Passive Monitor Dummy Questions

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  1. Klaviernatum

    Klaviernatum Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have an Impulse II by Peavey monitor speaker waiting for some action...
    https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/665/7894

    How could I use it?
    Which amp would you use?
    Is there some small form-factor amp that can do the job? (like a guitar pedal)
    Can I use it without amp?

    Thank you all in advance!:wink:
     
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  3. Iggy

    Iggy Producer

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    It's a stage monitor, or at least looks like one. I've never seen a passive monitor with a level control before. You'd most likely use it for live shows, and take a 1/4" monitor cable from FOH. I definitely wouldn't recommend using it with any kind of guitar amp (a 200 watt rackmount monitor amp would work, but it's not really designed to be used as a studio monitor).
     
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    Stage monitor for live shows. Needs a power amp. Not much good for anything else. Piezo tweeter. I wouldn't waste money for an amplifier for this. Similar things now that are self powered and sound better.
     
  5. Baxter

    Baxter Audiosexual

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    Like the other's have said, it's a stage/live monitor. Not a dedicated guitar cabinet.
    If you want something to play guitar through, then Invest in a dedicated guitar cabinet (1x12", 2x12" or 4x12" or similar) and a guitar amp. Or a combo.
     
  6. Klaviernatum

    Klaviernatum Member

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    Thank you Baxter. What I meant with the guitar pedal is this: Can I use as a power amplifier an amp pedal like this one: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ampl...harmonix-44-magnum-44w-guitar-power-amplifier

    I'm looking something small that powers the passive monitor, 'cause my studio is rather small...
    What do you suggest?
     
  7. Baxter

    Baxter Audiosexual

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    44W in that pedal?! Damn. Just don't plug it into another pedal. :)
    Yes, you can use it for the monitor. But I can't garantee you will get the sound that you might want.
     
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