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crown power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by minor5th, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Has anyone ever used a crown digital power amp in a bass rig... ie the XTi series...
  2. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I've been using the XTi 2000 for a few months. I'm bridging it into a Schroeder 1210R, and rarely turn it much farther than halfway up. It has a lot of FOH-specific features I'll probably never use, but it does its job: makes lots of noise without weighing too much. :D

    The new HiQNet System Architect firmware is finally available. Unfortunately, you need Windows to install it. No love for Mac users from Harman Audio unfortunately.
  3. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Yes and they kill with the right preamp
  4. tom-g


    Oct 2, 2007
    As far as I know the XTI is not class D.
  5. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    And even if it was, class D is not digital.
  6. passive pickup

    passive pickup

    Dec 11, 2010
    Yeah i use the xti1000 bridged into a fearful 12/6. I haven't played with the Hi Qnet software but it works well in it's basic mode.
  7. popgadget

    popgadget Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 4, 2005
    Eastern, PA USA
    Authorized Greenboy Designs Builder, Scabbey Road
    I have used an XTI 1002 and 2002 to drive a variety of cabs including fEARfuls, driven by a Demeter, Alembic or Yamaha preamp. The 1002 was a bit short on power for my needs, but the DSP functions are great. To take full advantage of the DSP, you need to program it through the USB port using the Harman software. I still have the 1002, I'm thinking about listing it in the classifieds.
  8. tom-g


    Oct 2, 2007
    Yeah, I know :)
  9. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    Hey, Tom-g

    Are we long lost twins? Says the Brit with the ART Pro Channel, Crown XLS1000 and Barefaced Big One (15/6)

    To the OP: Yes, and it sounds good
  10. tom-g


    Oct 2, 2007
    Seems like it, except the cab and I'm in Germany. On the ART, I changed tube 2 and 3 to NOS Phillips because the originals were microphonic.

    Yes, the XLS (it's class D) works perfectly in my setup. I'm using it bridged into 8 ohms.
  11. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    I run the XLS1500 using a BBE or Art Pro Channel. These Crowns like a hot signal. They sufficiently push the amp but I suspect the Peaveys would go louder. I use it either stereo into 2- 4ohm cabs, or bridged into one. Reliability and cool running are the norm with mine.
  12. I'm presently using a Crown I-T5000 HD with an AxeFX II as the preamp and using the AES/EBU connection between the two to eliminate a DAC and ADC. The Crown is a monster and sounds amazing indeed.

    IMHO, Crown is the way to go.
  13. I use the Crown XLS 1500 almost every day. I drive it with the line out signal from my
    Bassman amp. I get (up to) 1500 watts of sweet, blissful Bassman tone.
    icon_hail. guitarist. Dude.
    And, when I'm done, the amp is as cool as can be. Amazing!
  14. 2006 called, they want their answer.