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Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp   

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Crown's XLS 2000 power amplifier is a premiere portable PA system with unmatched performance, technology and affordability. It includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, along with several system setup configurations. This high-performance power amp provides enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System and Peakx limiters. Weighing less than 12 pounds, the Crown XLS2000 power amp is much easier to set up and move from show to show.

A Power Amp with Integrated DriveCore Technology

Class D amplifiers are notable for extraordinarily high efficiency and being well suited for driving difficult reactive loads such as subwoofers. However, their performance can suffer impaired performance on marginal and unstable AC line supplies. To overcome this obstacle, Crown engineers developed DriveCore Technology-a proprietary hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit (IC) developed with Texas Instruments that drives the "front end" of the Class D output stage. Over 60 years of Crown's design knowledge and experience went into developing this technology resulting in truly remarkable benefits. The DriveCore Technology in this Crown power amp provides an extremely wide tolerance with regards to sagging or "dirty" AC line conditions, providing consistent performance without affecting audio quality. This means the XLS2000 power amplifier will not compromise your performance by fluctuating generator power, or overload from lighting rigs, backline gear, etc.

In addition, DriveCore Technology's patented feedback and PWM modulation circuits enable fast recovery on peak transients, accurate reproduction of low-level detail, and precise tracking of low frequencies at high-power levels for maximum subwoofer output.

Advanced Switched-Mode Power Supply

This advanced power supply in the Crown XLS2000 power amp is highly efficient and optimized for maximum power transfer from the AC line through the Class D output stage to the loudspeakers. A benefit to this is substantial weight reduction when compared to older 60Hz transformer-based power supplies.

PureBand Crossover System
The PureBand Crossover System in the Crown 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 provide 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.

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 Crown power amp's 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.

Enormous power and flexibility in a highly portable power amp.

FEATURES
  • XLS High Performance, Lightweight Class D power amp weighs less than 11 lbs.
  • Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
  • Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
  • XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide outstanding flexibility
  • 1/4" Inputs can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
  • Electronically balanced XLR inputs; touchproof binding post and Speakon outputs
  • Precision detented level controls, power switch, power LED, and six LEDs indicate signal, clip and fault for each channel

The XLS is a leader in portable amps, with DriveCore Technology, PureBand Crossover System, and Peakx limiters.

SPECIFICATIONS

XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp

  • Minimum Guaranteed Power per channel, both channels driven: 1050W, Stereo, 2 Ohms (per ch.); 650W, Stereo, 4 Ohms (per ch.); 375W, Stereo, 8 Ohms (per ch.); 1300W, Bridge-Mono, 8 Ohms; 2100W, Bridge-Mono, 4 Ohms;

    Sensitivity (for full rated power at 4 ohms): 1.4 Vrms
    Frequency Response (at 1 watt, 20 Hz - 20 kHz): +0 dB, -1 dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Rated as dBr to full rated 8Ohm power output (A-Weighted): XLS2000 > 103 dB
    Damping Factor (8 Ohm): 10 Hz to 400 Hz: > 200
    Crosstalk (below rated 8Ohm power): At 1kHz: > 85dB; At 20kHz: >55dB
    Input Impedance (nominal): 20 kOhm balanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
    Load Impedance: 2 to 8 Ohm per channel in Stereo; 4 to 8 Ohm in Bridge Mono
    AC Line Voltage and Frequency Configurations Available (± 10%):120 VAC 60 Hz; 100 VAC 50/60 Hz; 220 and 240 VAC 50 Hz
    Ventilation: Flow-through ventilation from front to back
    Cooling: Internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation
    Air Volume Requirements (per minute per unit): 80.15 ft (2.27 m )
    Integrated Processing: PureBand Crossover System; Crossover Filter: Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per Octave; Crossover Frequency Range: 50 HZ - 3 kHz: Crossover Mode: Crossover (CH1=LPF, CH2=HPF), LowPass (both channels LPF), HighPass (both channels HPF), Bridge (LPF or HPF); Peakx limiters: Channel independent clip limiter designed to provide maximum output while protecting your loudspeakers

    Input/Output: Input Connectors: XLR (one per channel), 1/4-Inch (one per channel), and RCA (one per channel). 1/4-Inch connectors can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers. Output Connectors: Two 4-Pole Speakon Output Connectors accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon connectors. The top Speakon connector is wired for both channels so it can be used for bridgemono wiring or for stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon connector. One pair of back-panel binding posts per channel; accepts banana plugs or bare wire. (European models do not accept banana plugs.)

