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Cheap Crown Amp Power $99

Saw archaea post this in thread not in diy. Great deal if you need 2 more channels of power
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-a...uestid=1014927

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http://m.guitarcenter.com/Item/Defau...=2670626&urx=1
I need two more channels for surrounds and might pick one up.
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If only it was 240Vac friendly...
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The x2000 is only 199, also a great deal!
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Sweet, just picked up 2 for surround duty.
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Hard to beat those prices. Has anyone tried the RCA inputs? Based on specs it looks to have two input sensitivities based on input. That could be cool for people with preamps that put out a low signal voltage.
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Sweet, just picked up 2 for surround duty.
Could you let us know how they work out? My only concern is fan noise but if they're anything like the XLS that will be a non-issue.
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Could you let us know how they work out? My only concern is fan noise but if they're anything like the XLS that will be a non-issue.
Will do.
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2 of these would be nice, way cheaper than a xpa3 for LCR....Take the load off my 4310ci and let it power the surrounds only.....worth it?
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One of these bridged will do 600rms into 8ohms, would drive your mains quiet nicely for $300.

Anybody tested these? I wonder how they roll off for sub duty.
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I'd grab one of these for my garage sub, but it can't run bridged @ 4 ohms, oh well.
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I just grabbed one for a sub for my office. Actually probably run two 12" Infinity sealed from it.

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How is the fan noise on these?
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I am planning on building fusion 12's or 15's and a center, is more than the 200w per chan needed? The avr is rated at130 x7 so this would be a nice improvement right?
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How is the fan noise on these?
I was reading some reviews on the musicans friend site and somebody said it was dead quiet.

Ordered one this morning because of this thread (my wife probably wont thank you guys) and it has shipped already.
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I am planning on building fusion 12's or 15's and a center, is more than the 200w per chan needed? The avr is rated at130 x7 so this would be a nice improvement right?
This would be plenty of power for fusion speakers.
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Wow that is a great deal. Usually cheap amps like this are bare bones, but this has a nice faceplate, rca, speakon, binding posts, etc. Quite impressive IMO. To bad I don't need one. A pair would make a nice active speakers setup.
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anyone know how long these will be on sale
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Wow an X4000 at $299. would be ideal for 2 18 Ultimax's at 1350w/ch @4 ohms....hmmm!
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bought 2 x4000s and 2 x1000s today.
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bought 2 x4000s and 2 x1000s today.
Buy those yorks yet?
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No :-( Can't get 24 months interest free on those lol.
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No :-( Can't get 24 months interest free on those lol.
Sell the sunfire!
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2 steps ahead of you pal, it's on craigslist.
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I wonder if this is going to be similar to when then the inukes went on sale.... And never returned to full price.
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FWIW, I found this on the crown forum:

"So, I took your advice Dakos and called Crown technical support today. Really nice guy!!! I spent way too long on the phone with him and he couldn't have been more helpful. I found out that the X series amps are exactly the same as the XLI's but made specifically for the Guitar Center/ Musicians Friend group. Also that although the XLI series only carries 1 year warranty, the X series carries 3 - explained to me to be a courtesy to the group as such a big customer. The amp itself is older technology and heavier than the likes of the XLS and XTI's etc. He said the X series is 'bare bones'. I was advised to use it on my subs rather than the mids as it is a little 'dirtier' than the newer style amps. I also got the impression that although according to the reviews I was able to find online indicating these amps are very well received, I might be taking a step backward from my XLS's and XTI that I use currently. Value for money - I believe they are a good deal especially as I only paid $599 on the 'Deal of the day' . I read someone saying that they are XTI's without DSP but the rep said they are certainly not. I don't know much about the science behind amplifiers but I got the distinct impression that these are old school. He suggested as I have already paid for mine and it is on its way, I should at least try it out and I might like it. He says It will have a different sound to my XTI. He seemed very knowledgeable but a lot of what he said went over my head a little bit. I did learn about damping factors and learned the X series is not very high. Is also does not bridge at 4 ohms ( not my plan anyway) or go down to 2 ohms stereo. I wish I could explain things better and be more informative but I hope this helps anyone looking at these amps....."


http://www.crownaudio.com/forums/ind...showtopic=4488
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For $99 it's a no brainier for anything that has a modest power requirement.

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Nice.
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I wonder what the actual power is at 4ohms.
I was considering a single NU3000DSP, but for this price I could buy two X1000 amp (but no DSP).
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why not just get the inuke nu4 6000? is can put 440 watts into 8ohms for 4 channels or 3000 watts into 4ohms for 2 channels. Its only 350
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