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Power Amp and a Peavey Mark III Centurion?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Broncrider32, Dec 11, 2003.


  1. Broncrider32

    Broncrider32

    Feb 21, 2003
    Nebraska
    I was wondering if it would be possible to run a power amp through my 130 watt mark III centurion bass head. I would like it to push out at least around 400 watts. If this is possible let me know also what do I all need to make it work and which power amps do you guys recommend??
     
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Your Centurion can be used as a preamp to drive a power amp. Run a cable from the preamp output jack to the power amp's input.

    Crown CE-1000 or QSC RMX1450 for about $400 are good choices and would give you 1000 watts.
     
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Like Brian wrote... You can't do the car stereo booster amp thing (speaker out of a low power car stereo into the inputs of a booster amp) for Bass amps...a lot of smoke and destruction will occur if you do.