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power amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spalka621, Aug 22, 2005.


  1. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I need a power amp for my bass rig, anybody have any good ideas on which one to buy. I only need aroung 200 watts and i dont have a great deal of money to send.
     
  2. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Behringer EP1500. If you only need 200 watts, just use one side of it (270 watts) as your need for power grows, you can add more cabs to get more volume, or bridge the amp for more power.

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHEP1500+

    I have been using mine for over 2 years now.
     
  3. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Only 200w and cheap?

    Well, normally I would steer you here (click here) but you may want to check this out (click here).
     
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Hey, I just ran across this.

    Click here.
     
  5. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    well im lookin at the samson servo 260. does anbody know hows many watts it pumps at 8ohms or if it does.
     
  6. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Straight from the manual. Available online.

    1. Rated Output Power @ 5%, @ 1%

    At 1 kHz, 4 ohm
    ..................Model 550 340 W, 300 W
    ..................Model 260 150 W, 139 W
    ..................Model 170 105 W, 94 W

    At 1 kHz, 8 ohm
    ..................Model 550 230 W, 215 W
    ..................Model 260 95 W, 105 W
    ..................Model 170 70 W, 60 W



    This amp does not bridge mono. Specs are per channel.

    I would get that PV900 instead (link in my previous post)
     
  7. the dude

    the dude Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Indy
    If I were you, I'd jump on this :D
     
  8. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    +1

    (Capitalist!)
     
  9. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    darn if only i had seen those last two posts, anyway a bougth the servvo 260 for 130$. Thanks for the help
     
  10. Monomer

    Monomer

    Jul 22, 2005
    damn....





    once again:


    "WATTS" is NOT a measure of sound/volume.
     
  11. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    *reads back through the posts*

    hmmm..nobody said it did. :eyebrow:
     
  12. Monomer

    Monomer

    Jul 22, 2005

    But he also never said he has a (150watt?) cab that he needs to power.


    He didnt even mention at what ohms....



    and QSC all the way. Love my 2450 to death.
     
  13. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    im so confused i didnt recieve the pre amp yet but how the hell do i hook the pre amp into it, or whats the best way to set this thing up?
     
  14. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Which preamp are you getting?

    It will makew a difference if it is mono or stereo.

    Stereo = 1 output per side

    Mono = Get a 'y' cable and go from your mono out to each input.
     
  15. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Well i dont exactly know because i have this friend who makes amps and pedals, and hes makin me a pre amp that is like a 1987 marshall. I gonna ask him about that and see what he says. O also is there any way that i can hook the power amp up to my gk head and use them both.
     
  16. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Sure but not to the same cab.

    Which GK head do you own?
     
  17. spalka621

    spalka621

    Jul 26, 2005
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I own the GK Backline 350
     
  18. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    You can go mono into one side of the ampfrom your preamp into one cab and then from the preamp out on the GK into the other side of the power amp into another SEPERATE cab.

    But you would still need to split your signal to feed the inputs of the preamp and the GK simultaneously.

    :D

    Joe.