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New Carvin BX700 amp!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Grateful, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    Looks like an updated BX500 w/more watts (and 2 and 4 ohm)and a red face....

    http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/BX700

    - Output Power: 8 Ohms: 300w, 4 Ohms: 550w, 2 Ohms: 700w (with 2 Ohm Switch)
    - Input Impedance: >200Kohms
    - Output Mode: High Efficiency CLASS D technology
    - Power Supply: High Efficiency High Frequency switching
    - Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz amplifier section
    - Damping Factor: >300
    - Preamp: 3 stage CLASS A
    - Passive/Active Input: 10 dB gain switch - accommodates all basses
    - Preamp Tube: 12AX7 switchable in/out
    - Bass/Treble: +/-12 dB at 50 Hz and +/-12 dB at 10kHz
    - Contour control: Flat to -15 dB at 500 Hz
    - 1 Low Mid Parametric: +/- 12 dB sweepable 50 to 500 Hz
    - 2 Hi Mid Parametric: +/- 12 dB sweepable 200 to 2kHz
    - Graphic Equalizer: 9 band +/- 10 dB @ 50,80,125,250,500,800,1.3k,2.6k,5k
    - Compressor/Limiter: up to 3:1 compression ratio. Convenient one knob control
    - DI Out: -50 to +4 dBu adjustable, DC isolated XLR output
    - Effects Loop: -10dBV, buffered - FS22 Footswitch: Graphic EQ on/off, MUTE on/off
    - Soft Start: gradually turns on the amp to prevent surges that can trip circuit breakers
    - Speaker Protection: protection circuit immediately disconnects your speakers
    - Over-Current: protected, Under-Voltage protected, Thermal protected
    - AC Voltage Input: 90-250V, 50-60 Hz - Power Requirements: 500VA
    - Dimensions: 3.25" high (with feet) X 14.0" wide X 9" deep
    - Net Weight: 5.9 lbs. net (2.65 kgs)
    - Made in the USA
     
  2. Grateful

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    pic
     

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  3. Handyman

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    The cosmetics are certainly a big improvement over the BX500.
     
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    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection. Supporting Member

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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Wow! Carvin is stepping up their game. And look at the price! And US made? Inconceivable!
     
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  8. Deepwoods

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    Looks nice. I am waiting to see how the BX1000 prices out. I like what they did with the rack ears. Much better than what they have for the BX500.
     
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    :hyper:
     
  11. jnewmark

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    In one of the other Carvin threads on these new heads, it was reported that the BX700 was " supposedly " revoiced to the old Red Line spec. If so, no thanks.
     
  12. jeff7bass

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    Why repeat something that was already admitted to be a second hand rumor?

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  13. Handyman

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  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Yeah, now they just need to angle the front panel upwards............
     

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  15. wvbass

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    I think Carvin would be one to shy away from red bass amps.
     
  16. seansv

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    After three years the dreaded BX500 ribbon cable issue finally got to me. I dismantled it and reconnected and I'm good as new. If that's all that happens in that long with a well used amp, Carvin can convince me to buy its new model. And the lights are cool, to me.
     
  17. jeff7bass

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    I saw that too but there's two things in there. "But it's clearer" and "handles the LOW B no problem".

    Sounds like a voice of it's own. Maybe not. I'm sure we'll get reviews here soon because of the price. Personally I'm a little more interested in the new B1000....

    :bassist:
     
  18. WoodyG3

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  19. Grateful

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  21. nick31

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    I found this under the REVIEW AND COMMENTS section FOR THE bx700...

    (BX500 comments, which the BX700 is based on:)

    All the REVIEW AND COMMENTS are for the BX500. I think its going to sound like the BX500/BX1500 Voicing!!!
     

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