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Eden WT-1000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pickles, Dec 9, 2005.


  1. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Best power amp ever. I used one for years and always got good tone, sold it when I took a break from playing, and when I came back into the fold I bought in to the "all power amps sound the same" concept. Its quite possible the Eden is not designed to be "flat", so I won't take on that debate, but as a bass amp compared to a QSC PLX 1602 (which has higher power ratings) ... there is no contest.

    The eden is deeper, fatter, smoother, fuller, clearer. The QSC is thinner, harsher, almost "fuzzy" in the mids, and runs out of steam far sooner. One channel into the same Aguilar GS410, I have to nearly max out the QSC to keep up with the band, it would occasionally go into clip limiting. The eden was half way up and I NEVER saw a clip light come on. I can only imagine what the 1500 watt Eden power amp would be like :eek:

    Both were run stereo with the same bass, same pre and compressor, same effects, same band, in the same room.

    It weighs twice as much and doesn't quite fit in a regular rack, but combined with a a good pre its the best bass amp I've ever used.

    Carry on.
     
  2. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I completely agree with you about the Eden power amps. A good friend of mine made the switch when he became fully sponsored by them and I must say that the difference was huge between his QSC amps and the Eden amps. The Eden was certainly fuller sounding, even with the same Navigator preamp.
     
  3. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds

    DAMN! I'd say you like it! LOL Enjoy!

    p.s. I too believe that the Eden poweramps far exceed anything else out there for solid-state power. Crown, Crest, QSC, Stewart.... nothing holds a candle.

    BTW, the 1550 is insane. If I tour like I think I might next year, I may have to get one.
     
  4. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Mike, you get a chance to fire up the 1205 yet?
     
  5. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    Ya, but not real loud. Sounds real good though. This head has more power than the WT-1000 I sold ya. I can only imagine it'll be great at volume. Unfortunately, I don't have anything lined up to find out.

    Also, I am considering trying some of Jorg's new lightwieght cabs. He and I have been talking for a few months now.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Anyone else? I'm a happy qsc plx user...but I also love my Navigator, and wt800b.
    And I alwyas like trying new gear...
     
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    interesting. I know that eden power amps have some sort of voicing control on them that changes the tone right???

    I was always of the opinion that eden's preamps were fantastic, but that the power sections of their amps were a bit lacking in the volume per watt area. However, i feel that MOST integrated amp heads tend to be lacking that way, so I'm not slamming eden at all. I generally found that with the bigger name poweramps i got more in the way of a volume/watt ratio than i did with the same wattage ratings in most integrated heads. I don't have a ton of plx experience, so i can't comment.

    I'll have to give one a try.
     
  8. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    I actually thought that Eden's were pretty loud for their rating. My WT-550 is rated at 750 watts at 2ohm, and it's louder than some 1000 watts heads if you can believe that. It's even as loud as an Eden WT-800.
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    The 1550 info at eden electronics says the 1550 is an all tube power amp...
    Is the 1000 a pre-tube and torroidal unit?

    chef
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Seriously...does no one here use these?
    Searching didn't net much on either the 1000 or 1550...no one chiming in...

    chef
     
  11. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I don't think 1550 is all tube, its basically the same deal as the WT1000 but with more power and a two knob per channel EQ instead of 1 per channel. I'd love to try one, but can't imagine needing more power than the WT1000 unless I was playing some kind of large outdoor venue with no PA support.

    Sounds like the 1550 also has a few token preamp tubes in the front end, but it is a solid state amp.
     
  12. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA

    The WT1000 has a one knob "tone balance" control on each channel. They function well, giving you a fatter tone turning to the left and a tighter tone turning to the right ... but I always leave mine strait up the middle.