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SWR Sound Room Bass Player Brochure & Specs

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S O U N D
SW R
B Y J O N AT H A N H E R R E R A
SWR REDHEAD
List $2,349
Street $1,650
Pros Punchy, loud, and articulate combo with
excellent connectivity and stage-to-studio
versatility
Cons A bit heavy by contemporary standards;
slick sound not for everyone
Bottom Line A classic gets refurbished, with
stellar results.
CO N TAC T
(480) 596-9690
www.swrsound.com
SOUNDROOM POLICY
We test pro ducts in real-world enviro n me nt s, evalua t i ng them with re g a rd to price and the ma nu fa c t u rer's de s ign int e nt . Advertising does not influence our product
coverage. We invite manufacturers to fact-check product reviews prior to publication, and we print dissenting opinions when applicable. Street prices are approximate.
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S W R • D A N E L E C T R O • D R S T R I N G S • T E C H 2 1 • F U T U R E S O N I C S
Redhea d
I T 'S E ASY TO F O RG E T N O W, W H AT W I T H
the re c e n t glut of high-tech bass amps and
cabinets, but when SWR released the origi-
nal Redhead in 1988, it signaled a transition
between eras. In a sense, much of what char-
acterizes contemporary high-end bass combo
designs—high fidelity preamps with pre c i s e
signal shaping, gig-worthy power, and multi-
R O O M
driver cabinets—began with the Redhead. It
quickly became the hip amp to have, and
while subsequent years found other manu-
f a c t u rers entering the increasingly compet-
itive category and diminishing the Redhead's
dominance, the Redhead is still one of a
handful of seminal amp designs.
To bring the Redhead in line with the

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  • Page 1 S O U N D SW R Redhea d B Y J O N AT H A N H E R R E R A SWR REDHEAD List $2,349 Street $1,650 Pros Punchy, loud, and articulate combo with excellent connectivity and stage-to-studio versatility Cons A bit heavy by contemporary standards;...
  • Page 2 T EC H TA L K B Y J O N AT H A N H E R R E R A One of the key upgrades SWR touts in its revamped Redhead combo (see page 50) is its tube DI. We ’ re more familiar with tubes in an amp context, but tube DIs are relatively rare .
  • Page 3 T EC H S P ECS Ω Input impedance , 130k , 1M ACTIVE PASSIVE Tone controls : ±15dB @ 70Hz BASS (shelving), w/ engaged: ±15dB @ TURBO 30Hz; : ±15dB @ 200Hz–800Hz MID RANGE (semi-parametric); : ±15dB @ 2kHz TREBLE (shelving), w/ engaged:...

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