Crown Audio XLS1000 High Performance, Lightweight Drive Core Amplifier with Integrated PureBand Crossover System

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About Crown Audio XLS1000

Crown's XLS1000 Amplifier
The Crown XLS1000 Amplifier is part of Crown's high-performance XLS Series amplifiers. This line consists of four models, each providing enormous power and flexibility thanks to the integrated PureBand Crossover System and Peakx Limiters. Light-weight & Portable , at only 8.6 lbs, the Crown XLS1000 Amplifier generates chest-thumping lows and crystal clear highs. It also comes in XLS 1500, XLS 2000, and XLS 2500. With over 50 years of experience designing and building rock-solid products, Crown is setting the standard in amplifier technology. So check out the Crown XLS Series if you want high-performance, value, flexibility and the portability you need when you are on the go! Every XLS Series amplifier is backed by Crown’s 3 Year,No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty offering you complete protection.

Crown XLS1000 Amplifier Key Features:

  • High performance, lightweight Class-D amplifier
  • Weighs 8.6 lbs.
  • Integrated PureBand Crossover System
  • Seamless transitions from low- to high-frequency drivers
  • Integrated Peakx
  • Limiters provide maximum output speaker protection
  • XLR, 1/4", RCA Inputs compatible with any source
  • 1/4" Inputs distribute signal to extra amplifiers
  • 2O Dual (per channel) 550W
  • 4O Dual (per channel) 350W
  • 8O Dual (per channel) 215W
  • 8O Bridge 700W
  • 4O Bridge-Mono 1,100W


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Crown Audio XLS1000 rear view


A culmination of nearly two decades of R&D in PWM and switch-mode amplification, DriveCore is a Crown exclusive that combines hundreds of parts into one chip the size of a your fingertip, resulting in more efficiencies and unsurpassed reliability.


PureBand™ Crossover System

The PureBand™ Crossover System in the XLS Series adds an enormous amount of flexibility and performance to any system. With this system, the crossover frequency is completely variable allowing the choice of any crossover point between 50Hz and 3kHz on 1/12 octave centers. The use of 4th order Linkwitz-Riley filters provides steep slopes for a seamless transition between high and low drivers. And with four crossover modes to choose from providing the ultimate in flexibility, all of your system needs are covered. All of the PureBand™ Crossover System settings can be fully configured quickly and easily from the front panel using the intuitive LCD interface.

Crown XLS1000 side view

Peakx™ limiters

Peakx™ limiters provide the ultimate in performance and protection for your entire system. This advanced algorithm was specifically developed and tuned to work with this amplifier and power-supply to achieve higher SPL will less audible artifacts. This means less distortion, less shutdowns, and maximum safe power delivered to your speakers. The Peakx™ limiters can be easily turned on or off by channel right from the front panel eliminating the need to be digging around in the back of the dark rack.


Switched-Mode Power Supply

This advanced power supply is highly efficient and optimized for maximum power transfer from the AC line through the Class D output stage to the loudspeakers.

From the Manufacturer
Crown's XLS1000 Amplifier defines the standard for portable PA systems with unmatched performance, technology and affordability. Its advantageous flexibility includes multiple inputs so you can plug in anything and play anywhere, along with several system setup configurations. The integrated crossovers and switch-mode power supply produce superior sound and Peakx limiters protect your speakers. It's much easier to set up and move from show to show. Simply put, the XLS1000 is most reliable, versatile, efficient amp available today.

Crown Audio XLS1000 Features

  • XLS High Performance, Lightweight Class D amp weighs less than 11 lbs.
  • Integrated PureBand Crossover System for better performance and control
  • Peakx Limiters provide maximum output while protecting your speakers
  • XLR, 1/4", RCA inputs provide outstanding flexibility
  • Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
  • Electronically balanced XLR inputs; touchproof binding post and Speakon outputs
  • Precision detented level controls, power switch, power LED and six LEDs which indicate signal, clip and fault for each channel

Crown Audio XLS1000 Specifications

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 0.5%
Intermodulation Distortion (IMD)
(60Hz and 7kHz at 4:1)
From full rated output to -30dB: <0.3%
Damping Factor (8 ohm): 10 Hz to 400 Hz
> 200
Crosstalk (below rated 8Ohm power)
At 1kHz: > 85dB
At 20kHz: >55dB
Input Impedance (nominal)
20 kOhm balanced, 10 kOhm unbalanced
Load Impedance
2 to 8 Ohm per channel in Stereo
4 to 8 Ohm in Bridge Mono
AC Line Voltage & Frequency Config(±10%)
120 VAC 60 Hz
100 VAC 50/60 Hz
220 and 240 VAC 50 Hz
Flow-through ventilation from front to back
Internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling for rapid, uniform heat dissipation
Air Volume Req (per minute per unit)
80.15 ft3 (2.27 m3)
Integrated Processing
PureBand Crossover System
Crossover Filter: Linkwitz-Riley 24dB per Octave
Crossover Frequency Range: 50 HZ - 3 kHz
Crossover Mode: Crossover (CH1=LPF, CH2=HPF), LowPass (both channels LPF), HighPass (both channels HPF), Bridge (LPF or HPF).
Peakx limiters: Channel independent clip limiter designed to provide maximum output while protecting your loudspeakers
Input Connectors
XLR (one per channel), 1/4-Inch (one per channel) and RCA (one per channel). 1/4-Inch connectors can be used as loop-thrus to distribute signal to additional amplifiers.
Output Connectors
Two 4-Pole Speakon Output Connectors accept 2-pole or 4-pole Speakon connectors. The top Speakon connector is wired for both channels so it can be used for bridgemono wiring or for stereo wiring of two speakers to a single Speakon connector.
8.12-Inch (20.62cm) depth
EIA Standard 19-inch (48.3-cm) rack mount width
(EIA RS-310-B), 3.5-inch (8.9-cm) height. 7.7-inch (19.6-cm) depth
Net Weight
8.6 lb (3.9kg)
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