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Old 07-08-2003, 09:45 AM
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QSC Power Amps

I'm looking to buy a new amp to power my bass bins.

Anyone here had experience with QSC amps? What do you recon to the RMX4050HD?

Or should I spend a bit of extra money and get a crest amp, The CA12 maybe?

I need something that can run for a very long time (36+ hours) reliably.

Any Advice is much appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:17 PM
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RMX are a cheaper conventional amp. These are made in far east to save costs. More of a MI product than a pro product. Nothing wrong with RMX amps, do a web search and see if any bad press pops up. For the price of a new one of these you might find a used Crest P,Crown MA/MT,BGW GTA,QSC EX or MX. In my opinion used amps like these can be a good buy. Just a phone call away, try local sound providers first, money talks! The old heavy amps are fairly unwanted in pro sound. I do not recommend C audio but some might have some good uns.
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Old 07-09-2003, 02:30 AM
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i heard the qsc mx are good. i use yorkville amps i love them or i would get a bgw.
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:18 AM
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Amps

I acutely came across a second hand crest amp last night. I havenít seen it yet but the guy says he knows someone with one who wants about Ä500 for it, and that itís about 10 years old and very heavy. He wasn't shore what model it was but said he will check it out for me.

Any thing I should look out for, if I go to look at it?

Thanks again this forum has saved me from doing/buying a fair few stupid things.



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Old 07-09-2003, 01:54 PM
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What to look for.

The secondhand history of things like amps.

10 years dry hire to DJ's, watch out.

10 years in a rarely used theatre,sounds better!
You would expect this to be serviced and tested by somebody that knows what they are doing when spending money. If this crest is a P version then somebody could give you the lowdown of any specific weakness. A bit long to document amp testing on here.
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:27 AM
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only an old QSC is a good QSC

i heard that only the vintage models are a good choice...
forget about the new models with this new design...
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Old 07-10-2003, 11:51 AM
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if your talkin about

the old versions from the 80s into the early 90s that were then discontinued, I cant recall the model number. But I have workedwith these b4 back in the late 80s on a huge mobile rig with 2 racks full of them, but I do recall them goin into thermal protection quite easily and they ran very hot but they sounded ok nothing to brag about in my opinion.
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Old 07-11-2003, 12:06 PM
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long lasting and no problems

i have a model 1400...
good sound and never problems...
you can find these items very cheap on ebay.com
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