I'm looking at purchasing a local used Crown XLS 1000 off Craigslist and was looking at the pics of the rear of it. For the power input, it shows 175w above the power cord. This amp is rated for:

215 watts x 2 (8 ohms)

350 watts x 2 (4 ohms)

550 watts x 2 (2 ohms)

Output power, bridged mono mode (EIA 1 kHz): 700 watts x 1 (8 ohms), 1,100 watts x 1 (4 ohms)

With those specs, why do they put a 175w rating for the input? I also looked up another similar amp, the Behringer inuke NU1000, and it has a 150w rating by the power cord input. I know for sure the NU1000 does way more power than that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibsvu1xownw

So, why do they do it?

215 watts x 2 (8 ohms)

350 watts x 2 (4 ohms)

550 watts x 2 (2 ohms)

Output power, bridged mono mode (EIA 1 kHz): 700 watts x 1 (8 ohms), 1,100 watts x 1 (4 ohms)

With those specs, why do they put a 175w rating for the input? I also looked up another similar amp, the Behringer inuke NU1000, and it has a 150w rating by the power cord input. I know for sure the NU1000 does way more power than that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibsvu1xownw

So, why do they do it?

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