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Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp

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The Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp is a 2u rackmount unit. 2 x 900W RMS @ 4 ohms, 540W RMS @ 8 ohms, or 1800W RMS bridged mono. XLR, 1/4" and barrier strip...Click To Read More About This Product

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Massive power in a small package

The Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp is a 2u rackmount unit. 2 x 900W RMS @ 4 ohms, 540W RMS @ 8 ohms, or 1800W RMS bridged mono. XLR, 1/4" and barrier strip inputs with DDT compression system, binding post and Speakon output connectors.


SPECIFICATIONS
Stereo Mode: 4 Ohms: 900 Watts RMS x 2
Stereo Mode: 8 Ohms: 540 Watts RMS x 2
Bridge Mode-Mono: 8 Ohms: 1800 Watts RMS
Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.03% 20 Hz to 20 K, 10 dB below rated power in stereo mode both channels driven
Inputs: XLR, 1/4 inch and barrier strip
Detented input gain control
Binding post and Speakon output connectors
Separate Speakon mono bridge output
Mode switch for stereo or bridge operation
Low-cut filter switch for 40 Hz low cut filter
Thru/low output jacks and high output jacks
LED indicators for input signal, DDT and power
Peavey's famous DDT compression system
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Damping Factor: greater than 300
Hum and Noise: 100 dB
Rack Spaces: 2 RU
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PeaveyPV 2600 Power Amp
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Powerful and Reliable

I have used the amp for PA mains for 11 years. No problems ! It has been in the band trailer all winter and all summer in IA year after year.
That is...Read complete review

I have used the amp for PA mains for 11 years. No problems ! It has been in the band trailer all winter and all summer in IA year after year.
That is some harsh weather to survive and still function.

When it is pulled out and plugged its performance is flawless. Hot or cold it rocks. I will purchase another one in a minute if this one fails. The sound out front is amazing. What more can you ask of an amp? It is heavy in weight but it is a proven work horse. BUY ONE !!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weak-knee'd

I bought one of the PV2600 power amps two yrs ago and I'll never recommend this thing to anyone. First time I tried to use it everything coming out sounded like it was out...Read complete review

I bought one of the PV2600 power amps two yrs ago and I'll never recommend this thing to anyone. First time I tried to use it everything coming out sounded like it was out of phase....checked wiring...checked inner-cabinet wiring...everything was good...turned it off...used another amp in rack! Came back to check after gig...powered up and worked no problem! Tried again on next gig...everything was distorted...then puffed smoke and shut off! Used another amp(My faithful but old Crown)! Called my service plan...they said take it to G.C....took it to G.C. they said mail it to Peavey! It's on ebay now! Don't buy....junk-in-a-box!

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good amp for medium setups

By SoCalDave

from Inland Empire California

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Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

I purchased 2 of these to replace some old Mackie amps and now use them for monitors only. If you read the manual closely these amps have no power rating for bridged operation at a 4 or 2 ohm load, only 8 ohms, but there is no real warning not to use it this way. I only found out through a user forum how this works. It turns out these are class H and do not have the circuitry built in to allow it to handle the lower impedances. This is not the amp's fault, I just assumed they would handle the load like the Mackies. When you run them with the correct speaker impedance they sound great. They are powerful & have a lot of features to help you tailor them to your configuration. I just wish the manual would have had more emphasis on this limitation; without knowing this I ran some subs bridged & had major clipping & distortion without knowing why until I realized what the problem was.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful and Reliable

By hill climber

from USA midwest

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I have used the amp for PA mains for 11 years. No problems ! It has been in the band trailer all winter and all summer in IA year after year.
    That is some harsh weather to survive and still function.

    When it is pulled out and plugged its performance is flawless. Hot or cold it rocks. I will purchase another one in a minute if this one fails. The sound out front is amazing. What more can you ask of an amp? It is heavy in weight but it is a proven work horse. BUY ONE !!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AN AMP YOU CAN COUNT ON

    By Just Rite

    from Maryland

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable Reliable

    Cons

    • Lacks power of CS SERIES

    Best Uses

    • DJ Local Bands Etc

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    This is the second one I bought. The first is ten years old and has done a ton of DJ work for me...NEVER a problem! The old one will still be used in a bi-amp configuration to enhance my bass bin.

    This amp has produced in bad weather outdoors, used at river parties and huge company outdoor picnics and it still sounds as good as the day I got it. I am pumped to have two!

