New Carvin BX700 amp!

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

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

    - 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
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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
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    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
    inconceivable. .
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  7. 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.
  8. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
  9. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
  10. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    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.
  11. jeff7bass


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

  12. Handyman

    Handyman Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

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

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  14. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I think Carvin would be one to shy away from red bass amps.
  15. 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.
  16. 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....

  17. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
  18. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Oh my!
  19. nick31


    Feb 28, 2004
    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!!!