ISO monster amp rig

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassTerror, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. I don't want to appear ignorant, but I want to put together an amp rig which will have separate heads for the highs and the lows, and I have no idea how to tie it all together. I can get the amps I want, no problem, but when I've got everything on one place, what plugs into what? A buddy of mine suggested I use a separate preamp or a crossover to plug the bass into, then split the signal out from there. What are some other ways I could do this?
  2. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    here's what i'd recommend if you wanted somethign like that:

    get a preamp that you like
    get a crossover
    get a powerful two channel poweramp

    so preamp plugs into crossover, that splits signal into the seperate channels of the poweramp, and from there you plug each channel into it's speaker.

    alot cheaper and easier than buying two different heads. you only need one preamp.

  3. excellent! I'll start checking around today! thanks!
  4. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    what are the advantages of bi-amping? ive been thinking of only doing it mono and in stereo when I can compromise some volume in turn for better tone.
  5. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    First of all, prepare for GAS. Now that said, here's what I have Aguilar Preamp(thanks for the tip JT), tuner, 2 way crossover with a separate sub out, BBE, dual 15 band eq, 2 crown Powerbass3's to run 2 118 cabs, 2 Powerbase2's to run 2 410's. I also recommend you use a good heavey guage speaker chord with that kind of power (I use 8 guage custom chords). I usually split my signal at anout 80Hz.

  6. You could just get a bi-ampable preamp. Several companies make them.
  7. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    holy crap thats an amp!

    you have any pics of that beast?
  8. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    No i dont, maybe I can take a shot at it later.

  9. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    i don't know a whole lot about amps, but i love mine. Mine sounds like exactly what u want built into one head. I have a hartke 7000. Its basically 2 350 watt amps built into one. you can plug 2 4 ohm cabs into it, one into the high section and one into the low section. There is a noticable difference between the 2. Try this amp though, it sounds like what u want.