what did you pay for your crest ca9?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by D.A.R.K., Dec 7, 2005.


  1. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    stillk looking for a power amp,
    found a used crest ca9 and would like some feedback on
    what folks are paying
    for these right now...
    it's in great shape.
    thanks!
    d
     
  2. seaKamp

    seaKamp

    Jun 30, 2005
    Chicago
    You should pick one up if you can find one between $400 and $500. Especially if it is a newer model. The older models have an internal bridge/parallel/stereo switch which may be a nuisance to some(I've never had to switch mine out of stereo and I probably never will because 900w @ 4 ohms is PLENTY for me).

    On the bay they will go for a little over $500. Funny thing about eBay is that the highest priced completed auction was an older model with an internal switch and that went for $585. There were 2 newer models with the external switches and they went for a hair over $500.

    I guess $550 would be the avg price shipped to your door(used).

    Anything in the $400s shipped would be a good price... especially for a model with the external switch.
     
  3. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    that makes sense, thanks for the info.
    i know the amp quite well as i've used it in install(s)
    but never bought one (individually) used.
    the one i found is 550.00 from a shop, not private seller
    and has a 30 day warranty for any defects.
    the most you'd pay, but the warranty is a nice bonus.
    any other input on prices will be appreciated!
    thanks!!
    d
     
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    You sometimes see nice condition CA9's go for a good bit more than $550, and sometimes you see them go for a lot less. :ninja::D But if I were in the market for a CA9, I would not balk at paying $550 for one in really good shape with any kind of warranty.
     
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I just got mine for $520 shipped or something like that. It was an Ebay auction. Mine is a little "abused" on the outside, but it's rock solid!
     
  6. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    thanks guys!
    d
     
  7. Paid $550 for mine. On the outside it looks like it's been ridden hard and put away wet, but on the inside she still runs like a thoroughbred.
     
  8. Lex P.

    Lex P. You've got it awful loud -Kathy P. Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    MSP
    $450 local sale, Newer model (external switch) with just minor surface scratches on the top and bottom covers, the front and rear was like new. Thought I paid too much but I guess not. :)

    Lex