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Old 03-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding a second cabinet and power amp to my bass rig?

This is my bass gear




Since that pic was taken, the 4/10 cabinet was refitted with much beefier drivers w/ steel cones. I like the mid to mid-low end tones I'm getting, but the deep lows and esp. the top end isn't doing it for me at all. I'm considering getting a second cabinet with a 15" and some kind of tweet to fill in the top and bottom, but I have no confidence in the so-so power capability of that Trace Elliot head to drive both cabinets, it can drive the 4/10 cabinet but juuuuust barely.

So to that end, I'm wondering if my Adcom GFA-555 power amp I originally bought for a non-powered subwoofer for my home system would work:



...it would be 600 watts bridged mono. I could use the internal amp on the Trace for the 4/10 and the Adcom for the 15/tweet, or vice versa if that worked better.

I assume I would use the "send" 1/4" jack in the back panel of my Trace:



...does this require sending the pre-out signal to the "return" jack? If so, the Adcom isn't equipped for that, would I just split the "send" output and feed one to the Adcom and the other back to the "return"?

I apologize for omitting an "anal beads" option...

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, clearly this topic has generated entirely too much drama and controversy, so I'll put everyone at rest & report that the Adcom, I've learned, can be used as a power amp for my bass. I haven't determined yet how the signal would feed, I don't want any more histrionics from this nearly out-of-control thread so I will report back when I learn the rest of the story
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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awesome rig. i have never own anything as pro as that, but i understand now that its part of the process of learning to be able to deal with an amp tone.

so thats the reason why i never got anywhere and now mostly play acoustic or record stuff on the computer.

do you have any recordings of what you play?
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