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Item Reviews for: Crown XLS1500 Power Amplifier  -  CRO XLS1500 LIST

sounds great
By: Doug from CLarksville,TN,USA      Submitted: 3/14/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Amp looks great and sounds great. The only problem I have is you can't link the two channels non bridged. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? very light.seams very solid construction. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? very easy for basic hook-up manual was very basic. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? could use a parallel switch. Sound How is the tone? running it for the left side of my mid-range speakers and don't notice a difference between sides.
Light on weight, heavy on power!
By: Don from Bombay, NY      Submitted: 10/28/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. I was looking for a lightweight, powerful amp to use with my Sans Amp RPM. This unit definitely delivers! I do wish it had more sensitive inputs, as I need to run the Sans Amp at maximum level to get the -10 dB reading. Other than that, excellent amp for the price! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? My only beef is the cheap plastic level knobs. I keep thinking I'll break them! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? This is my first power amp, and so there was a little learning curve. I thought all speakon cables were created equal, not so! You must read the user manual, and discover in order to run the amp in bridged mode, you need the amp end of the cable wired to 1+ and 2+, and the cab end wired to 1+, 1-. (I'm using a Hartke HyDrive 4x10 cab) Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I could not believe the weight of this amp, and it's power. It also seems to have very good circuit protection. (It got abused a little bit as I was trying to get my speakons to work!) Sound How is the tone? Clear and loud!
Crown wont let you down!
By: RJ from Florida      Submitted: 7/23/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. Great amps.I run a pair of EV ELX112's off this amp and couldnt be happier.No noise,sounds incredible and plenty of power! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Well made. Havent had a Crown amp fail yet. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Very easy to use.LCD screen makes navigating the menu and changes options a snap. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Built in crossovers Sound How is the tone? Sounds great
Crown Rocks!!!!
By: Phillip Sones from Grayson,Louisiana U.S.A.      Submitted: 8/1/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very surprised at how light it is! Checked it over from front to back, side to side and up and down!!! Think it's made pretty good! It's going to rack mounted it whole life, so I think it's going to be just fine! Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Everything is there!!! If I had to add another feature to it, I'd have to say a dimmer for the display. It's not bad, but if it's mounted to shine in your eyes, I guess it could be bad on you! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Took it out of the box and plugged everything and was jamming in less than 10 minutes! Very user friendly!!!! Sound How is the tone? Great freaking sound!!! Excellent lows too!!! General Your general opinion of this product. For money. Can't beat it!!!! Sounds great!!! Very easy to set up and use!!! I will be buying 4 more of these to finish my project!!!
Crown XLS-1500, A superb alternative for audiophiles / home theater.
By: ataudio from Pittsburgh      Submitted: 6/4/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? So far the amp appears to be very well made. Chassis is excellent. Mechanical construction as a whole is excellent. Knobs are smooth. absolutely no issues or complaints about construction at all. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Best feature is audio quality. I am using mine in stereo bypass mode. Normal, stereo amplifier with no internal crossover in use. Audio quality is superb. Bass is extremely tight, well controlled. It can follow a complex bass line without boom. Subtle micro dynamics are reproduced very very well. Mids are very smooth and so are the highs. I do not hear any midrange blot or screechy highs. If its in the recording this amp will reproduce it faithfully. I wish there was a way to dim (or turn off) the display. Its a bit bright. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Super easy to use. No issues at all. Read the very short manual and all is well. Sound How is the tone? In stereo mode with no internal crossovers the audio quality is just great. Bass is just amazing. Tight, deep and very well controlled...no boomy, sloppy bass (provided you have good speakers too). Mids and highs are smooth, no screech. Very liquid midrange. Handles female voice just superbly. Honsetly I just cant say enough good things about this amp (at this price point). I am using mine in a two channel home stereo. I have bought and sold amps that cost 10x this amp and this amp is every bit as good and better in some areas. One of class D's claim to fame is its well controlled bass. This amp represents some of the best bass I have ever heard in a solid state amp. Tone is very faithfull to the recording. So keep in mind that if you have high quality recordings and excellent speakers this amp will reproduce the recording as it was meant to be heard. Only tiny complain would be some high frequency hiss coming from the tweeters with no music playing. Cant hear it beyond 6" though. General Your general opinion of this product. A superb amp. Wonderful audio quality. Every audiophile needs to audition this amp at this price point. Drop your preconceived notions of class d and imported electronics and just enjoy nearly perfect audio at an amazing price. Audiophiles take note to what I just said. Drop your preconceived ideas of what a power amp is or how it should be made and open up to the possibility that you just might love this amp.
Light and powerful
By: The Suzinator from Greensboro, NC, suzinelson72@yahoo.com      Submitted: 3/28/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It's a Crown! Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Built in crossovers/filters. It's very lightweight Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Simple. Plug and play, for the most part. You can set the filters and crossovers, but for basic use, it is plug & play. Sound How is the tone? Clean.
Excellent Light-weight Power Amp
By: Ted from Little Hocking, OH USA      Submitted: 2/8/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? It's a Crown! :-) Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Light-weight amp that packs a punch! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Very easy to use... manual is laid out well... plug n play!!! Sound How is the tone? Wonderful!
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