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Anyone using the Pro-lite 2.0 or 3.0 for powering their sub/subs?
Any thoughts of it compared to Behringer or Crown XLS?
Have you done a fan mod and what type of fan is in it 12v or 24v?

I'm looking for 1500-2000 watts for a dual sub setup.
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I have a Pro-lite 2.0 but I'm not using it for sub duty right now. You do need to do a fan mod, since it sounds like a hair dryer in stock form. The fan is 12v. These are amazingly powerful "lightweight" amps.
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I have a Pro-lite 2.0 but I'm not using it for sub duty right now. You do need to do a fan mod, since it sounds like a hair dryer in stock form. The fan is 12v. These are amazingly powerful "lightweight" amps.

Thanks for the feedback. "lightweight" is what I'm wanting and I have an extra silent 12v fan handy.
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I've really love for the 3.0, 5.0, and 7.5 to become readily available. I know of many who are patiently waiting to get their hands on them!
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Yeah, the 2.0 or 3.0 is what I'm contemplating obtaining. It looks like Peavey has either discontinued or is out of stock of the IPR3000. I have a Crown XLS1500 however, it has the undefeatable 20hz HPF. I do want something lightweight with 1500-2000 watts.
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Unless you need the 1-2 db in headroom, just go for the 2.0 instead of trying to find the 3.0 model.
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I have a 2.0, and at one point owned an IPR3000. Have not used the Berry iNuke or Crown XLS Drivecore, sorry.

Basically, the Pro-Lite amps are Peavey IPRs dressed like adults, so everything you've read about the IPR1600 except for complaints about the blue lasershow applies to the 2.0. (I do think the 2.0 has slightly more capacitance, but otherwise basically the same thing.)

It does quite well as a sub amp. It won't have quite the instantaneous reserves of a 300W/8Ω Class AB boat anchor, because peak and continuous power are about the same. But I find it hard to fathom someone being unhappy with a ProLite as a sub amp. As a mains amp...I haven't tried it, but I suspect the output impedance might make high-fidelity mains use a bit dicey.

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Thanks for all the feedback.

I guess my interest in the Crest comes down to wanting a quality product. Yes, anything can go wrong with a product from any manufacturer, but some manufacturers seem to produce products that can "walk the walk" and "talk the talk". For all you Inuke fans I mean no disrespect. I've never tried that product line. Plus, when I mentioned the name Crest to my musician friend he gave it a thumbs up. I've had zero problems out of my Crown XLS1500. I just want to get around the undefeatable 20hz hpf of the Crown, which looks like that can be accomplished with the Crest 2.0.
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Thanks for all the feedback.

I guess my interest in the Crest comes down to wanting a quality product. Yes, anything can go wrong with a product from any manufacturer, but some manufacturers seem to produce products that can "walk the walk" and "talk the talk". For all you Inuke fans I mean no disrespect. I've never tried that product line. Plus, when I mentioned the name Crest to my musician friend he gave it a thumbs up. I've had zero problems out of my Crown XLS1500. I just want to get around the undefeatable 20hz hpf of the Crown, which looks like that can be accomplished with the Crest 2.0.
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