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CREST AUDIO CPX-900 ??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Mar 27, 2006.


  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I've seen these go for damn cheap new (under $300 in some cases). Specs look good. Worth the money for a low budget, fairly high-output amp?

    07_1_b.

    GCL Gain Comparator Limiting system with rear panel defeat switch

    Built-in crossover

    150Hz, 24 dB per octave Linkwitz-Riley filter, tuned for subs

    Individual in/out switches for Channels A and B

    1/4" daisy chain outputs

    Input connectors: Barrier strip, Female XLR 1/4" TRS

    Rear panel polarity switches for XLRs, Pin 2 hot

    Outputs connectors: Speakons for Ch A and B and Bridged mono, Binding posts for Bridge mode

    Mode selector switch for stereo and bridged-mono operation

    Two-speed DC fan

    Specifications:
    Power Rating 8 Ohm Stereo: 180 Watts
    Power Rating 4 Ohm Stereo: 300 Watts
    Power Rating 2 Ohm Stereo: 450 Watts
    Power Rating 8 Ohm Bridge: 600 Watts
    Power Rating 4 Ohm Bridge: 900 Watts
    Distortion: <0.01 % SMPTE-IM
    Output Circuitry: Class AB
    Current Draw: 5.0 Amperes
    Weight: 40 Lbs
    Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Input Impedance Unbalanced: 10 k ohms
    Cooling: Dual Speed Fan
    Input Connectors: XLR, TRS, Barrier Strip
    Output Connectors: 5-Way Binding Posts & (3) Speakon
    Dimensions (L-W-H): 15.5 x 19 x 3.5 Inches
    Rack Units: 2 U
    Crossover Frequency: 150 Hz
    Input Impedance Balanced: 10 k ohms
     
  2. 40lbs seems kind of hefty for the watts :meh:
     
  3. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Essentially the same amp as the Peavey PV series...which are kinda like QSC's RMX line. Basic solid amp built in China to US design. I have a PV2600 that I use for subs and it's been solid...and it weighs the part, too! Do note that neither the CPX nor the PV series really 'like' bridged 4 ohm operation. The 2600s are available new for about $539 at the box houses and a little less from a dealer. If it's for a bass rig, I think you can do better...

    Kim
     
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I ending up scoring a 3 week old QSC RMX1450 for $228 shipped. Hoping that will hold me for a while and is a better choice than the Crest...
     
  5. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    That will do just fine...until GAS rears its ugly head...

    Kim
     

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