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anybody heard of ab international amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CrackBass, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. CrackBass


    Aug 10, 2004
    my buddy recently picked up an ab international precedent series 600lx amplifier. (scored it for free) anybody know anything about them? i'v been to their web site so i know the specs, but i would like to hear some feed back from anyone who has had some experience with them. i'm hoping it will make a good monitor amp.
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I've used a few, and worked on one or two. They're decent sounding, reliable amps, in my experience. Should work fine for monitor duty. I used one for bass for a while, and sold it to someone who loves it for bass, FWIW.
  3. CrackBass


    Aug 10, 2004
    yea thanks man. the guy who scrapped it said it would cut out every 3 weeks or so. otherwise it worked fine. well i'm kinda handy and turns out the fan was fried. $15 later good as new. can't beat that!!!
  4. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    They were pretty highly regarded in the live audio community.
  5. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I did live sound for quite a quite a long tie using AB 400 and 1000s. The 1000 actually had 'hot-swappable' sides. Built like tanks and about as heavy! They were unstoppable if you kept them cold. They would thermal off in a heart beat if you lost cooling though ... My experience with these guys goes back to the early 80's though ... I'd say that for the investment, your buddy got a pretty decent deal there ...

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