The XTi 2 series is the latest version of Crown’s popular XTi series of amplifiers.
Comprising of four models, the new XTi 2 amplifiers feature an improved front panel made from cast aluminium in addition to a range of new and improved functions.
The Harman proprietary DSP engine on the new amplifiers runs twice as fast as the previous generation to allow for operation of a vastly improved limiter. Instead of a basic off or application of a brick wall -3dB, -6dB, or -12dB setting, the user now has full control over the new Peak Plus limiter and its threshold, attack and release times in addition to setting the threshold in Volts or dBFS.
The DSP engine also features the SubHarmonic Synth, which retains the on/off and level controls and is now augmented by a maximum harmonic frequency and crossover controls. One can set a maximum harmonic frequency and add in one parametric EQ filter to further tailor the operation of the synth, eliminating the need to carry multiple subwoofers on the road.
Preset storage capability in the new XTi 2 amplifiers is improved from 20 to 50. The devices are preloaded with 5 factory presets for some common uses with all except one allowing editing by the user.
In addition to AC line voltage monitor, the amplifiers feature internal PSU temperature monitoring and fan control modes, allowing the user to set the fan to come on early for more aggressive cooling or even run at full speed from power on for maximum cooling performance.
The next generation amplifiers contain all the previous XTi features including the USB network port from which one could control a rack of these devices from a PC, make up custom control panels and integrate them into a network control system comprising of other Harman brands.
The XTi 2 amplifiers can be controlled from a TCP/IP network or a WiFi network using 3rd party USB to TCP/IP convertors.
The XTi 2 amplifiers carry the standard 3-year any fault warranty.
Crown XTi 2 amplifiers are available from Jands , a leading Australian distributor of professional sound systems as well as lighting and staging equipment.