Crown Macro-Tech 5000i Power Amplifier
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.
I-TECH Power Specs:
|Power Output Guaranteed minimum power in watts at 20 Hz-20 kHz with 0.1% THD
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.