*** EA iAMP Pro *** GOTTA SEE THIS!!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Psychicpet, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Psychicpet

    Psychicpet Guest

    Mar 13, 2004
    Friend and Endorsee of Larry

    from Bass central:

    "Euphonic Audio I AMP Pro

    The I amp Professional Available in March!

    The Pro – Replacing the “Classic” iAmp 800 and iAMP 500 is the iAMP Pro. Sharing the
    same footprint, preamp, award winning Tone Shaping and layout as the iAMP 500, the
    iAmp Pro, with its high end studio inspired brushed aluminum faceplate and spun
    aluminum knobs, boasts an amazing 1,200 watts of power at only 9 pounds.

    Price $1195"

  2. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    ive always loved EA heads...i might find myself cheating on my SD800 with one of those after its out and i can get some feedback..
  3. Psychicpet

    Psychicpet Guest

    Mar 13, 2004
    Friend and Endorsee of Larry
    well, my SenSai has been an EA die-hard since day one and continues to kick my butt (at least that's how I see it) :smug: to get on board ;)

    this does look amazing though. it must be the latest break-through across the board as I see Accugroove has their 1100W 9lbs,-er as well. along with Genz' Shuttle Max 12.0

    very cool technology regardless. ....but the iAmp is fairly kooky as far as the front end goes. can't wait to 'try' one out :ninja:
  4. Looks like the primary change is they went to a switching power supply to get the weight down. Front end is identical to the original, which I guess is a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about the sound of these amps:smug:

    It will be interesting to see the final power rating... will it be 600 per side, with no bridging capability, like the new Shuttle 12, or bridged only into 8ohms like the Puma1000? My guess would be that this will not be the standard 'watts into 4ohm thing'.
  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    always love the NAMM season. :cool:
  6. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Kings Bay, GA
    would liked to have seen the tuner come back
  7. dannybuoy


    Aug 3, 2005
    I always thought EA amps looked butt ugly, but this one gave me a boner.
  8. slagbass


    Apr 5, 2005
    +1. My old iAmp600 isn't worried........:cool:
  9. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    And along with this there's the new Micro and Doubler. So they have essentially re vamped the entire line with switching power supply amps. The Doubler has the only visible signs of an overhaul or design change the Micro is a higher power version of the original. I do like the brushed aluminum face. Pics below
  10. Red Planet

    Red Planet Inactive

    May 29, 2005
    I'm cranky in my old age.
    Looks like it says 4 ohms 1200 watts, 8 ohms 600 watts next to the Speakons.
  11. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL

    really digging the brushed aluminum faceplate.

    just kinda wish one of the channels had a variable mid option like the epifani heads. works wonders in dealing w/ boomy uprights in bad rooms.
  12. The tuner apparently caused them problems or Sabine wouldn't give them a good deal on them any longer - I can't remember exactly... hence its absence...

    Thank goodness they moved away from those blasted plastic jack nuts... three have snapped on my iAmp350 over the years...
  13. pedroferreira


    Feb 10, 2003
    1200W @ 9 pounds for $1195...

  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I guess I am the only one who preferred the old look. This looks like a 70s stereo, not a bass amp IMHO ;)

    But 1,200W for basically $1,200.... not bad :bassist:
  15. vanselus


    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    You're welcome :D
  16. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I like the look of the "Pro" as well as my iAmp800, but I wish at least a few of the controls were illuminated so I'd be able to tell if they're active at a glance, e.g., the "Mute" and EQ bypass. When I'm using the iAmp with DB, I'd also like it to have variable input impedance and a parametric notch filter.

    I'm eager to test drive the new "Pro" and hear how its available power compares to the iAmp800; I love the sound of my 800, :D but it doesn't have enough power for most of my BIG two-cabinet gigs. :crying:
  17. mrtn400


    Dec 6, 2008
    God, 1,200w, with a preamp, in only 9 pounds?!?!? That's over double the power of my BGW in under a sixth of the weight! :eek:

    I really need to get a newer poweramp. :meh:
  18. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    good stuff, todd. :cool:
  19. That level lamp atop the inputs - is that to signify signal detection or is that like the old clip light that used to be there?
  20. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I bet it is the old clip light. I would bet money, and even throw in a beer!, that they are using the same preamp as the iAMP500 since the layout is identical.

    EA likes to reuse stuff. The power amp in the iAMP500 is the same as the iAMP800, it just has a less powerful (read cheaper) transformer.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the iAMP PRO also uses the same power amp, just with an even more powerful switching power supply.