tcsned wrote:jkstraw wrote:I am a very happy SMS user - power amp I use is the Rocktron Velocity 300. It is better than average IMHO, not as nice as my MC2105....but it is also a 1u 300watt solution (and a lot cheaper).
Not to get on a tangent (well, yes to get on a tangent) what do you think of the 2105? I've been looking for a Mac in that power range and there's a few floating around eBay.
I get my favourite tone out of the 2105 and it is plenty loud for me. I am running a 2x12 E-120 cab on one channel and a 2x12 K-120 on the other - so I am not pushing the speakers much but I get the windows shaking when I crank it. I have also run my 1x12 K-120 through it but couldn't tell if the difference was from being pushed harder or the missing speaker!
I bought an audiophile quality one for the resale value so I don't ever plan on racking or gigging with it. It is plenty heavy but I have seen one racked in a picture before (bottom rack!) So I know it is possible.
I am surprised at the difference in tone between it and the RV300. I don't have complaints about either but if someone could capture the 2105 or 2300 in a 1u package I'd be all over it (hint hint Brad ). Maybe someone could confirm if the 2105 has the same circuit as the 2300 (sentry circuit I think?) I seem to remember that it did but I am not 100% - at loud volume I get so much bounce off of walls that I wouldn't be able to identify any mild distortion from the circuit even it if it is there!