Really lots of amplifiers achieve these power ratings. The crest cc series is nothing but a Crest branded No name series amplifier as far as i can see. The rail voltages dont even hit 93 volts until you hit the cv 5500.
All the toroids are vastly underrated as evidenced by the max weight of the cc 5500 which is 47 lbs and goes down from there. The capacitance is only 4 caps per side max at only 12000 uf per cap, LOL, like i said before
the behringer ep 4000 sports that much in a 300.00 amplifier. All you get here is the crest name at twice the price!!. Im willing to bet the emotiva xpr 600 watt per channel rms amp with its 2400 va toroid will outperform all the crest models hands down, as its toroid is actually rated for 1200 rms. The only time you see a manufacturer brag about the toroidal power supply is when it is adequate LOL. Where do you ever see this done in two rack space units.
Another good model of at least getting more!!! or something extra for your money is the yorkville series amps. Here i provide a good example of the yorkville ap 4040. Here you get good solid power, the toroidal rather standard for 800 rms,
16 metal cased output transistors per channel for higher performance and 8 caps per channel for a total of 16 caps. This amplifier will outperform all those crest models , especially for bass.
Randy Sloan used an excellent word when he said, "Luxury". This is because everyone gives you a vastly under rated power transformer, and they do this because it is the most expensive part of the entire amplifier. (as much as half the cost). These Oem toroids are Ordered, rather than produced by the amplifier manufacturer, just as all the parts are. Now if you want to be stupid enough to say short term high wattage performance is impressive, when you are really being ripped off from having constant high wattage performance through underrated parts then buy the CC 5500. I will stick to using two samson sx 3200 bridged, in replace of a crest cc 5500 and enjoy the better sound and savings, and have twice the output power!
Once to hit 1000 watts, along with the fact you need ten times the power to double the percieved sound level, any performance above 1000 watts is rather mute, You would think they would at least give you a 2000 watt/va power transformer for 1000 rms, rather than slipping in a tiny 1200 watt/va, under the synopsis that the amplifier will only have to deliver its highest performance (standard deviation, and permutation) of the time LOL. I don't know about everyone else, but I really do not care for THEIR MATHEMATICAL EXCUSE FOR POWER SUPPLY INSTALLATION.
Randy slone tells the truth, which is why so many amplifier manufacturers hated him till the day he passed.
Good amplifiers have a fully rated toroidal like the emotiva amplifiers, They have a large capacitance reservoir for handling good strong deep bass, and and adequate amount of output transistors to carry the finished load to the speaker terminals.Edited by johnplayerson - 10/23/13 at 7:04pm