j'utlise crest of this series for over 10 years. I tried all kinds of amps. They are perfect for any vintage JBL Gros analo.J love the delicacy and robustness. Every 4 or 5 years and review here we go again. In OCCAZ they bought for not much. Because nothing sells go for it.
For my hardware is fine and obviously I buy. Inconvenient weight, as usual. But it's the same for all brands.
For 15 years, a rate of 50 trips per year. Without any failure.
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
Earlier stages, I used the Yamaha amp (heavy, low power), the amp Peavey CS400, CS800 with power supplies (rapidly to saturation, but light, ideal for transport) and then Crest 4801 and 8001 (a marvel of reliability).
What thing do you like most/least about it?
+ Reliability, robustness, "warm" sound (almost sounds kind vinyl), power.
- Weight, price (but given the numbers of years of use is relatively inexpensive, good return on investment)
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
- An investment to be depreciated over time (good value)
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
- Undoubtedly. I currently have 8 amps Crest works without problems for 15 years