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Gear Watch: Gallien-Krueger Introduces New MB Series Amps for 2011

Gallien-KruegerGallien-Krueger Amplification has expanded their MB series by adding a new more powerful head unit, a new combo, and powered enclosures to the line up.

The MB800 is an 800-watt amp that weighs in at 4.9 pounds and features a discreet FET driven preamp and power amp. The unit includes a 10dB pad, tuning mute switch, two gains, a four band EQ with a variable contour, an effects loop, and a headphone output. All the control knobs have LED lights to indicate its current operating status, including information on whether you’re clipping, if the tuning mute is in use, which Gain and Level you are using, and your EQ settings.

MB800 Details:

  • 800 watts @ 4 ohms, 500 watts @ 8 ohms
  • Discreet FET preamp
  • 10 dB pad
  • Push activated Gain A/B and limiter defeat
  • Four band EQ w/variable countour
  • XLR out, pre/post EQ
  • Two Speakon outputs
  • 4.9 pounds

GK’s MB410 cab is an extension of their MB combo line, which already includes the 210, 212, 115, and 112. Utilizing the same digital amp technology as its siblings, the 410 pumps out 500 watts through four 10-inch Neodymium speakers. An active and passive input are included for flexibility.

MB410 Details:

  • 500 watt Digital power amp
  • 1/8” aux input
  • Headphone jack
  • Defeatable limiter
  • Four 10” Neodymium speakers
  • Tweeter with bypass
  • 49 pounds

To accompany the MB combo line, GK unveiled MBP Powered Enclosure. Available in 410, 212, and 115 configurations, the enclosures allow MB combo users to expand their sound by adding between 200 and 500-watts by simply linking their combo to the MBP.

MBP Details:

  • 200-500 Watts
  • Neodymium speakers on 410 and 212
  • Weight: 37-48 pounds

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