|• Active/Passive Input
• Signal Mute Switch
• Tuner Out (also a rear panel Tuner Out)
• Independent FET and 12AX7 TUBE Channels
• Active 5 band EQ Section on each Channel with Two Shelving and Three
• Channel Select and Channel Mix Switches (Footswitchable)
• Channel O/L LED’s
• Signal Shape Circuitry
w/L.F. Extend, Mid Scoop, H.F. Attack all Adjustable (Min. – Max.) and
• Unique “Soft Limit” Circuit
• Comprehensive Amplifier Status LED’s
|• Master Volume
• Heavy-duty Toggle On/Off Switch
• Sleek, Ergonomic Amp Handles
• Sturdy 3 Space Metal Chassis with 5mm Thick Aluminum Faceplate
• Solid Aluminum Knurled Knobs on Premium Detent Pots
• Variable Speed Fan Cooling (thermally controlled)
• Heavy-duty 5 Button Footswitch (included)
• Weight: 42 lbs
19”W x 15”D x 5.25”H
|REAR PANEL FEATURES:
• Tuner Out (Parallel with Front Panel Tuner Out)
• Comprehensive Direct Output Section w/ Pre/Post Switch, Attenuation
Sw, Ground Lift Sw
• Three Effects Loops — Independent Channel and Global Loops
• Slave Out Jack
• Dual Speakon® Output Connectors
• POWERFLEX Impedance
• Dual Voltage Switch
• Heavy-duty Toroidal Transformer
Based upon the tone and versatility of our popular GBE 600,
the new GBE 1200 “takes it to the limit” in features, power and performance. With added refinements and output power, the GBE 1200 delivers 1200 watts of
power, tone and versatility into real world “reactive” speaker loads.
The ability for our amplifier designs to drive “resistive” and “reactive”
speaker loads, along with our Extended Burst Power ratings, separates Genz Benz
from the pack.Our amplifiers are louder, punchier, warmer and more articulate.
The GBE 1200 introduces our unique “POWERFLEX” circuitry and switching
which helps to provide full and stable power delivery into selectable 4 or 2
ohm speaker loads. The Preamp section of the three-space GBE 1200 is enhanced with two separate
FET and 12AX7 TUBE channels that can be selected independently or mixed together
creating endless tonal possibilities. A “global” Signal Shaping Circuit
and Master output section round out the performance aspects of this amp.
The GBE 1200 is beautiful too! The contoured, sleek lines of the 5mm thick, machined
aluminum front panel are adorned with blue LED’s and color-coded Master
Status LED’s which provide comprehensive operator information at a glance.
Ergonomically sculpted handles add comfort and convenience.
The GBE 1200’s unmatched fit and finish, versatility, power and tone make
it the benchmark in bass amplification.
DYNAMIC OUTPUT INTO “REACTIVE” REAL WORLD SPEAKER LOADS
An important and not commonly discussed specification is a power amps ability
to deliver rated power into a “reactive load”. All speakers present
a reactive load to the amplifier, reducing real world driving ability. Although
speaker cabinets are usually rated as 8 or 4 ohms, this is a “nominal”
impedance rating and in actuality can dip as much as 30%.
Since speakers are not resistive loads but rather are highly “reactive”,
amplifiers must work even harder to drive them and will often prematurely trigger
their protective limiting circuits - not so with GENZ BENZ bass amps!! Our bass amplifier designs compensate for this effect and are rated to deliver
their full power into reactive loads. This is one important reason GENZ BENZ
amplifiers sound so big!!
Maximum Power Feature
This feature, designed into the GBE 1200, optimizes the massive power supply
to better deliver maximum power levels at 4 ohms and for extended 2 ohm operation
into reactive loads. A large switch on the rear panel is provided so that the amplifier can be switched
to correctly match the total cabinet impedance load on the amplifier for optimum
performance and power. An amber LED indicator is provided on the front panel Master Status section to
indicate when the POWERFLEX feature is switched to
2 ohm operation.
EXTENDED BURST POWER RATINGS
The GBE 1200 is rated using the Extended Burst Power method which tests amplifier
power output using a duty cycle 10 times more stringent than the IHF standard.
This demanding test method provides a much more accurate representation of the
performance demands on the bass instrument amplifier in the real world.
Watch demonstration videos of the GBE 1200 in our Video Demo Zone HERE.
550 W/1000 W/1200
8 ohm / 4 ohm / 2 ohm
5 1/2" x 19" x 15"