Peavey IPR 1600 good for Pearce BC1?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Atomic Al, Dec 15, 2013.


  1. Atomic Al

    Atomic Al

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    Trying to find a good power amp to match up for my Pearce.
    I'm painfully ignorant when it comes to this kind of stuff.
    I've been using a SVT 4 Pro to power the Pearce last few years but I've recently freed up some more space in my rack and can fit a 2 space power amp. I use a Ampeg 8x10 and a 4x10 for smaller shows. Will this power amp be comparable to what a SVT-4 Pro puts out? I mono bridge the 4 Pro for the 8x10 and use half the amp when I use the 4x10.

    http://www.parts-express.com/peavey-ipr-1600-power-amplifier--248-7980

    Heres some info on the Pearce if it helps at all.
    Thanks!

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  2. Atomic Al

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  3. B-string

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  4. Atomic Al

    Atomic Al

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    I was going to keep an eye out for a used 1600 but I'II check out the IRP2 2000 aswell.
    Thanks!
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  6. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    I have two IPR 1600s in my standard PA rack. One drives 8 ohm stereo mains, the second 4 ohm subs and 2 ohm total in monitors. They have been clean, rock solid and LOUD.
  7. vbchaos

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    IPR1600 can do 1600W @ 4Ohm in bridged mode. Bridging is possible with a special cable that you'd have to make yourself.
    I use one IPR1600 to drive my two fEARful cubes. it's a superlight amp and has enough power for me - more than I'd ever need
  8. johnpbass

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    I use an IPR1600 with my Aguilar Tone Hammer DI and Eden WTDI. Plenty of power for what I do, sounds great, lightweight, simple setup, and inexpensive. All good, IMO!
  9. Triad

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    I have one, coupled with a Parsek preamp... works great but I'd try to get a preamp with a strong/adjustable output, just to be sure it gives enough signal to the amp.
  10. bgavin

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    Keep in mind there are enhancements made to IPR2 that are not present in the original IPR.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/new-peavey-ipr2-series-whats-story-1012397/#post14819101

    Also remember that Peavey and Crest warranties only apply to the original owner.
    IMO, it is pointless to save a few bucks on a pricey used amp, instead of a new one with the warranty.
    You would have to get an original IPR1600 very cheap to make it worthwhile.

    My Crest ProLite2 was $325 shipped as a "demo", and still came with the five year warranty.

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