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lightest & cheapest poweramp???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ::::BASSIST::::, May 31, 2005.

  1. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I am looking for a poweramp that is super light and cheap. So far I have found the stewart world 600 which are about $500 and about 10lbs. Are these reliable?

    What other poweramps exist that are cheap and light?
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    Well, if you are calling that cheap and light have you looked into the QSC PLX line? The 1202 is right in your price range (relatively speaking) with more available power.

    Click HERE for info.


  3. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    more power yes, but unfortunately over twice the weight(21lbs) and $100 more. I dont drive so it has to be light, like under 15lbs. Additionally, I really dont need over 600watts.

    thanks for the suggestion though :)

    any others?
  4. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Soundtech ps-800
  5. popinfresh


    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Does anyone know of any poweramps that have changable voltage?
  6. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    stewart 1.2 is definitely a strong candidate. I have heard about them shutting down though. I assume people must not be giving them adequate breathing room or are they just not that great?
  7. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
    Can't you just use your Clarus?
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Lightweight AND cheap? They don't often go together.

    I'm saving up for a powersoft amp. I'll be saving for a long time, but it'll be wirth the wait.
  9. This is straight off the AI homepage.(I hope this is legal)
    Now Available :
    Focus SA
    600 watts of transparent, high-fidelity AI sound from a 3.5-lb. satellite power amp.

    Supercharge your Clarus or Focus, or pair the SA with any high quality mixer or preamp.

    Focus SA $1,099 list

    I know it's more than you've said you want to spend, but you
    can't get much more portable. And you could pair it with your
    Clarus. Just a thought.
  10. If you're going with a rack-mount type amp. I second the
    Soundtech PS802. I've had mine now for over a year, and
    I love it. It's one rack space, about 15 pounds, and rock solid
  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    i find the clarus distorts a little w/ bass eq. it does this w/ the wizzy & Smash's sch 1212. besides i think i would like a little more head room.

    rig i am thinking of now:

    sabddi w/ vol boost mod > stewart 600 or 1.2 > sch mini 12 perhaps another mini 12 for bigger venues

    so that should be 40LBS and tons of power /vol


    i will use a small fan on the stewart the few times it will be pushed.

    should i aim the fan at the front or rear of the stewart?
  12. 7thbass


    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    I bought a Stewart 2.1 for around $315 + Shipping. Used it at a gig, did fantastic. 17 lbs. Ton of watts, and you can never have enough watts.

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