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Included in this Ampeg kit is the Micro-VR bass amp head and the SVT210AV bass speaker cabinet stack.

The Ampeg Micro-VR is a no-compromise amplifier packing 200W of solid-state MOS-FET fu... Read More

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Included in this Ampeg kit is the Micro-VR bass amp head and the SVT210AV bass speaker cabinet stack.

The Ampeg Micro-VR is a no-compromise amplifier packing 200W of solid-state MOS-FET fury, a switching power supply and the classical good looks and features of Ampeg's renowned SVT Series amplifier head.

The Ampeg Micro-VR amplifier is designed as an ideal companion to the SVT 210AV cabinet. The switching power supply keeps the weight low, without sacrificing power output or Ampeg's legendary sound quality. Like all Ampeg products, your Micro-VR amplifier is designed by musicians and built using only the best of components. Each Ampeg amplifier is tested to confirm that it meets specifications, and to make it the absolute best that it can be.

The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet is designed to follow the classical good looks and features of the renowned SVT-Series cabinets. The SVT 210AV speaker cabinet is designed as an ideal companion to the Ampeg Micro-VR amplifier head. Like all Ampeg products, your SVT 210AV bass speaker cabinet is designed by musicians and built using only the best of components.

Features Micro-VR amplifier head:
  • Detailed 1970s-era SVT appearance
  • Single channel, entirely solid-state design
  • Selectable 15 dB input pad
  • Gain control
  • Bass, Mid, and Treble controls
  • Volume control
  • Selectable Limiter and LED
  • Peak LED
  • Auxiliary input
  • Headphone output
  • Illuminated power switch
  • Effects loop with separate send and return jacks
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Lightweight switching power supply
  • Voltage selector switch
  • MOS-FET power amplifier rated at 200 watts rms into 4 ohms
  • Fan cooled
  • Much smaller than Stonehenge
The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet:
  • Detailed 1970s-era SVT series appearance
  • Designed as a stack with the Micro-VR amplifier (available separately)
  • Foot cups on the top panel allow secure stacking of a Micro-VR amplifier or up to four empty shot glasses.
  • Two ten-inch Eminence speakers
  • Two 1/4" TS parallel input and output jacks
  • Nominal impedance 8 ohms
  • Power handling 200 W RMS
Specifications
  • Micro-VR amplifier head:
  • Preamp: Solid State
  • Power Amp: MOSFET
  • RMS Power Output: 200watts @ 4ohms
  • Tone Controls: 3-Band
  • Mid Tone Control: Ultra Mid
  • Balanced Line Out: with Pre/Post and Pad
  • Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 12 x 5.5 x 10
  • The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet:
  • LF Driver: 2 x 10" Eminence Speakers
  • RMS Power Handling: 200 Watts @ 8ohms
  • Frequency Response (-3dB): 58Hz-5kHz
  • Usable Low Frequency (-10dB): 40Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 1 x 8 ohms (Mono)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 13 x 24 x 11
  • Handling Weight: 25.9 lb.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
On May 1st, 2009, the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg websites will be updated with the addition of warranty URLs (e.g. www.mackie.com/warranty) expressing new A Stock warranty terms. These warranty URLs will go live on May 1st, 2009. Formerly, warranty periods for these LOUD brands appeared in a variety of locations – in product manuals (for Mackie and TAPCO) and on warranty cards and hang tags (for Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg). In order to streamline and clarify this process, Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg warranty periods and terms will be communicated in full on the warranty pages. Any LOUD products purchased prior to May 1st will bear with them the manufacturer’s warranty as predates the new policy. Moving through this transition, in order for customers to obtain warranty service, both the sales receipt and a physical copy of the (older) warranty statement will be required by our Service and Support departments in order to issue Service Requests, etc. If the product was purchased on or after May 1st, 2009, but a physical copy of the older warranty terms is not presented, the new warranty terms and periods will apply. Meanwhile, the products that bear with them the new warranty periods (as reflected in the box contents of each product) are being tracked by serial #, and contain new warranty content referring customers to the appropriate brand website. The information below reflects the product warranty periods that will be effective on May 1st, 2009 for the Mackie, TAPCO, Crate, Blackheart and Ampeg brands: Mackie: A 3-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable, inclusive warranty on drivers (where applicable) apply to loudspeakers (active and passive), power amps, powered mixers, and HR studio monitors. Specific models under this warranty include all SRM, HD, SA, C and S Series Speakers, all FRS Amplifiers, all HRmk2 Studio Monitors. A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all mixers, MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Processors (digital), MR Studio Monitors, Control Surfaces, Audio/MIDI Interfaces, other SR & Recording Products. Specific product models under this warranty include all Onyx Compact, 4-bus and 8-bus, all VLZ3, all PPM, all ProFX, all CFXmk2 Mixers, all MR Studio Monitors, Big Knob, Onyx 800R, all MCU Pro family. Tapco: A 1-year, all inclusive, nontransferable warranty applies to all products and all models. Crate: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on all tubes Blackheart: A 1-year, nontransferable warranty applies to electronics and speakers on all models of MI amps, cabinets, and combos. 90-day warranty on tubes. Ampeg: A 5-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all SVT Classic and Pro Series, MI amps and cabinets. A 2-year, nontransferable warranty on electronics and a 2-year, nontransferable warranty on speakers apply to all B Series, all Diamond Blue, and all BA combo amps. 90-day warranty on tubes.


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AmpegMicro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ampeg SVT Micro Stack

I LOVE THIS AMP!! The tone is pure Ampeg, and it is certainly easy enough to move around. I would consider this the ultimate low volume amp. I have tried it in...Read complete review

I LOVE THIS AMP!! The tone is pure Ampeg, and it is certainly easy enough to move around. I would consider this the ultimate low volume amp. I have tried it in my classic rock band, and it certainly will not hold up against loud electric guitarists and a drummer who is pounding away. However, if you are in an acoustic based band, the amp shines. Moreover, if you are practicing at home, this is all the amp you need. It also has a great look, and Ampeg was quick to replace the cabinet when the tolex started peeling off. I buy and sell equipment constantly, but I will not sell this one. I had even toyed with the idea of getting a second one so that I could bring it out as a gig rig.

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meh

When I first tried this out I thought I was awesome in every way. It was full and seemed to sound just like the other Ampeg stacks. Then I turned up the volume and...Read complete review

When I first tried this out I thought I was awesome in every way. It was full and seemed to sound just like the other Ampeg stacks. Then I turned up the volume and it was messy and unfulfilling. I was completely blown away by it's apparent lack of a good tone when the volume is way up. I went home and researched this amp and found that it is solid state. If you want the Ampeg sound and can't afford a big stack then I guess this would be a good option as long as you don't gig or practice with drums. I love Ampeg but, compared to the rest of their line, this is garbage.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Micro-VR bass rig rocks!

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from Pomeroy, Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Great Rig
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

    My name is Jorma Kaukonen... I've been playing professionally for a very long time. I got my 18 year old son a Jack Casady Base... He needed an amp. This rig sound great, looks cool and fits in his room...

    He loves it and so do I!

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    5.0

    Great and powerful light weight bass amp

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    from Richmond, VA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      This amp has great deep bass tones and plenty of power. It is quick to set up and take down. Good for live performances in church or a bar or school auditorium. It would also work well in a studio, it has a line out to a sound board. It also has a headphone jack for practice.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

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      from Janesville, Wisconsin

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      Playing my new Fender Bass into this amp sounds amazing. I was a little worried that it might not be loud enough - was I ever wrong about that. This thing can get VERY loud! I love the retro look too. You basically cannot go wrong with this bass stack I highly recommend it!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tight, light and ampeg

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      from St. Paul, MN

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      If you only read one part of this review, know I love this amp for just about any reason you can think of. I purchased this amp and cab about a year ago and I am still in love with it. I bought this amp to replace a 30 year old Peavy 15". The first difference is that I can lift each piece of this set with one finger. It is INCREDIBLY light, especially after playing through that anchor of a Peavy. After I got over that, I set it up and started playing. Holy cow - the difference between two 10s and one 15 is amazing. The sound is SO tight, even compared to the newest Peavy (which really didn't sound much different from my old one). The tone is responsive and the deep end is powerful. It has an XLR out which is nice if you are gigging and need more power. I have been really satisfied with this setup and the only reason I have gone XLR out is because the sound guy wanted more control. After playing around a few music stores (GC included) I would say that in this price range, you can not pick up a better, new amp. Check it out and enjoy!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better amp than you would be led to believe!

