power amp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by flatback, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. flatback


    May 6, 2004
    I had a gig yesterday at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival and I was running late and I'm looking around my house and studio for my MAS16/ AI Focus sandwich and I realize it is gone. Stolen. Merde. I think they got it out my trunk at the last gig.

    So Since I have preamps coming out my wazoo, I think I want to replace the Focus with just a power amp.
    Is there anything new on the scene in terms of power amps? There is a Jule M700 for sale but I am wondering if the Pascal is any better then the Hypex and if anyone makes an enclosure for it. I really want something for under a preamp but without a built in preamp. Just power, any suggestions?
  2. Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    May 24, 2006
    Bassics do a power amp. Sorry I can’t find a link but google is your friend. Mike Arnopol is enthusiastic about their preamp at the mo.
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  3. lrhbass

    lrhbass Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Mike recommended one his guys, that built a great power amp for me a few years back,sounds great and still use it with MA 4-5...
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  4. neddyrow

    neddyrow www.simmerinstew.com Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Cortland, NY
    Focus SA is just a power amp. That’d be a good fit if you can find one.
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  5. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    There was one in the classifides, I don’t know if it’s still there. Jule Monique is intending
    on releasing a pedal all tube preamp and a pedal sized power amp. No firm dates yet.
    The Focus SA is on evil bay and it's pretty pricey, considering the options avaliable now.
    Just my take of course.
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  6. Matthias Hacker

    Matthias Hacker

    Apr 8, 2018
    This should be the bassics power amp mentioned above Bassics A-900 Bass Power Amp – Bassics
    What about the demeter Minnie 800d?
    What about the Bose A1 Packlite? Different price range, but might work just fine.
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  7. Hoyt


    Jun 29, 2006
    Saint Charles, IL.
    EF0170A3-79B7-42DF-875B-95B514101C80.jpeg Honestly, I think it’s hard to beat the Crest Prolite series. Affordable, reliable, easily available, more power than most need, and fairly lightweight.

    I usually just have my Rane AP-13 and the Prolite in a rack, but I started playing bass guitar in a 60’s band and the Rane wasn’t working for me so I got a BBE BMAX.

    I didn’t feel like swapping out the BMAX before last Saturday’s 3 hour upright gig so I tried this setup and was pleasantly surprised.
  8. Zbysek


    Mar 23, 2017
    Czech Republic
    I have been GASing for Quilter Bass Block for some time.

    I know it's not just a power amp...but its simplicity resembles one. Plus the preamp section can be avoided.
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  9. flatback


    May 6, 2004
    Just had an email exchange with Mr Toft at Bassics and I am gunna get one of theirs. The Jule one above is the wrong form factor (I want the preamp to sit on top) ...Almost bought a M700. This one is smaller and looks like it will do nicely and will just fit a Felix on top.
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  10. Mushroo

    Mushroo Guest

    Apr 2, 2007
    For what it's worth, I was a Focus SA user for over 10 years, until recently I made the switch to a Quilter BB800 and never looked back. It's smaller, has more power, and is easily replaced if something goes wrong (unlike the Focus SA which is unobtanium).

    The only drawback of the BB800 is some mild fan noise, so it might not be suitable for very intimate acoustic gigs. But Quilter does make lower-powered heads that are fanless and can be used as power amps through the effects return. :)

    (edit I see we cross-posted and you've found a solution, so never mind. ;))
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