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

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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

From rock to mambo, if you want great tone, this is a great combo. Order yours today.

 

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

  • 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 35 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Warm / comfy (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Home studio (3)
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      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sounds so warm I could swim in it

    By WonderBoy

    from Santa Rosa

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Just awesome!!! The most perfectly crafted amp. Built and designed for working musicians. By far the most clean, tight, punchy, warm, loud amp I've owned. One thing I have not read about in any other review is this amps ability to give all frequencies equal power. Pick a string, pick a fret, doesn't matter, it wil cut through the mix. Just buy it and stop the search for perfect tone!

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      5.0

      the beast

      By uncle ginger

      from ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        Let me start by saying that I am a guitar player for 20 yrs and have starting playing bass the last couple so I did a lot of homework to come up with the right amp to fit my needs and not break my back doing so! With that being said I bought the markbass 2-10 combo and not only is my tone fat I have a lot of room to cut through a mix without clipping. I just recently hooked a 4-10 ampeg to it also and could not believe the power and tone ! Hands down a great purchase!the one added thing that I put in line was the mark bass compressore pedal which took a great amp to wow!

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        5.0

        Great Amp

        By emcd64

        from SOWEGA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          Bought mine based solely on the reviews and they were correct, excellent amp. Used alone it seemed very punchy, almost a little too much, but when when hooked to an extension cab, it really rounds out the sound and splits the load between the combo and the cab. Very satisfied.

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          5.0

          Mark BassCMD 102p combo

          By Donn

          from Nova Scotia CANADA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            This little 2X10 combo is punchy, warm and has a big sound when needed. It has a lot of power if you choose to add on at any point but i'm enjoying the 2X10's. It's a safe buy, as they say....you get what you pay for.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME AMP!!!

            By LosFish

            from Coastal NC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

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

              After getting this amp, I have had nothing but compliments on how great my bass rig sounds!! Don't let the light weight and small size fool you--this amp THUMPS, I use it in medium size bars & clubs, with plenty of headroom left, super clean tone--my bass has never sounded so good to me. I do not know how the variable phase filter works--but work it does!! It gives such a warm low tone. All my bass buddies that have played through it are jelous, one told me that this amp will make anyone sound good.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You get what you pay for and then some!

              By Troy

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

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

                Had an Eden combo that I thought sounded good, but was to heavy to carry very far and took up way to much room in my vehicle. Read all the great reviews and took the plunge. Believe what other people are saying about this amp.Impressive.

                This is a great amp, it is louder then my Eden that had a 10" and a 15" in it. I miss the parametric EQ on the Eden a bit but the controls on the Markbass are straight forward and offer tons of adjustments. I really missed the built in compression on the Eden though as my less the professional playing really stood out when I miss hit a note, so couple days later I figured might as well get the Markbass Compressore and WOW.. I mean WOW did this amp come alive.. its like playing bass for the first time.. the tone that comes out of my P-bass was indescribable.

                The kickback design allows me to hear myself better then before at lower volume and should make stage sound much more controllable.

                Do not let the price dissuade you from buying this as it would take that amount to get a comparable sound out and would not be even remotely as portable.

                One side note is the light on the amp is RIDICULOULSY bright, can barely see controls in dim room.. same with the pedal.. looks cool but could give you a suntan..

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Punches way above it's Weight

                By Nowhere Man

                from Nowhere Land

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I've been playing bass for 40 years, and have owned my Markbass 102P for about a year. This thing is simply amazing, and all the amp I need 95% of the time. The positive comments on it from those I'm playing with and for just don't stop. I have no complaints, just thumbs-up with a big grin. My recommendation: Buy it.

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                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Oh yeah!

                    By Manzanita Mark

                    from Salem, OR

                    About Me Experienced

                    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:

                      I have had this for six months now. Love it! Gig with it regularly with absolutely no issues. I did have one outdoor gig and the at that venue I was not able to hear it as well as I would have liked, but raising up onto a stand remedied that (plus my hearing is going!). There was nothing for reflective sound on that stage, either, so I suppose that had something to with that. Nevertheless, this thing is a powerhouse that does great for my needs at gigs in small to medium venues playing classic rock. Plus, my back loves me again!

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Bass Amp!

                      By Ljey

                      from Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Sounds Great, Light weight, All of the options I could ever need. I have owned it about a year now. Have Gigged it multiple times. Never lets me down in any way. I was worried about spending so much on a small bass combo.It may be the best purchase I ever made in equipment. I definitely recommend this 2/10 combo to anyone. I tried a large selection of the Markbass combos. The 2/10 outshined them all.If it were broke or stolen I would replace it for sure.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Correction: CMD Combo II amps are LMIII

                          By Snowtraveler65

                          from Plymouth, NH

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

                                Musicians Friend shows in the description that the CMD 102P and 103H combos utilize a Little Mark II head. That was the case with the original versions. The new versions (pictured) which have "Combo Head II" printed on the face plate use a Little Mark III head. This is obvious by the fact that the controls include a line output level control. The LMII does not have a line out control. Mark Bass web site confirms this.

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