Versatile. Powerful. Great value.
Bought this after very quick and slightly panicked research when our previous power amp blew up at a gig, I am very, very pleased. More than enough power for our usual small-med club gigs for our stereo mains, and just last night had the opportunity to run it with the built-in crossover to power a mono mains, single sub setup. I was very, very happy with how it performed. The boost to volume provided by running the mains in parallel was vital for the outdoor application, and the sub provided some much-needed thump to the kick drum in the open space. Very simple to set up, and very versatile. Both the solo acoustic opening act and my five-piece rock headliner came through with ample clarity at good volume with *plenty* of headroom. If I was to have any criticism, (and a reason for 4.5 instead of 5 stars) it is that the high end seemed a bit harsher than through our previous amplifier, and this was much more noticeable with the crossover engaged. Nothing that just a touch of EQ can't compensate for, but if you have a discriminating ear or hate messing with EQ this may bug you. Also, crossover is fixed at 100Hz (which is where we had our previous outboard crossover set, anyway), but if you like to tweak crossover frequencies, this may also be a problem. But if that's a concern for you, then you probably already have a dedicated crossover, so this is kind of a moot issue. For saving space in the rack (and weight! this is SO much lighter than our old AB amp) it was worth the compromise, for me. Regardless, at this price point, this amp is an extremely good buy. I will probably buy a second one if we ever get into a situation where we want to run two subs and/or stereo mains with subs. Great amp, especially for the price.