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recommend me a good power amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by RwG, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. RwG


    Mar 24, 2006
    orlando, fl
    I've had my fill of my Ampeg SVT 4 Pro, I suppose some people love it but it's just not for me, I want clarity and punch and i'm not getting it. So...I'm planning on going to pre/power route. Without being able to really try all of them I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations. I was thinking either the Crown CE2000 or the QSC PLX 1602. I'm basically looking in the $500-$600 range. I'll be running into an Ampeg SVT410HLF and or a SVT810.

    I'm considering the BBE BMAX or the Tech 21 RBI (leaning toward the BBE sinve i already have the sansamp bddi).

  2. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    I had really good luck with my QSC PLX 2402, and I'm guessing the 1602 is no different. Kinda heavy though.

    Stewart amps also come highly recommended around here. I liked my Stewart 1.2 and often wish I had it back. The 1.2 is a lot lighter than the 1602, but less power. Not sure of weights on the Stewart 1.6 or 2.1, tho'.

  3. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I haven't had a bit of problem out of my QSC.
  4. Not what you were asking, but have you thought about the ampeg SVP-CL? It has clarity and punch over the newer ampeg sound with that great vintage sounding growl (its essentially the preamp section that was used in vintage SVT's)

    - Will
  5. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    21 pounds is kind of heavy? :rollno:

    PLX would be good. If you don't mind the weight, I hear Crest CA-9s are really great, and can be had used for $600 or so. My Carvin DCM1000 never failed me, and I'm sure that their other amps are just as good.

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