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Carvin b1500 vs Crest CA9 + Alembic F2B?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by KPO2000, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Thanks to TB, I'm gassing a little bit to check out a Carvin b1500 and to possibly replace my Crest CA9/Alembic Rack(s) and shave 20 lbs or so off.

    Anybody have any direct experience with the two through the same rig?
  2. Michael Vee

    Michael Vee Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    IMHO: Keep the F-2B, sell the CA-9, buy the Carvin DCM1500 power amp. I haven't owned the B1500, but I can tell you that the combination of an Alembic tube preamp and the DCM1500 rules.
  3. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I own an Carvin B1500 and it sounds big, warm, deep and loud at 35 lbs+6 lbs in it's Gator shallow rack. I don't have experience though with the Alembic pre-power amp rig to compare it to, though.
  4. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    I tried my Alembic and my Peavey Max preamps for a few gigs with one channel of a Carvin DCM2500 we had in the PA amp rack. It was great.

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