Ultra-ligthweight power amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by duke2004, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. duke2004


    Mar 29, 2004
    Cambridge, Mass.
  2. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    bose gear is crap.

    search for Stewart & Peavey DPC1400x on the forum.
  3. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Peavey DPC1400x if you want a single space

    Stewart World 1.6 or 2.1 if you don't mind 2 rack spaces

    QSC PLX series are some nice amps too, if you don't mind something a little "heavier". ;)

    The Stewart stuff is cheaper than the DPC and seem a little more responsive to my ears. But, I'm lazy and hate to haul heavy rigs, so I use a DPC1400x. I'm happy as can be carrying around 1400 watts and incredible tone in 2 racks spaces under 25 lbs.
  4. doctec


    Mar 22, 2005
    Beaverton, Oregon
    I just bought a QSC PLX3402. 3400W Bridged mono @4 ohms. Weighs 21 pounds. Lets see, that's 161.9 Watts per pound :)

    BTW, Interesting reading on the Bose message board about using their PAS stuff for bass. Consenesus seems to be that you need to keep your conventional bass rig on stage and augment it with their PAS stuff. Not enough "thump" otherwise -- even if your Bose system has 4 or 6 of their bass modules.

    "If it sounds too good to be true..."
  5. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
  6. duke2004


    Mar 29, 2004
    Cambridge, Mass.
    bose stuff may be crap, may not be crap. may depend on the application. if it were effective in powering a 4 ohm cabinet in a small venue, then to me it would be worth $399. Obviously if it doesnt work for real world application, then its not worth it no matter how inexpensive.
    To me, ultra-light weight is what this Bose product is. Its 5 x10 x2 inches and weights 3 lbs. I consider that, or a Walter Woods amp to be ultralight weight. I dont consider a 2 rack space $750 power amp to fit that need. They have their place, but I was thinking more like an amp that fits in the accessory pouch of your bass gig bag
  7. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
  8. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL


    and yea, bose is still crap.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    +1...& yeah, listen to the joker...

  10. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002

    P.S. I gotta say, this is a new level of lazy :p
  11. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Mark bass...mark bass...mark bass...LMKII will fit in accessory pouch..
    And it is LOUD
  12. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Dang I forgot about the AI stuff. I played through a Focus 2 and it's surprisingly loud and amazingly light. Real clear and flat sound with no coloration. And the weight and size is ridiculous. It's about the weight and size of a large cigar box.

  13. chrisp2u


    Aug 15, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    How about one of these? Has any one tried one?
  14. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    and to Vision, as well...

    he beat me to it. ;)
  15. PB+J


    Mar 9, 2000
    arlington va
    I use an acoustic image focus SA at every gig. The thing is incredible. 600 watts (and it really IS 600 watts), and it weighs 3.5 pounds. It fits in the pocket of a gig bag with a ton of room to spare. Hard to beat.
  16. thejohnkim


    Sep 30, 2003
    I'm not a fan of bose with their crappy home tehater and personal audio products, but this mini amp looks pretty cool. it may be expensive for what you're getting but there doesnt seem much else on the market that competes with it. the AI stuff seems similarly overpriced if the bose is overpriced.

    otherwise i'm still waiting for American companies to start making amps like the Hevos single spacers or for Hevos to have a US distributor. heh.
  17. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Get one or the other of these.
  18. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Yeah! This stuff is distributed by Yorkville, and meets their strict standards for reliability. I've sold a few Alto pieces and had great results. The price vs performance is amazing!
  19. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    uhhh...12kg is not what most people would call ultra lightweight. :rollno:
  20. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Actually if you scroll down on the page, there are class D amps that are lighter.