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New Carvin BX700 amp!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by G On Bass, Jan 9, 2014.


  1. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    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. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
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  3. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    The cosmetics are certainly a big improvement over the BX500.
     
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    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Wow! Carvin is stepping up their game. And look at the price! And US made? Inconceivable!
     
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    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
  8. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    St. Louis
    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.
     
  9. Jarrett

    Jarrett

    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
  10. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    :hyper:
     
  11. jnewmark

    jnewmark Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Disclosures:
    Play guitar.
    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

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    Why repeat something that was already admitted to be a second hand rumor?

    :confused:
     
  13. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
  14. Jeff Scott

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

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

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  15. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    I think Carvin would be one to shy away from red bass amps.
     
  16. seansv

    seansv

    Jun 19, 2011
    Philadelphia PA
    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

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    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

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
  19. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
  20. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
  21. nick31

    nick31

    Feb 28, 2004
    LA
    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!!!