Amplification recommendations for DSP Guitar Modeling systems

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carlb

Anyone compare the TS308 Altos to the CP8 QSCs for sound quality? Look to be about the same size/weight. Alto gets a "plus" for having its controls centered back there - important for my rig.
ES Les Paul, internal Roland GK
Boss SY-1000, Valeton Coral Amp pedal
Morningstar MC8 & MC6
QSC CP8 powered speaker

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Quote from: carlb on December 11, 2020, 03:20:12 PM
Anyone compare the TS308 Altos to the CP8 QSCs for sound quality? Look to be about the same size/weight. Alto gets a "plus" for having its controls centered back there - important for my rig.
CP-8 by a large margin - you get what you pay for

carlb

Thanks Steve. Looks like a CP8 is in my near future ...

Arrived, tried, and worked into my rig.

Definite higher fidelity, great for acoustic, synth, and keys sounds. For guitars, need to re-work my patches, the difference in high-end needs a tweak for what I need to hear.
ES Les Paul, internal Roland GK
Boss SY-1000, Valeton Coral Amp pedal
Morningstar MC8 & MC6
QSC CP8 powered speaker

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Comparison of top Amplification systems for DSP Guitar Modeler rigs
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JohnK

I've used a lot of different powered cabinets for rented backline. Meyer is my favorite, but mostly I get QSC K10s or K12s. I prefer the K8 for its wider dispersion horn. The K.2s (along with the TurboSound Iq series) seem to have something in the processing that gets in the way of good electric guitar amp "feel." I got the chance to try a QSC CP8 earlier this year, and was kinda blown away, especially for electric guitar. Maybe simpler processing? Another one in the same price range I have to recommend is the TurboSound Milan M12. I don't know yet how long the CP8s will last on the road, but I can tell you about one particular M12 I used over the years in Denver that was being used as a monitor every night and still sounded good.

shannonrichards

Quote from: carlb on December 11, 2020, 03:20:12 PMAnyone compare the TS308 Altos to the CP8 QSCs for sound quality? Look to be about the same size/weight. Alto gets a "plus" for having its controls centered back there - important for my rig.

Those are good gears, you cannot go wrong with any one of them.

shannonrichards

Nice choice with the AER Domino - it really does wonders for acoustic amplification.

shannonrichards

It's advisable to look for a solid-state amplifier with multiple channels to accommodate both the guitar and the DSP Guitar Modeling system.

It's important to note that specific amplifier recommendations can vary based on personal preferences, budget considerations, and the exact requirements of the user.

shannonrichards

Quote from: big_jan on June 08, 2011, 01:36:21 AMI use a AER Domino 4 inputs. It is designed for acoustic amplication where it shines. But the recent entry of the GR55 made me test it and proved to have great sound projection. It doesn't shine for the low registers but the mid tones of electric guitar modelling makes me happy for the purchase. I am not sure how much it costs in the USA but where I am in Asia in we had a good sale for it for U$1,800. By the way I used the Yamaha Stagepas 300 as my main amplification since 2005. It still does a good job but nothing to the tones I get from the AER. I use a multicart trolley to haul it around.   
It sounds like you've found a great setup for your needs! The AER Domino with its four inputs is indeed designed for acoustic amplification, but it's interesting to hear how well it performs with the GR55 for electric guitar modeling. While it may not excel in the low registers, its mid-tone projection seems to suit your preferences perfectly.

shannonrichards

Quote from: big_jan on June 08, 2011, 01:36:21 AMI use a AER Domino 4 inputs. It is designed for acoustic amplication where it shines. But the recent entry of the GR55 made me test it and proved to have great sound projection. It doesn't shine for the low registers but the mid tones of electric guitar modelling makes me happy for the purchase. I am not sure how much it costs in the USA but where I am in Asia in we had a good sale for it for U$1,800. By the way I used the Yamaha Stagepas 300 as my main amplification since 2005. It still does a good job but nothing to the tones I get from the AER. I use a multicart trolley to haul it around.   


The AER Domino seems to be a versatile amplifier that can handle both acoustic and electric guitar modeling with great sound projection. While it may not excel in the low registers, its mid tones for electric guitar modeling seem to be Sufficient for you.

plexified


For decades power amps have been made for HI-FI reproduction in the home setting. If you are at home or even considering live performance, then why not a Hi-Fi power amp? I have ongoing stunning results with the aforementioned products ,and in the latest offerings Four power amps per unit. Designed for surround applications. I have wired 8 ohm cabinets to one amp per speaker per input, to 4 ohm per side stereo bridged and the results are stunning. Wet/ Dry/ Wet with my 100W tube amp ? No problem. These things are cheap on Craigs List every weekend and I even found tube MCintosh for cheap. Modern class D or whatever the new flavor is may sound interesting, however, go local, go inexpensive and go retro. The results , for me , are stunning.