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Midget10 set

At the picture you see my Midget10 set and my bass guitar. I can be brief about the bass: it is a Sadowsky, I have owned it for a long time and I am very satisfied with it.

And I use my Midget10 set also  for a long time now.  I designed it myself and built it with my own hands, together with my companion Ben.

The Midget10 combo is powered by the 400C bass amp. You can find that combo at a number of Dutch conservatories for many years now. Both bass guitar departments and the double bass departments use it. We are quite proud of that.

I use the combo with the extra Midget10 loudspeaker cabinet in my bluesband. As you can see it is only a small set. Is that possible, that tiny set in a blues band, you might wonder? The answer is: yes. That is not only because of the high-end 400 Watts power amp that we use in the amplifier, but also because of the great 10 “loudspeakers that not only go from deep down to very high, but keep the sound transparent. And this set is also ligth weight!  I’m happy with it  (and my bass)!

 

 

 

 

Test 800S

 

In a few weeks we will know how the test of our newest amplifier, the 800S, worked out. German magazine Gitarre & Bass is known for its detailed and reliable reviews. As soon as the March issue is available we will inform you!

Happy Christmas!

Nice picture sent to us by Lukas Müller (Switserland). Lukas uses his  Hevos 2×6 cabinet tilted so that his amp matches the small stack :-).  Hevos 2×6 cabinet & 2×6 combo, small size, great sound!

The making of a Hevos 800S bass amplifier

High end bass amplifier, completely free of noise and hum.

Technical data:

Type: transistor class-D, high end
Power: 800 Watts/4 Ohms
Damping: >2000/1 kHz/4 Ohms
IInputs: 2x 5MΩ impedance, independent gain
Tone control: 4 band active
Protection: short circuit, open output, DC-protection output, temperature protection, mismatch, clip, delayed switch on
Divers: mute-out, headphone output, -6dB switch, phase turn switch, symmetrical line-out with pre-post switch
Output: 2x Speakon
Weight: 3.3 kgs
Hxwxd: 8x27x20 cms
Price: € 1250,- incl. tax

 

(Nederlands) Midget10 combo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan-Willem Bullee (also a Hevos user) took this awesome picture during the SixStringSession XL at the Oude Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. in the picture bassist Martin Bakker with (four string) bass and his Hevos Midget10 combo.

Midget10 bass stack

This is the Hevos Midget10 stack: Midget10 combo (12.6 kgs) and Midget10 cabinet (9.1 kgs). The total stack is only 80 cms high.

Both the Midget10 combo and the Midget10 cabinet are equipped with a superb 10″ bass-mid loudspeaker (AES power handling 400 Watts). The dynamic slottweeter in the combo adds that filigran edge to your bass sound. The combo is powered by the Hevos 400C combo amplifier of 400 Watts. The amp has 2 separated inputs and a Class D power amp. It is completely noiseless, ideal for studio use.

German magazine Gitarre& Bass wrote: It is just magic what Hevos did when they designed the Midget, and it deserves respect! Because not only does this powerful and ultra compact combo produce high sound levels, but it does so with tight basses and extreme pure and differentiated. And with the additional cabinet one has enough power even for the hard and solid band sound levels. And it all comes out of one of the most manageable and transportable bass stacks there is. As far as the sound quality is concerned, this Hevos combination is top class, no doubt about that. “

Read more about the Midget10 and more handcrafted bass gear of Hevos at this site.

Thor15

Hevos Thor15 combo: 15″ bass-mid loudspeaker and dynamic slottweeter, with 400 Watt amplifier. Only 54 cms high, a weight of 15.8 kgs and a perfect sound. For bassists who prefer a stand-alone cabinet. Also available as a single loudspeaker cabinet (weight 14.3 kg).

Editor Leif Bendt of the German magazine BassQuarterly concluded: “Only a few companies succeed in realizing their ideas about bass amplification in such an accurate and perfect way. Hevos belongs to that little circle for many years now, which once more is proved impressively with this Thor15 bass combo. Regardless of whether you play bass guitar or double bass, jazz, rock, or fusion, this Hevos convinces. Only when you play metal I would recommend to connect an extra cabinet to use maximum power of 400 Watts. For all other music styles, the Thor15 is superior by itself. Bravo!”

More info here.