Solid State Power Amp Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tnks, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. tnks


    May 10, 2001

    I currently have what I consider to be a really nice set-up. I've got a Aguilar DB680 pre-amp and an Aguilar DB728 power amp. Unfortunately, I think the cost of power tube replacement is becoming more bothersome as of late, and I'm considering moving to a solid-state power amp.

    I've looked into the QSC Audio PLX and the Stewart World series. Both of these seem pretty adequate. However, after selling my DB728, I'll still have money left over to consider possibly more expensive options (not that I want to unnecessarily).

    Are the QSC Audio or the Stewart Worlds about "as good as it gets" for the solid state world of power-amps? Is there something a little more tasty? Is there anything that compares well to the DB728?

    I really appreciate people's feedback.
  2. boku


    Jul 10, 2003
    Brunswick, Ohio
    Personally, I recommend the Yamaha CP2000. Great performaer at a very fair price. Not too heavy to lug around either.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    i say, since you are used to the weight, get a crown. QSC's are very nice, also. Tube replacement is kind of a pain to deal with. I have heard good things about the yamaha. So i think you would be satisfied with any of these.
  4. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    How about the Euphonic Audio iamp 800? I've heard several people gush about how "tube-like" it sounds and its light also! 800w into 4, 19LBS!!! Talk to allan grossman he's got one...
  5. carvin dcm series is really ncie too.
  6. Forget the namesake painted on the front and get yourself a Peavey DPC 1400X. This is one awesome amplifier! 1400 watts @ 4ohms bridged, one rack space, and only 13lbs!!! I'm running one into an Acme Low B-4 and all I can say is "WOW!". Check it out-
  7. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I'm a longtime fan of Carver power amps.
    Bob Carver sold the company back around '95 but they are still producing the 'PM' series which was designed by Bob. It's heavy and doesn't bridge into four ohms but I don't need that.
    Carver has some newer lighter weight switching type designs but I don't know anything about them, I'll stick with my heavy PM-1400. I got a good deal on mine, but right after I bought it the website I bought if from raised the price over $250.
  8. NeedMoreBass

    NeedMoreBass unregistered

    Feb 14, 2003
    What he says!!