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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?


    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

    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


    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...

  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


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


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