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SOLD Yamaha Preamp and Power Amp F/S DFW Local Area PB-1 & CP2000

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by lo-freq, Apr 17, 2015.


  1. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Price:
    $200
    Location:
    Texas
    Yamaha PB-1 Preamp & CP2000 Power Amp for sale in DFW area.
    $200 for both units; rack case not included.

    Preamp is in very good condition and is one of the best-sounding preamps I've used.
    I've owned a Demeter VTBP-201S; the PB-1 has a warmer, beefier tone that is punchy as all get-out, but still clear & articulate. I use the fully parametric mid control (50Hz to 2.5KHz) to add a bit more thickness that I was missing after I auditioned the Ampeg SVT-7Pro and I think it nails that type tone very well.
    The VTBP-201S is no slouch & has that special something that some tube preamps bring to the table, but as far as use for a live music tone device, I find I much prefer the tone I get with the PB-1.
    This preamp has a boatload of gain both the preamp section & the DI (adjustable).
    It also has a built-in adjustable crossover, an output you can use for a tuner, & also has a dedicated headphone output.

    Power amp is functionally a bit of a gamble and let me explain.
    I had some issues running it in anything but bridged mode, took it to a local reputable (Yamaha certified) repair person to replace the input jacks.
    When I got it home, it would not work in bridge mode, but each channel worked fine in stereo mode.
    Took it back to the shop, but the person could not get it to fail & I was there trying to help.
    I've been using the amp in stereo mode for about a year or year & a half and it's never had a glitch on a gig.
    So, I'm basically giving away a stereo power amp, because I don't want to certify it's 100% when it's not.
    Even just using one channel, it has been plenty of power on tap to drive my EA CX-310 (an 8 Ohm cab) even on large outdoor festival type settings as a stage monitor.
    Power per channel is 450W @ 8 Ohm / 650W @ 4 Ohm / 1000W @ 2 Ohm.
    Both units are not lightweight.
    The PB-1 is 10.6 lbs.
    The CP2000 is 30.9 lbs.

    Pics are posted below - thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2015
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  2. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Here are a few pics:

    DSCF0461.JPG DSCF0471.JPG
     
  3. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Trades - not really open to much, but a really good bass OD pedal that also has a DI.
    Seems like I remember there being a Sansamp VT pedal that has a DI...something like that might work.
    Also, an Empress Para EQ might get me going as well.
     
  4. would you sell the PB 1 separately?
     
  5. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I sent you a message.
    To others wondering the same -
    #1. I do prefer a local sale. Otherwise, you'd have to make it worth the hassle to ship & insure it.
    #2. If it is local, we can probably work something out.
     
  6. JD Long

    JD Long Banned

    Mar 28, 2015
    United States
    I am interested in Both really.
    I have a Fort Worth Address who could receive it, but am out of town.

    Do you have any Pics of the backs of the units?
     
  7. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I should be able to take some.
    Give me just a bit of time.
    Thanks.
     
  8. JD Long

    JD Long Banned

    Mar 28, 2015
    United States
    Time? We got Plenty of that right now.
     
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  9. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Took 5 pics of the backside in my rack case.
    I can pull them out if anyone really wants & shoot some more.

    20150421_151449. 20150421_151437. 20150421_151408. 20150421_151506. 20150421_151514.
     
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    The preamp power cord is detachable and one will be included in the sale.
    I have a couple of Speakon to banana plug high quality speaker cables that will be included in the sale That way you can connect one cab off each channel if you so desire.
    The power amp power cable is non-detachable.
     
  11. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
  12. JD Long

    JD Long Banned

    Mar 28, 2015
    United States
    Niice pics.
     
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  13. JD Long

    JD Long Banned

    Mar 28, 2015
    United States
    Money is being sent via Priority Mail Tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  14. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Sold pending funds clearing...
    Thanks, JD!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2015
  15. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Deal completed - item sold.
     

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