Markbass top-artist MICHAEL LEAGUE from Snarky Puppy has partnered with Marco De Virgiliis and Markbass team
to develop a signature amp with classic tone and impeccable sonic integrity. The MARKBASS CASA adds to the
very cool vintage design the benefit of new modern standard.
"As bassists, we all know that good tone starts in our hands. But once we start seeking out the gear to best
amplify it, we have almost unlimited options for our sound. Between our choices of instrument, strings, and
cabinet, it can get a bit overwhelming. Marco and I wanted to create an amplifier that makes things simple,
one that makes you feel at home with an old-school versatility that can suit practically any genre of music.
The great amps of the past have all share the same qualities: rich and deep lows, a warm and punchy midrange,
and the ability to get a great sound the second you plug in. The Markbass CASA has all of these.
Out of curiosity, I ran a blind listening test for four professionals- two recording engineers and two
musicians, using five different amplifiers and over a dozen different basses. On almost every single pass,
the Markbass CASA was unanimously chosen alongside the classic amps as the favorite sound for each instrument."
GAIN (range: -46 ÷ 23dB)
BASS (level ±16 dB - freq 60 Hz)
TREBLE (level ±16 dB - freq 5 kHz)
5 band equalizer (disabled by footswitch)
(freq 67, 184, 510, 1400, 3800 Hz - level ±16 dB)
INPUT: Impedance 500 Kohm/ Maximum Voltage 9 Vpp
RETURN: Impedance 33 Kohm// Max 10Vpp
LINE OUT: Balanced, Maximum Voltage 6 Vpp | (GND Lift - Level - Pre/Post)
SEND: unbalanced, Max Voltage 20Vpp (Pre Eq)
TUNER OUT: unbalanced, Max Voltage 2Vpp
300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
POWER REQUIREMENT: 100V; 120V; 230V; 240V - 50/60Hz (tension set inside the equipment)
WARNING: The MARKBASS CASA is manufactured to be used in the country where they have been sold,
and it is factory preset to that countrys voltage. So make sure youre sending the correct voltage
to your amp before you connect it to the AC power.
WIDTH: 18.97/ 48.2 cm
HEIGHT: 8.03/ 20.4 cm
DEPTH: 10.82/ 27.5 cm
14.10 lbs / 6.4 Kg
> solid state preamp, complete EQ section
The MARKBASS CASA's solid-state preamp has a warm and natural sound, and faithfully reproduces
the true tone of your instrument, the treble and bass basic tone controls offers great plug&play
and thanks to the complete and effective 5 band EQ section you can have a wide range of tones,
allowing instant access to two different EQ settings as its footswitchablea very useful feature
for live applications.
> MPT - Mark Proprietary Technology
Markbass products are known for their clarity and loyalty to the source of sound.
People often use words like warm, punchy, clear, honest, accurate- even aggressive to describe Markbass.
They also say that Markbass amps allow them to sound like themselves!
What is our secret? MPT (MARK PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY)!
About all the bass amps on the market use the same power amp from different manufacturers, which are
not specificically designed for bass. At Markbass, Marco De Virgiliis invested a lot of resouces in R&D
to develope a proprietary power amp technology, specifically designed to respect and glorify the tone
of your instrument. The MARKBASS CASAs 500-watt MPT power amp supplies great attack and definition
with impeccable bass frequency reproduction.
> vintage design with the benefit of new modern standard
The MARKBASS CASA has a very cool vintage design but with the benefit of new modern standard, with
a long term reliability thanks to our advanced production procedures, state-of the-art testing, quality
control facilities and top-quality components.
> winner of blind listening comparative test vs classic amps
Michael ran a blind listening test for four professionals- two recording engineers and two musicians, using
five different amplifiers and over a dozen different basses. On almost every single pass, the MARKBASS CASA
was unanimously chosen alongside the classic amps as the favorite sound for each instrument.