Crown XLS 1502 Two-channel, 525W at 4-ohm Power Amplifier - Meet the New XLS DriveCore 2 Series
Crown’s new XLS DriveCore 2 series of power amplifiers feature an upgraded look with a larger display. Like their predecessors, the new XLS amps are equipped with Crown’s patented DriveCore technology. The XLS1502 can drive your speakers with 525 watts (at 4-ohm bridged) of clean power with very low distortion.
DriveCore circuitry maintains Class D high efficiency with low noise
Two-channel power amplifier with built-in crossover
Independent right- and left-channel gain controls
LCD screen with menu/prev/next buttons
Sleep mode turns LCD screen off for less distraction
Security mode prevents tampering
Internal heat sinks with forced-air cooling
This new amplifier technology seamlessly integrates the amplifier drive stage into the power output stage fusing everything into a chip the size of a dime. The foundational DriveCore circuitry is based on breakthroughs by Crown’s own Gerald Stanley with five patents applying to the advanced feedback, modulation and output stage technologies. DriveCore’s front-end drive circuits leverage the inherent efficiency of Class D output stages while also maintaining superb sonic characteristics. The end result is an ultra-efficient one-piece audio amplifier circuit that exhibits the exemplary audio quality of a highly evolved Class AB design.
Class-I, also known as BCA (Balanced Current Amplifier) is Crown’s patented, cutting-edge technology that gets more power out of an amplifier with less waste than was ever before possible. Class-I technology offers several key advantages. It provides unprecedented efficiency, requiring less power from the AC supply than other designs and that can add up to significant cost savings over the life of the amplifier. Class-I handles reactive loudspeaker loads easily and gracefully, by reusing energy returned from the loudspeaker rather than dissipating it as heat or forcing the amp into premature current limiting.
Extended 6 Year Coverage
This protects you for a specific period from your date of purchase as stated in your bill of sale or as otherwise established by Harman. The coverage period will be extended to 6 years. Except as otherwise stated in this policy, this covers defects in materials and workmanship if: (1) you purchased this product from a dealer that is a Harman Professional authorized dealer with respect to this product at the time of your purchase; (2) your original, dated bill of sale is presented whenever service is required during the period; and (3) unless Harman states otherwise, you purchased this product in brand new condition.
About the Manufacturer
Crown Audio is an industry leader in amplified sound. Crown makes amps for cinema venues, installed sites, touring rigs, portable PA and commercial audio. With over 67 years of focus on innovation and providing the best user experience, Crown Audio is continually raising the bar in audio amplification.
Product Type: Two-channel, 525W at 4-ohm Power Amplifier
Frequency Response: +0dB, -1dB
Signal to Noise: greater than 97dB (at .775Vrms sensitivity, 6dB lower)
Intermodulation Distortion: less than 0.3 percent
Damping Factor: greater than 200
THD: less than 0.5 percent
Crosstalk: At 1kHz: greater than 85dB, At 20kHz: greater than 55dB
Dimensions: 19” (48.3 cm) x 3.5" (8.9 cm) x 7.7" (19.6 cm)
Weight: 8.6 lbs (3.9 kgs)