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I am going to buy....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bottomdweller70, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. Crest, Carvin, or QSC.....help me decide. I have some cash burning a hole in my pocket and have narrowed it down to three amplifiers or so. Which one should I pick? I guess Stewart has also been on my mind.....but my Ampeg 8x10 needs a girl to push her.

  2. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    I just bought a Carvin HD900.

    900 Watts of clean, lead sled type power into 4 ohms.
    It only weighs 28 pounds. It replaced a Stewart World 600.

    At $279.00 an excellent value.

    You could get the HD1800 and you'd have no problems rocking the 8x10.
    For $329.00, I don't think you can beat the price.

    The Carvin rep told me all their amps are basically the same.
    The HD series doesn't have all the frequency limiters and buttons to push.
    I like a simple straight forward amp. Just clean power, that's all I need.

    I'm happy...:cool:
  3. guidedbassman


    Nov 21, 2006
    malone ny
    you should thing about crown. I have ran my fender pro 810 with a crown ce 2000 and a crown xs 500 the xs is my pick its going to give that 4ohm 810 1600 watts and its sounds great ...

    john:bassist: :bassist:
    geddy lee
    american p bass
    ibanez 406 custom
    ameg pro 4
    peavey fire bass 700
    voodoo lads sparkle drive
    boss limiter
    fender pro 810

    ashdown evo preamp
    2 ashdown ABM 410s
  4. I have a plx3402 and 1804, and I am very happy with both of them, and they are very light!
    I put a svpcl and RBI through 'em.
    hope this helps!
  5. Warr Tapper

    Warr Tapper Banned

    Sep 17, 2006
    I use a QSC 1602 and it's great. Don't know about other two brands, but I read that the Crests are much heavier.
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Also consider Stewart World amps (yeah I'm plugging them cuz I have two for sale) :smug: . Light, powerful, made in USA, nice!!!
  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Sound wise, all the amps mentioned are equal. Features and warranty separate them.

    Speculation: I just have a feeling that Carvin is going to lighten up their amps sometime soon. They're already using SMPS in some of their powered mixers.

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