Crest Introduces E-Lite 1800, E-Lite 1800 DSP Power Amplifiers

Crest Audio has announced the E-Lite Series of power amplifiers, including the E-Lite 1800 and E-Lite 1800 DSP. Both products are light weight and feature high power and stable performance down to 2-ohm loads.

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

Both amps boast 900 watts per channel, weight less than 10 pounds, and perform in parallel, stereo and bridged modes. The power supply allows the amps to deliver consistent, stable performance with low frequencies and at 2-ohm operation.

The E-Lite 1800 DSP 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, four user preset storage locations, and stereo/mono 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.

Crest Audio E-Lite Series amplifiers feature two channels with channel-independent, fourth order 100 Hz crossovers housed in a steel chassis. The proprietary ACLTM 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.

E-Lite 1800:
• 900 W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 530 W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 300 W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 1,800 W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1 percent
• Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
• ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
• E-Lite class-D topology
• Detented input controls
• Combi Neutrik XLR-1.4-inch inputs
• Speakon output connectors
• XLR thru connector
• Two channel-independent fourth order crossovers

E-Lite 1800 DSP:
• 900 W per channel at 2 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 530 W per channel at 4 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 300 W per channel at 8 ohms @ <0.1 percent
• 1,800 W bridged at 4 ohms @ 1 percent
• Parallel/Bridge/Stereo mode switch
• E-Lite class-D topology
• ACL Automatic Clip Limiting
• Lockable level controls
• High-pass filter
• Combi Neutrik XLR-1.4-inch inputs
• XLR thru connector (switchable between DSP processed or dry signal)
• Speakon output connectors
• Two channel-independent, adjustable fourth order cross

Crest Audio website

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