Well I hope I am hearing you right and let me please reply to my feelings about the new CROWN XLS SERIES AMPS.
My name is Sam J and for years I used the older CROWN XLS 402 and this thing was heavy as hell and built like a tank and the overall audio quality was so good until I didn't even need an eq!
I just purchased this XLS 1500 series they just came out with and instantly I could hear that there was virtually NO BASS or atleast a steep BASS ROLL OFF somewhere just after 100 Hz, I mean this thing is probably the worst amplifier choice that I have made.
The more I PUSH THE THING IN MY STUDIO The power seems to wimp out and I m a Smooth Jazz Musician and everyone is asking what the hell happen to your sound.
Ive checked phase/polarity/hi/lo filters and this amp is just not cutting it in my recording studio and Im gonna have to send it back.
Nothing against Crown but something is missing with these new amps now I haven't tried the 2000 or the 2500 series.
The other engineers in my studio are all saying the same thing so I know you are probably right about what you are hearing.
I only use my amp in stereo mode for the Big's I'm not using it for LIVE SOUND AND THANK GOD I FOUND OUT BEFORE I TOOK IT SOMEWHERE AND GOT EMBARRASSED.
No you are right WE HAVE A PROBLEM HOUSTON AND CALIFORNIA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THIS ONE IS GOING BACK.
My transducers are THREE WAY PASSIVE,,,,, OLD SCHOOL BUT THE OLD CROWN XLS 402 Lit those things up like Beirut.
By the way they are the old KRK DCM TIME-LINES, they were so solid until all of my mixes sounded huge.
Anyway thanks for letting me share I did not mean to anger anyone.