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Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp   

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The Markbass CMD 102P is a tilt-back bass combo amplifier that has a built-in Little Mark II solid state preamp to give you more power. To help shape...Read More

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Excellent sound controls, quality speakers, and a solid design.

The Markbass CMD 102P is a tilt-back bass combo amplifier that has a built-in Little Mark II solid state preamp to give you more power. To help shape your sound, the CMD 102P bass amp gives you a 4-band EQ, as well as VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters for control.

The Markbass CMD 102P amp's I/O includes an input that can handle both passive and active basses, and extra XLR balanced input for double bass pickups, Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables, a tuner out jack for sending unbalanced signals to a tuner, amp, or other recording equipment, and Send and Return Effect jacks to ensure your main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain. This versatile bass combo has an angled cabinet so that you can use it as a floor model or in the more traditional vertical position. Either way, you're going to get a warm, natural sound from the 2 B&C 10" speakers and the piezo tweeter. And if you add an external cab via the outputs, the CMD 102P combo amp will give you enough sound to fill a large venue with headroom to spare.

FEATURES
  • Solid state Little Mark II preamp built-in to the front
  • 2 - 10" B&C neodynium speakers
  • Piezo tweeter
  • Made of high-grade, multi-ply poplar
  • Glued, screwed, and sealed internally with special compounds for maximum sound quality
  • Lightweight
  • Angled cabinet design so it can be used either as a floor monitor or vertically
  • Grille screen to protect speakers
Little Mark II
  • Provides 500W at 4 ohm or 300W at 8 ohm
  • Gain and Master volume controls
  • Clip warning light
  • EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters
  • Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
  • Balanced XLR out
  • Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
  • Tuner out sends unbalanced signal sent to a tuner, amp or recording equipment not needing a balanced signal

SPECIFICATIONS

CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp

  • Speaker: 2 x 10"
  • Tweeter: piezo
  • Bass port: front
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB SPL
  • Speaker power handling: 400W RMS (AES Standard)
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 18kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 3kHz
  • Dimensions: 18.9"W x 23.4"H x 18.7"D
  • Weight: 44lb.
  • Little Mark II
  • Power
  • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 15Vpp
  • Balanced Output (XLR): 22Kohm, max. voltage 25Vpp
  • Effect Return impedance: 22Kohm, max. voltage: 25Vpp
  • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
  • Controls
  • GAIN —80dB to +23dB range
  • MASTER VOLUME
  • GROUND LIFT: switch on rear panel
  • Equalization
  • LOW
  • Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
  • LOW MID
  • Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH MID
  • Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH
  • 10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
  • VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
  • center frequency 380Hz (cut)
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
  • frequency range 250Hz—20kHz (cut)
  • Outputs
  • EFFECT SEND
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 20Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • TUNER OUT
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 25Vpp
  • LINE OUT
  • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
  • SPEAKER OUT
  • Speakon, 1/4"
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MarkbassCMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp
 
5.0

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (44)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (20)
  • Good power output (20)
  • Portable (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Warm / comfy (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (7)

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5.0

Best amp for the money on the market!

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from Helena, Montana

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

    This amp is light and has amazing sound. It sounds twice as good with a extension cabinet. I have owned and used so many different amps in my life as a part time musician, but have never played a better sounding amp. I get comments from drummers saying wow what a good tone and quality! I have never been happier with a purchase in my life. Musicians friend has a corner on the market with exclusive rights for this product!

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    5.0

    Light and loud !

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    from Newport , nh

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

      If you want a great combo amp , look no further .....a bit pricey , but well worth it ! So light , you almost can carry it with one hand , but built like a tank ! Easy to dial in warm , thick tone ...with in your face volume ! Get one .....you WILL smile !

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      5.0

      Best bass amp I've owned

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      from Attleboro, Ma

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

        Best bass amp I've owned. (sold a 62 SGlennhowman to get this) BIG sound from a small package. Plenty of power, ran on 4 all night and no problem keeping up with a loud drummer. Stayed clear and true all night, no fatigue during the last set. The best part is, it's the lightest amp I own. Because of the cost, I waiting a long time to pull the trigger, don't regret it at all.

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        5.0

        Exactly what I needed

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        from Albuquerque

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

          Great sound in a cabinet that a 72 year old musician can easily carry to a gig.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Far and away, the best bass combo around

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          from Hartsville, SC

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful
          • Punchy Clear Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Worship Music

            Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

            Bought this bass amp after trying it at a local music store. This is in-your-face, clear, punchy tone that I haven't ever heard before in a bass amp! I immediately started shopping around for the best price. Markbass products are a little pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for and then some.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good just got better!

