CE 1000
CE 2000
he CE Series of Crown® amplifiers are
professional tools designed and built for
professional use. Engineered and manufactured by the same teams who built Crown’s
acclaimed Macro-Tech® and K-Series amps,
the CE 1000 and CE 2000 have the rugged
heart and soul that have characterized Crown’s
amplifiers for over 30 years.
With many of the same controls and features
you’ve come to expect from Crown, CE-Series
amplifiers feature front-panel detented level
controls, useful function indicators, proportional fan-assisted cooling, short-circuit protection and more.
For superior flexibility, Crown CE-Series amplifiers can work with a range of Crown SST
(System Solution Topologies) modules which
provide professional features like fixed-point
crossover and summed bass output.
With a powerful, reliable performance,
CE-Series amps easily handle real 2 ohm loads
and are capable of chest-thumping lows. Plus,
your investment in an CE-Series amplifier is
backed by Crown’s unequaled Three-Year, NoFault, Fully Transferable Warranty that covers
For more details about the Crown CE Series,
contact the Crown Technical Support Group at
800-342-6939 or 574-294-8200. Also, visit the
Crown Audio website at www.crownaudio.com.
Note: All measurements relate to 120 volt, 60 Hz units in
Stereo mode with 8-ohm loads and an input sensitivity of
26 dB gain at 1kHz rated power unless otherwise specified.
Specifications for units supplied outside the U.S.A. may vary
slightly at different AC voltages and frequencies.
Output Power: See power charts below.
Load Impedance: Safe with all types of loads.
Rated for 2, 4 and 8 ohms in Stereo mode, 4
and 8 ohms in Bridge-Mono mode.
Voltage Gain at 1kHz, 8 ohm rated output:
CE 1000: 30.5 dB gain at 1.4 volt sensitivity;
26 dB gain at 2.34 volt sensitivity.
CE 2000: 32.1 dB gain at 1.4 volt sensitivity;
26 dB gain at 2.83 volt sensitivity.
Accurate, uncolored sound with very low
distortion for the best in music and voice reproduction.
Switchable input sensitivity.
Proportional speed fan optimizes cooling efficiency.
Bridge-mono/stereo mode switch allows you
to set up your amps/speakers in the configuration that best suits your needs.
Shallow rack depth. Only 12.25 inches deep!
Choice of Speakon®, binding post, or barrier
strip outputs (Speakon® comes standard).
Choice of balanced 1/4-inch (6.35-mm), XLR,
or barrier strip inputs.
The best Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty in the business! It even covers
round-trip ground shipping in the U.S. for all
warranty work.
Advanced protection circuitry guards against:
shorted outputs, open circuits, DC, mismatched loads, general overheating, high-frequency overloads and internal faults.
Extremely versatile, handling a wide range of
speaker impedances and outputs.
Required AC Mains: 50/60 Hz (North
American units are 60 Hz only); 100, 120 and
230/240VAC (±10%) units are available.
AC Line Current,
CE 1000:
100V: 7.6A
120V: 6.3A
230-240V: 3.5A
At Idle: Draws no more than 90 watts.
CE 2000:
100V: 11.4A
120V: 9.5A
230-240V: 5.0A
At Idle: Draws no more than 90 watts.
AC Line Connector: NEMA 5-15P (15A).
Frequency Response: ±0.2 dB from 20 Hz to
25 kHz at 1 watt.
Phase Response: ±15 degrees from 20 Hz to
20 kHz at 1 watt.
Signal to Noise Ratio (below rated 1 kHz
105 dB (A weighted)
100 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
CE 1000
*1 kHz
CE 2000
*1 kHz
2 ohm Stereo (per channel)
2 ohm Stereo (per channel)
4 ohm Stereo (per channel)
4 ohm Stereo (per channel)
8 ohm Stereo (per channel)
8 ohm Stereo (per channel)
4 ohm Bridge-Mono
8- ohm Bridge-Mono
4 ohm Bridge-Mono
8 ohm Bridge-Mono
*1 kHz Power: refers to maximum average power in watts
at 1 kHz with 0.5% THD.
*1 kHz Power: refers to maximum average power in watts
at 1 kHz with 0.5% THD.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.5% or less
true THD from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
Intermodulation Distortion (IMD): (60 Hz and
7 kHz at 4:1) Less than 0.1% at rated power to
35 dB below rated power at 8 ohms.
Damping Factor: Better than 400 from 10 Hz
to 400 Hz.
Crosstalk: Better than 55 dB below rated
power, 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
Common Mode Rejection (CMR): Greater than
70 dB from 20 Hz to 1 kHz.
DC Output Offset (Shorted Input): < ±10 mV.
Controls and Connectors
Level: A detented rotary level control for each
channel located on the front panel.
Power: An on/off rocker switch located on the
front panel.
Mode: A two-position switch located on the
back panel below the input connectors which,
when turned to stereo, operates the amplifier
as two independent channels. When “BridgeMono” mode is selected, the amplifier bridges
the two output channels for twice the output
Reset: A front-panel push button used to reset
the circuit breaker that protects the power
Sensitivity: A two-position switch located
on the back panel next to the Mode switch.
