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Stewart World 1.2 Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by The Filler, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. The Filler

    The Filler

    Mar 25, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV

    So... I am really thinking about hunting down a Stewart World 1.2 to power what would be my Tech 21 rig. Seems to be right in all the right ways.

    This isn't a deal breaker by far... but I just want to be sure I understand its capabilities.

    All of the ratings I see for this amp seem to suggest that this amp is capable of loads to 4 ohms. However, the manual seems to indicate a possible 2 ohm load.

    Can it be done? Again, FAR from a deal breaker. lol. I just want to be sure I don't get some 4 ohm cabs and run it at 2 ohms if it can't do it.
  2. paulraphael


    Apr 13, 2006
    If you heard me play, you'd stop reading what I write.
    If I remember right ... big if ... it can handle 2 ohms per channel when used as a stereo amp, but not when used bridged mono, which is the only way I ever used it.
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  3. mindwell


    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    As neat as this amp is, in theory, I can vouch for its reputation as unreliable when pushed in four ohms bridge-mode. The lack of effective cooling is the fatal flaw.
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  4. The Filler

    The Filler

    Mar 25, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV
    Good news for me is I'd always use it stereo. :) ...probably on some occassions running down to 4 ohms per size. :)
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I had two of these years ago. They get extremely hot so make sure you provides lots of ventilation/fan cooling. I also, found the high end to be rather harsh sounding, probably not a problem if you like some distortion in your tone.

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