SansAmp RBI (preamp) gain quesiton

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by amos, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. amos


    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    I'm using my SansAmp RBI as dedicated pre. Because of this I run the output level at max. I do get quite a bit of noise. I have to run the gain on my Equalizer down or else I clip my power amp.

    If I had a preamp with a dedicated gain, would this help singal-to-noise ? I know it would also help my tone.


    thanks for the help
  2. amos


    Oct 23, 2003
    SE Portland Oregon
    pretty much decided on the bbe bmax-t. it's fairly new unit so i will post some pics and a short review when i get it up and runnin with my qsc plx 1602 and two aguilar gs112s

  3. kasbrey


    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    I run my RBI from the 1/4" out at between 12 o'clock and 2 and find this is more than enough to drive even my QSC RMX850 (I got rid of my Bass Pod Pro because of not enough output). I haven't noticed any noise problem although the recommended settings in the manual result in far too trebly a sound with resultant hiss.
    Turning the blend control down to 10 o'clock or below cures this problem best for me though I suppose turning down the presence is another alternative.