Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

power amp question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mlove, Mar 4, 2006.


  1. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    does anyone know of a power amp that puts out 700 to 750 watts @ 4 ohms mono bridge.
     
  2. CPL

    CPL

    Aug 24, 2003
    New England Area. USA
    I believe there are quite a few. I'm sure Peavey has one and Crown as well.
     
  3. mlove

    mlove

    Jun 12, 2005
    all i need is 750w @ 4ohms to power 1 cab. most of the power amps i can find are 1000watts + at 4 ohms bridged.
     
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    So get the 1000W power amp and don't turn it up all the way ;)

    Really, if you get a second cab you might need the extra power. Never hurts to have too much power.
     
  5. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Unless you really need an extra 1 dB of headroom, you could also get a 600-W amp, of which there are plenty.
     
  6. ginnboonmiller

    ginnboonmiller

    Mar 4, 2006
    I know of two 800-850 watt power amps available: the Mackie M800 and the QSC RMX850. I'm sure there are others. Remember, though, that SPLs are measured on a logarithmic scale, which means, very roughly, that it takes ten times the watts to get twice the volume/headroom. A couple hundred watts really won't make much of a difference at this level, and there's always a volume knob.
     
  7. Rocknrolljunkie

    Rocknrolljunkie

    Jan 29, 2006