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Offline MarkLowe

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WT800 updates
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:45:36 AM »
WT800 with quality built power amps and unconditional output protection. Same compressor as WP100 and we have the worlds best bass amp.

Offline Bob Cruz

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Re: WT800 updates
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 11:50:42 AM »
Yep.  Put in a switch mode power supply and say goodbye to about 15 pounds of unnecessary transformer weight too.
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Offline MarkLowe

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Re: WT800 updates
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 06:40:21 AM »
That's exactly what I said when I went away from an Eden Wp100 and a crown to class D and the likes of switch supply etc but now found myself back at WT800 St. The decent supply and 80,000uf seems to help.  Little disappointed at the build of the power amps in the WT800 though, they look out of place in the amp.

Online TobiasMan

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Re: WT800 updates
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 10:46:23 AM »
That's basically what Eden did with the WTX1000N (WP100 preamp and two digital amps).


I like the light weight, but don't like the sound/tone of the digital amps.  Don't know if a different, switched power supply would make a difference, but the digital amps I've seen/used have not impressed with their sound when turned up, or with their actual, real world power output. 


I use my WP100 and my QSC power amp most of the time.  The WTX1000N is only along as backup.
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Offline Bob Cruz

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Re: WT800 updates
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
I'd only want the weight reduction of a switch mode power supply, while keeping the amplifiers Class A/B or whatever they are now.  This is similar to the QSC PLX1804 I used to own--900 watts x 2, 13 pounds, Class H power and a switch mode power supply to keep the weight low.  Class D is fine within its limits and more powerful modules are becoming available, so eventually it might be viable to replace the power amps with Class D for even more weight savings, but don't use the modules that were used in the WTX1000.
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GB Streamliner 900 and 600 - Peavey USA Cirrus 5 - SX Jazz 5 x2 - BC Rich Mockingbird 5 - Cruz 112 x2 (22 pound flyweight cabs I built) - Kustom 115 D140F - Avatar Neo 112 x 2 - Modded Fender Rumble 40 x2