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gogi



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Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS)
      #1080716 - 24/12/13 08:59 PM
Hello Folks. I own one QSC GX5 power amp (500W for 8ohms both channels and 700 W for 4 ohms both channels driven). I am attracted to this amp because it matches my current Yamaha S115 mains speakers and JBL S118 subs. Most importantly it has a simple crossover switch that allows me run the mains and subs in crossover mode without using a crossover unit.

I need to buy another amp to achieve the same effect (i.e. I need the inbuilt crossover switch) but have a low budget as the QSC GX5 amp aint cheap. Can someone recommend some more affordable power amp with similar features i.e. 500W for 8 ohms/700 W for 4 ohms /AND BULT IN CROSSOVER SWITCH???


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Re: Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS) new [Re: gogi]
      #1080717 - 24/12/13 11:25 PM
TBH the QSC QX5 looks pretty reasonably priced at around £330, I doubt there's a better quality amp with the features you require for the price.


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Re: Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS) new [Re: gogi]
      #1081552 - 02/01/14 12:34 PM
I know that some of the Peavey amps have crossover options but the crossovers are additional plug-in modules. They probably aren't any cheaper than the QSC either. I've had good experiences when using the GX range so I'd echo the advice to find another one.

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Re: Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS) new [Re: gogi]
      #1081580 - 02/01/14 03:30 PM
I'd add that if you plan to use them for left and right channels of a PA you'd be better off having two matching amps.


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Re: Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS) new [Re: gogi]
      #1082317 - 08/01/14 12:57 PM
Just bought a Yamaha P2500S.
Very pleased with it.


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Re: Power Amp selection for PA system (500w FOR 8 OHMS) new [Re: shindigger]
      #1082980 - 12/01/14 05:03 PM
Quote shindigger:


Very pleased with it.



Even though it only delivers 250W in to 8ohms rather than the 500W that you wanted?

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