Originally Posted by scottbass
IMHO best quality/value ratio (aka bang for the buck) is the Crown XLS Drivecore series. I have been using two of the 1500-watt units in various bass and PA applications for several years now, sometimes driving them very hard at high-power, high-temperature outdoor gigs. I have experienced only great sound and rock-solid reliability with these amps. The best prices I have found are from Northern Sound & Light: http://northernsound.net/
Usual disclaimer: YMMV (but I doubt it!)
I just picked up four...2 1500's and 2 2500's. Reviews looked good, features were more than adequate, low weight, and priced right (www.estudiostar.com
). I do wish the high pass filter had a 30 hz setting (the lowest is 50 hz) but I use an external processor which takes care of that chore so no big deal.