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pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 548
There's a 9000 for sale locally. Any opinions?

Is it lighter than a 100w head?
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 1863
    I’d say it’s heavier, my 9000 felt heavier than the Sun :)
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  • GadgetGadget Frets: 599
    There's a 9000 for sale locally. Any opinions?

    Is it lighter than a 100w head?
    Which model? 9000 was the series.
    I think, therefore.... I... ummmm........
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 548
    @Gadget the all-black one. I believe there's another with gold.
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  • GadgetGadget Frets: 599
    @Gadget the all-black one. I believe there's another with gold.
    Assuming you're talking power amps, there was IIRC the 9060 and 9040 mosfet 2u amps and the 9005 valve 4u.

    I had a 9060 and remember it being a good amp, but obviously without the harmonic character of a valve amp. It had volume controls (as did the 9005). The 9040 had no volume controls and was driven entirely from the preamp.

    It was heavy, but probably a little less than a 100W head - at a guess, say 15kg vs 20kg (?)

    I also had the 9001 valve preamp. It looked great, but sounded awful. Just in case I was using it wrong in my youthful days, I bought another a few years back and only managed to confirm that my previous disappointment was entirely justified.
    I think, therefore.... I... ummmm........
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  • relic245relic245 Frets: 163
    Had a 9005 power amp. Sounded awesome with a jmp1. 

    As has already been said, very heavy. 
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  • I t may weigh more than a 100w head as it has more transformers and that is where much of the weight is 

    Failing that I have a 9100 power amp up for grabs, already in a 3u aluminium flight case - £400


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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 548
    The chap seems to have modified his Facebook advert. It's a 9005 50/50. 

    Still in two minds. I fancy a backup for the Sound City 50+ I use for gigs and a backup amp for a floor monitor.

    do have a 100w JMP. But I don't use it and would actually like to sell it on. 50w has been more than enough for venues so far. The poweramp is at a good price, but I don't fancy the weight.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3322
    Gadget said:
    I also had the 9001 valve preamp. It looked great, but sounded awful. Just in case I was using it wrong in my youthful days, I bought another a few years back and only managed to confirm that my previous disappointment was entirely justified.
    Have a wiz.

    I have a 9001 in "project" condition. I have never managed to raise sufficient enthusiasm to refurbish it. Your comments have reminded me of exactly why. 
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  • FX_MunkeeFX_Munkee Frets: 1997
    Another wisdom for the 9001 being pants.
    I replaced mine with a Hafler T2 (or was it T3). Now that was a good sounding preamp.
    It was paired with a 9040 power amp which was surprisingly good, in a "does what it says on the tin" sort of way.
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