NAMM 2011: Crown Audio XTi 2 - Mixonline

NAMM 2011: Crown Audio XTi 2

NAMM 2011: Crown Audio XTi 2
The XTi 2 features enhanced control with Crown’s PeakX Plus™ limiters. The limiters are derived from the same framework as those found in I-Tech HD and the new XLS DriveCore Series amplifiers, allowing users to manipulate threshold, attack and release times. A new and improved subharmonic synthesizer offers more accurate control over which frequencies are targeted and can be tailored for a specific system or room setup.
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The XTi 2 features enhanced control with Crown’s PeakX Plus™ limiters. The limiters are derived from the same framework as those found in I-Tech HD and the new XLS DriveCore Series amplifiers, allowing users to manipulate threshold, attack and release times. A new and improved subharmonic synthesizer offers more accurate control over which frequencies are targeted and can be tailored for a specific system or room setup.

Users now have Advanced Thermal Control, giving them the ability to tailor the fan performance to their specific application. XTi 2 also increases the amount of presets a user can save and recall from 20 to 30. Enhancing power management, a new status section on the amplifier allows for the monitoring of power supply temperature and AC line voltage making troubleshooting even easier

XTi 2 amplifiers are also fully compatible with HiQnet Band Manager software. The free-of-charge application provides a sleek, redesigned function-driven interface, which has been re-skinned to simplify system setup and management while enabling audio professionals, musicians and engineers to configure and control a rack of Crown XTi and now XTi 2 series amplifiers. 

The amplifiers now feature integrated rack handles and an enhanced cast front panel that is more durable. The XTi 2 1002, 2002 and 4002 weigh 18.5 pounds and the XTi6002 weighs in at 24 pounds with MAP prices ranging from $499 to $1,999.

Find out more about the XTi 2.