it. Great price too
    Great product

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    (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Spent Money Ever!

    By Christopher Scherer

    from Upper Midwest

    Comments about Cerwin-Vega CV-5000 High Performance Professional Power Amplifier:

    I highly recommend this amplifier to people looking for a lot of power with not a lot of price. I will admit, I was skeptical that this thing would perform well because of the price and because of the maker. Cerwin Vega met the mark established by well known brands such as QSC and Crown. I have not been disappointed by this amplifier one bit. Everything I've thrown it's way it's been able to handle. I plan on purchasing more of these powerhouses. Seriously, do not count these out. I am able to run four Cerwin Vega EL-36 subwoofers off of one of these amps with ample headroom. I've also been able to push JBL SRX series subs quite nicely with this amp as well. Considering I've been touring this thing every weekend for the past 5 months, it's been great! Looking forward to building a relationship with Cerwin Vega and their products, especially if they are all as quality as this. For big power at a great price BUY THIS!!!!!!!
    It's your pretty run of the mill amplifier. Gives you options for stereo and bridge mono modes as well as options for parallel signals and stereo signals. The fans keep the amp nice and cool. The signal lights are pretty standard. Nothing fancy, but it packs a punch.
    This is the cheapest amplifier you will come across that can put out as much power as it does. It was worth every penny. Having used QSC and Crown amps that cost as much as two to three times this amplifier, this one ranks up there.

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