Peavey Unveils Headliner 1000, MiniMAX 500 and MiniMEGA 1000 Bass Heads

Peavey Releases Headliner 1000, MiniMAX 500 and MiniMEGA 1000 Bass Heads at Summer NAMM 2015
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Peavey® Unveils HeadlinerTM 1000 Bass Head

Lightweight, 1000-Watt head packs in powerful tone and professional features

Leading music and audio gear manufacturer Peavey Electronics® is proud to introduce the HeadlinerTM 1000, a new 1000 Watt rack-mountable bass amplifier head. With matching enclosures, the Headliner 1000 packs huge power and innovative tone features in a lightweight 10 lb. package.
The Peavey Headliner 1000 features a seven-band graphic EQ spaced at optimized frequencies, with each slider offering 15 dB of cut and boost to provide comprehensive tone shaping frequencies optimized for bass guitar. 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 just the right amount of compression to the mix. 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, an effects loop, master volume and headphone out. The Compressor and Crunch features are footswitch selectable.

The Headliner 1000 features a built-in XLR direct interface that routes the signal to the house sound system or recording device, and an active/passive pickup switch that compensates for active instrument inputs. Peavey’s exclusive DDTTM speaker protection circuitry senses the onset of clipping and responds with slight limiting that allows the amp to retain the tone, headroom and dynamics (bypass included).

Designed to complement the Headliner 1000 amplifier, the Peavey Headliner 410, Headliner 210, Headliner 115, and Headliner 112 bass enclosures are made with premium loudspeakers and components for superior punch, tone and reliability.

HeadlinerTM 1000 Features:

● 1,000 Watts RMS (1,500 watts peak 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 ● Effects loop
● Master volume
● Headphone output
● Exclusive DDTTM speaker protection
● XLR direct interface
● Combination twist-lock and 1⁄4" external speaker jacks ● 1 1/2 rack space
● Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.813” x 17.375” x 12.5”
● Weight: 10 lbs.

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Peavey® Releases MiniMAXTM 500 Watt Bass Amplifier Head

Affordably priced amplifier provides 500 Watts of powerful, rich low end in a light and compact package

 Peavey Electronics®, an international leader in musical instrument and professional audio gear, is proud to release the new MiniMaxTM bass amplifier head. Offering cutting-edge technology in a compact package that weighs less than 6 lbs, the MiniMax delivers 500 Watts of powerful, rich low end. With DDTTM speaker protection and Peavey’s exclusive psychoacoustic low end enhancement that adds bass without overburdening speakers, the MiniMAX contains an impressive set of features and is available at a price accessible to today’s working bassist.

The MiniMAX is capable of a huge array of tones and is adaptable to any live or studio setting. A 3-band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift and Bright controls provides a multitude of tone-shaping options, while the built- in chromatic tuner allows for easy tuning on the fly. In addition, the MiniMAX pre-gain control with TransTube® gain boost adds a tube-like crunch to the sound.

Featuring the rock-solid construction for which Peavey is known, the MiniMAXTM is built to withstand years of rigorous touring use. The convenient back panel of the amplifier has all the connectivity necessary to patch in effects or connect to a sound reinforcement system. Pair the MiniMAX with Peavey’s HeadlinerTM or PVHTM series of bass enclosures to complete a reliable, ultra-lightweight professional bass system.

MiniMAXTM Features:

● 500 Watts RMS into 4 ohms
● DDTTM speaker protection
● Pre-gain control with TransTube® gain boost
● 3-band EQ with Punch, Mid-shift and Bright controls
● Psychoacoustic low end bass enhancement
● Built-in direct output with ground lift and pre/post switch
● 1/8" aux input
● 1/8” phones output
● Chromatic tuner with speaker and DI mute
● Two twist-lock combo 1/4" outputs
● Built-in effects loop
● Active and Passive inputs
● Dimensions: 10.75” width x 3.25” height x 6.625” depth
● Weight: 5.6 lbs.
● Comes with carrying bag 

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Peavey Electronics® Unveils MiniMEGATM 1000 Watt Bass Amplifier Head

Innovative bass amp delivers a wealth of classic Peavey® tone in a compact, 9-pound package

World-renowned musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturer Peavey Electronics® is proud to unveil the MiniMEGATM 1000 Watt bass amplifier head. Delivering classic Peavey tone, the MiniMEGA features 1,000 Watts of power and produces incredibly full and rich sound in a compact package that weighs in at only 9 lbs.

Using technology not found in other bass amps, the MiniMEGA represents a new level of compact bass amplifier performance. Peavey’s proprietary KOSMOS® enhancement provides increased bass impact, while the exclusive psychoacoustic low-end enhancement adds bass without overburdening speakers — a testament to Peavey’s technology-driven innovation. The MiniMEGA contains additional modern features such as built-in compression and a 4-band EQ with semi-parametric mids.

The back panel of the MiniMEGA has all the connectivity necessary to patch in effects or connect to a sound reinforcement system. Complete with an effects loop, gain control, crunch button, tuner output and more, the MiniMEGA delivers the high level features that today’s professional bass player demands. Ideal for use in any live or studio setting, the MiniMEGA is the go-to amplifier for bassists of every style.

MiniMEGATM Features:

● 1,000 Watts continuous into 4 ohms (1,500 Watts burst power)
● Gain control with crunch button
● Built-in optical compressor with defeat switch
● 4-band EQ with Punch and Bright switches
● Mid controls feature semi-parametric control with narrow Q controls
● Built-in KOSMOS® bass enhancement and psychoacoustic sub controls
● Master volume with mute control
● 1/8" headphone output
● Two twist-lock combo 1⁄4" outputs
● Tuner output
● Effects loop with bypass
● DI output with XLR & 1⁄4" outs. DI pre-post switch, ground lift and Pad controls
● MIDI footswitch input
● User-definable control surface color lighting
● Foot-switchable crunch, compressor, KOSMOS®, FX loop, and mute
● DDTTM limiter
● 9lbs.
● Comes with carrying bag

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