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NAD - RAD Engineering 1000 Watt ICE module

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kesslari, Jan 14, 2017.


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  1. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Guess that makes this an NAD RAD. Plus it's also an RNPD - relatively new pre-amp day.
    Just got my RAD Engineering power amp. Holy smokes is this thing clean and loud! Looking forward to gigging it in a week or so.
    Well built, sounds great.
    The Sonic Farm on top of it - got that a few weeks ago, and am loving it as well. Been doing a number of recordings through it, and it sounds killer.
    Together they're a match made in tone heaven.

    SonicFarmRAD.
     
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  2. blubass

    blubass

    Aug 3, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Current: Blackstar, DR strings, Nady. Previous endorsements with: GK, Rotosound, Ernie Ball, Cleartone, EMG, Dean, Dava Picks, Rebel Straps, Dickies
    Looks good. What are the specs on it, and how would you describe the sound?
     
  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    The best way I can describe the sound is "immediate". I really love when fingerstyle funk and ghosted notes really "pop out", and my rig (Sonic Farm DI, RAD amp, and MAS cabinets) provides that in spades, plus chest-thumping in the low end. The attack of the notes is really, really clear, but when I want to get more into "lazy mellow fretless" territory it does that beautifully as well.
    I know it's 1000 watts into 4 ohms. @radbass here can give you more details on what it pushes at 8 ohms. I know that it's good to 2.67 ohms but not to 2 ohms.
     
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  4. TheRealKong

    TheRealKong

    Mar 17, 2011
    Ain't this the same modul as found in that "Green Goblin" Markbass Ninja?
     
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  5. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    It's been awhile since I followed Markbass very closely, but they used to "roll their own" power sections -- they made a point of mentioning that on their site. It's possible they've changed, though.

    In any case, I haven't played through this specific power amp, but I've played through a similar one (Ice 1000 ASP in a box) on a couple of different occasions. I didn't get to try it with a group, but I was favorably impressed with its feel relative to other class D bass amps I've played and with how my various preamps at the time (Arkahm Zephyr, Demeter 201) sounded through it.
     
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  6. foderaman

    foderaman

    Jun 14, 2005
    Highland.IL
    If not mistaken this power amp does have the ICE 1000 ASP module in it.
     
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  7. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Yep -- I meant similar in that they both use the 1000ASP.
     
  8. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Very cool man! You're the only other person I know of using this rig!! I really really love it, and your description was spot on I think. Super immediate and dynamic sounding. And the sonic farm paired with the rad is just killer. Congrats!! Play it in good health.
     
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  9. Stu_Bass

    Stu_Bass

    Nov 24, 2006
    Pennsyltucky
    Is this not the same as the Tantra with the other circuits switched out?
     
  10. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Yes, it's the bones of the Tantra
     
  11. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    As in, just the front end and the power section.
     
  12. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Sullivan, MO
    What are the dimensions on that bad boy?
     
  13. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I want to say its roughly 12" x 12" x 3" high. Can confirm this evening. It uses a standard par-metal enclosure.
     
  14. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
  15. It’s probably a 2U form factor meaning 3.5” height.
     
  16. radbass

    radbass supporting member Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 15, 2007
    south of chicago
    Owner RAD Repairs and RAD Engineering ,guitar, bass, and amp repair and limited custom instrument and amp building.
    It's not a standard case, it's 3" tall, 12" wide, and 10" deep.
     
  17. Does R.A.D. Engineering have a website. There are a million RAD Engineerings out there.
     
  18. Randy Dritz is TB member. Google got that in 1ms.
     
  19. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    To be fair it's hard to find info on this amp in the conventional ways. Searching tb is about the best way to search for info.

    But contacting randy directly through tb is for sure the best way to get info.
     
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  20. 3rdcurve

    3rdcurve Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    Sullivan, MO
    That should fit perfectly on a MAS Bodai 110 and have plenty of kick for a pair.
     

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