New Gear Review: Acoustic Class-D/Neo Series

Acoustic® Amplifiers’ new Class-D/Neo Series bass amps, cabinets and combo amps are 40 percent lighter than previous models but without compromising tone. This is due to the compact yet powerful Class-D amplifiers and more powerful neodymium loudspeaker magnets. The series includes three amp heads, four speaker cabinets and three combo amps.

All Class-D Series bass amplifier heads feature a foot switchable, overdrive circuit, Acousti-Comp™ compression, a notch filter with frequency control, an effects loop, a full-featured direct out and super Hi and Lo EQ boost controls.

Pictured is the impressive Acoustic B1000HD bass head on top of 410 and 115 cabs. The B1000HD weighs just 8.2-pounds, pushes 1,000-watts and features an 8-band edge-lit graphic EQ.

Acoustic Class-D/Neo Series bass amps, cabinets and combos range in price from: $349.99 to $749.99.


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