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power amp/ pre amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by clouddead, Aug 23, 2003.


  1. clouddead

    clouddead

    Jan 15, 2003
    orlando
    im going to be purchasing a 4 ohm epifani t-210 soon. later on id like to add to it, but for right now its fine. but id like to know what kinda power amp would go with this cab to really make it sing. then with the power amp, what reasonably priced pre amp would go with it. so eventually id like to be running two 4 ohm cabs. any replies are good. thanks
    -gabe
     
  2. clouddead

    clouddead

    Jan 15, 2003
    orlando
    is everyone clueless on what im saying? im getting no replies.:meh:
     
  3. aaron f.

    aaron f.

    Oct 21, 2000
    Manitoba
    Well if you're gonna be running two 4 ohm cabs you would need a stereo power amp. Running an amp at 2 ohms can be a little hard on em, increased heat. You could also buy 2 8 ohm cabs and bridge the power amp which would probably give you more wattage. Although if you bridge you won't be able to adjust the volume of each cab seperately. I would recommend the QSC PLX series or RMX depending on how much you want to spend PLX are lighter (21 lbs) but cost more, RMX are cheaper but weigh more usually around 40 lbs you can't go wrong with either line. check out the specs at www.qscaudio.com .

    The RMX 1450 puts out 450 watts a side at 4 ohms so u should be fine until you get the second cab (check the rms rating of the cab to be sure not to over power it). These amps can be had for around $360 or so. check out lord valve or life effects.

    For a cheap preamp, check out Tech21's Sansamp RBI i think they go for around $300 not sure. It is capable of a variety of tones and should put out enough power to adequately drive any power amp.

    Just a few helpfull suggestions to get u started.