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i Amp 800 is here!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bass-only, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    As you guys like to say - the "brown truck" dropped off a brand new Euphonic Audio i AMP 800!

    Looks great! Sounds awesome!

    I fell in love with leaving the 2 contour and brite switches in! A multitude of sounds can be found, but it also sounds great with everything set flat.

    It's really cool to have the on-board tuner also! PLENTY of power for any gig!

    If you have been on the fence in regards to ordering one, get down and get one!

    I am running it with either a pair of 208's or a 210B. A great match to these EA cabs!

    You won't be disappointed! Let me know if you have any questions!

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    I have been seriously considering selling my WT-500 and picking up the 800. I would rather have a mono head. The WT-500 can only be bridged into 8ohms. If I drive 2 8ohm cabs, I only get about 150 watts per side. If I bridge the Amp, I get 600 watts into 8 ohms. That EA is a sweet amp! 1000 watts at 2 ohms:eek: :D
  3. bassicrunner


    Sep 23, 2001
    Howdy. I'm also getting a little visit from the brown truck and will soon have my i-amp 800. I can't wait.....come on 5:30!
  4. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    BTW - the 800 is only 10.25" deep , so it fits in the roto-molded SKB effects rack!

    Much cheaper that the standard rack!

    Yet another cool feature!
  5. Yamarc


    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    Wow! It looks like this amp can do everything, but hoe does it sound? Does the amp have any warmth to it? I like clean but I would also like to be able to get warm if needed. I play a Modulus bass and I don't want to much of that clean graphite sizzle. Thanks
  6. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Yes - I would say that this amp has some "warmth". I think it really comes out in the contour presets.

    I use them both together and I LOVE the sound. I also leave in the BRIGHT, which actually seems to do just the opposite of what you'd think when the contour buttons are pressed. It actually takes some of the "brittleness" out and still keeps a nice high end presence.

    I have never heard this kind of clarity from my basses before and noticed such a difference in tone with each!

    I was hoping this would be the perfect amp for all gigs - so far, I think it is.
  7. so whats the going retail on these and where did you order it from?
  8. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I think what you've described is one of the strengths of EA amps, actually. The 600 never sounds brittle but has that great clarity that lets you hear what your bass sounds like. I'm sure the 800 retains the EA sonic signature in that regard.
  9. BTBbassist

    BTBbassist join us for mankala hour!

    Apr 20, 2002
    Westlake Village, CA
    Congratulations, man...that head is a monster.

    I think it might be THE perfect amp...lightweight, powerful, sounds GREAT, but I haven't been able to find a price...

    Have fun with it, don't play too loud. ;)
  10. Yamarc


    Jun 25, 2002
    Okemos, MI
    does it do ok with other speakers besides EA? I am currently running two Aggie GS112's. Also, how does this compare with the Demeter VTBP-201S preamp? I've heard that this is also clear and warm...

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    The Euphonic Audio heads have a flat response. They are much more natural sounding than the Demeter unit. If you are looking to get the "sound of your bass", I would look no further. I am kicking myself for getting the Eden head instead of the iAMP. Though at the time I was playing only electric. The Eden has a lot of midrange coloration, and a soft hi end.
  12. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    The 800 is a wonderful amp. I especially like the manual. The inside cover is so well written, wouldn't you say :D

    Mike Dimin
  13. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Actually, yes...I WOULD say. My favorite line from the inside cover was (paraphrase), "I don't get paid to play - I get paid for cartage". Truer words were never spoken. :)
  14. Told ya so !!! ;)
  15. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    You are a man after my own heart, MTD and EA!

    Congratulations and good luck with it

  16. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    You guys have really got me curious and wanting to try out the iAmp800. I had an iAmp 350 head at one time but I ended up not keeping it because, while it was a fantastic amp, I didn't think the sound paired well with my cab and I didn't want to get rid of the cab (because I got the cab for a great price and didn't want to completely start from scratch with limited funds).

    I sure would love to hear the iAmps through EA cabs though. Or maybe through Accugroove or Eden XST cabs. I see that John at Bass Emporium is now an EA dealer. Maybe I'll make another trip down there soon.

    brad cook
  17. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    EA amps and Bergie cabs go together like Fred & Ginger. or Fred and Ethel. take your pick. :D