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small power amp (1/2 rackspace or standalone)

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by richnota, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

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    Beyond the Acoustic Image Focus SA, are there any small power amps out there?

    Im thinking of pairing one with my EBS microbass preamp and Accugroove 110 to create a groovy lightweight rig. I want to avoid the standard 19 inch rack form since the cabinet itself is narrow and I dont want to lug the case.

    Huge power is not necessary.
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

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    Perhaps an Ampeg PB250 head and go in through the Effects return?

    250 Watts at 4 ohms, 12.5"W x 3.75"H x 10.5"D and only 14 lbs.
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

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  4. dcr

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    Stewart PA-110B. 180 watts Bridged mono into 8 ohms. Weighs 5.5 pounds.



    dcr
  5. lug

    lug

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    Bose PackLite power amplifier Model A1 - 250 watts
  6. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

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    interesting stuff...

    the stewart looks very promising (i've noticed a lot of players using their "world" series amps).

    the ampeg and crate look cool but I'm looking for a pure power amp.
  7. dcr

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    FWIW, I had a World 1.2 and loved it. Sold it to go to an EA iAmp 800 instead.

    Sometimes, I wish I'd kept it. Had it over a year and ZERO trouble. Can't say that about the EA.




    dcr
  8. fdeck

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    I tried the Crate. It sounded surprisingly good as a bass head. Then I tried feeding my DIY preamp output into the RCA jack input, which bypasses the built in speaker simulator.

    Great sound. I mean, for the available power level, it was really killer sound. The only caveat is what happened when I really overloaded it, as in cranking it all the way and dropping a bomb on the open E string. How it goes into protect mode is to completely drop out for a couple seconds, then come back to life. If you are OK with that, then it is a good lightweight power amp at an attractive price.

    I had half a mind to make my own boutique bass head by yanking the front panel and installing my own preamp. But I have too many kooky projects already.

    Admittedly, I also peeked inside. Construction quality was superb.

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