Crown XLS1502 – Two Channel 525W Power Amplifier
The Crown XLS1502 is a Two-Channel 525W @ Duel 4Ω Power Amplifier that can produce 1550W @ 4Ω Bridged. This DriveCore 2 Series amplifier will define the standard for portable PA systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability. Packed with enormous flexibility, the XLS1502 offers a wide range of features ranging from PeakxTM Limiters to DSP functionality that allows Band Pass filters on each channel. This portable featured-packed high powered Amplifeirer is lightweight and will fit inside a standard 19″ Inch rack unit with a height of 2U.
Beyond the amazing technology and performance, the XLS1502 has a finely crafted aluminium bezel that now allows you to turn off lighting for a stealth look. It features a remotely triggered sleep mode for remote applications through a contact closure.
The XLS1502 has a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 97dB and offers 2x channels. This versatile forced-air fan amplifier allows you to power your Pro Audio Gear @ 2Ω Dual: 775W – 4Ω Dual: 525W – 8Ω Dual: 300W – 4Ω Bridged: 1550W – 8Ω Bridged: 1050W.
On the front panel of the XLS1502 are 2x Cooling Vents on each side. These vents feature front to rear forced airflow. 2x Gain (Level) Controls are present and with 2x black independent rotary level controls, one for each channel. Each channel also features individual indicator bars which present vital information and performance of the XLS1502. The Thermal Indicator has a red LED, one for each channel that illuminates when the thermal compression begins. The Clip Indicator has a red LED (one for each channel) and will illuminate when the channel’s output is being overdriven.
There are also 2x indicators that provide level exceed. The (-10) Indicator with Green LED flashes when the output signal level exceeds -10dB below the clip. The (-20) Indicator with Green LED flashes when the output signal level exceeds -20dB below the clip. Also present is a Signal Presence Indicator. Two green LED’s, one for each channel will illuminate when the channel input signal exceeds -40dBu. Lastly, the elegant Blue LED will illuminate the front panel when power is turned on or blink while in sleep mode.
The rear panel of the XLS1502 consists of the following features. A 50/60Hz AC Power Connector with a built-in Circuit Breaker that will provide you with overload protection. The AUX Connector allows sleep mode with a contact closure between pins 1 & 2. The amp status signal is available at pin-3. The 4-Pole Speakon® Output Connectors feature 2x 1/4″ Inch input connectors that accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon connectors. The Channel 1 connector is wired for both channels. This means that you can use it for BRIDGE mode wiring or stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon.
Binding Post Output Jacks are also present. One pair per channel accepts banana plugs or bare wire. The Large fan on the rear will provide front to back forced airflow for cooling the XLS1502 amplifier. 2x ¼ Inch input connectors are provided (one per channel). You can also use these inputs to loop-thru signals to additional amplifiers. There are also Balanced XLR Inputs with 2x 3-pin XLR input connectors provided (one per channel). Lastly, there are RCA (Phono) Inputs where 2x RCA inputs are provided (one per channel).
Also available is the Crown XLS2002 (Two Channel 650W Power Amplifier (2x 650W @ 4ohm).