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Why is the RM100 head SO heavy?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:42 pm    Post subject: Why is the RM100 head SO heavy? Reply with quote

I've owned every amp from the MTS line, and currently have 2 RM50's. Their weight and size are what's most appealing about them, but I do miss the 3rd channel.
I've owned 4 RM100's, but now my studio (and nearly every venue in town) is in a basement, I'd rather not have to lug around a 77lbs amp head.

What makes this amp so damn heavy?

I've played a range of other 100w amps that are 45-50lbs, which is much better.

Is there anyway to make the RM100 lighter?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short, no. The iron alone is about 25-30 pounds. They are bigger than most 100W transformers as well to accommodate all the secondary windings on the PT and all the various output tubes you can use.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you do the only logical thing, and upgrade to Jaded Faith Mercury Magnetics iron... And buy yourself a dolly.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, thanks all. That's about what I thought.
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