Switchable between 1.4 volts for full output into
an 8 ohm load (default setting), or a fixed voltage gain of 26 dB. Also available as a service
option is 0.775 volt sensitivity.
Fault Jack: A back-panel RJ-11 jack that may
be remotely monitored to signal amplifier Fault
condition. An LED or other signalling device
(not supplied) may be used.*
*For more information, refer to the operation manual found at www.crownaudio.com.
CE 1000
CE 2000
(all located on front panel)
Signal: A green LED for each channel which
flashes when a very low-level signal (>–40
dBm) is present at input. May be used for
troubleshooting cable runs.
Clip: A red LED for each channel which turns
on when distortion becomes audible in the
amplifier output.
Fault: Normally off, this red indicator will blink
under five different conditions:
1. When the amplifier is first powered up, until the
unit is ready for operation.
2. If the heatsinks reach a temperature above normal working limits.
Input Sensitivity: 1.4 volts for standard 1kHz
power, or fixed 26 dB gain. Also available as a
service option is 0.775 volt sensitivity.
Output Connectors: Two Neutrik® Speakon®
NL4MP (mates with NL4FC) output connectors.
Optional 5-way binding post or barrier strip
outputs (in parallel with Speakon® connectors)
are available.
DC Output Offset: < ±10 millivolts.
Output Signal:
Stereo: Unbalanced, two-channel.
Bridge-Mono: Balanced, single-channel.
Channel 1 controls are active; Channel 2
should be turned down.
Wiring Configuration:
3. If the transformer thermal protection circuit is
4. If amplifier output wires develop a short-circuit.
5. Should the amplifier output stage become nonoperational.
This circuit may be monitored remotely by
plugging a simple switching circuit using an
LED or other signaling device into the backpanel RJ-11 (Fault) jack. Under some conditions, the output of the amplifier will be muted.
Power: A green LED that turns on when the
amplifier has been turned on and has power.
Input Connector (standard module): One Neutrik® Combo connector for each channel which
features a balanced 1/4-inch (6.35-mm) phone
jack and a 3-pin female XLR connector, in
parallel with a barrier strip termination.
Input Stage: Input is electronically balanced
and employs precision 1% resistors.
Input Impedance (nominal): 20 k ohms, balanced;10 k ohms, unbalanced.
CE-Series amplifiers are protected against
shorted, open or mismatched loads; overloaded
power supplies; excessive temperature; chain
destruction phenomena; input overload damage; and high-frequency blowups. They also
protect loudspeakers from input/output DC,
large or dangerous DC offsets and turn-on/
turn-off transients.
stereo sub-bass output; SST-SX—80-/120-Hz
switchable Linkwitz-Riley crossover with mono
summed sub-bass output; CE-AS1—barrier
block alternate output connectors;* CEAS2—5way binding post alternate output connectors.*
SST-4622, SST-3632, SST-4632—custom twochannel crossover networks with equalization
and delay purposely engineered for use with
JBL model 4622, 3632 and 4632 cinema speakers. SST-SBSC 3632T, SST-SBSC 4632T—custom three-channel crossover networks with
CD-horn equalization and mono-summed
low-frequency outputs similarly designed for
use with JBL model 3632T and 4632T cinema
Rugged steel chassis is formed into a durable
package any stagehand could love. Coated with
environmentally friendly powder for long life
and ease of maintenance.
Cooling: Proportional speed fan.
Dimensions: EIA Standard 19-inch rack mount
width (EIA RS-310-B), 5.25 inches (13.34 cm)
high and 12.25 inches (31.11 cm) deep behind
front mounting surface.
Net Weight:
CE 1000: 32.6 lb (14.79 kg)
CE 2000: 40.3 lb (18.28 kg).
Shipping Weight:
CE 1000: 38.6 lb (17.49 kg)
CE 2000: 46.3 lb (20.98 kg).
*Compatible with CE versions CE 1000A and CE 2000A amplifiers (current release).
Accessories: CE-HANDLES—handle kit; SSTSBSC—variable Linkwitz-Riley stereo crossover
with mono-summed sub-bass outputs; SSTMX—100-Hz Linkwitz-Riley crossover with
Crown’s Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty
Crown offers a Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty for every new Crown amplifier—an unsurpassed industry standard. With this unprecedented No-Fault protection, your new
Crown amplifier is warranted to meet or exceed original specifications for the first three years of
ownership. During this time, if your amplifier fails, or does not perform to original specifications,
it will be repaired or replaced at our expense. About the only things not covered by this warranty
are those losses normally covered by insurance and those caused by intentional abuse. And the
coverage is transferable, should you sell your amplifier.
See your authorized Crown dealer for full warranty disclosure and details. For customers outside
of the USA, please contact your authorized Crown distributor for warranty information or call
Crown International
1718 W. Mishawaka Rd.
Elkhart, IN 46517-9439
FAX: 574-294-8FAX
Specifications subject to change without prior notice. Latest information available at www.crownaudio.com.
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