XTi-2000 amps shutdown
Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:51 PM
Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:16 PM
Sorry to hear about your issue showprosvc.
You posted this in Jan and it's now March 4th, did anything get resolved?
I love all the responses around here.. Not one on this subject in 3 months? Give me a break.
From some of the complaints I'm seeing across the boards about XTi v1000 ,2000, 3000 and so on, I'm starting to think people were right when they said Crown.. or is it Harman now who's responsible for this junk.
Now I own an XTi2 and it's looking like they used the same amp with a few things added. The software is malfunctioning. (Hello) Do people at Crown even care about what they're making anymore or who's writing their software? Everything is disposable these days, it's no wonder we have a recycling problem in the world.
My Peavey amp is 35 years old and still runs strong. I wish I could say that about, Amps, Network routers, ..and the Ice cream today just isn't as good.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:51 AM
Starstream: What iare your issues with the software? I haven't had any issues with the newer series; Please explain. Have you had the latest firmware updated (use SA, people, not Band Manager, for the newer series '02!)
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:15 PM
I have an explanation here. Keven at Crown contacted HiQnet after I spoke with him and confirmed that there is an issue. Also What do you mean don't use Band manager? I've been told by two techs at Crown that it's made for the XTi2 series amps. It's just a liter version than the Architect. Bandmanager is not for earlier XTi amps however.
Anyway, here is what Keven at Crown said:
- For the error "The device info files are not being installed" Band Manager is a smaller version of System Architect which requires these files. The programmers left this call in the programming inadvertently when updating v1.0 to 2.0 and they are not required in either version. They will be updating the installer to add these, and Have verified that the warnings will go away.
-For the USB connectivity errors, they recommend that the USB is connected before powering up the device (and reboot the device if the USB is ever disconnected).
Also, I don't know if this is normal, when I turn the fan on manually, even on low speed it has a funny sound. It might be the kind of fan it is. It's not a smooth air sound like my computer fans. Again, that might just be the type of bearings it uses. I don't know what to think about the new crown. The amp sounds great but now that Harman came in and bought all the best players, they're making stuff in China. I might not have even bought this if I had known about that. That's not the say that the quality is not there. But from everything else I've seen in the USA coming from China, Quality is not the first thing that comes to mind. It's really sad.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:28 PM