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Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp  

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The X Series of power amplifiers from Crown represents a new era in affordable, quality power amplification. All four models in the series are powerf...Read More

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Crown power that won't cost the temple jewels.

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 X2000 has an output of 450W 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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SPECIFICATIONS

X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp

  • Guaranteed Minimum Power: 450W (per channel) @ 4 ohms / 330W (per channel) @ 8 ohms / 900W 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) 60 Hz and 7 kHz 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 ), 10 Hz - 400 Hz > 200
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: (below rated power,
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz, A-weighted): > 100 dB
  • Crosstalk (below rated power)
  • At 1 kHz: –75 dB
  • At 20 kHz: –59 dB
  • Input Sensitivity for full rated power at 8  0.775V or 1.4V
  • Input Impedance (nominal)
  • Balanced: 20 k
  • Unbalanced: 10 k
  • 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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CrownX2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (26)
  • Good power output (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Warm / comfy (15)
  • Portable (11)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (12)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
  • Professional recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very clean

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sorry to report that I'm disappointed

Died at the first two "testing...1 2 3"....checks.....I looked first at my mixer connections...all ok...then I turned to my new...Read complete review

Died at the first two "testing...1 2 3"....checks.....I looked first at my mixer connections...all ok...then I turned to my new Crown amp.....no "red indicator" so assumed it was ok.....checked eq, limiter, and speaker wires....all were ok.....re powered the system and the amp came up working....during the show left n right sides were intermittently going in and out.....I pulled the Crown out and put my trusted Carvin DCM2000 back in and the show was saved....sending this Crown back!

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Sorry to report that I'm disappointed

By JonnyRockerSound

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fitted Well Into The Rack
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Weak

Best Uses

    Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

    Died at the first two "testing...1 2 3"....checks.....I looked first at my mixer connections...all ok...then I turned to my new Crown amp.....no "red indicator" so assumed it was ok.....checked eq, limiter, and speaker wires....all were ok.....re powered the system and the amp came up working....during the show left n right sides were intermittently going in and out.....I pulled the Crown out and put my trusted Carvin DCM2000 back in and the show was saved....sending this Crown back!

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    5.0

    Crown & Muscians Friend..always perfect!

    By soundlady

    from Muncie, In

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

        We have all Crown amps at church,we know how reliable and solid these amps are; We have used others but these have stood the test!! This amp is no exception..& the price was excellent too!!

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        5.0

        A Powerful amp at a great price!

        By Steve D.

        from Whidbey Island, Washington

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Rack-mount "ears" Weak

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

        This is something of a preliminary review, as I have only recently added this power amp to my studio. However, so far I'm very pleased. The documentation is brief but adequate, and the setup is simple. The sound is very good, with lots and lots of headroom. My only slightly negative comment is that the rack-mount ears bent a little when I was unpacking the amp. I take some of the blame for that, but chalk it up to inexperience with the product. However, since I'm using mine as a tabletop unit, I don't worry too much about the ears. By the way, this amp comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet for tabletop use--smart! The cooling fans are extremely quiet. I've seen other reviewers mention the lack of variety in input-output connectors, but if you're buying this amp, it makes sense to also buy factory-made cables that have the right kinds of connectors, so that's not an issue with me.

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        5.0

        Have room to grow

        By I'm new here

        from DSM, IA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

          More power than I need today, won't have to buy a new one in a year when my space changes! Easy gain adjustment for any size room.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Killer amp for the money

          By Vinyl_Minotaur

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Great Value
          • Powerful
          • Up And Running In 5 Mins
          • Very Sturdy

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • In Home Multi-channel

          Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

          I use this amp as a booster for my in-home entertainment system, running multiple zones both indoor and outdoor. So easy to set up and the power is outstanding. Far more than I "need", but for the price and quality, it's a no brainer. Recommended to me by a sound engineering expert as "the only one to look at" in the price range. Could not be happier.

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          5.0

          good for the money

          By ditcher9

          from Abilene, Tx.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Good Sound

          Cons

          • Heavy On One Side

          Best Uses

            Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

            installed at our church, good sound

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great amp

            By bmorris

            from hurst tx

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

              great amp I got four of them and I love them.

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              5.0

              Crown X2000 Power Amp

              By VIPERICH4

              from NAPLES, FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Sound Reinforcement

              Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

              Awesome Amp. One complaint; I bought 2 units and the finish is different between them. One is light gray with smooth paint, the other is a darker gray with a textured finish. They do not match next to each other...a minor QC flaw or a mid production change in finish. Otherwise NO complaints and I highly recommend these amps.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good, cheap power

              By George-G4c1A

              from Portage, MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

                  This thing is a bargain at the price. It's loud and well built. I've got it behind a B-Max preamp and it has loads of headroom.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Pure Thunder

                  By CJ Oni-G

                  from Boise, ID

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Crown X2000 Stereo 2x450W Power Amp:

                    I used to run some fairly conservatively rated, but powerful, home theater amps (speakercraft BB275) in conjunction with a pair of behringer vp2520s for live performances, but this amp really thunders. After having used a few XLS series crowns I really wasn't impressed with crowns when a 75WPC amp could grossly outperform an XLS1500, or even a behringer EP AND EPX4000 using the same configuration. However, this amp has me impressed. It definitely feels like it puts out what it's rated, rather than some large impressive number. Even at the floor shaking levels I run, it hasn't even clipped or shown any hint of distortion beyond what's in the source material. I may buy another to drive my subs and leave the other amps for monitor use.

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