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Carey Limberg 4th April 2013 03:40 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 04:08 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 06:56 AM

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

iand 7th April 2013 05:56 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 06:08 PM

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

ndcraig 14th June 2013 11:36 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 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Enzo (Post 3440841)
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 03:01 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 10:25 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 (Post 3440841)
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 02:31 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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