Affordable, Quality Crown Amps! Serious performance! Five decades of power amp innovation have been rolled into Crown's impressive new XLS Series of amplifiers. Each amplifier features flexibility you'll appreciate, including multiple inputs, so you can plug in anything and play anywhere.
First of all, these beasts each weigh less than 12 lbs. — compared to many 40-lb. competitors — yet they sport integrated crossovers, an advanced switched-mode power supply, and Peak-x limiters to protect your entire system. All in all, engineered to meet the most demanding of audio needs — yet priced to fit comfortably into any gigging band's budget — the XLS Series represents a powerful argument for flexibility, performance, and value.
At the heart of each XLS Series power amplifier — the XLS 1000, the XLS 1500, the XLS 2000, and the XLS 2500 — is the integrated DriveCore technology. Class D amps are known for their high efficiency and for being well suited to drive difficult, reactive loads... such as subwoofers. Yet, one problem Class D amps have is that they can suffer impaired performance when they're being fed by unstable AC lines.
To overcome this issue, Crown came up with DriveCore — it's a hybrid analog-digital integrated circuit that provides an extremely wide tolerance of sagging or "dirty" AC line conditions.That means, even if you plug into an unreliable wall outlet, you can enjoy consistent performance without affecting audio quality. In short, demanding equipment like lighting rigs and backline gear won't interfere with the sound — as it should be.