School Me On Power Amps

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  1. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    So my rig has never been portable before, and I'd like to make it a little more neat and portable. I currently have a POD HD500 that i plug into a PA system, which takes up a ton of space in my small band room. However, I know nothing about Ohms and Wattage or anything. Just for example, would these work together with my POD, if not, please help me understand why:

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...40-watt-1x12-inch-cabinet-for-valveking-micro

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KM750--behringer-km750-power-amplifier

    Thanks all for your help!
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    A cab and a quilter 45 pedal power amp (or 44 magnum) will get the job done for you too. You just wouldn't do your cab modeling on the pod anymore.

    The quilter is nice because it has a contour tone control so if you need more cut you turn it up to boost the mids. Handy when you don't want to edit your patches.
     
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    wakjob SS.org Regular

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    Agree with Jazz,

    If you're happy with your sound via cab sim/IR's,
    then just run a powered full range monitor.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=Powered+guitar+speakers

    But question, don't you guys still need the P.A. system
    in the band room...regardless of space?

    Otherwise, those gear links you posted will not work.

    A small 1x12 40 watt cab will not cut it in a loud band practice type setting. And that power amp will toast that poor Blue Marvel speaker.
     
  5. ThePIGI King

    ThePIGI King Death Will Reign

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    Thanks for your help everyone, hadn't considered what Jazz linked, thanks!

    I am happy with my cab sims, thats why what Jazz posted will work great, especially if it will cut through a mix.

    I wasn't particularly looking at those power amps and cabs, just asking on advice and help.

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    laxu SS.org Regular

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    The Line6 Powercab would be worth a look as it would help you get better cab simulation for the POD.
     
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  8. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Oh yeah I got one too. It deffo rocks. If you can afford it, go that route.
     
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    IMO separate pre/power setups have almost always ended up being less portable for me, rather than the other way around- IF it's guitar stuff. Bass is a different story, but you can get away with solid state / class D amps much easier that way. A lunchbox amp on the other hand... with a really efficient cab is a good way to keep your stuff portable and sounding good, assuming you can leave the cab at the jam space, and just bring the head with you to shows. My V:25 weighs all of 15lbs, it's a joke to carry it around- and it's loud enough for most gigs, sounds good, etc. It's not a super cost-effective option though.
     

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