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Crown XLS Series Amplifers

The Crown XLS Series amplifiers define the standard for portable PA systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability.

This high-performance line consists of four models, each providing enormous power and flexibility. The integrated crossovers and switch-mode power supply produce superior sound while the Peakx™ limiters protect your speakers. Weighing in at under 5 kgs, they provide the ultimate in lightweight portability making it easier to set up and move from show to show.

Generating chest-thumping lows and crystal clear highs, the four models in the series are engineered to meet any demanding audio requirements - reliability and within budget.


  • Reliable, high performance, Class-D amplifier.
  • Integrated PureBand™ Crossover System for better performance and control.
  • Peakx™ Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers.
  • Precision detented level controls on front panel, one per channel.
  • Power switch on front panel.
  • Back-lit LCD display for system configuration.
  • Menu driven system configuration using three front panel push buttons.
  • LED indicates when AC power is turned on.
  • LED indicators for signal presence, clip and thermal status for each channel.
  • Electronically balanced inputs with XLR connectors.
  • Touch-proof binding post and Speakon output connectors.
  • Rated for load impedances from 2 to 8 ohms per channel and 4 to 8 ohms in bridge mode.
  • Output power between 215W and 1200W per channel depending on model and load.
  • Efficient forced air cooling to prevent excessive thermal buildup.
  • Rugged all-steel 2U chassis construction.
  • Crown's 3-Year, No-Fault, fully transferable warranty that covers everything.

Panel Layouts

Crown XLS Series Amplifiers Front panel
Crown XLS Series Amplifiers Rear Panel

Output Power Rating

2-Ohm Stereo 4-Ohm Stereo8-Ohm Stereo4-Ohm Mono 8-Ohm Mono
(Per Channel) (Per Channel)(Per Channel)(Bridge Mode)(Bridge Mode)
XLS 1000 550W 350W 215W 1,100W 700W
XLS 1500 775W 520W300W 1,550W 1,050W
XLS 2000 1,050W 650W 375W 2,100W 1,300W
XLS 2500 1,200W 775W 440W 2,400W 1,550W
Maximum average power in watts per channel 0.5% THD, 1kHz, both channels driven.

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0 dB -0.1 dB (at 1 watt)
T.H.D. < 0.5 %
Crosstalk >85 dB at 1 kHz, >55 dB at 20 kHz below rated 8 ohm power
Signal to Noise Ratio >97 dB for XLS1000, >103dB for XLS1500,XLS2000, XLS2500 A-weighted
IMD (60 Hz and 7 kHz at 4:1) from full rated output to -30 dB < 0.3%
Input Sensitivity 1.4 volts RMS for full rated power at 4 ohms
Input Impedance 20 k ohms balanced, 10 k ohms unbalanced (nominal)
Input Connectors

3-pin female XLR, 6.5mm Jack, and RCA connector for each channel

6.5mm Jacks can be used as loop-thrus to additional amplifiers

Output Power See power chart above
Load Impedance 2 to 8 ohms per channel in Stereo, 4 to 8 ohms in Bridge Mono
Damping Factor10 Hz to 400 Hz (8 ohm load) > 200
Speaker Connectors 4-Pole Speakon one per channel accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon plugs, One pair of back-panel binding posts per channel
Power Supply Required 220 VAC 50 Hz or 230-240 VAC
VentilationForced air, flow-through ventilation from front to back
Air Volume Required2.27 cubic metres per minute per unit
Construction Cast front panel, Steel panels, Black enamel finish


Model ..... XLS 1000 XLS 1500 XLS 2000 XLS 2500
Width ..... 483 mm 483 mm 483 mm 483 mm
Depth ..... 206 mm 206 mm 272mm 272 mm
Height ..... 89 mm 89 mm 89 mm 89 mm
Weight .... 3.9 kg 3.9 kg 4.9 kg 4.9 kg
Crown XLS Series Amplifier Dimensions

Ordering Information

DescriptionOrder Code
Crown XLS 1000 2-Channel Power Amplifier CRN-XLS-1000
Crown XLS 1500 2-Channel Power Amplifier CRN-XLS-1500
Crown XLS 2000 2-Channel Power Amplifier CRN-XLS-2000
Crown XLS 2500 2-Channel Power Amplifier CRN-XLS-2500
The information presented on this page is provided by courtesy of Crown Audio Inc.
Revised: 27-Mar-2011 Copyright (C) 2010 Adena Limited