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Powered speaker cabinet offers portability and transparent sound reproduction.
The Tech 21 Power Engine 60 is an all-purpose, multi-function, powered extension speaker cabinet. It can be used with any direct recording device or pre-amp, analog or digital, tube or solid state, in stompbox or rackmount formats. When plugging your favorite device into a Power Engine, the tone is unaffected. So there's no need to labor over readjusting all your parameters that would otherwise be colored by a conventional amplifier.
These handsome cabinets perfectly complement the Tech 21 line of Trademark combo amps. The Power Engine 60 will accept XLR and 1/4" inputs and includes a balanced XLR output to 'daisy-chain' with other Power Engine 60s. Knowing that not all rooms are created acoustically perfect, you can compensate for less than ideal environments by adjusting the on-board, active three-band EQ.
With ground-independent inputs and output, there's no limit to how much power you can have. You can chain hundreds of Power Engine 60s together to make a giant wall of power (although some might view that as excessive).
Power Engines can also facilitate stereo configurations -- with a traditional amp or with a pre-amp and stereo processor.
An incredible tool for re-amping, adding life and room tone to direct-recorded tracks, or use with Tech 21's studio-standard Sans Amp or other modelers.
Power Engine PW60/212 60W 2x12 Powered Extension Cabinet
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Let me just be really straight: this cab is decent. Don't look at the overall 3.0 I gave it and think it's a piece of junk, because it isn't. It's just... shall we say... not what most people are looking for. Here's the thing. This cab is great if you're using Tech 21 preamp pedals, the Character Series, etc. It rocks with those, so if you're got that or a solid state head, get this. It's solid. But it doesn't play very nicely with amp heads, particularly tube heads, and here's why.This cab's got an independent volume control and EQ built right into it. It runs an 8 ohm load, with XLR and 1/4 I/O. It isn't powered by your amp head, it has its own power. For those of you who are considering using this for your tube amp head - I'd reconsider. Since it's got its own power, it tends to eat tubes a bit. Not a lot, but you'll find yourself buying tubes a little more frequently than you would normally. In other news, this cab's got Celestion 70/80s in it, which are ok, but definitely not Greenbacks or even anything Eminence. Replace the cones if you decide to get this guy; you'll be glad you did. The construction of the cab isn't bad, but it's pretty light, so it'll resonant in a not-so-good way on some frequencies and at certain volumes. Otherwise, I'd trust it. I've even let fans help me with load-out by giving them this to carry. Light, plus durable, so if somebody drops something, no biggie. To clarify, I use this on stage hooked up to the Blonde Character pedal from Tech, but I've tested it with my Bogner to see its performance with tubes and tried it with a buddy's Crate solid-state, using a LP and a Strat to get a good across-the-board feel.The EQ's not bad. The highs can get a bit harsh, and the bass can feel kind of empty without the right amount of mids mixed in, but it'll add to your versatility a bit, so that's not so bad. Overall, I'd just say get it if you know exactly what you want it to do; don't pick it up as a flight of fancy.
I play a strat with hotrails through the tech21 PSA1.1 preamp. the PSA1.1 is absolutely fantastic. what I needed was an stage amp to complete the package. when I finally got my power engine 60 2x12 I thought it would perfectly reproduce the signal given as advertised. In other words, not alter the sound as most amps do. this is not the case, however. what comes direct through the board is not what comes out the power engine. don't let this be a concern. with a little tweeking and a good mic, I got it sounding just great with lots of headroom. I recommend this amp to anyone who is a fan of tone shaping preamps like the pod, toneworks, sansamp, etc...well done there.the only negative is that the few tone controls provided are in the back of the amp and hard to see and access. thank you to all at tech 21