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.