Ampeg SVT 8 Pro - your experience ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DrumsAndBass, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Does anybody have user experience with the SVT 8 Pro ? I usually see content for many other heads from Ampeg but not this one. I need it to drive one very powerful 4 ohm cab for Reggae. I notice that it has plenty of power at 4 ohms.
    I'd like to know about its: reliability, clean tone capability and where it's made. Also, is the power amp section Class A/B or D ?
    Thank You
  2. I havnt heard any chatter on that amp. For what they are listed at you could buy a SVP and power amp, and have something very close for a lot less.
  3. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    I think it was Class D, but in all truthfulness, I do not think I could I tell you the difference between those power sections. The 8 PRO has a decent amount of growl - does not sound like an SVT CL growling, but it does sound nice. You can dial it out and once you did that, I felt it sounding like every other Ampeg hybrid head. The 8 PRO was SUPPOSED to get you Ampeg Tube Growl at ANY volume with the "Voltage" controls. Not even close. At least that is what I remembered about the head..... It still sounds good though, but as CL400Peavey noted, just get the pre-amp and a power amp. You would get pretty close to it.
  4. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    Pat Bruders from Down, and EyehateGod uses one, he says he loves it to no end, that amp is one powerful animal!