Originally Posted by Archaea
Crest Pro Lite 7.5 or Peavy IPR2 7500?
From blah450 earlier in the thread:
Originally Posted by blah450
If you know the specifics about these two amps (Peavey IPR2 7500 and Crest ProLITE 7.5), you know they are supposedly "sister" amps, but according to the lead amp engineer who designed them, there are noteworthy inequities in favor of the Crest. Not that the IPR2 is bad, just that the 7.5 is definitely superior. The Crest Pro-LITE gets better/larger caps on the secondary side of the supply. Total capacitance and energy storage difference is significant. In all cases, the Pro-LITE choice of caps assumes money is no object. Not so for the IPR2.
Pro-LITEs get an expensive magnetic/hydraulic circuit breaker on the front panel.
Pro-LITEs get Neutrik input and output connectors. IPRs get Chinese clones.
All of the above added Crest performance features cost a little more, of course.
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