The sunn Forum

Other Musical Equipment => Biamp => Topic started by: D.M.N. on January 21, 2011, 10:20:54 pm

Title: What's all this then?
Post by: D.M.N. on January 21, 2011, 10:20:54 pm
New sub-forum? Specifically for information on Biamping? Super swell!
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: EdBass on January 22, 2011, 12:41:22 am
Biamp is a company Conrad Sundholm was involved with (founded, co-founded?) after he sold Sunn to Hartzell. Mostly pro sound reinforcement gear I believe.
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: D.M.N. on January 22, 2011, 02:33:13 am
Ah, even better then. Learn something new every day.
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: biltmore on January 22, 2011, 10:27:03 am
GREAT to see a Biamp section!!!
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: HRobert on January 24, 2011, 07:01:45 am
I agree with Biltmore. It would be great to hear from users of Conrad's other brain child. Hopefully there are some other Biamp users, present or past, that will add comments to this subject.

I've used Biamp equipment since 1981.  My first purchase was an 883 mixer and a TC-120 stereo power amp. Then as I added keyboard equipment, and sometimes an additional musician or two, moved up to the 1283 mixer, and then finally the 1683..which I still have. I prefered their 83 series mixers over many other brands available at the time...including Sunn.  The 83 Series sounded great and was lighter in weight than the other two mixer series made by Biamp; the 21 Series, and 42 Series.  The 21 Series had several more features than the 83, but weighed about twice as much as it's 83 Series counterparts.  The 42 Series was the top of the line in the early 80's and was even bigger and heavier than the 21 Series, and in my humble opinion, was best used as a recording console or bigger show bands that had roadies to schlep it around.

I still have the following Biamp equipment, and it all works great after all the years of use I've put it through.

1683 Mixer
SM-23 Electronic Crossovers (2)
TC-60 Power Amp
TC-120 Power Amp
883B Rack Mount Mixer

Lets hear from some other Biamp users out there!!!!!
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: CLD on April 05, 2011, 04:58:30 pm
Sunday afternoon at my drummer's house I discovered he has a Biamp 883 mixer he bought new around the time Hrobert bought his. It was over in the corner with his power amp, etc., where it has been for a long time but he had some new lights in that part of the room so I could actually see it!

He has a pair of Model 15 PA cabs which we only use at his house, where we practice occasionally. They're too big for us old guys to move!  :lol:
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: HRobert on April 11, 2011, 05:30:02 pm
Sunday afternoon at my drummer's house I discovered he has a Biamp 883 mixer he bought new around the time Hrobert bought his. It was over in the corner with his power amp, etc., where it has been for a long time but he had some new lights in that part of the room so I could actually see it!

He has a pair of Model 15 PA cabs which we only use at his house, where we practice occasionally. They're too big for us old guys to move!  :lol:
Have you used the 883?  Nice mixer - crappy reverb.  We used a Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo for reverb and  spatial ambiance.
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: CLD on April 12, 2011, 06:00:23 am
You bet! He still uses it, and in fact we used it that day we jammed. He's never had a problem with it.
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: Greg_M on January 07, 2012, 03:30:44 pm
So there is a brand name "Bi-Amp"?
Or are we talking about the technique?
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: EdBass on January 07, 2012, 03:46:19 pm
So there is a brand name "Bi-Amp"?
Or are we talking about the technique?

Biamp still exists, but it's more commercially oriented. In the days of Mr. Sundholm's involvement they manufactured mostly SR gear; mixers, amps, etc.
Title: Re: What's all this then?
Post by: sturoc on February 02, 2012, 05:31:45 pm
Picked up a Biamp crossover SM-23 for 10 bucks last month !
Knew the gear from the mid 80s when I worked at a Long & McQuade store back east.
We stocked alot of the Biamp line in the store. Always nice stuff and built to last.

So I would venture to say this category with the relation to Conrad, it is about the Biamp gear , not the technique.
Though that would be a good topic !