Shallow power amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rdkill, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. rdkill


    Jan 20, 2003
    Anybody know what (if any) presently made power amps will fit in the 10.5 inch depth of the SKB shallow "X-Rack"? I've got an old Traynor PM100 amp and a Tube Works "mosvalve" amp that fit fine but I'd like to get a bit more power than they put out someday. The newer 500 watt mosvalve amp is an inch too big. :-(
  2. craigb

    craigb Supporting Member

  3. rdkill


    Jan 20, 2003
    Thanks, the dcm1000 looks pretty good at 26lbs and $360 !
  4. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I've got an skb xrack and my SWR 350 (non x) fits in there fine. and I think the EA iamp 800 will fit also, thats what I might shoot for....
  5. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    my stewart World 250 fits my Xrack. unfortunately, they dont make 'em anymore. but thanks for the heads up on the Carvin, craig.
  6. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    If you go for the Carvin be warned that it will not fit in the X rack without modification. The box that the carvin is in is 10" deep but the banana plugs stick out past this. This rack has a removable panel rather than the standard latch lid on the back. If you want to mount the amp in the bottom of the rack you will have to cut a slot out of the rack to plug the amp in and remove the banana plugs. There is an old thread around here where someone went through this. Do a search and it should come up. I had a Carvin amp and was considering an Xrack for it but decided on a rack bag after what this other guy went through.
  7. I also considered the x rack for a carvin power amp. Someone on here warned me of the back panel. The same person also recommended gator racks. After checking them out, I decided to go with the gator shallow cases.

    They're slightly more expensive, but they offer more protection (with the latching lid on back), don't require modification, and all of the cables can stay connected for transport.
  8. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    23 lbs., actually! Just got mine yesterday and mounted it in a 2-space SKB ATA case. This is going to add so much to my current rig, it'll be hellacious!:bassist: