Discussion in 'Controllers, Audio Consoles, Live Sound' started by andshesbuyingastairway, Apr 29, 2007.
You cannot compare a Macro Tech with RMX. RMX is entry level. Macro Tech was Crowns former top of the line amp.
You have to compare similar amp topologies in their power class.
Both manufacturers make amps for a price point, and then they make the serious tour grade stuff. Any two amps that are working properly, under the same load, should sound pretty close. What you are hoping to buy is reliability. Both are great. Both have had excellent service.
I can speak for Crown outright replacing amps with issues, no questions asked.
As for paying for a name...well I hope I AM paying for a name. A name that represents a company with excellent engineering, excellent manufacturing, excellent support, and looooong warranties. I want a name that my clientele will pay to rent without thinking twice. Crown and QSC are at the top of that name list.
Your friend has no idea what he is talking about.
I've have owned many Crowns over the years. And have owned several QSC amps. Both are as was said....bulletproof. I had a DC300 down to half an ohm with lots of fans and it never gave a whimper.
My son uses a newer one for playback when he shoots videos. Its a CE1000 and has a crapload of headroom and power and a great tone too.
As the really old audiofile type repair guys used to say about em.....Crown, voltage in = voltage out.
and either way, PLX then we'll be what is referred to
about 10 years ago i hoocked a CD-player directly to a crown microtech 2400 amp and used the gain as volumcontrol.
My hifi have NEVER played that well, before or since.
That experiment bought Crown a place in my heart
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