Thought I'd give whoever cares, an update on my issues with this amp.
First off, let me say, if I had it to do all over again, I'd go for a Crown XLS1000 or 1500.
This thing was a nightmare, and I still won't know till tomorrow whether it's giggable in a rack on top of my GKNEO212.
1. What's up with those rubber fan mount pass-through things? Holy moly what a cheap setup.
The entire fan was just SITTING THERE, ready to vibrate. I did away with that and glued nuts on to the inside of the fan and used screws.
2. Those slot stand-offs were not holding the circuit board tightly and there was a slight bit of play, causing a rattle. I had to put a 1/2" piece of electrical tape on each one of them and then I put the board in and noticed it's a lot tighter.
3. The two large filter capacitors towards the front weren't soldered while the caps were forced flat against the board. They actually vibrated from the space between them and the board. I had to shove two layers of a transistor mica insulator in there and then added some silicone sealant to secure them.
4. The entire chassis is so thin, it's gonna vibrate at some resonant frequency. All I need to do is bang it lightly with my hand and there's a 'toowaaang' sound to it. This was AFTER I added electrical tape to every single place where metal touches metal.
I've bought TONS of Peavey gear. TONS. I was an authorized service tech for many years, but that was back in the day when their gear was darned near indestructible; the 'fall out of the back of a pickup and still work' days.
My last purchase was a Tour 450, which I still use. I was going to buy a IPR3000DSP, but not now.
I'll spend a little more for something else, either a Crown or QSC.
Peavey doesn't offer a bass player much choice these days. You can either buy a VB
-3 or a Headliner. Nice choices, Peavey. Their Tour 410 cabs weigh 68 lbs. Even the Tour 210 is 46 lbs.
Neither of these is available it seems. That means going with a Headliner cabinet. To that I say "Are you serious". IMO, except for the VB
heads, Peavey isn't catering to bass players.