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Which Power Amp do you recomend?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dustinvavak, Mar 27, 2006.


  1. Dustinvavak

    Dustinvavak

    Jan 17, 2006
    Kansas City
    Must at least be 1200 watts, other than that there are no limits.
     
  2. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Crest CA9.
     
  3. Dustinvavak

    Dustinvavak

    Jan 17, 2006
    Kansas City
    I am looking at the QSC PLX3402, any thoughts?
     
  4. The PLX 1202 is 1200 watts and about $400 less than the PLX 3402. I only mention this because of your interest in a 1200 watt amp. The RMX 1450 would work for you as well for less money and more weight.

    Anyway, I think you'll have a hard time finding somebody who wouldn't recommend QSC but anything is possible.

    The above mentioned Crest CA9 seems to be hailed as the holy grail of bass rig power amps by those with more money than I have. I would look into that if you can.
     
  5. Dustinvavak

    Dustinvavak

    Jan 17, 2006
    Kansas City
    that was an at least 1200 watts, I would like to be able to run both sides at near that now that I think about it. Thats why I mentioned such a model.
     
  6. I think you'll enjoy any QSC you buy.
     
  7. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Crest CA12. 1200 watts per side into 4 ohms.

    What are you going to be doing with this monster? Subs in a club?
     
  8. 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, you can often find them used for around $500.

    Tom.
     
  9. Well that's in my league. I can see one in MY future! :hyper:
     
  10. Kael

    Kael

    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Crown MA 2402 = big daddy of poweramps....
     
  11. joe skinner

    joe skinner

    Mar 17, 2006
  12. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    well, I'll put a plug in for stewart world 1.2, 1200w bridged into4, 350x2 into 4 stereo, 1 rack space, 11 LBS, I paid $600 new, I like it...
     
  13. Billy-Bob

    Billy-Bob

    Nov 4, 2005
    So Cal
    I'd snag a GBE 1200. Conservatively rated, killer tone, outstanding service from Genz-Benz.

    Billy-Bob
     
  14. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    I've had good experiences with Peavey DPC-1400X, QSC PLX series - enough that I'm not looking for any lead sled and actually have been settled in for a number of years, or the Carvin DCM series.
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Anything from AB -

    Pros:
    -Cheap as hell (you can find a 1700 watt bridged/1100 watts per channel model for $100)
    -Robust as all hell - thick steel chassis
    -Reliable - mine has never overheated nor shut down

    Cons:
    -They weigh 25-35 lbs
    -some have loud fans
     
  16. Bassin' 'Round

    Bassin' 'Round Banned

    Apr 30, 2005
    I'm looking hard at the new Crown 2000XTi & 4000XTi myself.
     
  17. 7thbass

    7thbass

    Nov 21, 2003
    Houston, Tx
    Fan is loud, but very light and loads of power.
     
  18. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I should add that if weight is a big factor, I prefer the sound of the Stewart World 2.1.

    Tom.
     
  19. DanBuck

    DanBuck

    May 29, 2005
    North Haven, CT.
    I've had good success with the Carvin DCM series amp for a couple of years now....good value and sound.
     

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