In reviewing the forum is sounds like the EP4000 is the dependable workhorse loved by all...... or at least many.
I am not finding much in the way of opinion regarding the Crown xls5000, so asking the opinions of those who may have experience in the matter. Price is obviously different, as I am finding the EP in the $300-400 range and the XLS in the $500-800.
Would the XLS really be the rough equal of a pair of EP's?
FWIW- four FI IB18 4ohm to be installed via manifold. Actual viewing room is roughly 17x22, but open vertically 3 1/2 stories high (various rooms open to each other). TERRIBLE for audio!