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Carey Limberg 4th April 2013 02:40 PM

4 channel amplifiers
 
I'm looking for a 4 channel power amp to feed my monitors, besides the Peavey cs800-4. Yamaha makes one but the wattage (may be 70v) seems low per channel, and qsc makes one but its for a 70v system as well. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks!

Enzo 4th April 2013 03:08 PM

Find an old Rane MA6. Nice little amps, and you have two extra channels. Also, if it matters, the channels can be paired and bridged.

http://www.rane.com/pdf/old/ma6dat.pdf


How much power do you need really? If you rack your gear, why not just stack a pair of stereo amps. That gives you a zillion options. 4-channel is rather specialized. There are new low weight amps that won't break your back. The Peavey IPR1600 weighs only 7 pounds, so 14 pounds for two of them. It is rated down to 2 ohms, but at 4 ohms it is rated 500 watts, more than enough I'd bet. And Musicians Friend has them for $239.

Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp | Musician's Friend

There are also single space rack mounted amps, and a pair of those would take up no more space than a single 4x amp.

Jack Arnott 7th April 2013 05:56 AM

M2(squared), Powersoft, and Camco all make very nice 4 channel amps.

iand 7th April 2013 04:56 PM

When it finally hits the shops you could consider the Behringer NU4-6000 which is basically 2 NU3000 in one box; the NU3000 has come out quite well when tested by people who don't have a pathological hatred of Behringer :-)

mini-mad 8th June 2013 05:08 PM

.. i use matrix amps. british built... and they are amazing! i own the XT6004 thas 4x 1200@4ohms

ndcraig 14th June 2013 10:36 PM

The QSC CX204V is in fact a 70V amp. However they also have the identical-looking CX404 which is 400wpc @ 4-ohm

audiocom 17th June 2013 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3440841#post3440841)
Find an old Rane MA6. Nice little amps, and you have two extra channels. Also, if it matters, the channels can be paired and bridged.

http://www.rane.com/pdf/old/ma6dat.pdf


How much power do you need really? If you rack your gear, why not just stack a pair of stereo amps. That gives you a zillion options. 4-channel is rather specialized. There are new low weight amps that won't break your back. The Peavey IPR1600 weighs only 7 pounds, so 14 pounds for two of them. It is rated down to 2 ohms, but at 4 ohms it is rated 500 watts, more than enough I'd bet. And Musicians Friend has them for $239.

Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp | Musician's Friend

There are also single space rack mounted amps, and a pair of those would take up no more space than a single 4x amp.

I bought a t4-700 for same porpose from thomman and i'm very pleased with it. Light, cheap, good sounding, 4 vu's and 4 x 700w/4.

malsackj 19th June 2013 02:01 PM

4 channel amp for monitors
 
We have used this amp from Carvin.

Carvin.com : DCML Series Professional Lightweight Power Amps

Jsixis 22nd June 2013 09:25 PM

Peavey always fudges the numbers, 100hz crossover so for vocals only monitors fine, but if you get a keyboard or bass player that wants monitor your going to have a problem.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3440841#post3440841)
Find an old Rane MA6. Nice little amps, and you have two extra channels. Also, if it matters, the channels can be paired and bridged.

http://www.rane.com/pdf/old/ma6dat.pdf


How much power do you need really? If you rack your gear, why not just stack a pair of stereo amps. That gives you a zillion options. 4-channel is rather specialized. There are new low weight amps that won't break your back. The Peavey IPR1600 weighs only 7 pounds, so 14 pounds for two of them. It is rated down to 2 ohms, but at 4 ohms it is rated 500 watts, more than enough I'd bet. And Musicians Friend has them for $239.

Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp | Musician's Friend

There are also single space rack mounted amps, and a pair of those would take up no more space than a single 4x amp.


ianpengelly 31st July 2013 01:31 PM

the t.amp TSA 4-700 - Thomann UK

I think this is the amp that Audiocom suggested, I've used one of these for powering some Nexo PS8s as monitors and it never missed a beat.


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