Inexpensive poweramps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tsal, Apr 18, 2001.

  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I have understood you can use SansAmp as a preamp, and by going directly to poweramp you could get huge tone, great portability and perhaps even save few bucks. Opinions?

    So, are there what cheap poweramps out there, and what about prices? I know Mackie has a range of inexpensive watts out there for one.

    Also, can you use any poweramp with bass-preamp(or SansAmp in this case)?
  2. Carvin has a really good price/watt ratio. Look at their catalouge it has a chart. I think a 600 watter was under $500.
  3. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Yeah, I agree -- check out the Carvin power amps. Also Peavey.

    And don't overlook used gear -- you can find great deals on power amps that way. They tend to lose their value fairly quickly.
  4. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I have seen certain European netstore selling t.Amp's poweramps at 300 bucks for 2x250w.. That and a SansAmp would be around 600, which is not much higher price than on new Hartke 350 especially when considering you get rocking DI-box aswell.
  5. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Always remember, you get what you pay for.

    I am 100% behind Stewart power amps. They come up used every once in a while, and when they do, they're snatched up in an instant. I think that says something.

    Check bassnw for they're latest pricing on the World 1.2 or 1.6.