Ampeg SVT-VR 300W All-Tube 2-Channel Bass Amplifier Head

Ampeg SVT-VR 300W All-Tube 2-Channel Bass Amplifier Head

Ampeg SVT-VR 300W All-Tube 2-Channel Bass Amplifier Head

B&H # AMSVTVR MFR # SVT-VR
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Product Highlights

  • 300W at 2 to 4 Ohms
  • Tube-Driven Preamp and Power Stages
  • 2-Channel Operation
  • 3-Band EQ for Channel 1
  • 3-Position Midrange Frequency Selector
  • 2-Band EQ for Channel 2
  • SpeakON and 1/4 Outputs
  • Bias/Balance Control
  • Ultra Hi and Ultra Low Options
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  • 1Description

Boasting two channels and 14 tubes (five for the preamp, three for the driver, and six for power), the SVT-VR from Ampeg is a 300W amplifier head designed for electric bass, whose construction faithfully emulates the vintage Blue-Line SVT.

The unit is outfitted with normal and bright inputs for each channel, Ampeg's proprietary Ultra Hi/Lo options, and multiple frequency possibilities via the on-board EQs. For your convenience, the standby and power switches are openly displayed on the front panel.

Have a look at the rear panel and you'll see a variety of connection possibilities: two 1/4" outputs, one Neutrik speakON output, and a balanced XLR out, should you wish to port the head's sound directly into a mixer or PA (this option—complete with ground lift—is switchable, giving you the choice to bypass the amp's EQ). You'll also notice the ability to slave the unit to other amplifiers via a 1/4" output, or to feed other amplifiers by utilizing the preamp out.

A polarity switch provides various positions to help zero out unwanted electrical buzz, while two bias controls allow you to gear the unit's replaceable tubes toward a long-lasting performance or a more hefty sound in the short term. Finally, an impedance selector switches between 2 and 4 ohms, thereby affording you more options in choice of cabinet.

  • 3-band EQ with midrange frequency selector for channel 1
  • Ampeg's proprietary Ultra Hi, Ultra Low, and bass cut for channel 1
  • 2-band EQ for channel 2
  • Bright and normal inputs for both channels
  • Slave out for powering another amp
  • Bias/Balance adjustment controls
  • Separate preamp connectivity via power amp in
  • Transformer-balanced XLR line out, switchable between pre- and post-EQ
  • 1/4" and Neutrik speakON outputs
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Ampeg SVT-VR 300W All-Tube 2-Channel Bass Amplifier Head
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty on Electronics
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Tubes
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Tube
    Output Power 300 W RMS
    Channels 2
    Tube Types 3x Preamp 12AX7/ECC83
    2x Preamp 12AU7/ECC82
    6x Power 6550
    1x Driver 12AX7/ECC83
    2x Driver 12AU7/ECC82
    Output Impedance 2/4 ohms Mono
    Effects Loop No
    Master Volume No
    Inputs 4x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1x 1/4" Mono Power Amp
    Outputs 2x 1/4" Mono Speaker
    1x speakON 5-Pin DIN Mono Speaker
    1x XLR Mono Line Level
    1x 1/4" Mono Preamp
    1x 1/4" Mono Slave
    Tone Section Channel 1: Bass, Channel Volume, Mid, Treble
    Channel 2: Bass, Channel Volume, Treble
    General
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 24.0 x 11.0 x 12.8" / 609.6 x 279.4 x 325.1 mm Amplifier
    Weight 85 lb / 38.56 kg Amplifier

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