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Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 336
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

So,after a long search for a used F-1X I finally found one on flea bay at a decent buy it now price($479.)and I'm chomping at the bit for it to arrive.This will pair with my SF-2 which has been my preamp for quite sometime.
So some experimenting is in order.
Currently the SF-2 is running in stereo mode with the low end being controlled in channel 1(high pass mode)and the highs controlled in channel 2(low pass mode)being fed into a Crown xTI 1000 amp and dumping into a Eden D4x10XLT.
I hope to maintain this type of control.
Any suggestions would be very welcome at this point and I can't wait for it to get here.
The words from Flounder from Animal House comes to mind,"Oh boy.Is this great".
Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 338
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post

Wow and WOW.I thought my rig sounded quite good before but now....holy smokes.As you can probably tell,my F-1X arrived today and I could not be more pleased with the sound and complete tone control of my amp.Can't wait to gig with it.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10466
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 5:00 pm:   Edit Post

Just now running across this; congrats!!!
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2184
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 9:41 pm:   Edit Post

I have checked out many preamp and signal processing alternatives from other manufacturers and and the Alembic SF-2 and either the F-2B or F-1X in combination remains my top pick. Congratulations.
Advanced Member
Username: smokin_dave

Post Number: 339
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

After a few gigs with the newly added F-1X,I can't understand for the life of me why I waited so long to add this to my rig.Along with the SF-2,it takes alot of the frustration out when setting up for different sounding rooms.My next quest is to find a great sounding 2x10 to slap on top of the David Eden D410XLT.I would love to go with an Eden D210XLT if I could find one made before David Eden sold the company.My GAS continues.
Advanced Member
Username: jbybj

Post Number: 344
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 9:34 pm:   Edit Post

I too, get great pleasure/tone from my F-1X/SF-2, QSC combination. I suggest you pair your 410 with a single 15, an EVM-15L or an Eminence 3015, instead of a 2x10. It's delicious.

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