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Old 16th June 2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Default Maximum power of Blackstar ID series?

Hi,

What is the maximum power draw from the UK mains of this amplifier?:

Blackstar ID series ID:260TVP
http://www.blackstaramps.com/products/id260/

Also, is the ID:260TVP amplifier from Blackstar the most powerful amplifier in the ID series range?
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Old 16th June 2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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Also, is the ID:260TVP amplifier from Blackstar the most powerful amplifier in the ID series range?
and do I winn if I can find the answer ?
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Old 17th June 2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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its just that i dont know what "260" refers to.

Does it mean there are two identical class D amplifiers in there, each with a 60W maximum output.?

If it is that, then thats 120W total, .......but what is the actual Real power draw from the mains when its on absolute maximum power continuously?
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Old 17th June 2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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Why don't you just email Blackstar?
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Old 17th June 2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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If they have stated this in the sales spec, they may not answer, -there may be some jargon here which i do not comprehend but good guys on this forum will be in the know
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Old 17th June 2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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its easy

model 60 is 1x60watt
and model 260 is 2x 60watt

now what did I winn ?

what else do you want to know about 'their' products ?
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Old 17th June 2012, 08:03 PM   #7
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if you can tell me what is the Real Power draw from the mains (220VAC) when this 260TVP product is running on continuous maximum power then i'd definetely buy you a pint if we are in the same pub together soon (i'll be in the Avery Pub in Cambridge, UK this coming Tuesday for the England soccer game).

And if you can tell me if this product can handle universal mains input (90-265VAC) then i'll buy you two pints. (or two of whatever you drink).

And if you can tell me why somebody would want a 2X60Watt guitar amplifier (instead of a 1x120W) then i'll buy you a 12 inch pizza to wash the beer down with.
...i.e. can you say why a guitarist would want a stereo amplifier, because the speakers are surely in the same cab(?), and so you dont get the stereo effect, because to get the stereo effect the speakers need to be at least 10 feet apart?


If you can answer the following question, ill buy you a 260TVP:-

Is it possible (without opening the enclosure with a screwdriver) for somebody to attach something to the guitar input of the amplifier, such that the amplifier would run at absolute maximum power continuously?
-I ask this because guitar amplifiers are known for running at average powers far less than there absolute maximum powers because of the "gappy" nature of guitar strumming/plucking........it is widely suspected that most guitar amplifiers are not actually capable of providing their absolute maximum power for more than 1 minute without blowing up.
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it is widely suspected that most guitar amplifiers are not actually capable of providing their absolute maximum power for more than 1 minute without blowing up.
Widely suspected by whom???

A guitarist customer of mine is in regular contact with the area sales rep for Blackstar. I'll ask him to attempt to find out for you.
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Old 17th June 2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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well, that community of people who ask ......

"why go to the expense of making a guitar amp capable of providing max power continuously when real guitar playing never , ever does that?"
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...i.e. can you say why a guitarist would want a stereo amplifier, because the speakers are surely in the same cab(?), and so you dont get the stereo effect, because to get the stereo effect the speakers need to be at least 10 feet apart?
noone have said anything about stereo
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