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Crown Macro-Tech 5000i Power Amplifier

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Product Description

Professional grade components, power, and durability designed for life on the road. The Crown Macro-Tech 5000i Power Amplifier is a solid-state two-channel power amp with a switch-mode universal power supply.

Crown Macro-Tech 5000i Power Amplifier Features

  • The Macro-Tech i Series continues the Crown Macro-Tech legacy of unparalleled sonic accuracy and detail, putting sound quality above all else 
  • Patented, cutting-edge Class-I circuitry gets more power out of an amplifier with less waste 
  • Rugged construction ensures that all Macro-Techs are built to withstand years of abuse on the road 
  • Global Power Supply — designed to deliver maximum power no matter what country you work in 
  • Built-in load, line voltage, input and output monitoring 
  • Standard Ethernet networking via System Architect lets system
  • 20 amp IEC power cord included
The outputs on the Crown Macro-Tech 5000i are usable as dual or bridged-mono modes of operation. The bridged-mono mode bridges the outputs to provide increased output voltage.

The Crown Macro-Tech 5000i power amp offers amazing power, light weight and ease of use for touring sound applications. This amp includes onboard analog signal processing and a built-in network connection.
Power Output Guaranteed minimum power in watts at 20 Hz-20 kHz with 0.1% THD
Model Name 2-ohm Dual
per channel
4-ohm Dual
per channel
8-ohm Dual
per channel
4-ohm
bridge
8- ohm
bridge
20mS Burst 20 Hz-20kHz 1 kHz
MA-5000i 3,000W 2,000W 2,000W 2,500W 1,250W 4,000W 5,000W
MA-9000i 4,700W 2,800W 2,800W 3,500W 1,500W 5,600W 7,000W
MA-12000i 6,000W 3,750W 3,750W 4,500W 2,100W 7,500W 9,000W

I-TECH Power Specs:
When we look at the power ratings of an amplifi er, we usually see more power output at 4 ohms than at 8 ohms, and more power at 2 ohms than at 4 ohms. Power goes up as load impedance goes down.

With I-Tech power amps, it’s different. The power output at 2 ohms is less than the power output at 4 or 8 ohms, for a good reason. Let’s explain.

I-Tech was designed to provide extremely high output voltage, which improves the transient response of loudspeakers. I-Tech amplifi ers operate with 200V rails at any impedance. With 200V rails, we’re looking at serious current levels at 2 ohms – 100 amperes! If not controlled, this high current can damage amplifi ers and speakers due to overheating.

To protect the amp and speakers, I-Tech uses current limiting, with more limiting at the lower impedances. This still allows lots of power and safe operation at 2 ohms. There is much less current limiting at 4 ohms and 8 ohms, so those impedances result in more power from the ITech than 2 ohms does.

To sum up: The I-Tech’s 2-ohm power is kept under control to keep the amp and speakers running safely, non-stop, with plenty of power for the job.

Product Specifications
Crown Macro-Tech 5000i Power Amplifier Specifications
  • Power Output(Guaranteed minimum power in watts at 20 Hz-20 kHz with 0.35% THD):
    • 2-ohm Dual (per ch.) 20 mS Burst: 3,000 watts
    • 2-ohm Dual (per ch.) 20 Hz – 20 kHz: 2,000 watts
    • 2-ohm Dual (per ch.) 1 kHz: 2,500 watts
    • 4-ohm Dual (per ch): 2,500 watts
    • 8-ohm Dual (per ch): 1,250 watts
    • 4-ohm Bridge: 4,000 watts
    • 8-ohm Bridge: 5,000 watts
  • Frequency Response (at 1 watt, 20 Hz - 20 kHz into 8 ohms): +/-0.25 dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio below rated full-bandwidth power, A-weighted: > 110 dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at 2 watts into 8 ohms: < 0.1%
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Plus Noise at full rated power: < 0.35%
  • Intermodulation Distortion (IMD)60 Hz and 7 kHz at 4:1, from full rated output to –30 dB: < 0.35%
  • Damping Factor (20 Hz to 100 Hz at 8 ohms): > 5000
  • Crosstalk (below rated power, 20 Hz to 1 kHz): > 80 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection (CMR) (20 Hz to 1 kHz): 55 dB, typically > 70 dB
  • DC Output Offset (shorted input): < +/- 3 mV
  • Input Impedance (nominal):
    • 10 kilohms balanced
    • 5 kilohms unbalanced
  • Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu typical
  • Load Impedance (Note: Safe with all types of loads):
    • Stereo: 1/2/4/8/16 ohms.
    • Bridge Mono: 2/4/8 ohms.
  • Input Sensitivity (referenced to 8 ohm rated output): 1.4V, 32 dB gain, and 26 dB gain
  • Voltage Gain (referenced to 8 ohm rated output): 37.1 dB to 22.2 dB
  • Cooling: Dual-zone, microprocessor controlled, continuously variable speed fans,
    front-to-back airflow
  • Front Panel: Cast aluminum with integrated handles.
  • Weight: 28 pounds (12.7 kg)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 3.5 x 16.2 inches
  • Protection: Amplifier is protected against reactive loads, faults and shorts. If one channel experiences a catastrophic failure, the entire amplifier will shut down.
  • Included Accessories: Rear rack ears, rack screws, operation manual, power cords (20 amp IEC power cord), foam air filter.
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Phone:  800-342-6939 Warranty:  3 years part/labor transferrable & covers round-trip shipping; 1 year XLi amplifiers
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