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Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp  

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        Peavey

        2-channel power amp delivers 530W at 4 Ohms, 800W at 2 Ohms per channel.

        Part of Peavey's IPR Series, the IPR 1600 Power Amp uses an advanced design that allowed Peavey engineers to dramatically reduce weight while increasing output power, reliability, and thermal efficiency. The rackmount power amp has a resonant switch-mode power supply and a highhigh-speed class D topology that yields the supremely high audio resolution and productivity.

        The Peavey IPR 1600 features two channels with independent, 100Hz crossovers and produces 530W per channel at 4 Ohms, or 800W per channel at 2 Ohms. Peavey's exclusive DDT speaker protection with multi-point clip sampling leads a protection-circuitry suite that also includes DC, Temp, Signal, and Active safeguards, all referenced on the front panel with LED indicators. It also features a variable-speed fan housed in a lightweight aluminum chassis.

        Features

        • Class D topology
        • Two independent channels with 100Hz crossovers
        • Combi 1/4" & XLR inputs
        • Neutrik Speakon combo 1/4" outputs
        • DDT speaker protection with multi-point clip sampling
        • DC, Temp, Signal, and Active safeguards
        • LED indicators
        • Lightweight aluminum chassis

        Power up your speakers with this affordable Peavey amp. Order today!

         

        IPR 1600 Power Amp Specifications:

        • 530W RMS x 2 at 4 Ohms
        • 800W RMS x 2 at 2 Ohms
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        PeaveyIPR 1600 Power Amp
         
        3.5

        (based on 33 reviews)

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        • 5 Stars

           

          (16)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (4)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (0)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (6)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (7)

        25%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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                • Professional musician (3)

              Most Liked Positive Review

               

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              One day I'll push some subs with it just to see what it will do, and I have not ran the amp at 2 ohms. Since I got the amp back from Peavey no...Read complete review

              One day I'll push some subs with it just to see what it will do, and I have not ran the amp at 2 ohms. Since I got the amp back from Peavey no complaints at all. I'm still just a little scared given the initial problem and one shutdown under very light use during a soundcheck. The great thing is, you can try this amp and because of the weight would not be too expensive to return. Should it continue to perform well, I may very well add its big brother this year to my PA family.
              I like old-school simple, and this amp is very easy to set up and use. The only thing that kept me from giving it a "9" was I would like to see more "hi" and "low" outputs for adding other amps like the Peavey PV series. I know keeping the cost down was a priority on this amp, but the only way you can use the internal crossover is to use one side for high and the other low. With the Peavey you can use both for one or the other, and send the other signal to another amp. I have the same gripe with my QSC GX7.
              I also don't care for the "Peavey" light that stays on even if the amp is "off." I actually started a gig with the amp off thinking it was on. When you do turn it on the "Peavey" light gets brighter and more lights come on, but it still can be misleading to an old dude like me. The light is on - the amp is on! Well, no.
              I've read where there were some problems with the first units to go out. I think I got one of those. The second gig while running one 2x12 hi/low cab on each side at very moderate volumes it died. Would power up, but nothing. I sent it directly to Peavey and got it back very quickly (props to Peavey there). There was a note "repaired to current specs" or something like that. Used it over several gigs with no problems. Totally hangs with the QSC GX7 running two subs. However, it did shutdown during soundcheck at the last gig. It immediately powered back up and no problems during the rest of soundcheck or the show that night.
              If this amp continues to perform without issue, the value is very good. I have not used it on subs, but no complaints other than mentioned above. And the weight - OMG. This amp and my GX7 weigh much less than the Peavey PV2600 alone. I can pick up the rack easily with one hand. They are not as deep, either, so much more room inside the rack.
              Reliability is still in the back of my mind given the above, but I always have a backup ready.

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              Buyers Beware

              I installed 4 of these units, two 1600 standard units, and 2 of the 3200 DSP, into a bowling establishment. The use of them is moderate and they don't get pushed at...Read complete review

              I installed 4 of these units, two 1600 standard units, and 2 of the 3200 DSP, into a bowling establishment. The use of them is moderate and they don't get pushed at all.

