Power an amp and component with batteries instead of direct outlet power?


Hi neighbors,

It is common for guitarists and bassists to use batteries in their effect pedals because the pedals sound quieter and easier on the ear.   

Why not connect several car batteries that are charged enough for 90 minutes and power a transformer with enough wattage for my entire audio rack?  Or buy a budget battery power rig designed to power music racks?

I've heard the difference and using battery power is better in effect pedals.
audibleaudio
Jeff Rowland battery powered Amp
http://jeffrowlandgroup.com/kb/questions.php?questionid=153
Btw, transformer only works on AC, you can't use batteries to power a transformer!
Thanks for the lead! I was thinking power inverter, not transformer, oops.
"It is common for guitarists and bassists to use batteries in their effect pedals because the pedals sound quieter and easier on the ear."

That's not true. Batteries are used in guitar effect pedals because they don't require a lot of power and make a big mess with cables. As the effects products get bigger and more professional, they don't use batteries.
Vinnie Rossi at Red Wine Audio / LIO and Veloce also focus on high end gear using battery power. Cheers,
Spencer
It is rumored that Eric Johnson can hear differences between brands of batteries in his effects pedals. Now THAT'S bat hearing!
I prefer to not change the batteries in my "stomp box" pedal board heap and have found serious low noise power supplies work fine. I have an old ac cabled MXR gizmo from the early 70s (I no longer use) that powered up to four devices using phone plug inputs. You bought these replacement back plates and put 'em on your MXR boxes and ran the phono plug cables to the power thing...there ya go. Used that thing for manny years. I've heard Johnson's claims and it fits his personality.
It's not a question if it works but if it will sell. That is always the answer to "Why not do..."
I use batteries for my DIY preamp and phono, which are just a few mA. But amplifiers need current, and so the required batteries get prohibitive - and dangerous - and generally not worth it. To me. YMMV

Living Voice uses a maga buck battery/inverter system when demoing their Vox Olympians. ok million dollar system but it can be done easily if you know much about batteries and charging cycles. just a few lead acid car batteries could power a system for hours if done right. hell you could potentially charge them using solar. or buy the Lio as mentioned above.
 

it would be interesting to use a tesla power pack to run a system. Interesting enough the power wall from tesla is cheaper then PS audios regen power system mmmm ...

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This is what I had in mind, but I think it's out of my budget:   http://www.audiosalon.com/brands/stromtank-s-5000-independent-power-source/
What about gas powered amps? Nuclear? Some limitations maybe, but might sound fabulous.
My TW Acustic AC3 is powered by Batteries and uses wall current when batteries are low you can clearly hear the difference.
" What about gas powered amps? Nuclear? Some limitations maybe, but might sound fabulous. "

If you want the best sound possible, electric eel's are the way to go. I have yet to hear anything that tops bio electric power.
The clock in my dac is battery powered and the sound is much more solid (grounded, coherent).  Clocks are very sensitive to noise.