New Gear/New Toys Review: Peavey MAX Bass Amp Series

Peavey Electronics' has their award-winning MAX® bass amplification series that has durable yet lightweight construction with an angled baffle to direct the sound up at the player's ears and not at their feet. OK: low frequencies are omni-directional but the transient or front and attack of the note is directional, meaning players can hear themselves clearly without having to tilt their amp back.

The Peavey MAX bass amps have a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio with the MAX 100 delivering 100-watts into a 10-inch woofer and the MAX 150 driving a 12-inch woofer with 150-watts. There is the MAX 250--a two-way system with a 15-inch woofer, a tweeter and 250-watts, and the MAX 208 with two 8-inch woofers and 150-watts. All good affordable choices!


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com