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1-Space Power amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by surf-bass, Aug 10, 2000.


  1. surf-bass

    surf-bass

    May 3, 2000
    Anybody out there have any opinions on the few 1-space power amps on the market? I am trying to put together a rig with my Ampeg SVR-212 cabinet. It has a 3 space rack on top- one for the pre-amp (most likely an Ampeg SVP-Pro), one for cooling, leaving one for the power amp. I've heard mixed reviews of Peavey's DECAs and DPCs, and know of few others- Stewart is the only other I can think of. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Rockinjc

    Rockinjc

    Dec 17, 1999
    Michigan
    Why a space for cooling really? Just use a full size QSC PLX amp it has a fan. If you insist on having a little guy, how bout an ADA amp.

    jc
     
  3. Doug

    Doug

    Apr 5, 2000
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    I'll agree, you won't need an extra space for cooling. Most amps have a built in fan and vent out the back or sides. They usually draw air in from the front. Don't limit yourself to single space amps.
     
  4. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    I've owned a 1-space Stewart PA-1000 for 4 years now and can't say enough good things about it. It has plenty of power for any bass rig application, the low end is very clear and unrestricted, and it weighs 11 lbs. I agree with the other posters about not really needing the rack space for cooling. I didn't have such an open space when I used the stewart (I'm using the Aguilar DB 728 now) and it doesn't have a fan. It got pretty warm though.
     
  5. jazzbass_5

    jazzbass_5

    Sep 1, 2007
    NY, Albion
    I've owned the Peavey DECA 528, it was okay, Wasn't bridgable, 250 watts a side into 4 ohms. A couple DPC750s also, decent amps used them for 1 of my old rigs and for monitor power amps. My personal favorite is the DPC1400X. Have 2 of these and they are great 1U power amps for a bass rig. @coyoteboy your Stewart PA 1000? Still have it? (Still have your DB728?). LOL, I was digging through old threads. This is almost as far back as you can go.
     
  6. honeyiscool

    honeyiscool

    Jan 28, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Holy crap, this 17-yr old thread could vote and serve in the military in a year.
     
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  7. jazzbass_5

    jazzbass_5

    Sep 1, 2007
    NY, Albion
    Yeah, I was digging around in old threads.