    Dimensions: 19"W x 3-1/2"H x 10-3/4"D
    Weight: XLS2000: 10-3/4 lb.
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CrownXLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Purchase I've Made.

Got my Crown XLS2000 2 weeks ago because a Musicians Friend sales person suggested it after my IPR 1600 overheated & quit. Light weight, packs a punch + features a built in crossover...Read complete review

Got my Crown XLS2000 2 weeks ago because a Musicians Friend sales person suggested it after my IPR 1600 overheated & quit. Light weight, packs a punch + features a built in crossover and is very user friendly. Used in mobile DJ rig for 2 shows and I?m amazed. Plenty of headroom before it clips, Ch. 1 on subs & ch. 2 full range on the tops. Over 20 years in the biz, this is the best purchase I?ve made in quiet a while. Plan to replace 4 other amps with the XLS2000 or XLS2500 ASAP.

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Under-powered, so not a worthy purchase.

Under-powered, so not a worthy purchase.

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5.0

So far, so good.

By Johnny chumpchange

from St. Augustine, FL

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

    I'm still in the learning curve on wiring after using a powered mixer. The desk mixer is a little more complicated

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    5.0

    Excellent so far

    By Sam

    from Toledo OH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

      Performs well, very light, easy to connect

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      2.0

      Under-Powered

      Pros

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

          Under-powered, so not a worthy purchase.

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          5.0

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          By Sugerbear

          from Hereford tx

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            Cons

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              • Performances

              Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

              Great

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              5.0

              It is working great...

              By Jerry "Los Compadres"

              from Bayamon Puerto Rico

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

              I use it for my band and it is one of four that I have and they work great.

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              4.0

              high performance in a light package

              By Ricardo

              from Ventura, CA

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Light weight
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Needs1.4V for full power

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

              Excellent quality, fit, and finish in an 11 lb. package. Runs cool, crystal clear amplification. Minor drawback is that the amp's input sensitivity is a little higher than usually seen (1.4V vs 1.0V) so you might need to set your mixer output a little higher than 0 dB to achieve full rated output. Some mixers may distort at that level. However, the XLS 2000 has a lot of power to spare, so most users probably won't notice.

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              4.0

              Not Bad low priced Chinese Amp with Crown name

              By DJStyles

              from Cocoa Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

                Easy to use. Light and sounds decent for a Chinese Amp. Lacks the balls but sound is good.

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                5.0

                Crown still on top!

                By Podgevi

                from St. Thomas, VI

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

                I bought this to replace my crown XLS 602 which I've been using for over six years, multiple times a week as a gigging musician. Crown remains to be a workhorse, and now that this new amp is a quarter of the weight and still as powerful is going to help me tremendously on the road from night to night. This amp is worth every penny. I expect to get many years of fantastic sound quality out of it as I did with my other crown amp

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                5.0

                Most bang for the buck, Period!

                By Jeppe W

                from Sweden

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

                  What can I say, most bang for the buck so far, excellent sound with pervert powersupply!

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Power Amp!

                  By OldPaul1963

                  from Michigan Thumb

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Light
                  • Loud

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances
                    • Rehearsal

                    Comments about Crown XLS2000 DriveCore Series Power Amp:

                    I bought this to replace a QSC RMX850. I needed more power and the price was good. It lightens up the rack nicely too. There is no fan noise at all. The fan turns on and off when needed. I use it for jamming in the basement with my band once a week and the occaisonal show. I play classic rock, blues and original music. The amp has given the vocals a nice boost in power over the old amp. Nice and clear.

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