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Peavey Unveils All-New MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

Peavey debuted their new MAX Series of bass amplifiers during the Winter NAMM Show earlier this month. This is a redesigned lineup of amps from the company, with power ratings of up to 300 watts and Peavey’s DDT speaker protection and exclusive tone enhancements.

Peavey MAX Series Bass Combos and Practice Amps

The Peavey MAX 115, MAX 112 and MAX 110 bass combo amps offer the company’s “psycho-acoustic low-end enhancement”, something the company says delivers more bass without demanding anything extra from the speaker. A three-band EQ, gain boost with Peavey’s TransTube tube emulation circuitry, and switchable presets like Punch, Mid-Shift and Bright are all present in each of the combo units. These combos also come equipped with a built-in chromatic tuner with mute, a tuned and ported enclosure, 1/8-inch headphone output and 1/8-inch auxiliary input. The MAX 115 and 112 include an XLR direct output with ground lift, while the MAX 115 has a built-in tweeter that is bypassed when the TransTube gain boost is engaged for a more classic overdrive sound.

The MAX 158 and MAX 126 practice amps are designed for smaller settings. The practice amps feature the TransTube gain boost, multi-band EQ, DDT compression, headphone output and auxiliary input. The MAX 158 also includes psycho-acoustic low end enhancement and built-in chromatic tuner with mute.

The Peavey MAX Series bass combos will be available in the second quarter of 2012. MSRP ranges from $99.99 to $149.99 for the practice amps, and $299.99 to $399.99 for the combo amps. Street prices are not yet available. For more, visit Peavey’s website.

Peavey MAX 115 Combo Bass Amp Specs:

  • 300 watts of power
  • 15-inch premium Peavey speaker with high-end tweeter
  • DDT speaker protection
  • Pre-gain control with TransTube gain boost which bypasses the tweeter for more authentic classic tone
  • Three-band EQ with Punch, Mid-Shift and Bright controls
  • Tuned, ported enclosure
  • Psycho-acoustic low-end enhancement
  • Built-in direct output with ground lift
  • 1/8″ aux input
  • 1/8″ phones output
  • Chromatic tuner with mute
  • U.S. MSRP $399.99

Peavey MAX 112 Combo Bass Amp Specs:

  • 200 watts of power
  • 12-inch premium Peavey speaker
  • DDT speaker protection
  • Pre-gain control with TransTube gain boost
  • Three-band EQ with Punch, Mid-Shift and Bright controls
  • Tuned, ported enclosure
  • Psycho-acoustic low-end enhancement
  • Built-in direct output with ground lift
  • 1/8″ aux input
  • 1/8″ phones output
  • Chromatic tuner with mute
  • U.S. MSRP $349.99

Peavey MAX 110 Combo Bass Amp Specs:

  • 100 watts of power
  • 10-inch premium Peavey speaker
  • DDT speaker protection
  • Pre-gain control with TransTube gain boost
  • Three-band EQ with Mid-Shift
  • Psycho-acoustic low-end enhancement
  • Tuned, ported enclosure
  • 1/8″ aux input
  • 1/8″ phones output
  • Chromatic tuner with mute
  • U.S. MSRP $299.99

Peavey MAX 158 Practice Bass Amp Specs:

  • 20 watts of power
  • 8-inch premium Peavey speaker
  • Low, Mid, and High EQ controls
  • Volume control with TransTube overdrive boost
  • Psycho-acoustic low-end enhancement
  • 1/8-inch headphone output
  • 1/8-inch input
  • Chromatic tuner with mute
  • U.S. MSRP $149.99

Peavey MAX 126 Practice Bass Amp Specs:

  • 10 watts of power
  • 6.5-inch premium Peavey speaker
  • Low and High EQ controls
  • Volume control with TransTube overdrive boost
  • 1/4-inch input
  • Headphone output
  • DDT speaker protection
  • U.S. MSRP $99.99