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CMD 103H 400W 3x10 Bass Combo Amp

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The Markbass CMD 103H is a bass combo amplifier that makes full use of its built-in Little Mark II preamp's 400 watts. The Markbass CMD 103H blows out room-rattling rhythms through 3 - 10" B&C designe... Read More

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The Markbass CMD 103H is a bass combo amplifier that makes full use of its built-in Little Mark II preamp's 400 watts. The Markbass CMD 103H blows out room-rattling rhythms through 3 - 10" B&C designed speakers. Great for any style bass playing, it's especially convenient for 5- and 6-string bassists who want an amplifier that can handle their low end without fear of distortion or other unwanted noises. The CMD 103H combo's preamp has a 4-band EQ and 2 exclusive filters to better hone your tone. Pump up the volume. The Markbass CMD 103H amp can handle it.

  • 3 - 10" B&C woofers
  • 1" compression driver with custom horn
  • Great power-to-weight ratio
  • Made of high-grade, multi-ply poplar
  • Glued, screwed, and sealed internally with special compounds for maximum sound quality
  • Protected corners
  • Grill for protecting speakers
  • Lightweight
Little Mark II
  • Provides 500W at 4 ohm or 300W at 8 ohm
  • Gain and Master volume controls
  • Clip warning light
  • EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters
  • Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
  • Tuner out sends unbalanced signal sent to a tuner, amp, or recording equipment not needing a balanced signal
  • Speaker: 3 x 10"
  • Tweeter: 1" compression driver with custom horn
  • Bass reflex: rear
  • Impedance: 6 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 103dB SPL
  • Speaker power handling: 600W RMS (AES Standard)
  • Amp output power: 500W at 4 ohm/300W at 8 ohm
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 20kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.5kHz
  • Dimensions: 23.4"W x 27.5"H x 18.9"D
  • Weight: 63.3 lb.
  • Little Mark II head
  • Power
  • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 15 Vpp
  • Balanced Output (XLR): 22Kohm, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • Effect Return impedance: 22Kohm, max. voltage: 25 Vpp
  • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
  • Controls
  • GAIN —80dB to +23dB range
  • GROUND LIFT: switch on rear panel
  • Equalization
  • LOW
  • Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
  • Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
  • Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH
  • 10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
  • VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
  • center frequency 380Hz (cut)
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
  • frequency range 250Hz—20kHz (cut)
  • Outputs
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
  • Speakon, 1/4"
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Seattle, WA

I love my new Markbass CMD 103H. My main "big-rig" is a Markbass stack, with a Standard 104HF cab and a Standard 151HR cab and LittleMark III head. It gives me huge sound, great tone. I�ۡ���ve been looking for something a little less cumbersome, with lots of power that will maintain great tone at higher volume for rehearsal. I play in a loud band with two screaming guitars, drums and a great keyboard player. All of them like to crank it up. I've used other bass amps in rehearsal that left me feeling like I wish I could turn up my volume a couple more degrees and still maintain the tone I love. And I just couldn't do it with my other amps. So I drag my big Markbass rig to rehearsal once in a while and feel the power. THAT's WHAT I'm LOOKING FOR! Well, the CMD 103H gives it to me in a smaller package. This amp is GREAT. And honestly, I don't know if I will ever have to use my "big-rig" for anything but maybe some large outdoor events. I�ۡ���ll probably just take my CMD 103H. And it only weighs something like 65 pounds! WOO-HOO!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


After a week, its 4 stars...so far...


from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I have now owned this amp for just over one week. I'm finding out that what others have said about eq'ing this thing is true. Namely, just leave everything basically flat, with slight tweeks to suit my tastes, which is a warm, mildly mid-scooped tone. The VPF knob actually performs this scoop function, yet I'm using it at about 9 o'clock right now, with the VLE knob, which cuts highs, set about 10 o'clock. Also that it does tend to bring out the true sound of whatever bass you plug into it. Which is to say that at this point, my handmade MTD sounds amazing, but I'm having a harder time finding a "sweet spot" for my American Deluxe Jazz Bass. The way I've helped to remedy this is to use my SansAmp DI as a preamp, and so far it has enhanced the sound of my Jazz bass, and made the MTD sound even better. I plan to try a passive bass with it to see if that makes a difference, as both of my basses have active electronics. I am hoping that this amp pans out as I planned, which was to replace my Mesa M-Pulse 600 amp & 4x10 cab BEAST with a combo that weighs less (by about 90 lbs.), yet with the 3 10's and 400 watts would still be able to push enough air to cut through and be heard amongst two howling Marshalls, when I'm not going through a PA. I'll post another review in a few months and let you all know what I think then. I hope this proves helpful!

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(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


Best Tone!!


from Salem, Or

First Show with this Amp and the First Time every geting Props on my bass tone in 15 years. I came from a Hartke 3500 head, and 4 x 10 transporter cab. Not a bad setup but This Markbass Rolls It!

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(32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)


Best sounding bass amp!!!


from Palm Desert, CA

Markbass 3-10 is perhaps one of the best amps ever made!!! Very versatile. The tone is absolutely amazing! It beats some of the higher-end bass amps in the market. Highly recommended!!!

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