Crest Audio Debuting E-Lite Series Power Amplifiers At 2010 InfoComm

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Crest Audio is debuting new E-Lite Series power amplifiers at the 2010 InfoComm show, booth C6602, with models including E-Lite 1800 and 3000, and E-Lite 1800 DSP and 3000 DSP.

E-Lite amplifiers are built on an advanced, high-speed class D design with a switch-mode power supply that reduces weight while increasing reliability, thermal efficiency and output power.

The E-Lite 1800 and E-Lite 1800 DSP provide 900 watts per channel, and the E-Lite 3000 and E-Lite 3000 DSP supply 1,500 watts per channel. All are rated to handle 2-ohm loads. Both versions weigh less than 10 pounds.

The Crest Audio E-Lite DSP version features an onboard digital signal processor that hosts a suite of delays (0-120 ms per channel), adjustable crossover, adjustable limiter, parametric EQ, HF driver EQ, 4 user preset storage locations, and stereo/mono/bridge operation with lockable security settings.

The front-panel LCD screen allows users to quickly identify and assign presets, while the USB port allows users to load presets and enables external setup and adjustment.

The E-Lite DSP section also integrates Waves MaxxBass Bass Extension technology, which uses psycho-acoustics to create precise harmonic overtones that give the perceived effect of adding low frequencies to the mix. The level of MaxxBass can be adjusted from 0 to 100 percent.

E-Lite Series amplifiers feature two channels with channel-independent, fourth order 100 Hz crossovers housed in a steel chassis. The proprietary ACL Automatic Clip Limiting circuitry prevents the amplifier from sending potentially damaging clipped signals to the loudspeakers.

Additional onboard protection circuitry includes DC, Temp, Signal and Active safeguards, all referenced on the front panel with LED indicators.

Crest Audio is taking orders for the E-Lite series, which will be available in Q3, 2010 from authorized Crest Audio retailers.

E-Lite 1800:
  * 900W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%
* 530W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%
* 300W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%
* 1800W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%
* Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
* ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
* E-Lite class D topology
* Detented input controls
* Combi Neutrik XLR-¼-inch inputs
* Speakon output connectors
* XLR thru connector
* Two channel-independent fourth order crossovers
* U.S. MSRP $499.99

E-Lite 1800 DSP:
* 900W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%
* 530W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%
* 300W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%
* 1800W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%
* Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
* E-Lite class D topology
* ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
* Lockable level controls
* High-pass filter
* Combi Neutrik XLR-¼-inch inputs
* XLR thru connector (switchable between DSP processed or dry signal)
* Speakon output connectors
* Two channel-independent, adjustable fourth order crossovers
* U.S. MSRP $699.99

E-Lite 3000:
* 1500W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%
* 850W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%
* 440W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%
* 3000W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%
* Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
* ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
* E-Lite class D topology
* Detented input controls
* Combi Neutrik XLR-¼-inch inputs
* Speakon output connectors
* XLR thru connector
* Two channel-independent fourth order crossovers
* U.S. MSRP $599.99

E-Lite 3000 DSP:
* 1500W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1%
* 850W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1%
* 440W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1%
* 3000W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1%
* Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
* E-Lite class D topology
* ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
* Lockable level controls
* High-pass filter
* Combi Neutrik XLR-¼-inch inputs
* XLR thru connector (switchable between DSP processed or dry signal)
* Speakon output connectors
* Two channel-independent, adjustable fourth order crossovers
* U.S. MSRP $799.99

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