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pioneer home amp vs a studio amp

Discussion in 'Recording' started by C9productions, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. i have a partner that has has passive 20/20's. he's gonna upgrade to the asp8's.. passive or active soon.. but right now he has a problem mixing.. it takes him a while to get the right sound. could this be b/c the amp.. he has a pioneer home amp.. its like 120x5... he's only using 2ch of it..

    i told him to pick up a Qsc, crown hafler.. etc amp off ebay..
    do you think it would make any difference
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    It will make a huge difference...probably the best investment your friend will make for a while...
  4. he's been looking but he can't find anything around 300-400 that does 150-200watts per channel for his passice 20/20's..
    everything he finds does 250+watts.. so what amp would you pick?

    i told him i'd sell him my active 20/20's when ever i get my new monitors if he can't find a amp
  5. ShellTones

    ShellTones Guest

    I don't think you need that much power. I've heard the 20/20 passives paired up with a Hafler TA 1600 ($200 - $250) @75 watts per channel, and I thought that combo sounded great. You aren't going to mix at 120 decibles.
  6. keep thinking that lol... you have no idea how loud he gets a mix when he's into the song.. i think last time i had a meter(b/c i told him to mix around 90-96db) he was mixing over 100.
    the pioneer is pushing some good power, i just figured he might be able to get a studio quality amp and have a cleaner sound overall...

    right now he's been looking at crest and samson amps..the hafler he wants is outta his range i think
  7. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I have a couple Hafler P3000s I would be willing to part with.. send me a PM if you are interested.

    Having an amp that has more power than your speakers are rated for is not a problem. The main issue is running an underpowered amp, pushing it into square wave and burning up tweeters and drivers. More power just gives gives you more headroom.

    Better to have too much power rather than not enough. You can always turn the amp down.

    Kurt Foster
  8. kurt i'ma pm you about the hafler.
    but he'sthinking about the crown xls202a. only 270 and 200 per channel

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