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Thread: SD Powerstage 700 - Design Questions

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    Default SD Powerstage 700 - Design Questions

    Are there plans in the works to make a truly rack-friendly version of the Powerstage 700? Specifically I'm talking about:

    1. location of input jacks
    2. location of the power switch

    Basically, the usability of the product whether racked or not would greatly benefit if the input jacks were on the back and the power switch was on the front.

    Input jacks: On stage, the unit looks a bit messy because you have to route cables from the back of your amp/modeler around to the front of your rig, and they just hang there out in the open. Even with the cable-ported rack ears and 90 degree cables, running those cables to the front of the unit looks cumbersome and awkward. If the input jacks were on the back, this would not be an issue.

    Power switch: Putting the power switch on the front of the unit would allow proper power on-off ordering. The poweramp is supposed to be the last thing on and the first thing off in your rig to avoid pops. Currently if the unit is racked, you can't do that. The Powerstage is forced to be the last thing off and the first thing on because the power switch is inaccessible. The power switch needs to be on the front of the unit.

    Are there plans to implement changes like these on future versions of the Powerstage? It's an incredible product and could easily be best-in-class at what it does, but these small usability issues are basically the only things keeping this amp from being a no-brainer purchase for anyone with a modeler and guitar cab.
    Last edited by GreatGreen; 04-16-2019 at 05:33 PM.

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    Default Re: SD Powerstage 700 - Design Questions

    Only the product people at SD would know that, and they sure wouldn't talk about upcoming products on an open forum. I suggest you may type up your suggestions on this site.
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    Default Re: SD Powerstage 700 - Design Questions

    In the mean time, you could always get one of those rack mount power controllers with individual power switches to sequence power how you wanted.


    Not much you can do about the jack except add your own. (Which would probably void the warranty.)

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