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    Live music- watching, recording, playing; recording & editing video; digital photography; electronic drums; electric bass; keyboard. Just now becoming interested in Live Sound Reinforcement.
  1. Your efforts involved with that explanation were not misguided, and they were step-by-step right on. Thank you for that. As far as the amp-matching, I'm going to let that question rest for now and read some other posts on the subject. If I have something specific I need clarity on, I'll post a nice, juicey question. My last questions (for a while) 1.) As far as the output degradation at 4 ohms: does that mean it would be even worse at 2 ohms? 2.) Why am I seeing ads for a Crown NXLS and also for an XLS? Hey thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Not just mine, but the hundreds of others you have taken the time to answer too. You seem to really take an interest in helping people out.
  2. Hey thanks for the quick response. I was wondering how many days would pass before I heard from anyone. Yipee! To make sure I understand you (and referencing the scenario in my post): 1.) if I have the limiter on in the case of the XLS 1000 and 500W RMS speaker, there will be no clipping with the XLS, having the channel 1 level all the way up? 2.) never occurred to me to re-do a CD that somebody hands me on the job. I knew I could re-master it, but never thought doing it on the spot. Thx; I will make that a standard practice. I always assumed, when they were handing it to me that they knew what they were doing when they made the CD. Always find out when it's too late. 3.) have read what you wrote about Crest Factor almost word for word more than a dozen times, still don't get it. I suppose there's too much terminology and signal/electrical concepts that I haven't grasped yet. After I posted this, I started reading more of the endless amount of posts and answers. I read in one of the posts that the sound is degraded in 4 ohm bridged mode of the XLS 1000 and XLS 1500 for subs. Is that really true?
  3. You have mentioned two different amps in your question, both the XLS 2500 and the XLS 1500. It would be very helpful in answering your question if you would include how you have these hooked up to your speakers. If I were to assume a hook-up, I would say that you have the 2500 tied to your sub(s) and the 1500 dedicated to your "tops"? Also, to be able to provide you with a more precise answer, it would be helpful to know what speakers you are running your sound through. *And then again, this might just be a dead issue considering the date of this post.
  4. Hi. I've been reading a lot of posts and responses on this site. I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the care, politeness, accuracy and simplicity that goes into answering of the user's questions. There are a couple explanations that I have walked away from, having no more understanding than I did when I started reading. One in particular is the explanation of Crest Factor. Some additional reading elsewhere may clear things up for me. My question is about the built-in limiter in my XLS 2500 and XLS 1000. I just want to get a clear understanding of how it works and how to apply it correctly. I know that a compressor can amplify the quiet parts and surpress the loud parts of pre-recorded music (if I understand it correctly). Reaching my hands on occasion, has been a bunch of songs burned on a CD to play at some events. Without a compressor, one song would come through so low that I would have to increase the levels to maintain the right acoustic dB level for the gig. On the same CD, the next song would begin to play and it would be so loud that I'd have to quickly move the levels down. So I either have to have a real quick hand, or use a compressor so I can be on auto-pilot as far as that's concerned. Does the limiter on the XLS work like this? I'm thinking it does in a way more electrically to protect the speakers, rather than to maintain and even-out the acoustic dBs to be at a certain level. If I do use the limiter in the XLS, then my overall acoustic dB level would be lowered? Can you explain how this works in a simple way, and also explain how to set the limiter on the XLS? Will the integrated limiter benefit me in either of the following situations; please explain: (1) 500W RMS speaker 1000W Program 1500W Peak- with an XLS 1000 bridged (under-powered) " " " - with an XLS 2500 bridged (over-powered)