4 channel amplifiers

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.
 
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.
 
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.


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.
 

mini-mad

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2013-02-24 1:53 am
i say go for the matrix XT4004. it will keep going long after the T.amp tsa4-700 has died on you.

im not against T.amp i have a MX-2400 i use for bass at smaller parties its just the Matrix is worth its weight in reliability many many many times over. and weighs in at around 8.5kgs.