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Peavey Pro 1600 Bass Head

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by Marlat, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Peavey proudly introduces the powerful new Pro 1600 bass amplifier head, the latest addition to the Pro Series™, Peavey's premier bass amplifier and enclosure line. Pro Series heads and cabinets are used by artists such as Nickelback, Slipknot, Sevendust, Default, North Mississippi Allstars, Blindside, Stu Hamm and many more.

    Peavey crammed 1600 massive Watts of power into the Pro 1600 head, with several operation modes accessible through its built-in crossover. Users can switch among bi-amp, mono, stereo and full-range with sub modes to route the amp's power into various loudspeaker configurations. The power amp and supply use Peavey's Power Shift™ system, which allows the amp to be reconfigured when changing between modes.
  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    When the amp is switched to stereo or full-range with sub modes, the amp puts out 800 Watts into 2 Ohms per side. When in mono mode, it automatically bridges the two amps to create a massive 1600 Watt amp that drives 4 Ohms. Since the sub output typically requires more power than the high output, the Pro 1600 automatically shifts the power to the sub when the amp is in bi-amp mode, resulting in a 1200 Watt amp for the lows and a 400 Watt amp for the highs. This Peavey Power Shift technology creates a bi-amped system that is as loud as if the amp were a typical 2400 Watt power amp, but without the extra size and weight.

    The Pro 1600 also features three-band fully parametric EQ (low mid, mid and high mid) switchable from wide to narrow bandwidth and adjustable from 40 Hz up to 8 kHz for total sound control. This feature allows discerning bassists to boost or cut amplitude and adjust frequency and bandwidth to carve out entirely individual tones. Traditional low and high EQ controls and a contour control also offer opportunities for tweaking tone.

    Peavey-exclusive DDT™ compression protects the amplifier and speakers from clipping and distortion. This bass amp head also features a tube preamp for unrelenting punch and deep, full tone. This amplifier also includes a Mute function; Pad for reducing the input level by 10 dB; two effects loops; XLR line outs; and 1/4" and Neutrik® outputs.

    The Pro 1600 will be available in Q4 2004 from authorized Peavey dealers.


    800 Watts per side into 2 Ohms; 1600 Watts into 4 Ohms bridged
    Built-in crossover with four modes: bi-amp, mono, stereo and full range with sub
    Peavey Power Shift and DDT technology
    Three-band, fully parametric EQ
    Two individual effects loops
    Mute and Pad functions
    Switching power supply
    DDT speaker protection
    1/4" and Neutrik inputs
    Two rack spaces
    U.S. MSRP $1999.99

    Press Release dated 23 July 2004 taken from www.peavey.com
  3. Ottobasskirk


    Jul 13, 2014
    As far as I am concerned I will not trust Peavey with any new product. I have been told by Peavey about the coming of their Mini Max amp and they keep pushing the arrival date further and further. Now they are saying December 23red?? Peavey needs to take a closer look at their PR department. Many like me are changing to Ampeg, Galean-Krueger, or even Behringer, for better customer service.