              In one year's time all four have needed repaired at least once, a couple of them have failed multiple times. The power supplies are fragile, unlike the QSC lightweight units, and these will fail any time the amps are pushed.

              The 5 led design is very poor in that all five are installed in a row, so when one blows out, not only do all five blow out, but so does the entire unit.

              Flat out, these units are pure junk and an insult to the long history of dependable, durable equipment Peavey has been known for, for many decades now.

              If you depend on your power amps, by every measure, stay away from this garbage, and believe me, these are pure garbage. Check with your local repair shop and I guarantee you they will relay stories of how unreliable these things are.

              I am a professional audio engineer, a former BMI licensing executive and a published author with a Hal Leonard book you can buy right here on MF... Make Money With Your Studio.

              These amplifiers have hurt my own credibility as I installed them for a very good friend who is a Hall Of Fame Professional Bowler.

              Peavey should be ashamed of themselves for putting this junk into the market.

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              1.0

              2 WORDS - STEER CLEAR

              By bluecollar

              from central il

              About Me Experienced

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                Cons

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                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    These amps have 0 reliability
                    I own three of them and the main relays have gone out of two of them while gigging. save your money and buy the tried and true peavey cs series

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Total Junk

                    By Big Bad Tommy V

                    from Memphis, TN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Horrible Reliability

                    Cons

                    • Horrible Reliability

                    Best Uses

                    • Dumpster Basketball

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    I installed four of these amps into a bowling establishment. The reliability has been so bad that all four were returned to Peavey for a full refund.

                    These things are pure, unadulterated junk. They clip, the burn up, they shut down and things constantly go wrong with them.

                    In 25 years of doing sound installations I ahve never come across a bigger piece of junk. ALl four of the units I installed failed repeatedly and they failed again multiple times after they were repaired by Peavey.

                    Junk.

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                    1.0

                    Buyers Beware

                    By Big Bad Tommy V

                    from Memphis, TN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Fragile
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Don't Use Them

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    I installed 4 of these units, two 1600 standard units, and 2 of the 3200 DSP, into a bowling establishment. The use of them is moderate and they don't get pushed at all.

                    In one year's time all four have needed repaired at least once, a couple of them have failed multiple times. The power supplies are fragile, unlike the QSC lightweight units, and these will fail any time the amps are pushed.

                    The 5 led design is very poor in that all five are installed in a row, so when one blows out, not only do all five blow out, but so does the entire unit.

                    Flat out, these units are pure junk and an insult to the long history of dependable, durable equipment Peavey has been known for, for many decades now.

                    If you depend on your power amps, by every measure, stay away from this garbage, and believe me, these are pure garbage. Check with your local repair shop and I guarantee you they will relay stories of how unreliable these things are.

                    I am a professional audio engineer, a former BMI licensing executive and a published author with a Hal Leonard book you can buy right here on MF... Make Money With Your Studio.

                    These amplifiers have hurt my own credibility as I installed them for a very good friend who is a Hall Of Fame Professional Bowler.

                    Peavey should be ashamed of themselves for putting this junk into the market.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Don't be fooled by its weight, that's it

                    By CoxBox

                    from Tacoma, WA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Dynamic Performer
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • Gremlins No Bright Lights

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    Very transparent sound, it takes a while to get used to the ramp-up feature but it is designed to protect you and your drivers from being stupid. Front display is bright and colorful in an effort to look like the future, and the weight is baffling... when you pull it from the box, don't worry, they did not send you an empty case... that's it. I already have it in the field and it spanks hard, low-heat at high levels, best deal for the price "ever" !!!!

