The name Ampeg originally comes from a double bass pickup developed in 1946 by Everette Hull, one of the company's founders and himself a bassist and pianist, which Hull called amplified peg. The Portaflex amp, which could be turned around and recessed into its speaker cabinet for protection and transport, was to prove the standard bass combo of the 1960s and 70s. Ampeg's Super Valve Technology (SVT) amps have also been an integral part of the world's Bühns since 1969. Today, Ampeg is part of Yamaha, bringing together decades of experience from two major companies that are important to the history of the bass guitar and its amplification.
Good 1x15 cabinets are popular with many bassists, as they are able to reproduce the entire frequency spectrum powerfully in conjunction with a 4x10 cabinet or, depending on the amp and instrument, produce a warm retro sound on their own. The SVT-15E is no exception, its large Eminence speaker is driven by a heavy 5-pound magnet and produces a powerful low bass that doesn't tend to muddy unless you push it harder with the EQ settings on the amp. But also the mids and highs are not neglected, in fact the speaker still sounds defined even in the higher frequency ranges. In combination with the typical Ampeg manufacturing quality, the sturdy and roadworthy cabinet is ideal on its own for Motown sounds or jazz and coupled with a 4x10 also for the rock faction.
- Speaker rating: 1x 15-inch
- Power handling: 200 watts
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Inputs: 2x jack (6.3 mm); 2x Speakon
- Frequency range: 51 Hz to 3 kHz
- Maximum sound pressure level: 123 dB
- Dimensions: 601 x 559 x 406 mm
- Weight: 33 kg
- incl. Castors
- Cover SVT-15E optionally available
Dimensions & Weight