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Lightweight High Output Power Amps (not pre or heads)?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member


    Looking for some suggestions. Requirements are:

    1 - Lightweight (20ish lbs or below)

    2 - 2U or less

    3 - Need to be able to bridge at 4 ohms.

    So far I have:

    Peavey DPC1400
    Stewart World 1.2 or 1.6
    The New Crown XTI Series (not avail yet)

    Any others???
  2. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    The QSC PLX line, of course. Lots of fellas swear by them. Haven't heard of many swearing at them. Sure they're really really nice.

    And, even though you listed 4 ohm bridging, I'll mention the the 1804. It doesn't bridge, but puts out 600/channel @ 8. Only 13 lbs.

    But I'm in line for an XTi myself, 4000.
  3. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    If you're willing to nudge up a little on weight you could go for the SWR Stereo 800 or Eden WT-1000. Both bridge at 4 ohms with plenty of juice, and sound great for bass.
  4. The Acoustic Image Focus SA:
    Extended Frequency Range, High Fidelity Sound
    Compact Enclosure (10x6.5x3.1 inches)
    Light Weight (3.5 pounds)
    Power Amplifier
    1000-Watt "Digital" Power Amplifier (1000w @2 ohms, 800w @4 ohms, 450w @8 ohms) higher power!
    Master Level Control
    Combo jack Input accepts XLR or 1/4" input
    5K Impedance Input
    Signal level for full power output: 250 mV, rms ("instrument level")
    AC Power On/Off switch
    Switchable Dual Voltage Operation (115/230V)
    Speaker Outputs via two Neutrik Speakon Connector
    Detachable AC Input Connector
    Durable Powder-coated Aluminum Enclosure
    Padded Carrying Case with Shoulder Strap and 6 Foot Speakon-1/4" Speaker Cable included with purchase
    FIVE YEAR Warranty

    Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB
    Distortion: <0.5% full output, <0.01% typical
    Hum and Noise: -85 dB or better
    Topology: Class D, (PWM)
    Switching Frequency: 280 kHz
    Output Power: 800 watts @ 4 ohms, 1000 watts @ 2 ohms, 450 Watts @ 8 ohms*
    Minimum Load: 4 ohms

  5. lowmid1

    lowmid1 Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    QSC PL236. If you want to check out mine I am close by.
  6. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    If you come across a used Peavey CS800S I use one that I love and it was a great value.

    1200 watts bridged into 4 ohms
    less than 23 lbs
    looks sharp to boot.

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