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      from Emmaus, PA

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I own this stack and I must say that it is my "go to" setup for recording (mic'd with an EV RE-20 and direct out to the console with both channels going through a Presonus BlueTube) and practice. The limiter acts a bit weird someimtes but will definitely save your cabinet if you get too agggressive with it or play a 5 or 6 string bass. Now here's the best part: I blew an output tube in my SVT-CL head and had a gig coming up so I hooked the Micro-VR up to my 610HLF cabinet and wouldn't you know... it sounded AWESOME!!! This amp really saved the day and almost sounded just like my SVT-CL.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ampeg, Really...Yes Really

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      from NC

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I reviewed this in August 2010 when I wanted one but was not ready to buy. I bought this Ampeg Micro VR stack this weekend and can't seem to stop playing it. Any settings that I use sounds great and is all Ampeg. I cannot emphasize the pure Ampeg tone enough. It is exactly what I wanted. I got this from the GC in Raleigh. I have to brag on Patrick and Franco. They were most helpful and went way out of their way to be of service (and they were very busy that day). The down side to this unit is the tolex on the cabinet tends to peel off, but some wood glue fixed it quickly. Again the sound is awesome but in larger venues you will have to XLR to the PA, but I dont consider that a downside as we run it all through the PA anyway. Other than what I've mentioned I believe you will love this set-up if the Ampeg sound is what you like. One final thought: this is a pleasure to carry around...sooo light!

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for!

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      from Huntsville, AL

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      My first experience with the Micro Svt and SVT-210AV was in the studio. I used it to record slave tracks and was floored by the tone and volume packed in this small package. A few months after my studio work I went out and got one for myself! I have been playing this amp & cab daily for about two months now. I have been using Ampeg bass amps and cabs for many years. My stage rig is a SVT-CL and SVT-810. You can't beat the sound of the big rig but it is not easy to lug around everywhere I go. The Micro Svt and SVT-210AV come close in tone and has surprising volume for it's size and weight. I have also owned other Ampeg solid state amps such as the SVT-450. In my opinion the Micro sounds better than and other Ampeg solid state amp I've ever had. It won't hold up to guitar players with loud half stacks and a heavy drummer. But it will hold up with normal to light drummers and guitarist that use combo amps. I mainly use it as a practice amp. However, with the DI it can very well be used as a live rig with a loud band (Ofcourse, with the help of monitors and PA) This amp took me a few minutes to dial in the right sound. Now that I have learned the amp, I have no problems dialing in the sound I want. The control features are basic but very much adequate (similar to most Ampeg amps). With the limiter on you can get some good volume without worrying about blowing your speakers with clipping. The amp and cab handle my four strings perfectly. My 5-stingers sound ok too but the low end quality and capability starts rolling off below the low E. I would recommend this set-up to about any bass player.

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      (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great little stack!

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      from Emmaus, PA

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I bought this when I wanted to down-size my rig. My big rig was an Ampeg SVT-CL and 6x10HLF cabinet. This little amp captures the essence of tone that my big rig had with warm tone and great reactance. There is no horn in the cabinet If you need a bit more volume you can stack on a 2nd cabinet and have a transmission line array with great projection and volume. There are plenty of features without going excessive and it looks great. I'm taking away 1 star because the tolex started peeling on my cabinet 2 weeks after I got it. Ampeg is happy to replace it but said it will take 3-5 weeks to ship me a replacement!

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      (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Ampeg Tone

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      from NC

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I've been waiting for more people to review this but I guess it's up to me!!! I was in the Durham, NC store and plugged this in to several Fender basses. This Ampeg is has nailed the sound of its SVT big rig at a fraction of the weight. Wattage is lower but the sound and tone is definitely there. It can be used in small to mediums venues easily. Just run it through the PA in larger areas. In larger areas the PA is what you are hearing anyway. What I'm trying to impress is don't be dismayed by the wattage because the tone is the most important part. I compared this with an Acoustic 450 combo and the Ampeg won. The Micro VR had more useable volume at higher levels than the Acoustic which had way too much hiss. The Ampeg was clear almost to maximum volume while you couldn't use the Acoustic even at half volume. So what good are watts if you can't use them! Oh yeah, and it won't break your back or your bank.

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      (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ampeg SVT Micro Stack

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      from Cherry Hill, NJ

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I LOVE THIS AMP!! The tone is pure Ampeg, and it is certainly easy enough to move around. I would consider this the ultimate low volume amp. I have tried it in my classic rock band, and it certainly will not hold up against loud electric guitarists and a drummer who is pounding away. However, if you are in an acoustic based band, the amp shines. Moreover, if you are practicing at home, this is all the amp you need. It also has a great look, and Ampeg was quick to replace the cabinet when the tolex started peeling off. I buy and sell equipment constantly, but I will not sell this one. I had even toyed with the idea of getting a second one so that I could bring it out as a gig rig.

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