Hey guys, let’s conversate about which power amp is the best to make our axe fx 3 sound massive !!!
I have the old Crown too for playing. It's great. I tried the Matrix but didn't find it as neutral as the Crown.Let your speakers be your guide. I’m using an old Crown D75 driving a pair of JBL 4408 studio monitors — and, when I want to get louder, I add a Quilter 45 driving an EVM-12L in a custom cab as a LF supplement.
No fans here — quiet as a mouse and sounds terrific.
Good point. Ya nevermind that idea. Im on my way to meet my supplier, he is selling one of his Demo EV Precision CP1800 power amp units for 600US. This one should be a no-brainer.If you’re extremely lucky the Seismic gear is worth the small amount you paid for it. It’s difficult to imagine that Seismic has somehow invented a type of magic (creating serviceable amps that sell for far less than anyone else) that other manufacturers can’t seem to figure out. There are no technological secrets that allow Seismic to undercut the prices of every other amp on the market.
It’s also difficult to comprehend spending $$$$ on the best modeler in the known Universe and then hobbling it by listening to it via the lowest-cost amp and/or speakers you can lay your hands on. I’d spend my money on a beat-up-yet-functional name-brand quality amp (whose FTC performance ratings are at least published correctly) before I’d toss it away on the lowest-cost new amp on the market.
You really do get what you pay for with new equipment (if you’re lucky). Trust me — Seismic knows what their amps are worth and have priced them accordingly, and I guarantee you they are still making a profit...
They make a 2U Matrix as well... But what does that affect? The circuitry either handles it or it doesn't.Matrix may seem appealing but I hear people in double drop Thall tunings saying there is issues with low end. And im always skeptical of getting any proper low end out of anything fitting in one rack space.
So you'd trust SA over Matrix?Has anyone tried Seismic Power Amplifiers?
Power amp modeling is about the distortion/color added by a tube amp. I seriously doubt the transformer in a solid state amp is going to be giving you the same result.But since its class H poweramp but uses a conventional transformer, do you reccomend me leaving power amp simulation on in the AFX3?
For sure.What I’d consider is finding the cleanest (low THD @ full power) amp that you can, and the EV fills that bill. The general idea is to let the AxeFX do all of the “heavy lifting” tone-wise and let the FRFR amp/speakers accurately replay that sound, adding/subtracting nothing — hence the “flat response full range” that the FRFR abbreviates.