Any Audible Difference in the Two Series?
I currently have four Gen 1 XLS amps. I'm planning on purchasing a couple more to have my front 12" mid-basses bridged to a 1500 each. I am using a MiniDSP 10x10 balanced, so the DSP is not important to me. I recently purchased a Furman sequencer, so the remote turn on is also not important.
Are the Gen 2's using the exact same amplifier circuit/components? Are they audibly identical? Not counting the lower voltage input. Everything I have read only talks about the things I don't really need at this time.
Just a side-note... I use a XLS-2500 bridged to a Dayton Ultimax 18 in a 14ft3 enclosure tuned to 18hz. My actual, in room roll-off starts around 16hz. I had it on an Emotiva XPA-1 for a few weeks and really did not hear/feel any better ultra low end performance. However, the Crown obviously has more power, so I was comparing at moderate volumes. On my Dayton analyzer, the response was nearly identical. I understand that in a sealed cabinet the roll off would be much more of an issue, since my cabinet naturally rolls off anyway. I actually started with sealed subs, but personally preferred the vented efficiency at the sacrifice of sub-sonic performance. Everybody builds their system for themselves...
Epson 5030UB, Oppo BDP-103D, Emotiva XMC-1, MiniDSP 10x4 processing LCR's and Subwoofer
(3) Crown XLS-1500's (LCR) running custom made 12" FaitalPro mis-bass and Radian 475PB horn drivers in QSC wave-guides
Crown XLS-2500 powering a Dayton 18" Ultimax Subwoofer in a 14ft3 Cabinet Tuned to 18hz