Is this amp any good? Or should i stay with Peavey 115
Hello Dear forum!
First of all i want to say thank you for all the help ive got from this forum. Second, i need a little more help! =D
I got recommended by a friend(probably because of the cheap price), to buy this a little bit different amp.
But my expertise are very limited on this subject, so... is this amp worth buying or should i stay with the Peavey 115?
KAM Powerhead Mixer Amp 4777 - 400w
4 x balanced XLR microphone inputs
3 x unbalanced 1/4 inch jack and 2 x line inputs
2 band EQ with gain control per channel
3 band master EQ
4 Ohms 1/4 jack speaker outputs x 2
Stereo RCA Record output
Integral power supply
SkyTec SMW15 PA-Sub 15inch/600W
Top Hat: Yes
SPL @ 1W/1m: 89dB
Impedance: 8 Ohm
Peak power: 600W
Dimensions: 480 x 380 x 570mm
Frequency response: 30Hz - 300Hz
Power max.: 300W
Connector: 2x NL4 / 2x 6.3mm jackplug
Power rating: 200W
Woofer: 15 inch
SPL max: 117dB
It just seems like alot of power for under 250$?
That cabinet is a dedicated subwoofer with a high end of 300Hz. All you would hear with it is very low bass, with no mids or highs. Plus, it's a very inefficient cabinet, meaning it would take a lot of power to drive it.
The mixer amp is a low powered PA amplifier. The 400 watts is a meaningless peak number, or what the amp draws. It is a 100 watt amplifier, and even that number may be peak watts, with the actual RMS power being around 50 watts.
It's not a good deal and definitely not a bass amplifier.
It's a 4 channel powered mixer. Your bass isn't going to have any uppermids/highs plugging straight in those jacks.
The speaker is an 89db subwoofer. It will sound like nothing but mud without other speakers attached and also plays very quiet, meaning not near as much sound coming out per watt going in.
In short...keep your Peavey.
Stuff a sock in your mouth and say boom boom - that's pretty much what this will sound like.
Not even close. Stick with the Peavey.
If you are looking for a P.A. it might be alright. If you are looking for a bass amp, stick with the Peavey.
I've been fighting with my Peavey amp for months now. Kept it because the tone is so good. Their power switches could use a re-design.
I thought about getting my old BXR 300c back..but soon remembered how hard it was to find a tone on the thing. Sometimes amps with big numbers listed on the back are intended for use with an additional preamp of some kind.
Similar story, I guess.
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