QSC and Crown Users

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nightsblood, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Im new to this preamp and power amp game, having always just used a head unit for all. Ive done the searches and think I have it down to these three. The QSC RMX1450 or 850 and the Crown CE 1000. Im gonna be building this rig using a Tech 21 RBI pre. Ive heard a few bad things about the Crown, stating it cant handle much stress and clips. As far as the QCSs are concerned, is the 850 enough power to play in a live setting or do I need to opt for the 1450? Man, Im lost. For now, Im pushing a Carvin 1-15 and 2-10 cabinets. I may change later, but that what Im using and will be for a while. Thanks for any input.
  2. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    I can't comment on the RMX but I've had a CE1000 since they first came out...

    It's been stressed pretty hard over the years and it's never given me any problems.

    As far as clipping goes...you can get anything to clip
  3. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I run a RMX850 and a RBI sometimes with an Eden 410(8 ohm) and sometimes with a Schroeder 1210(4 ohm) in bridged mode and I find it is plenty loud enough for every gig I have encountered including outdoor gigs.

    I had problems with the 850 clipping when I first got it but I soon learned that I had some of the settings on the back set wrong, after I fixed that I've NEVER seen it even come close to clipping and I play in a LOUD band.
  4. I know this is not my thread but what about the 1850 HD?
    I have the same exact question as JKB and was planning on using the same preamp. I also heard good stuff about the PLX 1602 but I think it is kind of expensive.
    What do you think of those? The 1850 HD is $500, which is really cheap for a poweramp.
  5. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Stay away from the low end Crowns, you'll be disappointed. I'd go with QSC, but spend the extra cash and get the biggest PLX you can afford. I'd go with no less than the 1602.

    Good luck.
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Lord Valve and Northern Light and Sound have great prices on qsc gear. I got my qsc plx 1602 for under $500, I think it sounds and works great, and the lighter weight is really great!