saw sweeping changes in Carvin's bass amplifier lineup. The
BRX systems, introduced in 2005, were refined, and the venerable
RedLine Series, which had been in production for 10 years, were
discontinued. Replacing the RedLine amps were the BX Series of
amps, combos and enclosures.
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This are the new
mono block heads, which replaced the Redline heads. The BX1200
Dual Mono Block Head is a 1200W head with graphic EQ and 5-band
three-sweep tone. It also has a built-in optical
compressor, internal crossover, and active/passive switch
(versus dual active/passive inputs found on the Redline).
Like the Redline, it has tuner out, Speakon and 1/4" output
jacks and effects loop. The BX600 is a 600W head with
similar features as the BX1200, but without biamp capabilities
and Speakon connections. The BX600 is also not
rack-mountable, while the BX1200 is.
The B500 that was
introduced in 2005 was discontinued in favor of the B800, which
is rated from 300W to 800W. Except for the power rating,
the features remained the same as the '05 B500. Unlike the
B500, the B800 comes in it's own rack.
The B1500 was
unchanged from the '05 model.
Also new are
the BR Series bass combo amps. These replaced the
various Redline and ProBass combos offered in 2005.
These are all "Kickback" style amps, which can be tilted
back or stood up straight. The BR12 and BR15 use a
120W BX120 amp, which is similar in design to the BX heads,
but with a 5 band graphic EQ and 3 band parametric EQ. The
BX120 also features an optical compressor, XLR out, and
active/passive switching. The BR12 ha a 12" speaker,
and the BR15 has a 15" speaker, and both have a titanium HF
The BR615 and
BR610 both use the BX600 head. The BR615 has a single
15" speaker with a titanium HF driver, and the BR610 has a
pair of 10" speakers with a titanium driver.
The BX heads were
also offered in complete systems. The SBR610 uses a BX600
head, and BR210 and BR115 cabinet. The SBR410 uses BX600
head and a BR410 cabinet.
The SBR1015 biamp
system uses a BX1200 head with a BR410 and BR115 cabinet.
The SBR1018 biamp system uses a BX1200 head and a BR410 and
The SBR810 uses a
BX1200 head and BR810 cabinet.
The BRX Neodymium
Systems used the new BX heads with new versions of the BRX cabs
that were introduced in 2005. The SBX210 uses a BX600 head
with a BRX10.2 cabinet, and the SBX410 uses a BX1200 head with a
Neodymium Combo was unchanged from the 2005 model. It
uses the B800 mono block head, in an upright 2 X 12" combo.
The BRX112 Neodymium Combo uses the B800 head in a 1 X 12"
K1015 keyboard amp, and the 100W K15 keyboard amp were
With the new amps,
new enclosures were also offered. For the BR series, 4
enclosures were available: the BR210, which has a pair of 10"
speakers and a 1" titanium driver; the BR410, which has 4 10"
speakers and a 1" titanium driver; the BR115, which has a 15"
speaker and 1" titanium driver; and the BR118, which has an 18"
The BRX Neodymium
enclosures went through some changes, as well. The 2 X 12"
enclosure and 1 X 18" enclosure were discontinued, and the 4 X
10" enclosure, now called the BRX10.4Neo, was redesigned, with
casters on the bottom corner. New for 2006 is the
BRX10.2Neo enclosure, which uses a pair of 10" Neodymium woofers
and a 1" titanium horn driver.