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Demeter HBP1 Questions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassasaurus, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. bassasaurus

    bassasaurus Zonker Supporting Member

    May 24, 2003
    Recently purchases an HBP1 used. Waiting on the owners manual from Demeter. Questions are what is the difference between the two outputs and what is the best way to connect to amp to drive both channels. Finally, it came with a Mackie 1400i but I was considering moving to a QSC3002 or a Stewart 2.1. I know there are lots of opinions out there on this but anyone who feels like adding there two sense it would be appriciated. THanks.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    You can download the manual from Demeter here
  3. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    I used a Mackie 1400i prior to getting my Stewart 1.6. The 2 problems that I had with the Mackie were:
    1) Weight
    2) It continuously tripped breakers when powered up (external house breakers that feed the 110v recpt.)

    I contacted Mackie about the breaker problem and they really weren't much help. Turns out that Mackie uses a fairly inexpensive transformer that produce a requirement for a very high start-up current. If you have 2 or more in a rack you have to power them up one at a time (and hold your breath!). My Mackie tripped the house breakers just about every other time I used it out (new facilities and old).

    The Stewart on the other hand requies 30-60 seconds to power-up (a bummer if power in the building cycles on/off/on) but you can turn on several units at the same time.
    I love my Stewart 1.6 (I also had a Stewart PA1000 prior to the 1.6) and have had absolutely no problems with either. And did I mention it weighed 16 Pounds!!!:D