#1
I was looking on online and I saw a power amp. I was just wondering, is it just a solid state amp? Or does it amplify power or what?
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#2
A guitar amplifier actually consists of 2 sections: The Pre-amp and the Power-amp. Mostly they are build in one single unit (tops or combos). but you can get them also as 19" Rack-units, preamp and poweramp seperately. this fact gives you a lot of possibilities to combine different preamps to different poweramps.
to describe it very easy: the preamp section is responsible for the sound-settings with all the parameters (treble, bass, middle etc....) and the poweramp just brings this preamplified signal to the speakers.
#3
a poweramp powers the speakers
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#5
If you coupled that with a SS preamp, then it would be. However, the product you linked to is only the power amp. You would need to use that poweramp with something like a Marshall JMP-1 in order to have an entire amp. If you're only using the power amp, you won't be able to sculpt your tone with preamp tubes, EQ's, gain, etc.
#6
Do you wanna use that as a guitar power-amp???? hm....your choice. This one is actually made to be used as a PA Poweramp in combination with a mixing console, which in this case is the "pre-amp" with all the equalisation etc. but sure, you can use for whatever you like.....
#7
*shrugs*

If he likes the sound of a certain preamp and doesn't want to color it, a high end SS power amp is the way to go.