Using technology not found in other bass amps, the Peavey MiniMEGA 1,000W bass head represents a new level of compact bass amplifier performance. Peavey' proprietary KOSMOS® enhancement provides increased bass impact, while the exclusive psychoacoustic low-end enhancement adds bass without overburdening speakers ” a testament to Peavey' technology-... Click To Read More About This Product
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Using technology not found in other bass amps, the Peavey MiniMEGA 1,000W bass head represents a new level of compact bass amplifier performance. Peavey' proprietary KOSMOS® enhancement provides increased bass impact, while the exclusive psychoacoustic low-end enhancement adds bass without overburdening speakers ” a testament to Peavey' 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' 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.
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Comments about Peavey MiniMEGA 1,000W Bass Amp Head:
This amp is as advertised: Portable, powerful, versatile. You will NOT find another bass amp that is this small, generates different tones, and produces this much power for this price.
I hooked it up to a Hartke HyDrive 4x10 (8 ohms, 1,000 watts max) and 1x15 (8 ohms, 500 watts max). Hooked up in parallel the MiniMega was pumping out up to 1,000 watts and I could make the cabinets fart out at high volumes. With the proper EQ I got a very hard, tight punch with some low end rumble out of the cabs.
I also own an Ampeg SVT 410HLF (4ohms, 500 watts max). I got a lot more low end out of this set up. I actually had to roll back the low end EQ knob so it wasn't muddy.
The amp has variable tone sweeps for low-mid and hi-mid that will allow you to dial in a tight, mid-range punch that a jazz player might like when soloing in a trio, or a metal player might like to lay on the bottom in a two guitar player band (ala Ian Hill in Judas Priest).
The Kosmos is a Peavey feature. It adds a synthesized low end to the tone. When I tested it I vibrated the entire house! The Crunch adds a little distortion or "growl". I don't need it because my basses have active 18v pickups and they already growl, but those with passive pickups might like it. Compressor is ok. It would be better if it gave the player more control (attack, release, etc). But this is typical when a Compressor feature is included on an amp. If you use an external compressor there is an effects loop for you.
I love the mute switch. I can tune with my rackmount tuner without the audience hearing. I love the direct out in the back. I can plug directly into the mixer...no need for a DI box. Pre/post EQ switch on the direct out is a nice feature. Those with a home studio might like that, although I have yet to record with it.
I rated 4 stars because it's not rack mountable. I had to secure it in my rack with cable ties.
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