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hotsnake
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Username: hotsnake

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:15 am:   Edit Post

Hello there forum! Just purchased my first Alembic product - a used F1-X for 475 - and am looking for a power amp to power my 8x10 Ampeg fridge. I am looking for something at the maximum of 800 watts/ side into 4 ohms. One side will run the 4 ohm 8x10 and the other will run my dirty channel (a Sunn Coliseum into a 70s Bassman 4x12). I'm wondering if anyone has experience with a high-powered power amp of this sort and the F1-X?

Cheers!
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1223
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 1:46 am:   Edit Post

I use a Stewart World 2.1,
It's rated at 650 watts per channel @ 4 ohms ,
not too heavy at about 17 lbs.



Sounds like a monster rig your putting together ~!
hotsnake
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Username: hotsnake

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:33 am:   Edit Post

Yeah! I'm trying to put together a tone that combines both Geezer and Iommi on "Into the Void" : ) It's been a long quest but I feel pretty close to the end... if there ever is one!

So you've been using the Stewart with the F1-X I take it?

At this point i'm leaning towards a Crown XTI 2000 but am a bit hesitant as it appears I will need to buy a bunch of new cables as well. The Crown only does XLR in and Speakon out. Maybe i'll just bite the bullet and splurge, just got a massive tax return...
elwoodblue
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Username: elwoodblue

Post Number: 1225
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:02 am:   Edit Post

Yep, with a GT Trio before the F1-X for Clean/Overdrive.



There are (of course) many F1-x users here, I bet others will chime in,
The Crown XTI 2000 looks like a pretty good deal, I see one online for less than $400,
(I paid over 800 for the Stewart )

cheers
hotsnake
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Username: hotsnake

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah i'm deciding between the XTI and a Crest CA-9 at this point. Looks like they are both rated about the same, any thoughts on which might be a better brand? I am a total newbie on the power amp scene.
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 889
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post

I have both an XTi and a Crest CA-9. The CA-9 is the best power amp I've played through for bass (except maybe a Crest 8001). However, it's a bit too much for my 50 year old back. So I am sticking with the XTi 4000. (And yes, the CA-9 is available. It's a beast!)
hotsnake
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Username: hotsnake

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 2:29 am:   Edit Post

how much do you want for the CA-9 including shipping to Portland, Oregon 97206?
edwin
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 893
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:28 am:   Edit Post

Well, I was hoping for something in the $500 range locally, so I'd be willing to chip in some for shipping. Let me find out how much it would cost to get it there from Boulder.
hotsnake
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Username: hotsnake

Post Number: 6
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:08 pm:   Edit Post

If the shipping costs aren't ridiculous i'd be interested in working something out. Thanks!
afrobeat_fool
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Username: afrobeat_fool

Post Number: 299
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 8:29 pm:   Edit Post

How much gear are you willing to ship to Portland, Edwin? :-)

Are you playing around town, Neal?


Nick
amelnick
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Username: amelnick

Post Number: 53
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Sunday, April 03, 2011 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

I used a crest Pro5200 with my F1x and the sound is fantastic.....also half the weight of the CA-9

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