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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack  

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Overview
  • Detailed 1970s-era SVT appearance
  • Single channel, entirely solid-state design
  • Selectable 15 dB input pad
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Don't be fooled by its small size.

Included in this Ampeg kit is the Micro-VR bass amp head and the SVT210AV bass speaker cabinet stack.

The Ampeg Micro-VR is a no-compromise amplifier packing 200W of solid-state MOS-FET fury, a switching power supply and the classical good looks and features of Ampeg's renowned SVT Series amplifier head.

The Ampeg Micro-VR amplifier is designed as an ideal companion to the SVT 210AV cabinet. The switching power supply keeps the weight low, without sacrificing power output or Ampeg's legendary sound quality. Like all Ampeg products, your Micro-VR amplifier is designed by musicians and built using only the best of components. Each Ampeg amplifier is tested to confirm that it meets specifications, and to make it the absolute best that it can be.

The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet is designed to follow the classical good looks and features of the renowned SVT-Series cabinets. The SVT 210AV speaker cabinet is designed as an ideal companion to the Ampeg Micro-VR amplifier head. Like all Ampeg products, your SVT 210AV bass speaker cabinet is designed by musicians and built using only the best of components.

Features Micro-VR amplifier head:
  • Detailed 1970s-era SVT appearance
  • Single channel, entirely solid-state design
  • Selectable 15 dB input pad
  • Gain control
  • Bass, Mid, and Treble controls
  • Volume control
  • Selectable Limiter and LED
  • Peak LED
  • Auxiliary input
  • Headphone output
  • Illuminated power switch
  • Effects loop with separate send and return jacks
  • Balanced XLR output
  • Lightweight switching power supply
  • Voltage selector switch
  • MOS-FET power amplifier rated at 200 watts rms into 4 ohms
  • Fan cooled
  • Much smaller than Stonehenge
The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet:
  • Detailed 1970s-era SVT series appearance
  • Designed as a stack with the Micro-VR amplifier (available separately)
  • Foot cups on the top panel allow secure stacking of a Micro-VR amplifier or up to four empty shot glasses.
  • Two ten-inch Eminence speakers
  • Two 1/4" TS parallel input and output jacks
  • Nominal impedance 8 ohms
  • Power handling 200 W RMS
 

Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack Specifications:

  • Micro-VR amplifier head:
  • Preamp: Solid State
  • Power Amp: MOSFET
  • RMS Power Output: 200watts @ 4ohms
  • Tone Controls: 3-Band
  • Mid Tone Control: Ultra Mid
  • Balanced Line Out: with Pre/Post and Pad
  • Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 12 x 5.5 x 10
  • The Ampeg SVT 210AV speaker cabinet:
  • LF Driver: 2 x 10" Eminence Speakers
  • RMS Power Handling: 200 Watts @ 8ohms
  • Frequency Response (-3dB): 58Hz-5kHz
  • Usable Low Frequency (-10dB): 40Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 1 x 8 ohms (Mono)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D inches): 13 x 24 x 11
  • Handling Weight: 25.9 lb.
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AmpegMicro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
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      • Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Modular approach to Bass Amplification

    Well thought out. Great set of usable features (the only thing I miss is a preamp out kill switch for tuning and intermissions). Plenty of reserve power. Classic Ampeg "colored"...Read complete review

    Well thought out. Great set of usable features (the only thing I miss is a preamp out kill switch for tuning and intermissions). Plenty of reserve power. Classic Ampeg "colored" sound.I purchased two Ampeg SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinets with Micro-VR Head. I use both cabs (one in front and one behind) with the amp head plugged in to the main board. Only one cab for "acoustic" and small venue gigs. I use just the Micro-VR head and a set of phones for practice at times.In a day when hybrids and urban transportation is in vogue with high fuel costs a "bring only what you need" modular approach makes a lot of sense. With the Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinets, the only thing I lost from retiring my big Trace Elliot was excess weight.

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    Feedback

    I am an Ampeg guy , love the tone and run an SVT Pro with half stack for bigger gigs. I bought this as a practice amp and for small venues. I returned it...Read complete review

    I am an Ampeg guy , love the tone and run an SVT Pro with half stack for bigger gigs. I bought this as a practice amp and for small venues. I returned it due to the noisy fan. Sounds great and I like the concept but couldn't live with the fan. Picked up a 50 watt solid state Ampeg for practice
    Good features, would have been nice to have a mute switch. The fan is on all of the time and is noisy.
    Good value for the price. Sound awesome with 2 speaker towers.

