Markbass MoMark 500W Analog Bass Amp/Frame
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Powered by state-of-the-art technology, the Markbass MoMark is a system based on a modular design, giving bassists the freedom to choose the specs and features they want and need. First you choose your power amp, which is housed in a light, compact, black ABS plastic chassis. Then you choose between various options of preamp, EQ, and master modules. The three modules you choose simply slide into the front of the bass amp chassis. The options and combinations are limited only by the imagination: possibilities range from bare-bones designs (with only Gain and Master controls, for example) to a wide range of elaborate features and the amount of tonal control you need. Best of all, if and when your needs ever change, you don't need to buy a whole new bass amp: you simply buy a new module. The MoMark amplifier frame contains your power amp, empty slots for your preamp, EQ, and master modules, and rear panel jacks for connecting your amp to the speaker cabinets, external effects, and a soundboard. Supplying 500W, the power of this frame is suitable for all kinds of gigs, from small clubs to larger stages. The sound is clear, fast, and warm. With this amp, you get the same power and sound that brought widespread international success to all the 500W analog Markbass heads. All amp frames include two combo Speakon 1/4" speaker jacks, effects loop (parallel), XLR DI out with pre/post EQ switch, ground lift, and tuner out.
- A light and compact black ABS chassis houses a 500W A/B class analog power amp and features an ultra-light, custom-designed Markbass digital power supply.
- On the rear panel:
- Two included high-quality Neutrik speakon combo output jacks accept speakon or 1/4" speaker cables.
- Balanced XLR line out for connecting the amplifier directly to a mixing console instead of through a DI box, with a pre/post EQ switch that allows you to choose whether or not the signal sent to the mixer is affected by the amplifier's EQ and filter settings.
- A Ground lift switch allows you to eliminate hum if and when you have grounding problems from your power source.
- The tuner out allows you to send the signal to a tuner, another amp, or any kind of recording unit that doesn't require a balanced signal.
Order the Momark bass amp frame and start designing your dream amp today.
MoMark 500W Analog Bass Amp/Frame Specifications:
- State-of-the-art technology
- Compact, glossy and ultra-light ABS chassis
- 2 rack-unit height and standard rack width (19" with rack ears)
- 500W RMS @ 4 Ohms / 300W RMS @ 8 Ohms
- Custom-designed digital power supply circuitry
- Two high-quality Neutrik speakon combo speaker outs
- Balanced XLR line out, pre/post EQ
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Comments about Markbass MoMark 500W Analog Bass Amp/Frame:
Never in my dreams did I anticipate someone inventing an amp head that you can customize and put together yourself. What really sold me on the MoMark amp what the fact that you buy everything in pieces. So if you're poor, like me, you can pick up the modules and rack ears first then frame later.
As light as the frame is, I'm wondering if it's mostly made out of that heavy-duty plastic they use in SKB cases. Being that I also have carry PA gear around, I've always used the lightweigth and trust worthy SKB boxes.
From the online pix, you can't tell if it has a fan or not. It's built into the side of the frame. The fan is very important, especially if you're going to be playing outdoors in the summer heat.
The speakon outputs are actually combo jacks that you can also use with quarter-inch speaker cables. That's real neat. The Markbass cabinets are also fitted with combo speaker outputs. But even though there's 2 speaker jacks on the frame, you always want to just use one and then link the cabinets together. Don't ask me why it sounds better that way. It just does. I'm thinking if you use both speaker outputs, it strains the amp more. And if you link the two cabinets together and just use 1 speaker output, the amp works a lot smoother becuz it thinks it's just powering one 4-ohm cabinet.
I really, really, really, really, really, really wanted the 800 watt frame and was saving up my pennies for a while. Being that I had priorities to pay for first, I settled for the 500 watt frame and I was not disappointed. Even when I run it at 8 ohms, 300 watts, it's plenty loud with lots of punch. Down the road I'd like to upgrade to the 800 watter.
Overall, Markbass takes the prize.