The Fossil

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  1. XLS 5000 & Peavey SP 6 towers

    Thanks again for this additional info, Tom.
  2. Voltage Gain for XLS 5000

    Thank you very much, Tom.
  3. I currently have a 3 year old Crown XLS 5000 running my FOH Peavey SP 6 speakers. The Peaveys are 4 ohm Quasi 4 way towers rated at 2000 watts program / 4000 watts peak. I've been told by several people including the music store owner who sold me the Peavey speakers that the Crown XLS 5000 is WAY TOO MUCH amp for these speakers. From all I can find out, the XLS 5000 is rated at 1800 watts per channel @ 4 ohms in stereo mode. I can't afford to trade or buy different equipment right now, so I'll have to go with what I have. My main questions are: 1. Is this in fact too much amp for the speakers I have? 2. How far should I be turning up the volume knobs on the Crown? 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, or all the way clockwise? (I've been told that Peavey reccomends running THEIR amps at wide open). What does Crown reccomend? I am fearful of doing damage to the speaker components. This is why I am considering the purchase of the Peavey VSX 26 Speaker Management Processor unit to protect the speakers from getting too much power, if this is the case with this amp. Thank you for your time, The Fossil (Kim)
  4. Can anyone tell me what the voltage gain is for the XLS 5000 power amp? Need this info since I'm considering the purchase of a Peavey VSX 26 processor.