"From there the signal goes into a Matrix Guitar Amplification G-1000 Stereo Power Amp. This is a solid state 1000 watt power amp that only weighs 6 pounds!!! It's stereo, so I run it in mono mode. I could run my rig in stereo if I wanted, but I find that my being mono is more effective in this particular band. Buck has a really nice stereo spread on his sound, and I don't want to get in the way of that. Since I wasn't really loving the sound of the Pod going to direct into my ears, this was a perfect solution. I got the air moving and I got to have a little bit of stage volume. This power amp isn't as loud as you'd think, but it does give you a pretty respectable stage volume and it's totally fine if you're using in-ears. I kind of wish the amp had a depth and presence control like other power amps, but the BBE pedal fills that void nicely."more
Had the opportunity to try out this unit by chance at a show and I was blown away by it. This power amp sparked my efforts to build my first ever guitar rack system and this was my first purchase towards that goal. Worrh every penny spent on it & now I have people begging me to sell mine to them. Not gonna happen!
Use this in my W/D/W rig. Great stereo rack mount power amp. 2 channels. Addition of fans make it whisper quiet and cool under all conditions, especially in the studio. A lot of people use these in their AxeFx-type set up with great results. Can run mismatched cabs too - a nice bonus. Completely transparent and a great piece of gear.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Number of channels- 2 Watts per channel rms @ 4 ohms- 500 Watts per channel rms @ 8 ohms- 325 Watts per channel rms @ 16 ohms- 150 Bridged mode rms @ 8 ohms- 1000 Bridged mode rms @ 16 ohms- 650 Input sensitivity 0.775V Frequency Response (+/-3db ref 1kHz) 8hz-24kHz Weight 4.1kg
I bought this expressly to run my AxeFx out to a standard guitar cab (Port City OS 212) and it's filled that job beautifully. It doesn't really provide much, if any, coloration to the sound. If anything, it's a very subtle warmth which is not unwanted in my configuration. I've never gone past 30% power before my ears were bleeding, so I can't imagine a scenario it couldn't handle. There's a 1U model that has a bit more fan noise, but otherwise performs similarly based on reviews I've read.