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Still Remains to be Seen

                    By CapitalSuspect

                    from Austin, Texas

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    One day I'll push some subs with it just to see what it will do, and I have not ran the amp at 2 ohms. Since I got the amp back from Peavey no complaints at all. I'm still just a little scared given the initial problem and one shutdown under very light use during a soundcheck. The great thing is, you can try this amp and because of the weight would not be too expensive to return. Should it continue to perform well, I may very well add its big brother this year to my PA family.
                    I like old-school simple, and this amp is very easy to set up and use. The only thing that kept me from giving it a "9" was I would like to see more "hi" and "low" outputs for adding other amps like the Peavey PV series. I know keeping the cost down was a priority on this amp, but the only way you can use the internal crossover is to use one side for high and the other low. With the Peavey you can use both for one or the other, and send the other signal to another amp. I have the same gripe with my QSC GX7.
                    I also don't care for the "Peavey" light that stays on even if the amp is "off." I actually started a gig with the amp off thinking it was on. When you do turn it on the "Peavey" light gets brighter and more lights come on, but it still can be misleading to an old dude like me. The light is on - the amp is on! Well, no.
                    I've read where there were some problems with the first units to go out. I think I got one of those. The second gig while running one 2x12 hi/low cab on each side at very moderate volumes it died. Would power up, but nothing. I sent it directly to Peavey and got it back very quickly (props to Peavey there). There was a note "repaired to current specs" or something like that. Used it over several gigs with no problems. Totally hangs with the QSC GX7 running two subs. However, it did shutdown during soundcheck at the last gig. It immediately powered back up and no problems during the rest of soundcheck or the show that night.
                    If this amp continues to perform without issue, the value is very good. I have not used it on subs, but no complaints other than mentioned above. And the weight - OMG. This amp and my GX7 weigh much less than the Peavey PV2600 alone. I can pick up the rack easily with one hand. They are not as deep, either, so much more room inside the rack.
                    Reliability is still in the back of my mind given the above, but I always have a backup ready.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome light poweramp

                    By Hend

                    from Wisconsin

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    After using this poweramp for nearly a year for our PA system, I'm extremely happy with the purchase. Easy to setup and use, just plugin and go. Volume control is delegated to some simple knobs on the front. The built-in crossover is pretty handy.Be careful with the paint though. When carrying this, I made the mistake of leaving some object on top of it which left numerous scratch marks. No performance hit, it still works wonders, but doesn't look as 'pretty' as it once did.Also can be a slight annoyance that the light remains on but simply dimmed when the unit is off.Overall for the price, having such a light unit that provides sufficient power for two PV215s through one channel and a PV118 through the second is fantastic. Whenever I need more power, I'll look to the IPR series.

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                    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointing

                    By Luna Pearl

                    from Palm Bay,FL

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    I was a Peavey fan for many years....That all changed after purchasing this amp.....It let us down during a live show by clipping and taking 5 minutes to reset itself....I am not a fan anymore and i suggest you all buy other brands...

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    IPR1600, YEAH!!!!

                    By My IPR rocks!

                    from Montreal

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    I know this took a long time to come, but absence makes the heart grow fonder and I'm very pleased with my purchase. Not only is it lightweight but it sounds great to boot!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great buy

                    By DJmoto

                    from Chicago

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    Fantastic amp - Even at twice the price - started using this for my mid/high boxes but tried it on my subs for kicks...now I'm ordering two more.Great Amp

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    For the money, can't beat it!

                    Comments about Peavey IPR 1600 Power Amp:

                    They may not stand up to constant demand in a live sound environment (although they do perform pretty well there too when used within its limit) but, I use it to power a set of NS10M and the ultra wide frequency that this amp utilizes is great! With so much headroom both power wise and frequency wise, my NS10M's sound smoother than normal, the bass is a bit more punchy than normal and 320 watts per channel @ 8 ohms is more than 150 watts more then I need per channel which means the amp gets babied. Class D circuitry means that the amp stays very very very cool, even in a racked studio environment (always cool to the touch). Did I mention just a little more then 7 lbs???Only about 1/3 gain for use with the NS10M's and they give me everything I need! No complaints, for the money you won't find much else that can compete! You will find better for live sound but, not in this price range... Not even Behringer...

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