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Carvin DCM1000 vs. Crown XLS 402

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by afroman, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Both are aprox. 25 lbs. and produce about the same amount of power.
    In terms of good sound and reliability, which one's better???

    I can get the Carvin here in Puerto Rico for $460 (Carvin doesn't sell direct to us). I'd have to order the Crown from the web for $300 plus shipping aprox. $50.

    Is the Carvin worth the extra $$$ ?????

    ps. I know the QSC RMX 850 is very good also, but it's 10-15 lbs. heavier and bulkier.
  2. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    I've heard many many good things about Carvin poweramps. Haven't heard anything about the Crown. The only major difference I see is that you can't bridge the crown to 4 ohms.
  3. I've got a DCM1000 and I love it. Crown makes some of the best power amps in the business. (MACROTECH and K-series). I've heard that their lower priced stuff is not of this same quality. I've also seen the XLS 404 and it is the cheapest looking amp I've ever seen. jmho.
  4. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    weel , I think I will have to go the Carvin route.

  5. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    See if Lord Valve will ship QSC's RMX series amps to your location for a reasonable price. Stateside his prices on RMX series beat the comparable Carvin DCM series amps.

    Personally I'd probably take the Crown over the Carvin, but I have not used either amp myself.