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SOLD FS: Carvin B800! Workhorse! Immaculate shape!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by madbassplaya, Sep 7, 2013.

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  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Killer head! I've had this bad boy for a while and it has given me 0 problems. Low mileage as well. Only seen a few gigs here and there.

    From the Carvin Website:
    "The B800 employs a mono block design and offers the same rich tone generated from discrete Class A preamps. The power amp features an Active or Passive front panel input gain switch, along with Preamp Drive and Master volume controls. Additional front panel controls include Sub Bass, Bass, Low Mid, Mid, Hi Mid, and Treble.

    The B800 incorporates a rear panel Direct Out on an XLR (balanced) connector with level control—enabling the unit to patch directly into PA systems or recording equipment. Bassists will also appreciate the effects loop built into the B800 with its front panel switch. And for making certain that they’re in tune with the rest of the band, the B800 includes a Tuner output jack that is independent of the Mute switch. To protect the system’s electronics, the B800 is encased in a rugged housing that is covered with a Duratex scratch resistant, weatherproof, polyurethane coating. Carry handles are mounted on the amp head’s sides.
    Output Power: 300 w @ 8 ohms, 500w @ 4 ohms, 800w @ 2 ohms
    Discrete Class A input stages
    Preamp DRIVE and master VOLUME controls
    Active/Passive input gain switch with input CLIP indicator
    Signal MUTE front panel switch or optional FS22 footswitch
    EFFECT LOOP front panel bypass switch or optional FS22 footswitch
    DIRECT OUT balanced XLR with independent LEVEL control, switchable "Pre-Post" and "Ground Lift", DC isolated
    TUNER output jack independent of MUTE switch
    Internal OPTO clip-activated power amp limiter with limiter free normal operation
    High current SPEAKON® connectors and steel 1/4” speaker jack
    Metal shaft controls with threaded metal bushings mounted directly to front panel
    All steel chassis
    High density Baltic Birch plywood cabinet with Duratex™ polyurethane finish
    Dimensions: 4.25”H x 17.25”W x 12”D

    Price: $250.00 shipped

  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    FET or class D?
    Great deal in any case!
  3. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I think around 15 lbs. Not class D.
  4. krovx


    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
  5. Reviresco

    Reviresco Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2011
    Asgard (Connecticut)
    Trades? :)
  6. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    These are great heads. It seems to have the same volume and headroom as my Aguilar AG500 but is more open and high-fi sounding. I gigged one of these for years at 4 and 2ohms and it never hiccupped. Do it!
  7. Vintage Guy

    Vintage Guy Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2008
    Best head Carvin ever made! If I didn't have one,I'd grab this at this price!!!!
  8. krovx


    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Get behind me folks :) I have dibbs! I sold one 6 years. I have regretted it since.
  9. fatcrabb

    fatcrabb Objects Are Closer Than They Appear Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Corona California
  10. timber22

    timber22 Supporting Member

    I had one of these, sold it a while ago and wish I didn't. I'd be tempted to buy this one, but it sounds like it is spoken for.

    I agree with Mr Pickles. I giged mine at 2 ohms many times and it never broke a sweat.
  11. krovx


    Mar 11, 2003
    Michigan, USA
    Payment sent.

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