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    5.0

    Awesome Practice/Small Performance Amp!

    By ChurchBass

    from Pikeville, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Church Praise Groups
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Smaller Performances

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      Amp sounds great, really breathed new life into my basses. It's surprisingly light and so much easier to lug around than my other combo practice amps. I've performed live a few times with this amp and my bandmates are happy with it too. Price wasn't bad overall, and I'll definitely be looking for more affordable Ampeg bass gear to come. No complaints, no problems, no doubt. Don't know how it might do in larger auditoriums but is perfect for our 200-seat church sanctuary with plenty of umph left over for other sites, just haven't had the opportunity to test larger environs yet. Looking forward to testing our limits.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect "bass" rig for guitarist

      By heynowallstarr

      from Gainesville, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Lightweight
      • Looks That Kill
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Weak Cooling Fan

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Proving Size Don't Matter

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I am using this rig in a different way than other reviews have stated, so keep that in mind. I am not a bassist, so take this with a grain of salt.

      I play in a two-piece band with my guitar running through an EHX POG 2 into this for our bass sound. As soon as I got the stack in the mail, it took me about five seconds to dial in a tone that I loved. I bought this amp on a whim because the price was right, but mostly because of how lightweight it is. This was an important factor because I have to haul a Roland JC-120, a Fender Blues Jr., and now this. The stack weighs less than either of my other two amps. For what I am using it for, it is absolutely perfect. It has a warm, clear tone, plenty of volume, and it looks like R2-D2.

      And to people complaining about the noisy fan, what, are you placing a microphone behind the head? As soon as you play a note, you can't hear the fan. That being said, my one concern with this amp is maybe the fan doesn't do enough to cool down the head. I notice a sort of burning smell after playing at a decent volume when practicing. But, luckily, the head has an XLR out, so when we play a show, I can leave the head at a safer volume and let the sound guy work with it.

      While setting up for the first time I used my new rig live, I had a few drunk guys come up and say very loudly by the side of the stage that the amp must be for "feminine" guys such as myself. They stayed by the front of the stage, jeering us as we did our soundcheck...until I turned on my rig. After the set, I had strangers approach me for the rest of the night asking about the amp, complimenting how heavy and clear it sounded, and asking if I would be willing to sell it/where I got it. They were all amazed that an amp so small and relatively cheap could make our band sound so huge.

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      5.0

      Lightweight Solution

      By MattBailey

      from Provo, UT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      This amp has been a solution for me in so many ways. First, no bassist wants to downsize, but bringing around a fridge everywhere simply isn't convenient. I downsized to the Micro VR for lack of space in my car and convenience of practice and gigging. The thing is, many professional bassists play with this amp. After owning mine for 3 years, I can easily understand why.

      Tone. This amp allows you to quickly dial in your tone. More than playing with effects, I have been trying out many tonal options with the amp and it is simple and intuitive. 3 band EQ, Gain, Volume, Limiter, and a Pad (not necessarily in that order). It is just the least amount of options to dial in exactly what a bassist needs.

      Intuitive. Although there are instructions, you can dial in a tone without them. I play many styles and I fiddle with the EQ, Gain, and Volume a lot in practice and live (the sound man and I don't always get along). If I mess something up, I can quickly correct it.

      XLR out. I have made some fantastic recordings with this head. Even when playing live, the XLR out sends the same tone that I hear through the cabinet. Rather than bringing around a mic that I prefer with the speaker, I actually now prefer the XLR out on its own.

      Lightweight. I really like making 1 or 2 trips at most with all my gear to the stage. I have a cab, head, pedal bag with pedals and cables, and my bass. It is so convenient, I can't express this enough. This bass amp is light! Others have said that the total weight is about 33 to 35 lbs. I can't confirm or deny this as I have never weighed my cab and head, but it is extremely lightweight compared with other cabinets and heads that I have owned.

