Posted by Tony Kukulich on September 07, 2001 at 15:42:39:
In Reply to: Walter Woods Amps posted by Rob Perl on July 14, 2001 at 19:11:28:
: Another question - I'm contemplating switching from a GK RB800 to a Walter Woods.
: I'm currently biamping with two separate speaker cabs. It doesn't look like any of the Woods amps are designed for that; the closest would be the stereo model,where I'd have to use a Y adapter, then use the tone controls as a crude kind of crossover.
: My question is whether I'd even need to biamp with a Walter Woods amp. I've read some incredible reviews by satisfied users.
: Anyway, any Walter Woods user put there who can help me out?
Rob - I used a Walter Woods amp for about two years and every day I regret having sold it. I used it in a wide variety of gigs and it always sounded great. It's got a very focused sound, which I really liked. There are amps that sound much bigger, but the Woods really worked for me.
As far as bi-amping is concerned, I'd guess that you won't be happy if you rig the amp up the way you described. You'll get better results using a full range cabinet like an Eden or SWR. I used the Woods with an Eden D-210XLT and an SWR Goliath II and got great results. Currently I'm using a Bergantino 210 and I think it's a great way to go. With all of the great sounding full range cabinets, I just don't find bi-amping to be necessary anymore. At one time it was the only way to go, but I don't think that's the case now. If you're going to spend all of that money on a Woods amp, don't handicap yourself with a makeshift cross-over. I don't think you'll be happy.
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