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post #11 of 69 Old 04-02-16, 10:38 PM
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For the amount of power the Crown has + the respectable price point , I think I could overlook the 12v remote On...There could also be an aftermarket 12v trigger solution . I have used the Xantech AC1 in such a scenario...some high end Power Conditioners also have 12v trigger options....Panamax 5300PM is such a unit...
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Those monoblocks looks pricey for their spec. I use plain old Crown XLS1500s for my subs (HT18s). Plenty of sound quality (have used them for mains as well), quiet, can be turned on with your avr with the use of a smart strip (how I do it). Bridged they're 1550 watts at 4 ohm. No dsp but you can add a minidsp later if needed if you want more than your avr can provide....

PS meant to add that otherwise the SpeakerPower amp looks very nice!

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How is the current draw with the Crown amps? I'll be using the amps on a 15A shared circuit and want to avoid dimming lights during movie explosions.
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Working on the outer layers. The MDF is heavier than the birch, but I like the extra weight that they'll be when finished.
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How is the current draw with the Crown amps? I'll be using the amps on a 15A shared circuit and want to avoid dimming lights during movie explosions.
I just put in War of the Worlds for the lightning and pod emergence, a few dB below reference but just incurring clipping... but no light dimming. Running two XLS1500s for 3xHT18 sealed in slightly over 4cuft boxes plus a tactile transducer (and a 500W powered sub on the same outlet). I ran the Crowns bridged for a while when I had just two of the HT18s built but never really pushed too hard. YMMV.
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I just put in War of the Worlds for the lightning and pod emergence, a few dB below reference but just incurring clipping... but no light dimming. Running two XLS1500s for 3xHT18 sealed in slightly over 4cuft boxes plus a tactile transducer (and a 500W powered sub on the same outlet). I ran the Crowns bridged for a while when I had just two of the HT18s built but never really pushed too hard. YMMV.
Very interesting...on a dedicated circuit?
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Very interesting...on a dedicated circuit?
Dedicated to my av gear in the living room. Normal h/h 15A circuit otherwise. May not matter but the amps have a soft start, have read some amps charging up large caps simultaneously without such can cause problems at start up (all mine fires up with the avr turn-on with a smart strip).
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I'm going to see if I can audition some of the Crown amps once I complete the sub build. Thanks for the insight!
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I'm going to see if I can audition some of the Crown amps once I complete the sub build. Thanks for the insight!
How do you "audition" an amp? Especially for use with a sub?
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How do you "audition" an amp? Especially for use with a sub?
For me, I'm looking whether the amplifier has enough output to push these drivers sufficiently. I'm also looking for how it handles delivery of power over difficult passages without needing to activate cooling fans. Any turn on/off thumps in my system. How much current is drawn and if it has an negative impact on anything on the same circuit and vice versa. Practical stuff really.

Given the frequencies I'm using it for now, sound quality should be adequate. But I'd like to also be happy with its transparency if I decide to use it in a different application (e.g. powering large front mains).
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