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Amp Suggestion Please

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Chris Hunt:
I currently run a pair of JBL SRX728's and we are getting a new amp, FINALLY!!!! We want to make sure that whatever we buy will push one pair in stereo mode WELL at 4 ohms a side but also can handle 2 per side at 2 ohms and not poop out.  Several posts on the forum talk about PL380 and iTech 6000/8000.  At times we are very limited in power and I want to be able to be able to run the amp down to 2 ohms with the least amount of draw possible.  Any suggestions between these 2 amps or others would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

Steve Ferreira:
I have an IT8000 on my 728s. Loving the setup so far.

Randall Hyde:

--- Quote from: Chris Hunt on February 07, 2011, 03:58:47 pm ---I currently run a pair of JBL SRX728's and we are getting a new amp, FINALLY!!!! We want to make sure that whatever we buy will push one pair in stereo mode WELL at 4 ohms a side but also can handle 2 per side at 2 ohms and not poop out.  Several posts on the forum talk about PL380 and iTech 6000/8000.  At times we are very limited in power and I want to be able to be able to run the amp down to 2 ohms with the least amount of draw possible.  Any suggestions between these 2 amps or others would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

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If by "At times we are very limited in power" you are talking about wall power, keep in mind that the IT8000 has a 20-amp plug (not the standard 15-amp Edison). The amp is known for pulling those 20 amps a good part of the time with heavy material.  I bought a pair of IT8000s for my four 728s cabs last November. Haven't had a chance to use them yet because of the 40-amp current they pull. Just bought a new generator (60 KVA) so I'm hoping to try the combo out at my next larger gig.  As soon as I can split with the bucks, I'm probably going to buy a couple more IT8000s to run my SRX 725 columns, as well. The four-ohm load of the 728s and 725 cabs matches perfectly with the IT8000, though limiters are definitely called for when using the SRX 725 cabs.
Cheers,
Randy Hyde

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