Micro Power Heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 57pbass, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    Are there any micro hi powered power amps on the market ?
    Just looking for power to pair with a few pre amps I have.

    Thank you.
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Most power amps are marketed in a 2U form factor. Of those there are are a plethora. :)
  3. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    Quilter BB800. I use mine as an 800w power amp with my Fryette Valvulator tube preamp. A perfect match!

    The BB800 is also exactly the right size to pair with a Sansamp, Noble, etc. :)
    basscapes and 57pbass like this.
  4. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    This zombie thread popped up a few days ago. If 500W meets your needs, you might be interested
    Jay Ganz Straight Ahead Power Amp

    Jule makes a fairly compact amp in various power levels. M700 Bass Amp for Monique
  5. Dan- I had the Demeter Mini 800d... class D 800 watt power amp... works great with preamp pedals
  6. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    upshot is, the economics of manufacturing scale means that even though a "rumble 500 power amp" would have less components than an actual rumble 500 bass amp, it would cost you more to buy it because they won't sell nearly as many.
    S-Bigbottom, Passinwind and agedhorse like this.
  7. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I actually asked one of the micro head makers, why he didn't make a power amp version, and this is exactly what he told me.
  8. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Another Demeter Minnie 800D user here.
  9. I second the Quilter BB800. I've had one for almost a year now, and besides a boatload of power (especially into my SVT810!), it has never let me down at a gig or studio session!

    It's an amp that can act like a bass amp OR a power amp, depending where and what you plug into it!

    At 4 lbs, what's not to love?