QSC GXD8

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fast slapper, Feb 11, 2021.


  1. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    Just bought one of these for a shallow rack rig.

    There's a lot to like about it. Good power even with one channel @ 8 ohms into a power hungry 15". Lightweight for the power. One channel kicks as hard or harder than a bridged Crest Prolite 2.0.

    Simple to use dsp. Quiet near silent fan. Sounds as good as my other high quality amps. 6 year warranty.

    Highly recommend it for any situation where you need good power in a rack. Not too pertinent these days but hopefully it will be for some.
     
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  2. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    On the 1
    No pic? What is in front of the power amp? Are you using a pedal preamp, mic preamp?
    Sounds like you are liking it. :)
     
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  3. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
    There's not much to see but I'll share a pic tonight :).

    Tried it with my favorite pre the past few years, the Presonus RC500. The amp sounds the same as the PLD I've been using since 2017. I've used a Broughton Messenger, Grace Bix, Lehle Mixer(30v), Motu AVB, Hampstead Subspace, and a GK MB500.

    QSC has really nailed down the sweet spot between quality and economics.
     
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  4. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    On the 1
    Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: I almost went down the route of pedal to power amp to cab-- I definitely noticed the value aspect of QSC power amps as well as the versatility of being able to swap out the preamp for different sounds.
     
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  5. fast slapper

    fast slapper

    Dec 11, 2001
    Fresno, CA
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    Test setup to make sure everything was working correctly. Also one of four Eminence 21" drivers. My PLD will now power(barely tickle) them for PA/garage stereo.
     

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  6. Yummy Notes

    Yummy Notes

    Dec 20, 2019
    On the 1
    Very cool. :bassist:
     
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