Peavey Introduces 2 Class D Bass Heads at Winter NAMM 2016
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Delivering classic Peavey tone, the MiniMEGA features 1,000 Watts of power and produces incredibly full and rich sound in a compact package that weighs in at only 9 lbs.
This is a professional bass head at a very affordable price ($599 street).
I met with Bobby Baldwin of Peavey to get the lowdown on two new bass heads introduced at Winter NAMM 2016. Bobby was instrumental in the development of these products and is duly proud “his babies”. I spent some time trying the heads and can say that they hit the sweet spot of sound, features and price. I would characterize these heads as organic and punchy and they include the control and features that most bass players will appreciate. Both heads, according to Bobby, use a proprietary Peavey power section which is derived from the IPR2™ Series Class D power amps.
Using technology not found in other bass amps, the MiniMEGA represents a new level of compact bass amplifier performance. Peavey’s proprietary KOSMOS® enhancement provides increased bass impact, while the exclusive psychoacoustic low-end enhancement adds bass without overburdening speakers — a testament to Peavey’s technology-driven innovation. The MiniMEGA contains additional modern features such as built-in compression and a 4-band EQ with semi-parametric mids.
The back panel of the MiniMEGA has all the connectivity necessary to patch in effects or connect to a sound reinforcement system. Complete with an effects loop, gain control, crunch button, tuner output and more, the MiniMEGA delivers the high level features that today’s professional bass player demands. Ideal for use in any live or studio setting, the MiniMEGA is the go-to amplifier for bassists of every style.
With DDT™ speaker protection and Peavey’s exclusive Psycho-acoustic low end enhancement that adds bass without overburdening speakers, the MiniMAX contains an impressive set of features and is available at a price ($349 street) accessible to any bassist.
Featuring the rock-solid construction for which Peavey is known, the MiniMAX™ is built to withstand years of rigorous touring use. The convenient back panel of the amplifier has all the connectivity necessary to patch in effects or connect to a sound reinforcement system.
With DDT™ speaker protection and Peavey’s exclusive Psycho-acoustic low end enhancement that adds bass without overburdening speakers, the MiniMAX contains an impressive set of features and is available at a price accessible to today’s working bassist.
The MiniMAX is capable of a huge array of tones and is adaptable to any live or studio setting. A 3-band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift, and Bright controls provides a multitude of tone-shaping options, while the built-in chromatic tuner allows for easy tuning on the fly. In addition, the MiniMAX pre-gain control with TransTube® gain boost adds a tubelike crunch to the sound.
The MiniMAX can be paired with Peavey’s Headliner™ or PVH™ series of bass enclosures to complete a reliable, ultra lightweight professional bass system. Check out the Headliner and PVH™ series bass enclosures to find your perfect match!