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Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp  

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Overview

  • Stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode
  • User selectable input sensitivity - 0.775V and 1.4V
  • Electronically balanced RCA & XLR inputs; binding post and Speakon outputs
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $498.00
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    - $248.01
  • Your Price:
    $24999

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      Crown power without paying a king's ransom.

      The X Series of power amplifiers from Crown represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. All four models in the series are powerful, rugged and reliable. They are suited for musicians, DJs, and entertainers as well as houses of worship, discos, and pubs. Features include RCA and XLR inputs, user selectable input sensitivity of 0.755V or 1.4V, Speakon and binding post outputs, stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode, power/fault/signal presence/clip indicators, forced-air cooling; and protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps and radio-frequency interference. The Crown X1000 has an output of 300W per side at 4 ohms.

      With more than six decades of experience designing and building rock-solid products, Crown is the standard in amplifier technology. Check out the affordable Crown X Series.

      Features

      • Stereo/parallel/bridge-mono mode
      • User selectable input sensitivity - 0.775V and 1.4V
      • Electronically balanced RCA & XLR inputs; binding post and Speakon outputs
      • Efficient forced-air cooling prevents excessive thermal buildup
      • Electronically balanced RCA & XLR inputs; binding post and Speakon outputs
      • Two level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs which indicate signal presence, clip and fault for each channel
      • Protection against shorts, no-load, on/off thumps and radio-frequency interference

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      X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp Specifications:

      • Guaranteed Minimum Power: 300W (per channel) @ 4 ohms / 200W (per channel) @ 8 ohms / 600W bridge mono @ 8 ohms
      • Frequency Response (at 1 Watt): 20Hz - 20kHz, +0/-1dB
      • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.5%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
      • Intermodulation Distortion (IMD) 60Hz and 7kHz at 4:1, from full rated output
      • to –30 dB: 0.35%
      • Slew Rate: >10V/us
      • Voltage Gain: 29dB 31dB 33dB 36dB
      • Damping Factor (8 ), 10Hz - 400Hz > 200
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: (below rated power,
      • 20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted): > 100dB
      • Crosstalk (below rated power)
      • At 1 kHz: –75dB
      • At 20 kHz: –59dB
      • Input Sensitivity for full rated power at 8 ohms 0.775V or 1.4V
      • Input Impedance (nominal)
      • Balanced: 20 kOhms
      • Unbalanced: 10 kOhms
      • Connectors, Controls and Indicators
      • Input Connectors: One balanced XLR and one unbalanced RCA per channel
      • Output Connectors: (Speaker Connectors) 4-POLE Speakon and one pair Binding Post per channel
      • Front Panel Controls: Power on/off switch, one gain control per channel
      • Rear Panel Controls Output mode switch: stereo (dual), parallel or bridge
      • Input sensitivity switch: 0.775V or 1.4V
      • Power Indicator: One blue LED
      • Signal Indicator: One green LED per channel
      • Clip (peak) Indicator: One yellow LED per channel
      • Fault Indicator: One red LED per channel
      • Construction
      • Protection: Protection against short circuits, no-load, on/off muting,
      • RF interference. Stable into reactive or mismatched loads
      • Ventilation: Flow-through ventilation from front to back
      • Cooling: Internal heat sinks with forced air. Fan cooled,
      • speed regulated, thermal protection
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      CrownX1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp
       
      4.6

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Excellent sound (5)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (4)
        • Home studio (3)
        • Outdoor events / games (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clean, Quiet Understated Power

        By kukman1

        from Cedar Falls, Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

          I use this amp in my analog only set-up. Stanton turntable, Musical Fidelity X-Pre and X-10D tube pre-amp and buffer stages. Audioquest interconnects. This amp replaces a pair of Antique Sound Lab Wave-8 monoblock tube amps. I simply needed more power and this price seemed right and Crown's reputation was a selling point. First off, I do miss the "warmth" of the tubes in the monoblocks. I originally installed the Crown directly from the phono preamp of the Stanton. VERY clean sound. Some would prefer this set-up, but it was just a tad too "steely" for me as I prefer the sound of tubes, especially when listening to vinyl. Thus the use of the tube preamp (though not necessary given the Crown's volume/output controls.) I feel a good compromise was reached. I get audiophile quality sound even at very high volume levels. I have only had the amp in my system about a month so I cannot attest to it's dependablity or durability but it's sound quality is remarkable for it's price range. Very similar to my Audiosource Amp-2 but more powerful. Slightly less warm and a bit more bass shy than the Audiosource.

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          4.0

          So Far So Good!

          By Bob

          from Eastern Shore

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

            This unit was installed in the sound room of our church to drive the main PA speakers. It appears to work great for that purpose. Probably not really working it that hard though.
            The unit was very easy to install. Everything is OK so far. The one thing I like is that with no active input signal source the output noise of this AMP is very quiet. I would probably have rated it higher except its too early to tell. We've only had it a few weeks.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            What a crown

            By CharlieEcho

            from parker, CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • heavy

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Stereo
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

            I've got an x2000 and an x3000 and both are great! ive had them now for about 7 months and never had a problem. Both are powerful enough that ive never hit a clip light while having it pretty freaking loud. They have a very clean sound and very quiet fans. My friend has a Behringer amp and the fans are immensely louder than the Crowns. They produce very little noise, especially on a circuit with a dedicated ground. It would be nice if they had 1/4in ins but not a huge deal.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Amp for the price

            By JBLGuy

            from Sacramento, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

              This amp is a solid bargain. There's no noise during operation. Without the power lamp, you wouldn't know its on. Sound quality is excellent. I'm running two of these into JBL speakers with DBX driverack PA and a Yamaha mixer. This is a great amp for small to medium sized venues. At this price, I could see the more adventuresome getting a couple for home theater use. The amp runs cool with sufficient overhead.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It IS what it appears to be . . . Crown

              By KickinInKC

              from Missouri

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good value
              • Near-silent Fan
              • Plenty Of Power

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

                  Crown power and sound quality, entry-level price. Didn't need the crossover feature of the XLS series-this was perfect. I'm running Bridged Mono to an 8U subwoofer-plenty of push! Remember though to switch your speakon pins(4 post) if you do the Bridged Mono option: (+1,+2 amp side) to (+1,-1 speaker side) respectively. Fan is inaudible even at system rest. Runs cool-even under load; Can't speak to longevity, it just hit the market. BUY!

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                  4.0

                  Money well spent...

                  By Wizzard

                  from OK,City Oklahoma

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

                    Great unit...Have used it only a few times but it really cleans up the sound...

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Sounds great...cheaply made

                    By Wizzard

                    from OK,City Oklahoma

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Crown X1000 Stereo 2x300W Power Amp:

                        Have used this in several shows now and the amp has performed like a champ..Great for Rock..The knobs being made very cheap is my only concern...

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