Meet the new XLS DriveCore™ 2 Series
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 DriveCore 2 assures that you will be heard as you deliver a powerful, pure sound experience for any venue.
The XLS Series of power amplifiers from Crown define the standard for live sound systems with unmatched performance, technology, and affordability.
This high-performance line consists of four models each providing enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated DriveCore™ Technology, PureBand™ Crossover System and Peakx™ limiters. And weighing in at only 10 lbs or less, they provide the ultimate in lightweight portability.
Generating chest-thumping lows and crystal clear highs, the four models in the series – the XLS1000, XLS1500, XLS2000, and XLS2500 – are engineered to meet any demanding audio requirements – reliably and within budget.
Every XLS Series amplifier is backed by Crown's unequaled Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty that covers everything.
With over five decades of experience designing and building rock-solid products, Crown is the standard in amplifier technology. So check out the Crown XLS Series. They are a powerful argument for performance, flexibility, and value!
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 the development of this technology resulting in truly remarkable benefits.
DriveCore™ Technology provides an extremely wide-tolerance with regards to sagging or "dirty" AC line conditions providing consistent performance without affecting audio quality. This means that your performance will not be compromised by fluctuating generator power or overloading by 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.
Class D amp with Crown's ultra-efficient DriveCore 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
Security setting disables menu buttons; menu locked/unlocked by entering combination
System reset allows factory settings to be restored
Remote power trigger
Peakx™ Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide flexibility
Integrated PureBand™ Crossover System for better performance and control
Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
Frequency Response +0dB, -1dB
Signal to Noise > 97dB (at .775Vrms sensitivity, 6dB lower)
Intermodulation Distortion < 0.3%
Damping Factor > 200
THD < 0.5%
Crosstalk At 1kHz: > 85dB, At 20kHz: > 55dB
Dimensions 19" (48.3 cm) x 3.5" (8.9 cm) x 7.7" (19.6 cm)
Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9 kgs)
XLS DriveCore 2 Specs
Sensitivity 1.4Vrms (for full rated power at 4 ohms)
Frequency Response (at 1W, 20 Hz - 20 kHz) + 0 dB, -1 dB
Signal To Noise Ratio (A-weighted) >97 dB (rated as dBr to full rated 8 ohm power output)
THD > 0.5%
Intermodulation Distortion (60 Hz and 7 kHz at 4:1, from full rated output to -30 dB) <0.3%
Damping Factor (8 ohms, 10 Hz to 400 Hz) >200
Crosstalk (below rated power) 20 Hz to 1 kHz >85 dB, >55 dB
Input Impedance (nominal) 20k ohms balanced, 10k ohms unbalanced
Load Impedance 2 to 8 ohms per channel in Stereo, 4 to 8 ohms in Bridge Mono
AC Line Voltage and Frequency Configurations Available (+/- 10%) 120VAC 60 Hz, 100 VAC 50/60 Hz, 220 and 240VAC 50 Hz
Dimensions 19" x 3.5" x 7.7" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 19.6cm)
Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
Shipping Weight 13.6 lbs (6.2 kg)
IEC Power Connector 15A