The XLS Series, Crown's workhorse amplifier line for musicians and DJs, has now been extended with the addition of the beefy new XLS 5000. Delivering 1800 watts per channel in four-ohm stereo mode, and a staggering 5000 watts in four-ohm bridge-mono mode, the XLS 5000 packs more than twice the punch of the next highest-powered model in the range, the XLS 802.
"Providing more watts per dollar than any other amplifier in its class, the XLS 5000 represents a tremendous value to end users who need a big amp without a big price tag," says Andy Flint, Crown Vertical Market Manager, Portable PA. "By pairing this amplifier up with JBL's MRX, SRX or VRX loudspeaker enclosures, our customers can now have access to a highly professional yet economical all-Harman solution."
Housed in a rugged, 3U, all-steel chassis, the highly reliable XLS 5000 is equipped with an efficient forced-air fan to prevent excessive thermal buildup. The front panel sports dual precision- detented rotary level controls, a power switch with accompanying LED, and six additional LEDs indicating signal, clip, and fault for each channel. Rear panel connections include two electronically balanced XLR inputs as well as touch-proof binding post and Speakon(r) outputs.
The XLS 5000 also employs extensive protection and diagnostics capabilities, including output current limiting, DC protection, circuit breaker, and special thermal protection of the unit's transformers.
Like the rest of the XLS Series, as well as all other Crown amplifiers, the new XLS 5000 is backed by the manufacturer's industry- exclusive Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty.
Featuring a street price of $1399 (USD), the XLS 5000 will be available in early spring.