Which affordable preamp to go with Crown CE-2000?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mara, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Mara


    Jan 11, 2001
    Hi guys,

    Still searching for the rig...
    I could get a good used Crown CE-2000 poweramp for a price of a new Firebass or Ashdown MAG400.

    Obviously I need a preamp and I don't know anything about them. Could you suggest a cheapish one for me?

    How would a SABDDI work with the Crown as a preamp?

    Thanks again,

  2. zoran


    May 10, 2002
    Preamp is very important part in rack system cause it makes your tone how you hear it. So i dont reccomend you cheapest one. But Ashdown makes rpm1 preamp, very good and costs about 400€ in Europe.
  3. Mara


    Jan 11, 2001
    Thanks' for the input Zoran. I understand the function of pre- and poweramps, etc., but I have no experiences in using them. What I'm looking for is a good sounding preamp (either new or used) that won't hurt my wallet too much. I'll check out the Ashdown.


  4. Mara


    Jan 11, 2001
    You're talking about a 2nd hand RPM-1 aren't you?

  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I would look into the Ampeg SVP-PRO. I have one & use it with an SVP-1500 power-amp & I love it!!!!
  6. zoran


    May 10, 2002
    No, it is new without VAT, you know what I mean, hmmm. We have special dealers. It is just suggestion, check in your country
  7. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    I don't know what is cheap in Finland, but I agree with Nino...SVP-Pro best pre for under $500.
  8. gnome01


    Oct 30, 2001
    Bronx NY, USA
    Alembic preamps like the F2B and FX-1 (I think that's what it's called) show up used for less than $400us. I have an F2-B and I love it.
  9. Yamaha PB-1. Definitely.

    Cheers rody
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY