Markbass Unveils MB58R Series Amps, Combos, and Cabinets

Markbass has unveiled a new lineup with the MB58R Bass Amp series, consisting of a whopping 20 new cabinets, eight combo amps, and a new head unit. Each unit in the series is made in Italy and is described as having a “next-level power-to-weight ratio.”

The enormous new range of cabs includes three subset series – Energy, Pure, and P – each of which includes a 2×10”, 3×10”, 4×10”, 1×12”, 2×12” and 1×15” configuration. Each version has a different smaller driver for different tones.

”The Energy cabinets feature a Markbass hi-fi tweeter (very smooth highs), the Pure series includes a 1” driver with custom horn (focused, crips highs), and the P series models have a new piezo tweeter for (more aggressive highs),” Markbass explains. “Additionally, the 2×10 cabinets are all available in standard and XL versions: standard cabs have the two woofers arranged vertically, whereas the XL version is a larger cabinet with the speakers diagonally placed. The 3×10 cabinets are 6 ohms, all 2×10 and 4×10 cabs are available in 8 ohm and 4 ohm versions, and all other cabs are 8 ohms.”

While Markbass is known for their use of neodymium drivers, the P series cabs are fitted with classic ceramic speakers. They add that the lightweight enclosures still make them weigh a fraction of traditional cabs.

Each of the MB58R combo amps is fitted with the Little Mark 58R, a 500-watt solid-state head that is also available as a standalone unit. Markbass changed things up on the new amp by fitting nearly all of the controls and connections to the front panel for easier access. It is also lighter than previous Little Marks at just 4.4 pounds.

Pricing and availability for the new Markbass MB58R series is TBD.

Markbass Little Mark 58R Bass Head Specs:

Preamp:Solid State
Power Amp:MPT (Mark Proprietary Technology)
Power:500W @ 4ohm / [email protected]
EQ:Low, mid/low, mid/High, High, Old School Filter, Flat/Scooped mid/fsw Switch
Other Features:XLR Line Out with Level Control and Pre/Post EQ and GND Lift switches, BI-BAND LIMITER, MUTE switch, FX Send/Return, Footswitch (optional) for Mute and Scooped EQ
Dimensions:10.87″/ 27.6 cm (w); 3.27″/ 8.3 cm (h); 10.08″/ 25.6 cm(d)
Weight:4.41 lbs / 2 kg

Markbass MB58R Energy Bass Cabinet Series Features:

2x10″, 3x10″, 4x10″, 1x12″, 2x12″ and 1x15″ Configurations
Markbass Neodymium Custom Drivers
1″ Driver with Custom Horn
Rear Reflex

Markbass MB58R Pure Bass Cabinet Series Features:

2x10″, 3x10″, 4x10″, 1x12″, 2x12″ and 1x15″ Configurations
Markbass Neodymium Custom Drivers
Markbass Hi-Fi Tweeter
Rear Reflex

Markbass MB58R P Bass Cabinet Series Features:

2x10″, 3x10″, 4x10″, 1x12″, 2x12″ and 1x15″ Configurations
Markbass Classic Ceramic Drivers
New Piezo Tweeter
Rear Reflex

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  1. Not mark

    Need a better name then just markbass. Horrible horrible name
    Originality zero for a name, prob the worse name For a product.even John crapper changed the crappie to a toilet….