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Old 24th June 2005 | Show parent
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I'll vote "nay", without the slightest hesitation. I've used PM-1.5's fairly extensively for live PA (both FOH & monitors) and I've always been underwhelmed by the sound of these power amps. (I've always been tempted to show up w/ a Carver PM-1.5 to one of those double-blind ABX challenges held by so-called "objectivists" who claim all power amplifiers are sonically indistinguishable. But I digress...)

In my experience, when compared to a Crown or Crest amp of equivalent power, the Carver is "mushier", with a slower transient attack (less "slam") and softer bass. And this is not a subtle difference. Given that, it would be one of my last choices for a critical studio monitoring application.