Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 power amp

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    http://www.seymourduncan.com/power-amp/powerstage-700

    Pretty weird for them to venture outside of the pickup and pedal game.
     
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    oniduder HONKEY DONKEY

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    they've built power amps before, not in awhile though
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of these sorts of things come out. Fryette came out with something similar, too. I'm not sure I fully understand all the ways they can be used, but it's cool that they're doing it. Curious what the price will be.
     
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    There's also a 170 watt version that is the size of a pedal.


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    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    I'm going to be putting one on order as soon as they're officially released :) Really keen on this :D Been wanting to go FRFR for a while so these have popped up at the opportune moment :D
     
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    Ok, not to squash what might be a good thing before it gets out the gates, but to be "that guy":
    ........but on the front panel it has bass mid and treble :spock: doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of "transparent"? :scratch:
     
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    If this can power cabs other than 4ohms I'm all over it. Been looking for a smaller solution tof my big marshall valvestate power amp....
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    That smaller one is tempting. I wonder how much power it provides into 8 ohms.
     
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    I emailed them to ask this very question. They said 80w at 8ohms and 40w at 16ohms. Im also very interested in these. Cant decide which would be better to get. I like the idea of having the 170 on my pedal board for my tightmetal/amt p1 etc when i want to travel lightly but i like the higher power of the 700 which would also mesh nicely with my crate xlp and peavey rockmaster racks.the 700 is listed at $999 though!!! here in canada
     
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    Transparent as in not distorting early, in the way a tube poweramp theoretically might. It's fluff terminology, but totally apart from whether they put some EQ tweakability in there.
     
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    Definitely a market for this sort of thing.
     
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    I hope it is much more usable than mag44.
     
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    Given the EQ I reckon it will be a bit of a winner and much more user friendly from cab to cab. :hbang:
     
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    Looks like they're aiming for that modeler poweramp market, especially with that mark Holcomb quote at the end. Except this poweramp also has some kind of cab modeler (I think?) built in if needed.

    Looks like it has holes for rack ears on its side, so what is it, half rack space? Doesn't look wide enough for a full space. That could be a cool space saver.
     
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    Now we are talking!!!!!!!. I want one!
     
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    The pedal form one looks awesome to me. I recently started using a Kartakou pedal sized power amp with my 2x12/modeler rig and I really like it. The only downside is it could really benefit from having some more power/headroom on tap.

    My power amp is very transparent and only has a master volume knob which I like, but I can see how the EQ section can be handy for making slight tweaks to adjust for different room acoustics.

    edit: nvm

    $700 for the head
    $400 for the pedal
     
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    What did you see as the main weakness of the Mag?
     
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    Very wrong taper on volume pot.
    It starts to distort quickly.
    Not much clean headroom.
    It is OK, but not great by any means.
    Only my opinion.
     
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    $700?

    Nope.
     
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    Agreed. I think they're both overpriced for what they are, small form factor, solid state power amps.

    I think they'd sell a ton of them if they priced them a lot better. I was hoping something more along the lines of $299 for the pedal one and $499 for the head.
     

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