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Where is the bridge/stereo switch on an OLD Crest CA9?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pickles, Feb 18, 2006.


  1. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I've got the case open but I can't find it :(

    Its in paralel now and I want to make it stereo.
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Ah, OK, I found the switch ... hidden on the BACK of the circuit board that houses the output terminals ... wedged between the board and the case back ... but now what position is what?

    Is all the way to the left now, if the amp is facing away from you. I think thats parallel.
     
  3. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I figured it out. If you are behind the amp, left is parallel, center is bridged, and right is stereo.

    And man does this amp sound good!
     
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    I'm glad we could be of help.

    :D

    Joe.

    P.S. Have you tried the Crest website for a manual?
     
  5. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Yea, you guys are the best! :p

    Couldn't find one for the old models. The current one has an external switch. I searched and searched and searched the web ...
     
  6. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Actually, I am about to pop open my one older model to set it up parallel, so I appreciate you sharing this information! :)
     
  7. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    I spent the day A/B ing things, and the CA9 really is an amazing sounding amp. You'll still have to look a while to find that switch ... even with me telling you where it is!
     
  8. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    OK so I just got an old one and I can not find the switch, do not see a switch?

    Anyone care to take a stab at it. Current user manual no good for this one.

    Maybe I'm missing it but by doggys I can not see a switch.

    Like to set it to bridge mode.
     
  9. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    OK found it. This must be an older model. No switch, only a Jumper and the choices are Bridged and Stereo, no Parallel.
     
  10. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Some of the older CA9's were internally selectable for stereo, parallel mono, or bridged mono.

    Tom.
     
  11. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Sorry I meant mine must be older than older. :eyebrow:

    Only two choices,no switch, just a jumper.
     
  12. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ah, so you have Ye Olde See-Ay IX? ;) :p :D
     
  13. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Yes hail Casear!
     
  14. pinchdawg

    pinchdawg I'm the kling klang king of the rim ram room

    Feb 1, 2006
    wa.
    I love digging up old threads and adding a CPR reply. Just bought 1995 CA9, this is perfect info.

    Thanks:)
     
  15. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    Wow how time passes when your having fun. In 08 I was using a CA-9, I'm using a Streamliner 900 now.

    No doubt the CA-9 will kick major patooty, it's just heavy as a boat anchor.