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 #107588  by PaulJay
 Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:41 pm
Hey, Does anyone use this pair? I was wondering if the Velocity 100 would be loud enough for small gigs? Thanks Paul
 #107590  by wolftigerrosebud
 Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:14 pm
If it were me, I'd spend the extra hundred bucks and get a V300. 40 watts @ 8 ohms might well be enough for most small gigs, but I like having a lot of clean headroom... An artifact from my bass-playing days, I guess. I use a V300 and on one 75w channel with the volume at about 4 it's good and loud, 6 is deafening. If you're playing with a 1x12 combo, maybe enough power, depending on what speaker you're using. 2x12 probably not, though.

Also, having taken a quick look at the specs on the V100... Can you tell if it has a bridged mode? If you could bridge it, 80 watts @ 8 ohms seems like plenty.
 #107659  by hippieguy1954
 Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:10 am
I run my SMS classic preamp through a V300. I use the V300 in bridged mode and hook up one 8ohm E120 to each out put of the V300. This set up draws a 4ohm load from the V300 (which Rocktron does not recommend in bridged mode). I've been running my rig this way for 6 months and haven't had any problems. It sounds awesome this way because your using all 300watts. The only thing I notice is that the cooling fans run a lot! I'm not worried about it and if the amp dies, I'll know better than to buy an amp that can't handle a 4ohm load in bridged mode again!
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 #107684  by Jon S.
 Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:25 pm
I also run my SMS Classic Preamp into an RV 300 but in my case, I drive each of the 8 ohm speakers in my SSP Jerry 2X12 independently through each side of the power amp. The top unit is a Furman P1800 voltage regulator.

 #107954  by uneek23
 Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:03 pm
I'm currently running an SMS with a V-100 with a single 12" speaker. Just one channel on the amp pushes it fine for me at small-medium clubs. But, I also generally mic the amp for the mains and throw some in the monitor mix. I've yet to turn the gain on the preamp above 8 o'clock or so.
 #107962  by PaulJay
 Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:30 pm
I would like to do the same. Is it OK to run just one E-120 8 ohm from one channel? Thanks for the replys. ,Paul
 #107972  by hippieguy1954
 Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:02 am
PaulJay wrote:I would like to do the same. Is it OK to run just one E-120 8 ohm from one channel? Thanks for the replys. ,Paul
Yes, it is. You can see the manual on the Rocktron web site! :smile: :smile: :smile: