Aguilar DB 751
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crrcrr 08/18/2011

Aguilar DB 751 : crrcrr's user review

«  Monstrous! »
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Power 975W @ 2 ohms, 750W @ 4 ohms, 400W @ 8 ohms
3 x 12AX7 preamp Lamps
Mosfet power amp
EQ section, deep switch, bright switch
Effects loop
1 input jack 1 / 4 "with switch active / passive
Neutrik Speakon outputs 2
1 balanced XLR output Jensen
Tuner Output

Dimensions 431.8 x 355.6 x 133.35mm
Weight 19.05kg

UTILIZATION

One might regret the absence of parametric mids, a graphic equalizer, say to summarize additional gadgets to shape the sound and yet they are as useless as are the knobs and switches in the preamp section!

I understand why Aguilar merely the minimum settings on the head: It already sounds so flat that boosts and knobs, as they are efficient and clean, are of completely unnecessary! I think this was my biggest surprise.

In practice, the volume is simply awesome. The only negative is that on top of that price, a progressive system for managing the volume way TecAmp was not too much because in the state, it must be very careful not to blow the tiles from home the first note played.

SOUNDS

Ideally suited for low to very high gain, it is perfectly possible to do without the switch-6db even with a low pork steak that sends always with the same clarity of sound. However, we can do so by pushing the gain saturation. Who can do more can do less.

It sounds very flat. It's really heavy as his, many infra, all frequencies are very clear and the treble singing. The EQ section is found to be completely useless, although in its simplest device already in the beginning.

A reproach Still, this amp is typed, as well as Mesa or Ampeg. If you do not like the Aguilar, go your way but if like me, you were stuck on the sound of your OBP1, 2 or 3 for its efficiency, its definition and character, this amp is for you.

OVERALL OPINION

All is well, but I honestly regret that the mouth of the effects is, on one hand in front, the other with multiple and varied settings (output volume with push-pull output level for instruments or line, volume entry with push-pull / / or series) that make it a beautiful gas plant and that makes it difficult to fit into a rack.

Otherwise it is a beautiful beast, a sound, beyond my hopes, plug and play, easy to use and no frills, but a weight to cause you to become He-Man in three movements and some inconsistencies, IMHO, in the design the effects loop.
But damn it, what it sounds!

By far the best head I have ever play!