    The amp is not quite as thumpy as a CS series but great for the price...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Plenty for my needs

    By thunda

    from Columbia TN

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    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    Been using Peavey products for over 30 years. This is not CS quality, but comes very close at a more comfortable price.
    I use one to power a pair of EV Eliminator i subs. We play medium sized gigs, loud classic to modern rock. These subs powered by the 2600 have plenty of thump. Paired with SP 5's pole mounted over the subs we have great sound. The low cut filters, the built in crossover and DDT compression are fab features not found in other amps at this price point. Versatile input and output options.
    the ability to daisy chain to other amps is a plus as well.
    great build, durable. mounted in skb rack case I have had no problems.
    lots of power for the money, twice the output of my old school cs800's at half the weight. two years of solid gigging at wide open power settings with no hiccups. i got a great deal on mine by haggling a bit. don't pay retail, it's a bit over priced, but still Peavey quality.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Loud!!!

    By The Bomb

    from Houston, Tx

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I was using a qsc 2450 for my jbl jrx125 and they where loud this weekend my friend let me borrow his peavey 2600 and these speakers where screeeea ming!! Highly recomend it and for the price is well worth it!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Power Amp!

    By zonaria143

    from Six Nations ON CA

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    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I recently got one of these for use in powering my mains (two Peavey PV215 enclosures in stereo) and man, I'm blown away. Before I owned a few behringer and nady power amps, and pfft, weak, and frail. These Peaveys however, are super powerful and built like tanks. This thing weighs a million pounds. On our first gig with it our singer dropped it onto a cement floor. Bent the rack rail a bit, but no internal damage whatsoever. After many shows and rehearsals, it's stood up to everything we've thrown at it.I plan on buying another Peavey power amp (the PV 1500) and a sub (Peavey, of course).Peavey makes excellent equipment for the best prices ever. I stand by all my Peavey equipment.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Weak-knee'd

    By More from the

    from Flint,Mi.

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I bought one of the PV2600 power amps two yrs ago and I'll never recommend this thing to anyone. First time I tried to use it everything coming out sounded like it was out of phase....checked wiring...checked inner-cabinet wiring...everything was good...turned it off...used another amp in rack! Came back to check after gig...powered up and worked no problem! Tried again on next gig...everything was distorted...then puffed smoke and shut off! Used another amp(My faithful but old Crown)! Called my service plan...they said take it to G.C....took it to G.C. they said mail it to Peavey! It's on ebay now! Don't buy....junk-in-a-box!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    9 own it.

    By Maverick-W_-RT

    from Peterstown WV

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I own four of the Peavey 2600 Power Amps. I play music as a hobby. One I have sent to be repaired for the third or fourth time. I just sent another one back today to be repaired. I will never buy another Peavey Power Amp.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great amp

    By josh-7uPSK

    from illinois

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I recently purchased this amp to run my two black widow 1502-dt subs the response is very deep specially if you use a alesis compressor in the chain. I highly recommend this amp to anyone that wants quality sound at a great price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    used and abused

    By EoDyv7jmV

    from il

    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I have used this amp for a year and a half now. In the heat outside gigs and frozen in the garage. Its never failed me. Its got good power to. It does clip alot with the lows, but not when my cross over is at about 120. I use it live every weekend and some dj gigs. If you have the money get the 3800 over all good amp.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This amp is the best ! ! !

    By JustDJBlake

    from DC

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    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    Forget about Crown and QSC. Don't even mention the rest. This amp is the most powerful you will ever need. It has the famous smooth punchy sound of Peavey. Let me tell you, it is powerful and them some (for a DJ). I have ran two 500Watt RMS cabs per side down into 4 ohms, and it cranks, with the red light barely coming on. That's 4 cabs with Black Widows in each one. It hardly gets hot either. Which is to say, if you want power, get this. It can do the job and put out that clean punchy PV sound.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peavey Power Amps Are Reliable

    By SoundMan-NqgBi

    from Central Illinois

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    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    I run sound for bands in the Midwest and I own 12 of the PV2600 amps that I purchased three years ago. I use these amps on the mains and CS4080 amos for the subs. The only time I ever had a problem with any of them was when one of my guys hooked up a speaker improperly. The amp was fine the next day, and I have never had to have any of them serviced at all. These amps give you a great bang for the buck.

     
    5.0

    PV2600 RulZ!

    By ty-EXfHU

    from columbia, TN

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    Comments about Peavey PV 2600 Power Amp:

    Bought this to replace 2 used up old school CS800s - was skeptical due to chinese construction but am blown away - now I use it to power 2 EV Eliminator subs w/18" drivers, never clips or overloads, takes anything I can throw at it - you won't be dissappointed. It's better than the Behringer 2500 I own and the Crown XLS series too - serious power. The built in crossovers and DDT compression are killer features in themselves!

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