Ampeg has announced the introduction of a new 1350 watt, two channel bass amplifier capable of either stereo or mono operation.
The SVT-5 PRO ($1469.00 list) is the latest offering from Ampeg in the Pro-Series line of bass amplification geared towards the rock and funk bass player. The SVT-5 PRO features two separate channels, clean and overdrive, giving the user the ability to switch from channel to channel, or combine the two channels via the four button footswitch. A 12AX7 tube located at the input stage of the preamp, adds warmth and fullness to the input signal enhancing the overall tone of the amplifier. Two separate power amplifiers are contained within the SVT-5 PRO, delivering 600 watts in stereo or a massive 1350 watts in the mono-bridged mode. The tone shaping possibilities the SVT-5 PRO offers are very extensive with features such as, a built-in compressor, variable midrange selector control, and an octave circuit that adds a note one octave lower to the note being played.
The back panel offers many patching possibilities for the user to choose from; a tuner out jack, effects loops for the clean and overdrive channels, preamp out jacks for the clean and overdrive channels, preamp out jack for the octave circuit, transformer balanced XLR line outs, and power amp in jacks for connecting an external preamp to either or both channels. Durable and long lasting locking Neutrik Speakon jacks are used for the speaker output jacks ensuring a strong and trouble free signal.