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Help choosing amp

Postby scsgtusmc » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:05 pm

I am purchasing two Peavey PV118 subs for our live band. We play country music. They are rated at 400w program @ 8ohm. I am considering either the QSC GX5, or the Behringer EP4000. Can someone help me out with which one would be better, if any. I want to keep the price under $400. And also can someone explain what the power ratings mean on speakers. Example 700 watt program, 1400 peak. If I am running two of these speakers, should I get an amp that puts out 700watts per side (per channel) ? I am new to PA equipment, so any help would be great !
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby TSH-Tim » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:51 pm

The Behringer EP4000's are good amps for the money and keep trucking on... if i was in your shoes i would be ordering them.

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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby scsgtusmc » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:30 pm

Wow ! I thought people with more knowledge would be willing to share and help others. Guess not. But thx to the ONE person that was willing to reply.
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby Billum » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:42 pm

Sometimes if there are a lot of posts some submissions drop off the radar quite quickly and get missed by the majority of readers - but seems you got your requested recommendation so all is sweet.

With the amp power ratings, it usually means that they can deliver a certain power for extended periods of time (programme), but for momentary bursts they can deliver around twice that (peak). So for choosing the power you need for a venue, go with the programme amount, but the speakers should be able to handle at least the peak power if you're not going to risk blowing them on a momentary blast.

Unless they give you proper qualifications for this rating such as 'RMS Watts', it can be pretty meaningless anyway (don't even bother with ratings such as 'Music Power' which mean diddly squat and belong in low end hi-fi showrooms).
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby TSH-Tim » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:39 pm

scsgtusmc wrote:Wow ! I thought people with more knowledge would be willing to share and help others. Guess not. But thx to the ONE person that was willing to reply.

With the sort of budget you have I would say that the EP2500 or EP4000 is your best bet buddy... sorry I cant help more but that's my advice
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby scsgtusmc » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby _ Six _ » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:23 am

I've just bought a new QSC GX5 and run it into my Adlib Audio 12 tops and 12 bins at 4ohms.

Great sound and better than the Behringer IMO
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby grab » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:23 am

The Thomann own-brand amps are heavy old beasts, but they'll do the job OK.
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Re: Help choosing amp

Postby TSH-Tim » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:36 pm

Do sound nice nice thou and i know someone that use's 12 of these and they have never gone wrong 8-)
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