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#363011 - 01/07/12 08:41 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: tomtuttle]
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Tom only likes the Behringer, 'cause it's the fake last name he's gonna start using when he's through with "Tuttle."
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#363012 - 01/07/12 08:43 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: BobKay]
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Funny, I was going to choose Parasound as my fake last name.
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#363014 - 01/07/12 08:46 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: Ken.C]
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That's odd. I was going to go with Goobersnitt.

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#363016 - 01/07/12 08:48 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: Ken.C]
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Unfortunately, Ken, Tom appears to be a star-effer, so if you want him to still be your friend, I'd go with Burns or "And Barbie."
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#363017 - 01/07/12 08:50 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: BobKay]
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#363019 - 01/07/12 08:55 AM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: Ken.C]
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I didn't get it at first, but now I think I do. You simply want to hunt me down like a dog and stab me in the face.

I guess I was reading into to it too deeply.

I promise not to do that to any of your posts again. Sorry.

Edit: I'm kidding. I got it. I'm printing it out and putting on the fridge door, about 24" off the floor, so MR. Watson can have a snortle whenever he trots by and reads it.


Edited by BobKay (01/07/12 09:01 AM)
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#363028 - 01/07/12 01:17 PM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: BobKay]
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Bob, grin. Thanks.
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#363397 - 01/11/12 02:17 PM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: tjmorri]
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Originally Posted By: tjmorri
I recently read an M80 review where the reviewer employed Crown XLS1000 amps (200+ watts) to power them. A few readers questioned the logic of using commercial/DJ/nightclub amps for home theater applications due to concerns over noise/hum/less shielding... a little over my head...

I'm currently running a Pioneer Elite SC-35 to power an all Axiom 7.1 set-up, which seems fine, but if I upgrade to a VP180 and add height speakers, should I be looking at separates now? I'm not a fan of Motive but do like Oulaws and wonder if Crown is a decent alternative? Thoughts?


It may have actually been my review on Home Theater Shack. Since the M-80's and VP180 are 4 Ohms the Crown actually pushes 350 watts per channel at 4 ohms. At $300 new there really isn't a less expensive solution for pushing a lot of power and the Class-D runs cool with no audible fan noise or hum. I have tried a lot of different power amps from Emotiva, Wyred4Sound and Outlaw and while there may be some measurable difference, not that I have found any myself, it really came down to a matter of cost. I love the Class-D sound and liked the Wyred4Sound amp a little more than the Crown XLS1000, but not $1100 more....


Edited by DSR7997 (01/11/12 02:25 PM)

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#363410 - 01/11/12 04:59 PM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: DSR7997]
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Very glad to have read your response,and original review!

I didn't see much benefit in moving from a 140 watt/channel receiver to separate amp offering 200 watt/channel but I forgot the ohm difference. 350+/channel at 4 ohm would be noticeable. Silly question though, was that Crown XLS1000 amp one channel or two channel???

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#363412 - 01/11/12 05:05 PM Re: External Amps - Crown XLS1000 Class Amps [Re: tjmorri]
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it's a 2 channel amp.

you can see the specs here: http://www.crownaudio.com/amp_htm/xls_drivecore.htm


Edited by J. B. (01/11/12 05:06 PM)
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