With the arrival of the new 400C combo amp, Hevos combos will be 3 kgs lighter than before. That weight saving is due to the fact that the 400C has a switching power supply in stead of a heavy transformer. This will also apply to the 400S and 1000S, the amp tops that will be launched this summer as well.
Clients know that unlike other manufacturers, Hevos does not follow any new technological development immediately. We prefer to wait until ‘teething troubles’ will be over. And there are teething troubles with any new technology! Just think of the heat problems with the first generation loudspeakers with neodymium magnets. And the distortion problems in the first generation of class-D amplifiers.
The same is true for switching power supplies. That’s why Hevos waited quietly until a 100% stable switching power supply would be available. Later on more about the technology behind the new amps.
Thanks to the light 400C amplifier the weight of all Hevos combos has decreased substantially:
2×6 13,7 kgs
Midget10 14.6 kgs
Midget12 13.7 kgs
Super12 16,6 kgs
Compact15 18 kgs
We know that there are lighter bass combos on the market than our Hevos combos. However, comparison is hard, since it always concerns combos with (much) lower amp power output and loudspeakers with lower power handling.
Prices will remain similar to that of the ‘old’ combos.