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Anyone using QSC 2402 power amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hman, Mar 14, 2002.


  1. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Looking into this amp, your comments please!
     
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i just got one.

    i use it with an aguilar db659 pre and a bergantino HT212 cab.

    juicy!!!!!!!
    love it!

    f
     
  3. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I've seen many use this combo. Why not the aguliar power amp? Any differences?
     
  4. LJW

    LJW

    Feb 8, 2002
    northeastern pa.
    I use one.

    It provides what some may find helpful for good tone...Huge amounts of clean power.

    Nice features.

    Seems to be of higher quality than some comparable Chinese and Korean products.

    Twenty one pounds.

    Recomended.
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hman:

    i looked into he Aguilar power amp.

    i'm sure its amazing...never tried one.

    i went QSC for higher power rating, smaller chassis and less weight.

    and, i didn't have to buy a new rack.

    all my stuff fits into my 4 space zipper soft rack.

    the bergantino has casters, with the rack on top of it, my rig is quite moveable.

    bridging to mono 2400 watts this sunday.

    this rig bloodied the nose of my previous EDEN stuff.

    although, i played through a VT30 Eden tube amp before i bought this setup.

    CREAMY!!! I loved it!! only 300 watts though.

    i'm still curious about the Aguilar DB750. someday.

    fred
     
  6. VicDamone

    VicDamone

    Jun 25, 2000
    I'm satisfied with mine.
     
  7. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    There's definitely a big difference in cost. The Aguilar will cost you much more.
     
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I recomend them!.......lightweight/ powerfull/ reliable........pretty good combo to me:)
     
  9. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Just like Jerry says,

    I've got the 2402 and the 1602. :D
     
  10. how does the tone of the rmx differ from the plx? are you basically buying less weight? a cooler look? or is there a tone difference.
    I'm still young, I can haul a hefty power amp. The rmx might actually be lighter than my hafler!
     
  11. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Sorry I'm not able to compare tone since I've never even tried the RMX. All I know is smaller and lighter is good. ;)
     
  12. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    i use the 1602.

    i bridge mono into 2 8 ohm speakers which
    give 1600 watts. more than twice as much as
    my speakers are rated (never push past 1/4)

    i'm not quite sure why a 2402 is necessary unless
    you REALLY want head room.
    or for running stereo...but...why? (real question)
     
  13. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hey Cap'n,

    i went with the PLX2402 because at 4 ohms, i get 700 watts per channel.

    perfect match for my 4 ohm Bergantino HT212, which is rated at 700 watts.

    for the price i paid, and for virtually the same weight as the 1602....why not?

    as far as i'm concerned, it was a no brainer.

    especially coming off the heels of an amp that was SOOOO friggin' deficient in the headroom department. (ahem....shh...wt400).

    the additional channel is perfect for future expansion if necessary. ie....another 212!

    just right for those small coffee house gigs!

    fred
     
  14. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I like running my amps in stereo for a couple reasons, but the main one is......if you blow one channal you still have one side to get you through the gig.[this has happened to me!]
     
  15. Well, it's probably just a personal call. The 2402 uses class H output, which is more efficent than the 1202-1602's class AB. It'll use less power, while putting out more amplification. And the 1602 would be a great choice too. I'm leaning twoards a 2402 for the 400+ Watts at 8ohms. That way I'd be able to run my 2-16ohm 2x10's on one side and my 1x15 8ohm cab seperate...or bridge them to 4ohm 2400 watts. The 2x10's can handle 400W a piece and so can the 1x15.

    But at the same time I wouldn't mind going w/ the RMX2405 with it's 450W at 8ohms for a lesser price either.....choices choices.

    I'll be going through Lord Valve also. Super prices!
     
  16. CaptainWally

    CaptainWally Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2000
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    because you can....

    ;-)

    fair enough
     
  17. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
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  18. I've used the 2402 in my rig for about 2 years. Never a problem. I'm very happy with the tone.

    Jeff