2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

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jimbo7
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2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#1 Post by jimbo7 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:13 pm

So I now have a rack case with wheels and handle. I got it off of CL cheap. The ad said it was a 6u, but it's actually a 4u. The plan was to put in my 2 lightest amps, PA+, and power conditioner. Well that's changed. Now I can either load it with my heavy amps and leave the light ones in the regular racks, or I can get a 4-channel amp for sake of leaving one amp at home and portability. The Behringer model is the one I'm looking at. Thoughts, ideas, advice, criticism?
BFM builds:
XF212
T24 BP102 24"
2x SLA's 6-5" mids, 9-gt-302's
2x AT 14" MCM 55-2421
TrT 5" MCM 55-2421
AT 18" JBL GTO804
2x OT12 flat array

Bruce Weldy
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Re: 2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:34 pm

Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to buy another rack than to buy another amp?

6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210


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Re: 2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#3 Post by Rich4349 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:00 am

Originally, I had 2, 2 channel amps, eq, driverack, and storage drawer in one rolling amp rack (cause having wheels makes EVERYTHING better, right?). Well the single unit was so mf heavy I about blew out my back every time getting it in and out of my hatch. Broke it up into two carry cases and haven't looked back yet! My 2¢
2 DR250s, 2 27" Lab15 T-60s, 2 30" Neo Titan 39s, 1 Autotuba...and looking for more!

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Re: 2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#4 Post by CoronaOperator » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:38 am

I have a couple of the Beringer NU4-6000's, they're light and run my 4 DR-250's very well. It puts out ~48-49 volts / channel. If it fits your needs then its a great little amplifier. My only beef with it is the very loose IEC cable, it doesn't bother me too much as I don't move them around very much but for a mobile rig I'd buy these locking IEC ends . They work on any IEC connector.
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17" width 10" driver Autotuba
2 x 29" width dual Lab12 Tuba60
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Re: 2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#5 Post by jimbo7 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:08 am

Bruce, you got a point. But I like the idea of having everything in one place instead of separated over multiple racks. Two Crown XLS 1000's weight less than one Carvin DCM1000 and one Behringer NU-6400 weights less than one Crown. I'm not all caught up on weight (still young enough and lift heavy stuff at work all day), I just like it condensed like that. I'm a one man operation who does this for fun and have limited pack space. I thought about just getting a folding hand cart, which I guess it's the same as a rolling rack. Now I'm all confused on what to do.
BFM builds:
XF212
T24 BP102 24"
2x SLA's 6-5" mids, 9-gt-302's
2x AT 14" MCM 55-2421
TrT 5" MCM 55-2421
AT 18" JBL GTO804
2x OT12 flat array

Bruce Weldy
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Re: 2-channel or not 2-channel. 4 is the question.

#6 Post by Bruce Weldy » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:38 am

jimbo7 wrote:Bruce, you got a point. But I like the idea of having everything in one place instead of separated over multiple racks. Two Crown XLS 1000's weight less than one Carvin DCM1000 and one Behringer NU-6400 weights less than one Crown. I'm not all caught up on weight (still young enough and lift heavy stuff at work all day), I just like it condensed like that. I'm a one man operation who does this for fun and have limited pack space. I thought about just getting a folding hand cart, which I guess it's the same as a rolling rack. Now I'm all confused on what to do.
I have a rolling rack that I built. It houses 4 Crown XLS, 1 Crown xTi, 3 driveracks, a Furman, and a board in the top. It rolls and goes anywhere I need it to.....by myself. Now, I do have a trailer with a ramp. If I was lifting, that would be a different story. Then I'd consider a shorter rolling rack and stack another rack on top - easier to lift in two pieces, but could still roll. I just like having all the connections in one rack that handle most of my shows.

6 - T39 4-25" 2-22" 3012LF
4 - OT12 2512 Melded/NSD2005
1 - T24
2 - XF210


"A system with a few knobs set up by someone who knows what they are doing is always better than one with a lot of knobs set up by someone who doesn't."

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