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Good solid 2.6 ohm stable amp ??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lsimy, Sep 2, 2004.


  1. lsimy

    lsimy Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Does anyone have any recommendations on a good stable amp head that runs 2 ohms stable ?? I actually will be running a 4 ohm and 8 ohm cabs together which will be roughly 2.6 ohms. So in reality, something that can handle 2.6 ohms nicely.

    I realize I can go the preamp/power rack situation but I'd like to find a head that works well with this. I notice SWR and the new Carvins can handle this but they don't seem to be the sound I'm looking for.

    Any suggestions on other amp heads ??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    iAMP 500 or 800
     
  3. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    And to quote myself, which I tend to do:

    "I play, therefore iAMP."

    And yes, Mike, I have secured the intellectual property rights to the above phrase! :p
     
  5. 7thbass

    7thbass

    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    Ampeg B5 should be stable. Handles 2 ohms just fine.
     
  6. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    HANDLES 2 OHMS WITH EASE!!
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That, or Eden WT-550.
     
  8. Damn, you beat me too it...

    You'll be seeing it in a Bass Player mag ad soon, so you better have those rights! :p

    BTW, what's next: "Get crunk with Thunderfunk?" Jeeez... :D

    EDIT: The iAmp 500 doesn't go down to 2 ohms, right? :confused:
     
  9. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    The iamp 500 goes down to 2 ohms :hyper:
     
  10. EBS fafner or TD-650 handles 2 ohm. they even make a 610 cab that is 2.7 ohm.
     
  11. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    For a cheaper alternative that still sounds great the Traynor YBA200 handles 2 ohms with aplomb. I've run it at 2 ohms for well over a month now and it's had no problems and sounds amazing.
     
  12. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    OMG, that's horrible...
     
  13. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Well, they say that any reaction is a good reaction! Of course, "they" just might be idiots...