Eden WT800 or Eden WT100 and Carvin DCM1000

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dave Metts, Oct 2, 2001.

  1. Dave Metts

    Dave Metts Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Ok, I'm not going to offer these up as poll choices or anything (polls are bad)....

    Anyway, I'm curious as to whether the preamp/power amp combo will sound as good as just the straight amp head... I don't know if the power amp would sufficiently color the sound or anything like that. I need to get some stuff straight so that when I finally get ahold of some money and find a good deal, I can pounce on it.

    Thanks again everyone!
  2. mgood

    mgood Guest

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Seperate pream and power amp just allows you more flexability to choose the pieces you like. A good power amp should not color your sound.

    I like polls.
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    I would go for the Carvin DCM1000.
    I will never get a Head again that isnt as powerful as a DCM1000 (R1000 does Qualify :D )

    For example:
    Why pay for a SVT4PRO? When you can Have a SVP-PRO with a DCM1000 for even less, and sound/work better?
  4. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Inactive

    Jun 10, 2001
    I've heard the Eden preamp with the Carvin amp and I must say that I didn't like it. It sounded a little cold and sterile to me. I heard the Eden preamp with the Eden poweramp and it was MUCH better. I think the WT 800 is the better in terms of tone.
  5. Dave Metts

    Dave Metts Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Oh joy, we have differing opinions and I've got no real way to "let my own ears decide."

    I've also been looking into an SWR Grand Prix and the DCM1000, but now I'm not even so sure about that. I may have to hold out to see if I can find a used WT800. Thanks for the info!
  6. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I have an Eden Navigator preamp run through a Carvin DCM2000, and it sounds fantastic - warm and punchy. It has tons more headroom than the WT-800, which I found to sound very underpowered for its rating.

    With the separate power amp, you are going to get TONS more headroom and versatility than with the combo head.

    Suggestion: replace the 12ax7 tube in the Navigator with a 5751 - it makes a world of difference.