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Nice Rack
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:56:00 PM »
What started as one a few years ago. has evolved in to 4 Crown PS series amps.  Finally gave them a home in a proper audio rack.  Big full live sound as the two 400's on the bottom are bridged mono delivering 530 watts in to my mains.  The 400 above is for my surrounds wired up as a Hafler circuit. the 200 above powers my bedroom mains.

It's a fun system that can play loud all day with complete control and authority without fatigue.  Not the most accurate system by far, but just plain enjoyable.
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 02:30:49 AM »
whoever said that looks don't matter is a retarded fish.  that is one pretty little setup you got there.  nothing beats a good rack.
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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 02:45:13 AM »
The Pic doesn't do it justice by any means, I personally think it looks grand
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 08:13:42 AM »
Very impressive. Definitely has the wow factor!
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Living Room: Dynaco ST-70 (R&R work done by NATOE), Dynaco PAS Preamp, Jamo C607 towers, MCS 6710 Turntable

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 11:31:40 AM »
Who don't like a nice rack!!!!!!!

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 12:02:39 PM »
Why can't I see the photo?  Is it because I'm viewing on an Android tablet?
I can't believe Rev hasn't posted more photos of "racks"

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 12:17:29 PM »
What are you guys driving?   The PA systems at Stage AE?   I love it!

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 07:36:01 PM »
Pbj I have a nexus tablet and it's working fine for me
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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 10:53:11 PM »
What are you guys driving?   The PA systems at Stage AE?   I love it!

The PS series of amps were Crown's attempt at the audiophile market.  They mostly found homes in permanent installations such as movie theaters, churches and the like.  3 rivers used them as well.  They sound real nice, very warm and controlled. They go on ebay for about 200 in nice condition.  I bought all mine locally. At about 50lbs a piece, shipping would be impractical.

Thanx for your post
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 11:47:26 PM »
So how many watts are you putting out with four of those bad boys?

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 09:14:22 PM »
So how many watts are you putting out with four of those bad boys?

530 to each of the fronts (both front amps bridged mono)
160 per channel to the surrounds (stereo mode)
100 per side to the bedroom system (stereo mode) we wont add that to the total

1220 + 300 (3 velodyne F1200b servo subs)

1520 continious last time I counted These things have endless headroom so the peaks are off the chart somewhere.

To be honest, it doesn't sound that loud (at least to me) the neighbors think otherwise. U just can't hear yourself think.

 
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 02:25:43 AM »
This may be a dumb question, and it's certainly one that requires a great measure of subjectivity, but how does your system sound at low volumes?

Just curious.

Oh, by the way, all those Crowns look mighty sexy stacked like that.  :)

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 08:48:53 AM »
This may be a dumb question, and it's certainly one that requires a great measure of subjectivity, but how does your system sound at low volumes?

Just curious.

Oh, by the way, all those Crowns look mighty sexy stacked like that.  :)

low volumes?  like a clock radio
Main system
Pre-amp: Adcom GTP-350
Main Amplification: Crown PS-400
Surround Amplification: Crown PS-400
Mains: Polk SDA-2B Studio
Rear fill: Polk RTA-12
Subs: (3) Velodyne F1200b

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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 09:49:04 AM »
This may be a dumb question, and it's certainly one that requires a great measure of subjectivity, but how does your system sound at low volumes?

Just curious.

Oh, by the way, all those Crowns look mighty sexy stacked like that.  :)

low volumes?  like a clock radio
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Re: Nice Rack
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2013, 10:28:25 AM »
Well, at least the Bose signature sound remains true at low volumes. :)

 

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