Sadowsky PreAmp/Headphone Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rickreyn, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    Anybody own one of these, and are they worth $300+. I practice a lot late at night (kids and wife in bed) with ear phones on using CDs. Only thing is, my little mixer has no EQ. This might solve it.
  2. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have one and like it. As a pure headphone amp, I prefer the Raven Labs PHA-1, but the Sadowsky gives you the Sadowsky preamp and a DI. I wanted it all in one box, so I sold my PHA-1 and Sadowsky beltclip preamp.
  3. Nightbass


    May 1, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I got one last summer at BassNW, and I use it just about every day.

    As a practice amp, it's great. It has more EQ capability than the Raven Labs model, if you like more bass and treble in your ears. It's more than loud enough, and I've been using the same cheap 9V cells that came with it for months now.

    It also has excellent mixing capabilities for use with a CD player.

    The other reason I bought it is because I wanted to try using it with my passive basses to get the Sadowsky active sound, and I think it does very well in that respect, too. Turned my old Jazz into a Sadowsky, yes it did. :)

    I don't think it's worth $300, based on the parts count inside the box and the fact that the whole thing is made in Taiwan, but it's worth it if it does the job, and I ain't complaining about the cost.