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Anyone Making A Class D Power Head?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by doc540, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    just a power amp that can be connected to a preamp like a Tech21 RBI?

  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    All power amp companies have them.
  3. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    thanks...can you recommend one?

    I'm looking to replace a full size QSC with a D class.
  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I use the Carvin DCM1000L in my main system and I really like it.
  5. Maybe the question today would be are there any major bass amp companies *not* making a Class D power head?
  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i love the form factor of this one.

    i hate that it's unavailable in the states.

    Markbass - MB 1000
  7. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Crown XLS series - awesome.
  8. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    It's a 1 rackspace unit, nothing unusual there.
    PL 380. Might be more than you need. Don't get hung up on Class D, there are other lightweight options. It's mainly a switching power supply that gives light weight.
  9. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    my bad for not being more specific

    I'm looking to replace my QSC PLX series with something lighter but not necessarily more compact.

    Weight is the deal maker here.

    If it fit into the same rack space as the 1604, that would be even better.

    Looks like the CARVIN DCM1000L would work just fine. Anyone used one yet?

    It's for the '59 Bassman Faux Ten rig:


  10. +1
  11. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas


    Am I missing something?

    The XLS series doesn't appear to be much of a weight savings.
  12. Queg


    Nov 20, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Yup, they're around 10 llbs, about the same as the Carvin options..
  13. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Thnx....found it: Drivecore Series

    $300 plus tax, no local shipping necessary

    I could try one for a couple of weeks and take it back if I don't like it.
  14. Queg


    Nov 20, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Cool, I have an XLS 2500 driven by a Tonehammer pedal.

    But as you pointed out, the Crown and Carvin options aren't very much lighter than your QSC?
  15. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    I was looking at the wrong Crown.

    They're both very much lighter than the QSC.

    Looks like I might be trying the Crown option.

  16. That's a very cool system :cool: What're the drivers?
  17. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
  18. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    The lightest class D power amp that I'm aware of that will fit in that space is the Peavey IPR series--only 7 pounds.
  19. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    thnx...I'll add that to the "look at" list
  20. The Peavey IPR comes in two power ratings as well, the IPR1600 (I have two in the PA rack and have been wonderful) and the IPR3000.

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