The Acoustic B200 professional combo is designed for large club and live applications where the sound of its 15" bass driver and horn will fill the stage with warmth and punch. That's because it pound... Read More
The Acoustic B200 professional combo is designed for large club and live applications where the sound of its 15" bass driver and horn will fill the stage with warmth and punch. That's because it pounds a massive 200 watts RMS into the internal 15" speaker, delivering the classic Acoustic pro's tone in a portable, professional design.
The two bass inputs are designed to accommodate both active and passive bass instruments while the Gain and Volume controls give you complete control over the character of your tone. Increase the gain for some old school rock tones, or lower it and turn up the volume for great clean, classic or funk tones. The preamp includes a very natural and tube-like compression as well as a harmonically rich distortion circuit, which keeps your tone musical--even at high volume levels. The B200 also includes a frequency sweepable -10dB notch filter to tailor your mids, and a six-band EQ for exact control over every nuance of your bass's tone.
Rear panel features include a parallel effects loop, tweeter on/off switch, and XLR balanced Line Out with Level Control and Ground Lift. The series extension speaker jack provides an output for an additional cabinet such as the Acoustic B115 or B410.
The heritage of Acoustic comes through loud and clear in the B200--a seriously professional amp for serious bassists.
Reviewed by 36 customers
I thought when I looked at this amp that it would be some weak amp with a small sound, but I couldn't have been more wrong. This amazing amplifier is able to withstand a great amount of volume while still producing a very warm deep tone. This amp fits any style of music you are into. The day that I tested this amp at Guitar Center I immediately bought it. The price on it is very generous as well. I'v had this amp for quite a long time and I must say It got me mighty applauses at my gigs. I would never call this a practice amp because it is too powerful for practices. The amp is a bit heavy, but I can't complain. It is such a good amp I call it Ol' Reliable. I will definately use this brand of amps more often.
Tried the Acoustic AB50 and B100 in-home before I finally kept the B200. GC staff were friendly and helpful throughout both exchanges. The features and sound of this model seem the perfect fit for practicing in my large oblong basement home-theater/music room. I haven't tested it, but suspect (given my low level settings for practice) that it would stand up to a reasonably sized gig space. Love the way you can shape basic tone with this combo. Not sure if you can find the features of a B200 for a comparable street price with any other combo... If you are considering a B200 and will be regularly moving it I'd go ahead and buy some casters at the same time. It is a solidly built piece, but doesn't come with wheels. No biggie though as you GC should stock sets of Ernie Balls.
in an era of cookie cutter, "boutique" type big money amps comes a true rock bass amp revival! i won't go as far as comparing it to the acoustic amps of yesteryear, but i believe these new models have what it takes to carve they're own nitch in acoustic amp legend. well built, classic looks, very generous power and affordability make them a considerable and worthy alternative. i love how the eq is more of a parametric rather than graphic band. much like an old sunn colosseum 880 rig. also, whatever this tube like compression circuit is works great! it really does give that tubish "squeeze" at higher volume. ok, enough flag waving. the only thing that cost acoustic the 5th star in my review is this: the b200 is rated 200w.@ 4ohms. now taking into consideration that the 15" is a 250w. 4ohm speaker, that doesn't allow the user to add another cab to it unless they replace it with an 8ohm so they could add another 8ohm extention to get the 200w. @ 4 ohms. unless the company redesigns the amp to support a 2ohm load like the b600h, the user will either have to do the speaker swap or just use it as a stand alone amp. that being said, all in all a great amp at a great price. kudos acoustic!
I have played and loved my Ibanez Soundgear for many, many years but wanted to add a five string to my collection and after hearing the sounds coming from these awesome ESP LTD Basses, after many comparisons I had made up my mind. The ESP LTD D5 was my first 5-String and from the first plug in, wow the tone and low end was amazing. I play mostly with a pick and the sound seems like its coming from a Bass twice or three times the price. This bass is far from a beginner quality bass. You can hit the stage right out of the box with this axe.
great amp, the 6 band equalizer is amazing..and the notch knob is just great for tone tweeking. I've been using this amp everywhere for the last year and a half, it has never let me down. You can get any sound and tone out of this, it is a great combo for small shows and practicing. It is very powerful, not super,its only 200watts. It is a great deal, honestly i dont see how an ampeg 200watt combo is better,this is a fantastic amp. When i upgrade i will buy an acoustic bass amp once again.
We looked at a lot of different amps. In this price range you wont find anything better. You can play very large rooms any thunder the room. Would highly recommend.
Had to have the guys at the Toledo Guitar Center call me when one came in off the truck: I was told these amps sell out fairly quickly. I can see why: great value, lots of power, just a little beast. I have gigged mine a couple of times in the two months I have owned it, in both large and small venues, and it gets the job done. Punchy tone, EQ, horn tweeter, built in compression, limiter, everything a bass amp needs. Very pleased. If economics control your life like mine, this is the amp for you.
I've had this amp for over a year now and it sounds as good as it did the day I bought it. I've dropped it about three feet onto pavement once and it no real damage. The tweeter provide good high end response and the 15" sub provides massive low end. The EQ could be a little bit more involved with the options but, it's enough to be able to make some pretty distinct sounds. I've played on this almost every day for the last 15 months and played many shows and it sounds as good maxed out as it does low and quite. Ide say this is a great amp especialyl for the money. I paired it with a acoustic 4x10 cab and it sounds better then anything ive played at any store. anyone thats wanting to get this wont be dissapointed.
the only reason i didn't rate it a 5 was the grill cloth is a little flimsy, that being said i was extremely impressed with both the sound quality and power of this amp. i had been an amp fan for years,but now that i'm up in my 50's it's just too much to schlep around 2cabs and a head. they list the shipping weight at 75 lbs,the amp weighs 67. the lows are deep and rich ,not muddy or boomy,which i really dig (i'm old school). the eq on this thing is grrrreat! you can get about any sound out of it you want. i was really surprised how warm it sounds since my old rig was an svt and i'm used to tubes, i was sceptical until i tried it out. the direct out with a level control works nice for recoding (did that on 3 sessions)or for running to front of the house,which you popbably won't need on must medium size club gigs. this puppy is LOUD!!! great bargain if it was twice as much, and i'm a tight wad.
In addition to my review of last August, I'd suggest you watch the silver caps on the knobs. Gigged it for the first time last week. When I got it in the club I noticed one of the caps was missing. Luckily I found it in the parking lot and nobody ran over it. Before we started playing, I pulled on all of them as a pre-emptive measure and three more came off in my hand. When I got it home, a little nudge with small screwdriver popped three more off. A total of seven of nine came off with minimal trouble. I used some gel super glue to reattach them. The last two are fine for now, but I'll try a little harder to pop them off and reglue them. Another bone is that they give you caster sockets, but you can't buy just the casters. I had to buy the full set, so now I have four unused sockets with screws. Kind of a waste. Oh, and it filled the small club just fine. Add an extension 2x10 and it's all I need for now.
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