I am about to get one myself. I was hesitating. Now I'm gonna go ahead and buy it.
Everyone I've talked to has pretty much said that the Crown XLS is the better amp over the Behringer EP'sGood to know..I was looking at those or the Behringer EP4000.
crown is good stuff but ive been using behringer for my pro audio needs since i started playing instruments and its **** hard to beat behringer, older stuff even better but they havnt cheaped out yet. both are good but ive had better experience with behringer. the 4500h with the 4x10 cab was my favorite semi portable home/pro audio bass set up ever.
i know you didnt loldidnt bash behringer that was my second choice honestly but i hear ya. i just love the built in crossover and ive beat the **** outta this amp and its yet to not amaze me haha. about to get a dc xl 15 wired at 4 ohm bridged on my xls 2500 and use the jbl jrx 115s on my xls 1000 //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/smile.gif.1ebc41e1811405b213edfc4622c41e27.gif
^^This^^!!just have a good output. no ipod bs the strong there signal you put to it the more power itll put out.
Just saw this. I haven't bought the receiver yet. So I'm still open to options. I'd like something with a remote control though as I'll use it for TV too and I don't want to have to get out of bed all of the time to adjust the volume.^^This^^!!
princ3cmo: No offense intended, but I doubt the preouts from that Denon would put out enough signal voltage. I tried going straight out of several Onkyo's, Pioneer's, Marantz receivers to drive my XLS2000, XTi1000, Samson S1000, Audio Centron RMA-800 amps and it never worked well. You'll probably have to pre-amp/line-drive the signal cuz you'll only be getting about half of the amp's output otherwise with no headroom at all.
A great, inexpensive option is to use a DJ type mixer with clean gains. This $250-ish Numark is $99 at GC and will be $79 Black Friday. iPod dock, lots of inputs, digital effects, cross-fade mixing, and yeah, tons of clean gain.
Numark iM9 4-Channel DJ Mixer for iPod | GuitarCenter
I've been using one as a hub for about 6 months to feed the Crowns and Samson. The XLS2000 is powering 3 JL 18W6's runnin IB and shaking the phuk out of the house...with NO BOX!!!
Because of Crown's excellent onboard programming options, you won't need an upstream crossover, time-alignment, etc.