Crest Audio Introduces CD™ Series Power Amplifiers

Crest Audio proudly introduces the new CD Series power amplifiers, the new generation of elevated-efficiency amplification from Crest Audio.

The CD Series combines a linear power supply with a Class D output to deliver legendary Crest power in a compact, cost-effective package, with an efficient output stage to allow the power supply to handle heavy duty cycles without compromising sonic integrity. Versatile power points, multiple inputs and other features make the CD Series adaptable to nightclubs and high school gymnasiums alike, and every application between. With the CD Series, sonic performance is the primary objective. CD Series power amps include multiple protection circuits such as ACL™ Active Clip Limiting, which automatically reduces gain at the onset of clipping to prevent amplifier and load damage; IGM(TM) Instantaneous Gain Modulation, which monitors load current to protect against overloading; AUTORAMP(TM) to prevent abrupt turn-on levels by gradually increasing gain when the amplifier is switched on; as well as short circuit, DC voltage, comprehensive thermal management, current in-rush turn on/off transient and sub/ultrasonic input. The CD Series will be available in Q1 2005 from authorized Crest Audio dealers.

CD-3000

  • Stereo Mode, 8 Ohms: 800 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 4 Ohms: 1500 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 2 Ohms: 1500 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 8 Ohms: 3000 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 4 Ohms: 3000 Watts
  • 85 Volts RMS max output voltage
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Cooling via back-to-front, variable-speed DC fan
  • Inputs: balanced female XLR, 1/4″ TRS, unbalanced 1/4″ TS on Neutrik combi connectors
  • Outputs: five-way binding posts and Speakon® connectors
  • Signal (five-level bar graph), active, ACL/IGM and protect LED indicators
  • 16-gauge steel chassis, cast aluminum front panel
  • Two rack spaces
  • 41.4 lbs.
  • U.S. MSRP $TBA

CD-2000

  • Stereo Mode, 8 Ohms: 560 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 4 Ohms: 1000 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 2 Ohms: 1000 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 8 Ohms: 2000 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 4 Ohms: 2000 Watts
  • 72 Volts RMS max output voltage
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Cooling via back-to-front, variable-speed DC fan
  • Inputs: balanced female XLR, 1/4″ TRS, unbalanced 1/4″ TS on Neutrik combi connectors
  • Outputs: five-way binding posts and Speakon connectors
  • Signal (five-level bar graph), active, ACL/IGM and protect LED indicators
  • 16-gauge steel chassis, cast aluminum front panel
  • Two rack spaces
  • 38 lbs.
  • U.S. MSRP $TBA

CD-1500

  • Stereo Mode, 8 Ohms: 400 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 4 Ohms: 750 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 2 Ohms: 750 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 8 Ohms: 1500 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 4 Ohms: 1500 Watts
  • 64 Volts RMS max output voltage
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Cooling via back-to-front, variable-speed DC fan
  • Inputs: balanced female XLR, 1/4″ TRS, unbalanced 1/4″ TS on Neutrik combi connectors
  • Outputs: five-way binding posts and Speakon connectors
  • Signal (five-level bar graph), active, ACL/IGM and protect LED indicators
  • 16-gauge steel chassis, cast aluminum front panel
  • Two rack spaces
  • 35 lbs.
  • U.S. MSRP $TBA

CD-1000

  • Stereo Mode, 8 Ohms: 280 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 4 Ohms: 500 Watts
  • Stereo Mode, 2 Ohms: 500 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 8 Ohms: 1000 Watts
  • Bridged Mode (mono), 4 Ohms: 1000 Watts
  • 53 Volts RMS max output voltage
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Cooling via back-to-front, variable-speed DC fan
  • Inputs: balanced female XLR, 1/4″ TRS, unbalanced 1/4″ TS on Neutrik combi connectors
  • Outputs: five-way binding posts and Speakon connectors
  • Signal (five-level bar graph), active, ACL/IGM and protect LED indicators
  • 16-gauge steel chassis, cast aluminum front panel
  • Two rack spaces
  • 30 lbs.
  • U.S. MSRP $TBA