Issue with CTs 4200 and CTs 1200

4 posts in this topic


Please have a look at the attached pic and let me know why we see all these warning lights (RED) appearing.

The sound is low even if the volume controller knob is up. The sound is also "crappy" and screechy. Speakers are JBL Control 25 (5 of them). Source is a DVD player I believe.

PS: Click on picture for full zoom.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The CTS4200 has a Clip light on: This may indicate two things: either the amp is clipping normally or the amp is limitting (thermal condition). We'll go with the assumption that the signals are appropriate and of program material (NOT SINE GENERATED!). Verify that the loads (min 4 ohms in dual, 8 ohms bridge, distributed) are appropriate for the output (speakers or distributed). Reduce input levels until the Clip condition is removed (cool unit off). Then, bring input levels until you start to have Clip events and reduce levels until no more Clip is seen and bring down the levels a notch.

Same thing for the CTS1200: Hopefully you're not testing with Sine! That doesn't bode well with SMPS supplies. There areoutput Thermal and Clip events that must limit output current and input signals to the max! Again, start off by reducing input levels and cool off the amp. Then gradually increase levels until Clips events start to appear and reduce levels until no more Clips are seen. Then reduce one notch.

There is a new calibration protocol for the JTS circuit (CTS1200) that seems to have a better thermal tolerance. I would perhaps make an appointment with an authorized Crown service center to have the JTS re-calibrated.

Hope this helps!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, you can use the amplifiers's level controls! :) Or, pass the DVD signal with a small mixer.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now