DBX dbx BX1 Amplifiers

DBX dbx BX1 Amplifiers 

DESCRIPTION

400 watt continuous at 8 ohm, 2-3-4 channel power amplifier

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 14, 2020]
Blueeyztoo


Strength:

A virtually unknown Gem. Clear uncolored sound and so much t doesnt run out of powe. . I ran the Large accoustats with a Medallion transformers and sound through them was more defined than than the X-amps (Tube ) that came with them. Not anything wrong in the full spectrum of sound bass was solid and defined and highs were crisp but not to the point of fatigue. I have big Krells , Levinsons and other and ths amp holds its own with all of them. Kinda ugly like a porcupine but after you hear it that thought all goes away. Never ran it hard enough that the fins got hot although it is definately a winter amp as you do feel the heat after a couple of hours of listening. No complaints dont overlook the CX 1 Preamp. My buddy got one from me and said phono stage rivals most stand alone stages he has heard. My summary is forget it being designed as a surround amp and use it as 2 channel (Be careful of connections aor use it in a Bi amp situation. Compared to the Levinson Proceed multi channel beasts i give the DBX the lead .

Weakness:

Hard to move Fins are fragile but having handles on both ends help

Price Paid:
$2000
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1990
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Dec 05, 2020]
gabrielahammond4


Strength:

Fence Staining and Painting So beautiful!!

Weakness:

Good quality and nice look!!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
[Sep 13, 2020]
jeffstorey1@aol.com


Strength:

I have had this amp actually I bought 10 of them . I used this unit to drive my Martin Logan requests which is a difficult loads for a amp . This amp drove them with ease . I used. A modified Conrad Johnson PV5 nice combo . I still have one dbx1 left to sell.

Weakness:

It’s massive 90 lbs. hard to move. Note the owners manual is written incorrect on connections for two way it has a correction page make sure you check it out the Owners manual listed on line is missing this crucial page correction !

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1992
OVERALL
RATING
5
[Oct 24, 2008]
zx10man
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

Powerful (512 watts into 8 ohms, 812 watts into 4) - smooth, quick, not dark, not brittle.... just right! A fine piece of work, made in Massachusetts. Configurable for 2, 3 or 4 channels - great for bi-amping, driving stereo speakers and one subwoofer or driving 4 channels of any surround system.

Weakness:

Hard to move around - put it on wheels!

A fine amplifier, I've used it for nearly 20 years to drive Apogee Duetta Signatures. It's smooth, immensely powerful and capable of driving difficult loads with ease. I bought it specifically to drive the Apogees because they're pretty demanding - below 2 ohms at some frequencies. It handles them with ease. With Adcom amps driving Hsu Research subs through a Rane active crossover the combination is very satisfying.

The amp is beefy though! Weighing 90+ lbs it can be difficult to move around. I have mine on a wheeled table. It can be configured for 2, 3, or 4 channels as well making it a nice addition to any high end surround system.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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