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NAD! Crest ProLite 3.0

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by CL400Peavey, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    There have been altogether way too many threads about combos, and low powered rigs recently. So here is one about a big rig. I have traded up on my Peavey IPR 1600 to its bigger brother: the Crest ProLite 3.0. Today was my first practice with it. Here is my signal chain:

    Aguilar ToneHammer -> ART PC II -> Crest ProLite 3.0 -> fEARful 1515/66/1. Here is a crappy cell pic of my rig.

    [​IMG]

    This rig is an absolute beast. Loud, clean and clear or nasty and gritty when I want it to be, low end for days. This rig truly feels like it has no limitations. :bassist:
  2. joelb79

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    So you are the one that ended up with that amp from the Classified section. I had my eyes on that too, but I have no preamp to try it with. I would have used my PF-500 as a preamp.
  3. Primakurtz

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    That has to be earth rumbling! I have the 2.0, and it is LOUD.
    Enjoy!
  4. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    It was a good deal, and this cab loves headroom.
  5. dukeorock

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    Congrats, Julian!
  6. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    Thanks Duke-o!
  7. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

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    Have you noticed anything different vs your IPR besides more power?
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    I think that's the best lightweight power amp there is available.
    As I don't want oodles of dsp functions.:bassist:
  9. CL400Peavey

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    No, that is why I love it. This was pretty much a linear upgrade.

    I think some of the DSP stuff is pretty interesting. I just prefer to wait for some of the implementation to age a bit.
  10. dukeorock

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    I have no basis for this at all, but most of the DSP loaded amps scare me a bit for touring...just seems like one other thing that can break or have problems. And I repeat, it's just a gut feeling thing, and I have no basis for that kind of thinking...just like to keep things simple when I can.

    That being said, I'd love to try a Crown ITECH :)
  11. drpepper

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    Looks great in your rig, Julian!

    :bassist: X 3,150
  12. drpepper

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    Goes great with a Zoom B3 in front of it in the pre amp role.
  13. CL400Peavey

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    +1

    The beautiful thing about the ProLITE and IPR series amps is that just about anything will power them as a pre.
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    -beautiful rig, looks as though it has the ability to obtain a warm sound if desired yet plenty of power for any situation
  15. johnpbass

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    Really nice seetup CL400Peavey! I've always been a fan of the Crest power amps. Used to have a CA4 when I did the preamp/power amp setup. I've been toying with the idea of getting a power amp to use with my Tonehammer.
  16. CL400Peavey

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    The Tonehammer and a power amp is a killer rig! The only down side to the TH is that it uses an 18v power supply. I circumvent this by running it off of the phantom power from my ART. That pairing is incredibly versatile.
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    That's a good point. I have the 18v adapter but it's kind of a pain to use. I use my TH mostly for studio work but live I always feel like it's too easy to yank the power supply out of the pedal!
  18. CL400Peavey

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    If its running off of phantom power that XLR cable is not coming out.
  19. johnpbass

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    That's the way to go when using that pedal live!
  20. dukeisdog

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    I'm really loving my Prolite 2.0. I bought it as one of the first owners (not much out for reviews when I picked mine up) and I've been nothing but happy with it. My 2X RBI setup into my Mesa PH412 is like a match made in heaven!

    Such good tone, and my back REALLY likes the lightweight of the crest in my 6U rack case.

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