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  1. Tom, thanks for the response. The power handling of both of my 1x12 cabs is rated RMS. So Bergantino 1x12, 350 RMS, Aguilar 1x12, 300 RMS, both 8 ohms. As to the 3rd cab, I'm not sure at this point, however it would almost certainly be an 8 ohm load with similar power rating. Just so I'm clear, you said: "When you parallel two 8ohm loads, it becomes a 4 ohm load, which this amp CAN handle in bridge mode. However, adding a third speaker in parallel will drop the overall impedance to 2.67ohms which no amp can handle in bridge mode." Does this mean that if I'm only running the 2 cabs and I run the XLS1500 in stereo, one cab on each side, then the Crown will see that as one 4 ohm load, not two 8 ohm loads? I was thinking that in stereo each side would be independent, thinking that if I did in fact add a cab then I could run the pair of 12 cabs on one side (both 8 ohms, daisy chained to produce a 4 ohm load) and then perhaps a 15" cab - 8 ohm - on the other channel. Are you saying that this would not work? Looking at the specs on the website I got the impression that the XLS could go as low as 2 ohms per channel. I must be missing a key aspect of what your trying to tell me (sorry, am a bit slow sometimes) Thanks
  2. Hello - First time posting here. I'm a bassist, looking to put together a new rig. I'll be powering a pair of 1x12 cabs, a Bergantino HT112ER and an Aguilar GS112. Both 8 ohm cabs, the Berg rated at handling 350 watts, the Aguilar at 300. At some point in the future i might add a 3rd cab, possibly a 15. The XLS1000 or XLS1500 would seem to be a good match for my needs. A couple of questions: Assuming that I do add another cab at some point, would the XLS 1000 still be enough or would I be better off to get the XLS1500? If I run the am in bridge mode can I still use the Speakon connectors or can bridge mode only work with Banana plugs? When the fan kicks in is it fairly quiet? Thanks much.