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XLS 2000 power/speaker options


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#1 Smokey5159

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:43 PM

Hi all,
I am new here, and to Crown amps in general.
I'll try to be as concise and as brief as I can - and hopefully not bore you all.
I just would like to make sure I have all the knowledge I can so that I am fully informed before I settle for my final set-up.
I have just bought the above amp for the purposes of amplifying my guitar-processor/synth/drum machine needs for a PA system scenario. The Roland GR55 guitar processor (http://www.rolandus....ts/details/1148) really works well via a FRFR (full range, flat response) speaker/amp setup. The synth and drum machine do to and come via the way of a laptop software output. At present I run the both of these (GR55 and laptop) through a Behringer Xenyx 1202 (http://www.behringer...1202FX_M_EN.pdf) mixer - and I hope to use the XLS 2000 to power 2 x Dayton (http://www.daytonaud...pro-woofer.html) 10" 8ohm (300RMS-600 watts max) in a stereo cab.
The thing is, I have found that my Fender guitar amp has far more (output) "volume" (100 watts - 2 x 12" guitar speakers) than the Crown XLS 2000 when I temporarily hooked it up to the Dayton speakers using the above setup - albeit not a very "full range" sound, because of the obvious guitar speaker limitations.
The thing is - I would like to be able to have the max stereo volume capacity available to me via the Behringer mixer, to the Crown amp into 1 x stereo speaker cab. I understand that 2 x 4ohm speakers in stereo will give me 650 watts a side, and that if I pair 2 x 8ohm speakers per side I'll get 4ohms total per channel. I guess my question is... What would give me the best possible sound/volume range? I am happy to purchase the right capacity speakers (if they are available ) 2 x 4ohms @ 650 watts, or if needs be, build another cab to enclose 2 more 8ohm speakers wired in parallel.
Any thoughs would be greatfully received.
Paul.

#2 dakos

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

I think you have your numbers in order and that the amp choice is good for the speakers you chose. What you need to do is find out why the XLS2000 sounded less powerful then the fender, what was the exact configuration that drove the signal to the amps?
Avi