The Crown XLS 1502
XLS 1502 Power Amplifier Features:
- Inputs such as balanced XLR, 1/4-inch TRS, and RCA inputs
- Outputs such as two 1/4-inch speakers
- Increased lighting functionality; turn off all LED indicators except clip and thermal to reduce distraction in dark venues
- Selective sensitivity; 1.4Vrms and .775Vrms choices so the amp may be driven at maximum output
- Efficient forced-air fans prevent excessive thermal buildup
- The ability to turn off all LED indicators except thermal and clip for those times when you want to reduce distractions because you’re in a dark venue
- Higher DSP capabilities so you get a lot more control
- DriveCore technology that makes the amp extremely efficient
- You’ll sound great on stage.
- The amp will last for years without needing to be replaced.
- You’ll have the confidence to take the next step in your music.
- It’s a really versatile amp.
- You can use it for anything from jamming to performing on stage.
- Be fearless in your performances with this amp by your side.
With an LCD display that is three times larger than before, not to mention many other features that make it unique, this full power amplifier is super high-tech yet costs just under $440. Affordable yet very sophisticated, it provides you with all of the tools you need to produce very professional-looking broadcasts that sound great and make people glad they came. This has Class D amps and it weighs less than 11 pounds, making it easy to transport from one location to another if that’s what you want to do. And while the buttons and screen may seem intimidating to new users, it really is much easier than you think to begin using the amplifier immediately.
This is a great amp to add to your electronics collection because of its efficiency, its low price, and even its great look, and it is certainly one that you will not regret purchasing.
Because of the unique DriveCore technology, you get a clear, pure sound regardless of the venue and a new sleek look that gives it just the right amount of ambiance. The ability to set the sleep mode at a later time without pressing any buttons is a convenient one, and all you have to do for the menu to show up on the screen is enter the right combination of buttons. This versatile, user-friendly Crown amp also allows for a bit of security by allowing you to enable the security settings, in case you don’t want others to control or manage it.
If you’re a house of worship looking for an affordable amplifier, this is definitely one to consider. It has all of the features you’ll need to produce high-tech broadcasts, yet it won’t cost you a fortune to buy. It works great for sermons, classes, retreats, and even off-site events. Because it is made by Crown amps, you can count on it to last for many years to come. For these and many other reasons, the XLS1502 is one power amplifier that won’t disappoint, which is the reason why it is a favorite for so many houses of worship.
Frequently Asked Questions About The XLS 1502
What size speaker cable should I use?
For optimal sound quality, we recommend using 16AWG to 18AWG wire. This is the speaker wire gauge that Crown recommends for its power amps. Many amplifier manufacturers do not publish this information in their manuals because they have no way of knowing what your system will require. Also, please note that 18AWG wire is required if you will be using the amplifier to drive subwoofers.
What are the dimensions of the XLS 1502?
The Crown XLS 1502 is 19″W x 3½”H x 7″ and weighs 11 pounds.
What does XLS mean?
The XLS family of amplifiers is Crown’s ultra-efficient DriveCore technology line. The amplifier can deliver 525W of continuous power while weighing less than 11 lbs. This makes it extremely easy to transport to a venue and set up in a minimal amount of time with a minimum of effort.
What is the benefit of Crown’s DriveCore technology?
The XLS line of clean power amplifiers uses Crown’s patented DriveCore technology to provide ultra-efficient amplification. This efficient amplifier design enables the amplifier to produce more power using less electricity, translating into a lighter weight package making it easier for you to transport your equipment from gig to gig.
How much power does the XLS 1502 produce?
The XLS 1502 produces 525W of maximum average power.
What is the difference between Mono and Stereo mode?
Stereo mode divides the power amp into two, two-channel amps; each channel has its own selectable input sensitivity control. Mono mode engages both channels to provide one-channel operation with input gain control shared across the two channels.
Why is it important to match my amplifier to my speakers?
Matching an amplifier to a speaker will optimize the performance of both components! An underpowered amplifier will turn its built in circuit breaker on, which results in clipping and distortion while greatly reducing speaker life. An overpowered amplifier will cause the amp to shut down, which results in the same damaging effects to speakers. It is important that your amplifier matches your speakers for optimal system performance, reliability, and longevity.