SWR Interstellar!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassPulsar, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002

    From what I read at the SWR website (and a review that can be found there) the SWR IOD can be used as a power amp directly connected to a cab.
    Does anyone have any experience using it this way (loudness, sound quality, ...).
    I was thinking of using the IOD as a poweramp just to practice at home. Do you think that this is OK? (live I'll use it with another power amp).

    Does anyone have sound clips of the IOD?

    Thanks all!
  2. 8 watts...

    Mine is mounted in a rack larger than my Peavey Minx practice amp, so I use the Peavey instead.
  3. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    AFAIK, the SWR IOD's internal power is meant to drive nothing more than headphones. I doubt it could be used for anything else.
  4. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002

    I think that the output is something like 4 or 5 watts.

    The review says thay it seems pretty loud!!!!
  5. Tapp


    Aug 29, 2001
    USA, Mississippi
    No, Do NOT drive headphones. Most headphones have a high impedance and could possibly damage the output transformer on the "Stella".

    Yes, you can use the Stella as a practice amp driving an 8ohm cabinet. Using a 4ohm or 16ohm cab would probably not hurt.

    What's fun is plugging a guitar cab and guitar and using the Stella as an amp. It cranks! The EQ controls are not in the circuit when doing this but it still sounds pretty cool for what it is.

  6. amper


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sorry, no sound clips...

    But yes, the 'Stella can be used as a power amp. If you connect a speaker to the "Speaker Out" jack, you get 5w into 8 ohms.

    It makes a kick-ass guitar amp.

    The only prob is that the speaker out is pre-eq, so no tone shaping available...