Winter NAMM: Peavey Headliner Bass Amp Gives Players High Power & Essential Tone
ANAHEIM, Calif. (NAMM exhibit #5740, Hall B) — Peavey proudly introduces the Headliner, a new rack-mountable bass amplifier head in the Peavey Tour Series that brings massive power and innovative tone features to demanding bass players.
The Peavey Headliner is a 600-watt bass amplifier head that puts an incredible range of features at players' fingertips. The amp features a seven-band graphic EQ spaced at optimized frequencies, with each slider providing 15 dB of cut and boost, to provide comprehensive tone shaping at precise frequency bands. Players can use the graphic EQ in conjunction with the low and high shelving-type tone controls, or bypass the graphic EQ entirely.
A built-in optical Compressor with level control and bypass allows players to add the right amount of compression to the mix, while the Crunch feature adds a vintage tube effect that distorts only the high frequencies, preserving the all-important fat low end. The amp also features Bright and Contour switches, effects loop, master volume and headphone out. The Compressor and Crunch features are footswitch selectable.
The Headliner features a built-in XLR direct interface that players can use to route the signal to the house sound system or recording device, and an active/passive pickup switch that compensates for hot inputs. Peavey's exclusive DDT speaker protection circuitry senses the onset of clipping and responds with slight compression that allows the amp to retain the tone, headroom and dynamics (bypass switch included).
The Peavey Headliner bass amplifier will be available in Q2 2010 from authorized Peavey retailers.
- 600 watts maximum lightweight class D power
- Seven-band graphic EQ
- High and low EQ controls
- Pre-shape contour switch
- Bright switch
- Active/passive pickup switch
- Footswitchable optical compressor
- Footswitchable crunch switch adds tube-like tone
- Effects loop
- Master volume
- Headphone output
- Exclusive DDT speaker protection
- XLR direct interface
- Neutrik Speakon and ¼' combo external speaker jack
- 1 ½ rack space
- 12 lbs.
- U.S. MSRP $459.99
Features, specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.