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Old 19th July 2004, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Pro-amp to drive pair of subs

(sorry I also posted this in Madisound and HTGuide... my 3 favorite forums)

Trying to choose the best of these options:
1. Used Crown MacroTech 1200 for $500 (includes shipping)
2. Almost new Crown CE2000 for close to $450
3. Almost new Crown CE1000 for $325
4. Behringer EP2500 new for $379
5. QSC PLX1602 for $560

I'm looking for a pro-amp to drive a pair of SCC300 12" woofers. These are very efficient, 90.2db at 8 ohm. 200 watts is plenty. But I want to be ready in case I upgrade to some less efficient woofers such as the JBL1500 or others that do better with 500Watts + at 4 ohm.

I'm leaning towards either the used MacroTech 1200 for $500 or the new QSX PLX1602 for $560.


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Old 19th July 2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Go with the cheapest. The fidelity demands of sub amps are minimal. Take the money you save and use it for a good crossover.
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Old 20th July 2004, 03:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice Bill.

I could not help myself and went for the Crown Macrotech 1200. I was very tempted by a new Crown CE2000 for $412. Both are good deals. The Macrotech is regarded as the best sounding in the group.

If anyone is interested in a Hypex HS200, I have one for sale $200.


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