Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jock, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Are these poweramps any good?
    Whats the difference compared to the PLX series?
    The reason is my local musicstore has special prices on the RMX right now.
    QSC is rather expensive here in Sweden so if there isn´t a big difference in sound and reliability I would be delighted. Even the smallest PLX amp cost a little more than I would like to pay fore a poweramp.
  2. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    You may want to PM Bob Lee on this, he is our resident "QSC Guy" or you can do a search and look in old threads.

  3. RMX are less expensive and quite a bit heavier than the PLX series. They are also lighter and less expensive than the very heavy MX series. Both the PLX and RMX require two rack spaces.

    I had an RMX 850 that I sold to my drummer for his PA amplifier. It weighed 35 pounds, and the biggest RMX series weighs 44 pounds. Compare this to the 21 pounds of the PLX series. Or the 69 pounds of my MX-3000a amp...

    The RMX is manufactured off-shore with QSC designs. I found the internals of my 850 to be 100% well made, cleanly wired and very robust. The RMX series doesn't have quite the amount of sophisticated circuitry as found in the PLX and MX series, so it is priced lower. The ventilation is from front to rear, so they can be stacked without needing empty rack spaces on either the top or sides.
  4. mikemulcahy


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Dammit I forgod about you bgavin, my bad.

  5. Bob Lee (QSC)

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

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    No, it's rear to front. But you still don't need empty space on the top, bottom, or sides.

    Other than that, your description is 100% correct!
  6. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I know that it's a bit more money but I'd highly recommend the PLX's. I just can't believe how good it sounds compared to my Crown CE1000. And it's so much lighter in weight.

    My only beef is that the fan is on all the time. But it is a quiet fan.
  7. I suppose I should make some lame joke about how the fan sux instead of blows... but thanks for the correction.

    It is hard to tell the amp's cooling air motion from the draft of my subwoofer ports :D

    But seriously, the only down side to the RMX is the weight. After carting around my 69 pound MX-3000a, going to a 21 pound PLX would be a vast improvement. My drummer would stop bitching about how much rack weighs...