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pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 68
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 1:21 am:   Edit Post

I need of your help I'm not sure to buy :
1/ SWR workingpro 700 (simple, cheaper, lighter)
or
2/ alembic F-1X and a poweramp from this page:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/search_dir.html?gf=amps_up_to_800_w&sw=power+amp
Peavey, QSC or Crown ?? Max 550€.
Have you an idea ?
With my Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe 2004.
Be careful, I'm not english for your answers!!
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 724
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 2:08 am:   Edit Post

Hi Pierre, last summer I bought an Alembic F-1X from Ebay in the usa and used QSCPLX-2402 poweramp.


I too have an SC Deluxe and the bass sounds fantastic with that setup. The QSC poweramps are light in weight.

(Bonjour Pierre, l'été passé j'ai acheté un Alembic F-1X d'Ebay
aux Etats-Unis et ai utilisé le poweramp QSCPLX-2402.
J'ai aussi un Sc de luxe et les bruits de perche fantastiques avec
cette installation. Les poweramps de QSC sont légers dans le poids.)

Forgive my French I am using a Translation programme on my apple mac.

Pardonnez mon français que j'utilise un programme de traduction sur
mon ordinateur.
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 69
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 2:21 am:   Edit Post

thank's jazzyvee ! I don't have translator ;o))
QSC come from 5,9 to 23 kg !!!
You speak about QSC at 1298.00 € !!!!!!!
I said about 550€ !!!
;o)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 725
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

Yes but you could get one that is not new. Mine is not new but in very good condition.
jazzyvee
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 70
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:21 am:   Edit Post



(Message edited by pierreyves on January 28, 2007)
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 71
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:22 am:   Edit Post

of course but I can't have warranty...By example, I buyed 6 monthes ago an Ashdown mag 300, now it's out BUT I have a 3 years warranty.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 727
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:27 am:   Edit Post

ok, je comprends. Je pourrais avoir acheté un nouveau QSC mais le
prix et le cahier des charges du modèle plus ancien étaient une
meilleure affaire.

(ok, I understand. I could have bought a new QSC but the price and specification of the older model was a much better deal.)

Jazzyvee
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 72
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 2:57 am:   Edit Post

do you know the quality of Peavey PV1500 ?
I can find QSC plx on the web, not new, about 500€ but they are on the other side of France and I can't see them...I hope I will find nearer my home.
BUT, the question is not really the quality of power amps, MY question is what is best:
a single SWR workingpro 700 all in one...or alembic preamp and poweramp. I can't try before buying, I just remember that my old system with 2 X F-2B Alembic + Yamaha power amps was nice, but very expensive and big weight !
essenceman
Junior
Username: essenceman

Post Number: 45
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 6:02 am:   Edit Post

Hi Pierreyves,
I use a F1-X and SF-2 with a Yamaha P5000S.
It sounds fantastic with my little Euphonic Audio cabs (2x8 and 1x10)!
The Yamaha is not heavy, nor expensive.
Rob
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 73
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 6:31 am:   Edit Post

tank's for your information essenceman!
simon
New
Username: simon

Post Number: 3
Registered: 2-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 4:29 am:   Edit Post

Hi Pierre, I've tried a SWR Working Pro 500 at the store many times. It's a nice amplifier and is good for the price.
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 80
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 5:34 am:   Edit Post

Hi Simon, at this time, I ordered a SWR workingpro 400, and wheb I will have more money, I will order alembic f1-x and poweramp phonic.
lembic76450
Intermediate Member
Username: lembic76450

Post Number: 102
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

Pierre,
I know that this is late, but, my Crown D-150 that I have been using since '77 just had a channel die. My tech suggested that I check out the new Crown XTI series. I found those a little pricey for the amount that I play these days. I did find the XLS series that he also said would be just fine. I settled on the XLS 402, $399.00 at the local Guitar Center, but, I found it on an E-bay store, "Digital Shopping Network" for $240.00, $30.00 shipping and get this, a $120.00 Crown mail in rebate, total cost $150.00, 300 watts a side @ 8 ohm, 450 @ 4 ohms. It arrived in 3 days. I tried it Sat. night with my F-2B and my 2 Bag End single 12's. It sounded great, much more power than I'll ever need. At 26 lbs. it is not light, but, not too heavy either. It just seemed too good a deal to pass up. Good luck with the search. Let us know how you make out.
Kenn
edwin
Advanced Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 225
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 5:18 pm:   Edit Post

OK, it ain't cheap, but I am completely loving my Euphonic Audio iAmp 800C. Lots of power, lots of eq options. With a Superfilter, it's perfect!

Edwin
pierreyves
Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 90
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post

ok, many thanks guys !!
I bought 1 SWR workingpro 400 (400W @ 8 ohms), I will received next month, and I think is enough...I have my Ashdown Mag 300 too. When I will have much money, I will buy the Alembic preamp/poweramp system.
pierreyves
Advanced Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 203
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 6:34 pm:   Edit Post



(Message edited by pierreyves on October 22, 2007)
pierreyves
Advanced Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 204
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 6:35 pm:   Edit Post

SWR amps (400 & 700) are clipping all the time ... I returned it to the seller (www.thomann.de)
Finally I bought a light used F1-X and a new Yamaha P 5000 S
HERE
adriaan
Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1647
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 1:34 am:   Edit Post

Clipping on a SWR - well, the first thing to do on an SWR when you want to play loud is to turn the Aural Exciter to zero. This control does crazy things to the low end, and I wouldn't be surprised if the higher settings can cause clipping.
pierreyves
Advanced Member
Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 214
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

It had to know ...
My actual amplification is top to me ...
thomas
New
Username: thomas

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post

I have a brown bass and i have to say that with DR high beams goin through my aguilar DB 750 is just unbeatable
rockbassist
Intermediate Member
Username: rockbassist

Post Number: 133
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 3:13 pm:   Edit Post

I have tried several different SWR models and have never liked any of them. I am currently using Gallien Krueger. I am getting a lot of compliments on my tone and the reliability has been outstanding.

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