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SABDDI: is it worth boosting its output signal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mara, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Mara


    Jan 11, 2001
    ...and how do I do that? I have both the SABDDI and Peavey MAX, but I do like the SABDDI more and was wondering if I could use it as a preamp to my Phonic XP2000 (2kW bridged) and get rid of the MAX? I remember seeing a thread about the SABDDI having not enough oomph to act as a pre. I did a search on the topic but couldn't find the absolute truth on this matter. :(


  2. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Try it. If you've got all the gear, you haven't got much to loose - I think there's very little danger of the SABDDI putting out such a hot signal it causes problem with the power amp.

    Oh... and let us know!

  3. GFOS


    Dec 27, 2002
    Athens, Alabama
    I've run mine just as a pre-amp into an RMX 850 with no problems.
  4. thetaurus


    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    the sabddi won't push your power amp to its maximum power. you'd need a signal booster to do that. i think there is a mod you can do to your bddi to increase its output. if that's the sound you want, you could just sell off your max, and bddi and buy a sansamp rbi. the rackmount version of the bddi with an added mid control, and enough output to push your power amp to its fullest power.

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