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Crown XLS1002 Two-channel, 350W at 4Ω Power Amplifier
- Class D amp with Crown's ultra-efficient Drive Core technology weighs less than 11 lb. (5 kg)
- Higher DSP capabilities: More control; has band pass filter per channel
- Increased lighting functionality; turn off all LED indicators except clip and thermal to reduce distraction in dark venues
- Selectable input sensitivity; 1.4Vrms and .775Vrms options so that amp can be driven at full power
- Set sleep mode after specified time without having to press a button
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|Item Dimensions||19 x 7.7 x 3.5 in||19 x 12.4 x 3.5 in||9.76 x 19.02 x 3.5 in||19 x 16 x 4 in||21.5 x 24 x 8 in||9.76 x 19.02 x 3.5 in|
|Item Weight||8.6 lbs||25.1 lbs||6.61 lbs||25.35 lbs||46 lbs||6.61 lbs|
The next generation of XLS got a makeover with a sleek new look, a LCD display that is three times larger, and more DSP with higher capabilities. Like its predecessor, the new XLS is ultra-efficient with Crown’s patented DriveCore technology and can drive 2400W at 4Ω bridged with tons of headroom guaranteeing a clean, undistorted signal straight to your speakers. The XLS Drive Core 2 assures that you will be heard as you deliver a powerful, pure sound experience for any venue.
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I don't have "golden ears" but even I can tell there's a big difference when I run any modern consumer-grade amp and this Crown unit. It's VERY clean - the noise floor is barely perceptible, even when I have the amp turned all the way up. It's also the perfect amount of power to give the 20/20 units. Audio is clear and dynamic.
The fan does kick in occasionally and could be an issue if you need to minimize noise for your environment. Personally, I don't mind all that much as I've got a fair amount of background noise, anyway. The sound of the fan is noticeable but isn't annoying for me.
I have aspirations for a fully modularized home theater setup someday, too. A few of these amps would be great in the out-of-the-way rack of gear driving heavy-duty speakers for a truly awe-inspiring home theater experience.
So, on to my surprise. This thing sounds great in full range! While I was testing the afore mentioned QSC amps on the sub, I though I would disconnect my B&K ST2140 stereo amp from my listening room system to see how the Crown sounded. I was pretty surprised! My Vienna Acoustics Mozart speakers are VERY clean and very revealing of the upstream equipment used. Even my wife and 15yr old daughter can hear differences in cables I've used, and they could really care less :) This amp is very neutral and clean sounding. No bass humps that make some other amps sound more full or ballsy, it just sounds natural. Okay, I might argue that it ... could.... be a bit light on the bass reproduction, but there are so many other room variables and other amps that enhance the bass artificially too..... so it's hard to say exactly where neutral lies in my system. This thing just sounds extremely clean... period! Its not laid back, it sounds really fast on transients like percussion instruments. The dynamics sound very realistic and uncompressed on GOOD recordings. My only complaint with sound quality is the noise floor with this amp. It creates a constant hiss from the speakers at less than 12" away. I cannot hear it while seated about 8 feet away, but I know it's there. The QSC's have some too but less for sure.
After I heard this little 10 lb amp I ended up buying another one for a DIY speaker build ...... and it STILL blows me away when I listen to it. If you're wondering like I did, the QSC amps also sound good, but they seem to have some bass bloat around 60-120 hz if I'm guessing. The GX5 has less than the 1450a but it's there. They are POWERFUL and HEAVY with their big transformers but their sound just wasn't as sweet as the XLS Drivecore 2 amps. The RMX 1450a will drive the HELL out of my subwoofer, but the fan will have to be modded if I keep the QSCs... especially on the RMX 1450a. It sounds like a loud PC fan, and it's impossible to ignore. The GX5 is about 1/3 the fan volume, but t's not bridgeable so it may not hang around much longer. At normal listening distances (living room) you might hear the GX5 in REALLY quiet parts but it's more like the whir of a PS3 or Wii. The XLS is silent... period, at normal operating volumes for a house in full range mode.
Overall, I couldn't be happier. I think I'll get A TON of mileage from these little amps. I've been a self proclaimed audiophile for 20 years and have worked in the industry. I've also listened to systems WELL beyond $250,000. One of my best friends has one of those systems that I've listened to a lot, so I'd like to think that I know what I'm hearing. The only downside I can think of with these amps is that you would really need to leave them powered on all the time if they were in a system that was used often, because there is no way to easily trigger them on with a consumer surround receiver/preamp. On the plus side though, they are class D and consume way less energy while idling. Maybe I'll measure that later to get an exact number. When I finally build my full home theater you can bet it will have a handful of these amps in it!
I used to have a MacMini doing EQ duty with the output going directly to the amps. I switched to a MiniDSP and suddenly got noise in the system when my RAID arrays were working. I was able to fix the noise problem by putting an active DI box between the MiniDSP and amps.
I will eventually buy three more and have them all drive my mains and have a pair of XTI 4oo2's drive the subs.