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Genzler Amplification Announces Magellan 800 Bass Amp

Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 - Front

After launching its initial product line earlier this year, Genzler Amplification has unveiled their first amp. The Magellan 800 is an 800-watt that features clean and drive channels for gig versatility.

The front of the amp has Mute and Pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel. Its 3-band EQ includes a parametric mid control, and larger sculpting can be had via the dual-curve variable contour circuitry. Curve A covers classic to modern sounds with a mid-scoop while Curve B is thicker to vintage with a low-mid bump and tapered top end.

Back features include an impedance selector, a headphones output, an effects loop, a footswitch output, and an XLR direct output with ground lift, pre/post EQ, and mic/line level switches. The Magellan 800 is housed in a brushed all aluminum anodized chassis. Its fitted with a thermal sensing variable speed cooling fan and weighs 6.25 pounds.

The Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 is open for pre-order and will be available in January 2016 with a street price of $759.

Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 - Back

Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 Specs:

Clean and Drive Channels
Dual-Curve Variable Contour Circuitry
Active 3 Band EQ w/Parametric Mid Control
Signal Mute Switch
Input Pad Switch
Thermal Sensing Variable Speed Fan Cooling
Brushed All Aluminum, Anodized Chassis
2.67 Ohm Min. Total Load
Output: 400W/8 Ohms, 800W/4 Ohms and 800W/2.67 Ohms
Dimensions: 11.25”W X 10.5”D X 3”H
Weight: 6.25 Lbs.

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BarryB

BarryB

This is a fantastic amp. It is a two channel amp with a clean channel that reproduces the bass cleanly and very transparently and a grittier channel with adjustable gain that can get pretty close to a Larry Graham kind of rawness. For those familiar with Genz Benz products, this head is much simpler and less complicated than the Shuttle Max but far more versatile than a SL 900. A part of the beauty of this head is it’s simplicity but you can pull a very wide range of tones from this. I played it with a passive 78 Jazz as well as my active basses and it is just an amazing head. I will be keeping mine for a long time.