Acoustic Amplifiers has introduced its new Class-D/Neo Series, lightweight and portable bass amps and cabinets that deliver the classic “pro’s tone” for which Acoustic is famous.

The striking new heads, cabinets, and combo amps are 40 percent lighter than previous models without compromising tone, thanks to compact, yet powerful Class-D amplification and neodymium drivers. You also get all of the features professional bassists need, regardless of style or genre. The series includes three amp heads, four speaker cabinets, and three combo amps.

Bass Amplifier Heads

Ideal for rehearsal, practice and most club stages, the B300HD bass head features 5-band rotary EQ and a 300-watt Class-D power section housed in a sleek, ergonomic chassis. It weighs only 6.6 pounds and can fit easily into most gig-bag pouches.

Providing the perfect balance of power and portability for the gigging musician, the 7.2-pound B600HD bass head is Acoustic’s new go-to traveling bass amp head. It provides a 6-band edge-lit graphic EQ and delivers 600 watts of Class-D power.

For bassists who want all the power they can get, the B1000HD bass head goes all out with 1,000 watts of Class-D amplification. It also sports an 8-band, edge-lit graphic EQ for detailed tone control. Yet this muscular amp weighs in at only 8.2 lbs.

All Class-D Series bass amplifier heads feature a footswitchable, blendable overdrive circuit that lets you combine the overdrive and clean sounds; Acousti-Comp™ compression to even out your dynamic range; a notch filter with frequency control; an effects loop; a full-featured direct out with ground lift and level control (XLR balanced for live and studio use); ¼-inch and locking-barrel speaker outputs; super Hi and Lo EQ boost; a 1/8-inch headphone jack; and an 1/8-inch aux input.

Bass Cabinets

All four Neo Series bass cabinets feature custom-design neodymium speakers, enabling them to deliver outstanding tone while weighing 40 percent less than ceramic-magnet speakers. All handle impressive power into 8 ohm loads.

Perfect for rehearsals, practice and smaller clubs, the BN112 cabinet features a powerful 1×12-inch speaker, rear-facing ports, and can handle 400 watts RMS. For more earth-shaking roar, the BN115 cabinet’s single 15-inch speaker and front-facing shelf port provide extra low end and handles 500 watts RMS. The BN210 cabinet offers a great combination of tone and portability, with twin 10-inch speakers, multiple rear ports, and 600 watts RMS power handling. If you want to move as much air as possible and fill the venue all the way to the rear, go for the BN410 cabinet, with four 10-inch neodymium speakers that handle 800 watts RMS and a front-facing shelf port for supreme low end response.

These killer cabs deliver the features pros need, including a high-frequency horn with Defeat switch, and dual, 1/4-inch (parallel), single locking-barrel inputs. Design touches like plywood construction and spring-loaded handles make them seriously roadworthy.

Bass Combo Amps

Equipped with custom neodymium speakers that are 40 percent lighter than ceramic-magnet versions and powerful yet lightweight Class-D power amplifiers, the new combo amps give you the ultimate combination of power, performance, and portability. With plywood construction and spring-loaded handles, they’re ready to go wherever your music takes you.

For articulate low-end tone in a super-compact footprint, look no farther than the BN3112 300-watt bass combo, with one 12-inch speaker. At only 21x16x13 inches and 40 pounds, transporting it is no sweat. Need more gut-kicking low end? Go for the BN3115, which slams 300 watts RMS into a 15-inch speaker. If that’s not enough power for you, check out the B6210, which slams 600 watts into two 10-inch speakers, hitting a sweet balance of power and portability-yet this portable powerhouse weights only 59.7 pounds.

All Class-D/Neo Series bass combos include both Drive and Clean channels (footswitchable); Acousti-Comp™ compression; a notch filter with frequency control; an effects loop; a full-featured direct out with ground lift; super Hi and Lo EQ boost; a 1/8-inch headphone jack; and an 1/8-inch aux input. The BN3112 has a rear-facing port and 5-band rotary EQ, while the BN3115 has a front-facing shelf port and 5-band rotary EQ. The BN6210 employs a front-facing shelf port and gives you 6-band, edge-lit graphic EQ.
Acoustic Class-D/Neo Series bass amps, cabinets, and combos are available immediately. U.S. street prices range from: amp heads $349.99 to $699.99; cabinets $399.99 to $699.99; and combo amps $499,99 to $749.99.

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