      Apartment practice. If you are in an apartment or at a hotel, you can plug in headphones to the head and get the same tones. You don't need the cabinet plugged in. I have done this at odd hours and practiced until I feel confident (this could be hours of practice) and neighbors have never complained.

      Versatile. You can throw any bass at this amp. If you want to play with an acoustic bass or electric bass, this amp can handle it. If you want to play a 5 or 6 string bass, it can handle it. The low B resonates really strong in one of my cabinets, so I will lower the "Bass" EQ parameter to compensate, but is pretty even on everything else.

      Overall, this is a fantastic bass amp. Try one out at a local shop if you are worried, but it's likely that you will be happy with the Micro VR.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Tone

      By Dillon Hunter

      from Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good For Small Gigs
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Small gigs

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      Whoever was complaining about the cooling fan for the head, don't listen to them u cant hear it unless u plan on turning on the amp just to sit there and stare at it. when u plug in your bass and play you wont even notice it. Great job ampeg for making a portable, affordable, great sounding amp.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ampeg sound with the weight

      By Edward Lea

      from Bayou State

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      Just what I was looking for small enough to move, perfect for small to med gigs no need to haul around backbreaking rigs if you need more just line out to pa
      xlr line out to pa 8 or 4 ohm output able to add extra cabinet and easy to haul and set up. This amp really rocks very loud with just 1 cabinet and pure ampeg tone
      perfect finish

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Impressive

      By John Debevec

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I am an owner of an SVT-6-10HLF and is powered by an SVT3. To be able to take this monster to practice was a job and unfortunetly I have no roadie to speak of(excluding band mates). When I opened the package and took it out and set it up I was like I don't know, but once i plugged it in, ya game over. Very happy with the sound I get and my back is happy too.
      Simple and to the point.
      Great looking cab and head.

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      (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Feedback

      By Rontr

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      I am an Ampeg guy , love the tone and run an SVT Pro with half stack for bigger gigs. I bought this as a practice amp and for small venues. I returned it due to the noisy fan. Sounds great and I like the concept but couldn't live with the fan. Picked up a 50 watt solid state Ampeg for practice
      Good features, would have been nice to have a mute switch. The fan is on all of the time and is noisy.
      Good value for the price. Sound awesome with 2 speaker towers.

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ampeg big sound,little amp!!!!

      By jeremy duncan

      from australia

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      overall, i think if you are looking for anew amp, take a look at this one, suprisingly powerful and lots of bottom. effects send-return, E.Q. i am very happy with mine and i think you should check it out!!!!
      THIS AMP ROCKS!!! after a long hiatus from playing i went to the music store and played trough a pile of amps thinking the ampeg is a little 'dinky lookin number, how wrong i was! i used to play through a T>E smx 350, but this amp is so much better. i read a review saying a guy put another ampeg (matching)speaker with his, i recomend this!!!!
      great quallity, great 'ampeg' sound. have used it in a recording and it comes out a treat
      of course you could spend a fortune on an amp but this little sucker is worth every cent,(and more). very good amp

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Modular approach to Bass Amplification

      By EMDSD

      from Dallas, Texas (more or less)

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      Well thought out. Great set of usable features (the only thing I miss is a preamp out kill switch for tuning and intermissions). Plenty of reserve power. Classic Ampeg "colored" sound.I purchased two Ampeg SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinets with Micro-VR Head. I use both cabs (one in front and one behind) with the amp head plugged in to the main board. Only one cab for "acoustic" and small venue gigs. I use just the Micro-VR head and a set of phones for practice at times.In a day when hybrids and urban transportation is in vogue with high fuel costs a "bring only what you need" modular approach makes a lot of sense. With the Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinets, the only thing I lost from retiring my big Trace Elliot was excess weight.

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Little Monster

      Comments about Ampeg Micro-VR Bass Amp Head and SVT210AV Bass Speaker Cabinet Stack:

      The Ampeg Micro-VR and SVT210AV is a lightweight wonder. After back surgery, the term lightweight took on new meaning. The problem was finding a light weight rig with good tone. This rig does the job. I played an outside gig with this rig with 2 cabs. Though I had a line out to the PA the soundman told me he didn't have to bring me into the mix. I would recommend getting 2 of the SVT210AV cabs if you play large rooms or outdoor gigs.

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