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Preamps and Power Amps
What is the CPC and how do I use it?
CPC (Continuous Power Control) is a practical innovation developed by DV Mark which allows you to actually change the power of your amp. Often guitarists find that they have to play “too loud” to get the tone they want… but being able to change the power of the amp (incrementally all the way down to 1W) allows you to get the tone you want at whatever volume is appropriate for your gig, session or rehearsal. More power means your tone will stay clean at higher volumes. Less power means your sound will distort even at lower volumes. This works great if you have to rock out quietly!
What is the ATCS and how do I use it?
The optional ATCS (Advanced Tube Control System) interface allows users or service technicians to connect this port to the DVM Contoller (optional), and collect technical data and tube parameters from the amp. This doesn’t affect your sound, and you don’t even have to use it if you don’t want. But it’s a useful tool for helping you understand the status of your tubes, making the amp easier to maintain service.
How do I switch channels on the Bad Boy 120?
There are three ways to switch channels on the Bad Boy 120. The first is using the Bad Boy Controller—this is the most practical way to manage channel switching. If you have any mono on/off style footswitches, you can plug them into the footswitch jacks on the rear panel as an alternative. And lastly, you can change channels by pressing the channel select button on the rear panel. This scrolls through the channels in sequence. It’s not as practical as the other methods, but comes in handy when you don’t have a controller or pedals!
What makes these cabinets and combos so light?
Before DV Mark, Markbass changed bass amp history by offering customers amps, cabinets and combos that were often about half the weight of their standard counterparts. This would be a hollow achievement if the gear didn’t sound awesome… but like Markbass, DV Mark products place tone first. That said, the light weight is a huge bonus, especially appreciated by busy professionals. The speakers in the cabs and combos are neodymium (that’s the name of the super-magnetic metal in the speaker driver)—that’s one of the key weight savings. Italian poplar is a light, but durable and great sounding wood that is used for the cabs and combos. Clever design and top-quality components also help save weight.
Where are these DV Mark products made?
DV Mark amps, cabinets, combos and effect pedals are all made with great pride in San Giovanni Teatino, Italy. Manufacturing in Italy allows us to innovate faster since the engineers and assembly technicians are working in the same building. It also allows us to keep very close tabs on the quality control process to make sure that any problems that arise are solved super-quickly.