Crown has launched its new XLS Series amplifiers, which comprise four models ranging in power from 300 to 800 watts per channel. The Series provides users with a few key features requested by the company’s customers. The Bridge/Mono switch allows users to quickly and easily set the amplifier for Bridge Mono mode. Also, the signal indicators greatly increase monitoring capabilities for the user.
The power ratings per channel (all at 4 ohms) for the XLS amplifiers include 300W, XLS 202; 450W, XLS 402; 600W, XLS 602; and 800W, XLS802.
In other company news, Crown’s new XTi Series amplifiers (XTi 1000, XTi 2000 and XTi 4000) provide users with Crown’s light and efficient switch-mode power supply. All three models use a 15-amp plug. DSP is also integrated into each of the amplifiers. The power ratings per channel (all at 4 ohms) for the XTi Series are 500W, XTi 1000; 700W, XTi 2000; and 1,200W, XTi 4000.
The new line also provides computer connectivity via USB, allowing setup of the amplifier using a computer with the included HiQnet software. Built-in DSP allows users to set crossover points, graphic EQ, a limiter and delay for time-aligning loudspeakers.