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            from Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Everything

            Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

            I have had this amp for awhile now, and I love it. Sounds amazing, lightweight, reasonable volume; however, I have had occasion where I lacked headroom with it. Just couldn't keep up with guitars' and drums' volumes in loud venues. I have another rig that is very heavy and cumbersome to haul around,but it is loud enough to keep up. Now, problem solved. I just took delivery today of a Markbass Standard 102 HF 2x10" extension cabinet. Let me just say, this is an absolutely breathtaking combination of a combo amp and cabinet. It gets seriously loud, and sounds seriously good. Both are very light, because they aren't one giant cabinet, I can fit them in my small car, and don't have to use my truck or SUV. I simply cannot imagine being any happier with a rig. Very versatile.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The answer to my prayers

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            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

            Having been playing bass for well over 30 years it has been a constant challange to not just find the right instruments, but the right amp to complete the tone that we all chase.
            I have gone from combos to seperate amp and cabs and back again chasing that sound, as well as something truely portable. Up untill now the only thing that fit the bill was my SansAmp Bass DI, but you do need an amp.
            The Markbass CMD 102p hits all the marks for me;
            -Excelent tone
            -True portability (I can throw my bass into a softcase/backpack & cary the amp in one hand)
            -Easily fits on even the smallest of stages
            -Headroom to spare
            Live this badboy shines, sits in the sweet spot of the mix, but lets you be heard & felt (when you see the people dancing you know its because of you). I do still use my SansAmp between the bass & the amp, but I may phase it out as I get used to the eq settings on the amp.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Why I Hate Markbass CMD 102P

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            from East Coast

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Can't Turn Off Tweeter

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Protecting Your Spine

            Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

            Let me guess, you need the big warm sound of an all tube rig with an 8X10 to fill out the sound at the stadium show you are playing this Saturday. Oh wait! You're playing at the local bar this weekend? Thought so. Enter Markbass CMD 102P. This combo has warmth and guts. It's as loud as my drummer turned up to a stingy 1.5. The sound is clear, tight and precise, which may be a downside to some players. Every bit of attack and articulation comes through and this combo won't cover up slop in your playing. It's tuned about halfway in-between punchy and round. Everyone has a subjective opinion about what type of bass sound is best, but for portabililty and sound quality this one is hard to beat (and belive me, I'm a bass prima donna). This combo really brings out the natural sound of your bass, and every instrument I've played through it sounds like itself. It sounds even thicker with an extension cab, but I don't feel the need to haul one to any of the gigs I play. Why does this combo make me angry? Because I've spent so many years hauling around 300lb stacks when I could have just bought one of these. It is lighter, cheaper and sounds better than either of the two high end setups (Ampeg and Mesa) I've hauling around. This looks like an expensive practice amp on paper, but for what you get it's a steal. PS- buy the compressore too.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I Dig It

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            from Concord, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No Cons From Me

            Best Uses

              Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

              I've been Jone'zn for this Amp for years. I got to try out a friends, so I knew I dug it. Here's what I like. It's the best sounding amp I've ever had. Very warm, but you can tweak it anyway you want. Really light. The older I get, the more light my equipment gets. Throws plenty of air for me. Even when your doing a large venue and your going through the P.A.. On big shows I've always considered the amp to be my onstage monitor, and let the soundman (if he's good)take care of the long throw sound. In fact, most soundmen that I've run across really want as little volumes from the stage as they can get so they can control the overall mix. That being said, I'm gonna try a little experiment (At the Kidchella Concert in Redwood City) in a couple of weeks. I'm gonna put the amp (tilted back) in front of me, on the monitor row. I'll let you know how it worked out, but I think it'll be a win win. One, last thing. For the last few years I've been using an Ampeg B2R wtih an Avatar 4 X 10, tweeter cab. The Markbass Combo seems to move just as much air. Anyway, I'm a Happy Camper and so is my back.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome sound

              By 

              from Cumming Ga

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

                Best sounding combo going; amazing tonal range utilizing VLE and VPF controls ; brought my P-Bass to life from funk to soul to rock and back again. Excellent clarity across all sonic ranges and really cuts through the mix ; easy to carry from gig to gig; looking forward to matching this combo to a Markbass NY 122 extension cab and really rocking a large venue this summer .

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