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QSC Club

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by atomic_turtle, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. atomic_turtle


    Jun 22, 2003
    Dracut, MA
    Just won an ebay bid for a QSC 1850HD in the box for a whopping 395.00 +shipping of course. Soory to gloat but I am excitedand I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy this bad larry!!!

  2. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    ill be joining the club on saturday (RMX850)

  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    In which box?
  4. atomic_turtle


    Jun 22, 2003
    Dracut, MA
    Hopefully in an unopened original box. But then again its ebay. I'll let you know when it arrives, hopefully this week.
  5. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    As an owner / operator of a QSC RMX 1850HD, let me tell you this:

    1) as a PA subwoofer amp, bridged mono running two 8 ohm 18" subs in parallel, it is the shiite.

    2) as a PA full - range or mid-hi speaker amp, in stereo running two 8 or 4 ohm cabinets, it is the shiite.

    3) it is a bit heavy (not a girly amp).

    4) I'd be amazed to hear of anything that this amp doesn't do well.

    You will like this amp, guaranteed. :cool: :D Just wish it was made with U.S. labor :meh: .
  6. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    Personally, I use the QSC PLX 1202. It's a bit heavy, but it does the job. However, I plan on getting two racks to alleviate the weight issue... a 2 space rack for the poweramp, and a 3 space rack for preamps and such.
  7. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    20 Lbs is heavy?!? :p Im planning on getting a PLX to make my amp rack light!
  8. Glenn D.

    Glenn D.

    Aug 20, 2002
    Fort Collins, CO
    Well, 21 pounds, IIRC. I use the 1202 and it makes for a really nice head setup. I can't be hauling no 1850HD around.
  9. MascisMan

    MascisMan Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Ive been using my 1850HD for a little while now with my BBE Max preamp and love it to death. Tons of headroom.
  10. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    my RMX 1450 is the only part of my arsenal that hasn't ever crapped out!

    in fact on this past Saturday, our group's Makie amp/mixer (we played a house party) went into auto protect mode cause' it was very hot - the band leader was freaking out so i offered one of my channels to power his 2x15-tweet cabinets - my QSC saved our ass for that gig...
  11. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    PL 1.8 owner here. :)

    It's my first separate power amp, but I can't see ever needing anything else.
  12. I absolutely love the look of the PLX1602, and you can get them cheap imported into the UK. Very powerful, built like a tank and never give up.
    We've been using the RMX series at College since '96 and never had a problem, the sound is crystal clear and *loud*.
  13. In Flames

    In Flames

    Dec 11, 2003
    I bought a QSC RMX 1450 and its more than enough power for my needs. Heavy but who cares. Top quality!
  14. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Santa Ana, Calif.
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Steve Lawson just bought a PLX 1602, also.
  15. aaron f.

    aaron f.

    Oct 21, 2000
    Can an RMX850 run bridged (4 ohms) at loud volume for an extended period of time without heating too much/shutting down?
  16. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Santa Ana, Calif.
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    In bridged mono into a 4-ohm load, follow these guidelines:
    • Pay special attention to making sure that the amp is configured correctly—especially correct outputs, correct DIP switch settings, use channel 1's input, turn channel 2 all the way down, use channel 1's gain control to set levels.
    • Avoid clipping.
    • Allow the free flow of air into the back of the amp and out the front.
  17. Are the PLX series dual 110/230 voltage? I can't seem to see whether they do on the QSC site.
  18. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    PLX heavy????
    Remember when we used to be men?
    Lugging around a 70 pound SVT or two and a couple of 810's.
    Now we complain about 21 pound 1600 watt amps and 50 pound 210 cabs that are flat down to 30 HZ.
    It's getting embarassing
  19. Ericman197


    Feb 23, 2004
    I'm notorious for being a sissy, , as well as lazy.
  20. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Santa Ana, Calif.
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Hi Dan,

    We make them for 100, 120, and 230 volts, but they are not dual voltage.

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