MERIDIAN, MS — Trace Elliot® enters a new period of innovation with the all-new TE® –1200 bass amp head. Representing the brand’s first big product release of the new decade, the TE-1200 delivers 1200 Watts of bone-rattling true RMS power, 4-band equalization, the brand’s distinctive “Pre Shape 1” switch with included footswitch, and all the inputs/outputs modern bass players require. Whether players are on the biggest stages of the world, in the studio, or practicing from the comfort of home, the TE-1200 offers a multitude of helpful features that achieve excellent bass tone and, even more importantly, help to preserve it.
On the front panel of the TE-1200, players will find input gain and output level controls as well as lo-band and hi-band compressors. The audio signal is divided into two bands, each with a separate compressor and adjustable threshold. A separate switch activates the compressor functions for both low and high bands. The function, which illuminates when active, is also available on the footswitch. Directly below is the EQ pre/post compressor switch, which is set to a default position before equalization. When the switch is pressed, the compressor is moved to a point after equalization, and the switch illuminates.
Active controls on the TE-1200 adjust four separate equalization bands — bass, low mid, high mid, and treble — to customize the tone, and the footswitchable pre-shape introduces the distinctive Trace Elliot “Pre Shape 1” curve into the signal path. These controls are located next to the preamp input, which has a high impedance to allow for wide frequency response and dynamic range without loading the source. A quarter-inch headphone output allows for silent practice.
The rear panel of the TE-1200 allows players to get even more creative. Features include MIDI in/out, 4-button MIDI footswitch (with included 25-foot cable) for parallel control of the front panel switch functions, USB recording output/interface, and direct out (DI) to a mix console or analog recording device. Players can utilize the dual MIDI and preamp out/Power Amp In to run multiple units at the same time to accommodate even the biggest stages. Dual Neutrik combination Speakon/phone speaker output jacks have a 4 ohm minimum load. Pre and post-balanced XLR outputs with ground lift; preamp output/power amp input; footswitchable noiseless buffered effects loop and mute/tune; and buffered quarter-inch tuner/dry feed jack complete the rear panel controls.
With its compact, 12-inch square footprint, and light weight of 11.5 pounds, the TE-1200 is a feature-loaded, highly portable bass amp head from the original bass amplification specialists. A padded gig bag and optional 1.5U rack mount kit are included.
Learn more about the Trace Elliot TE-1200 and get a closer look at www.traceelliot.com.
About Peavey Electronics®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics®, Budda®, and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in airports, stadiums, theme parks, and other venues around the world. Chief Operating Officer Courtland Gray says, “We are striving every day to produce the world’s finest music and audio equipment.” To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.
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