LITTLE MARK VINTAGE D2 offers different features than LITTLE MARK VINTAGE. It was designed to satisfy other requirements coming from bass players such as SEMI-PARAMETRIC EQ to offer a wider range of tone options, BOOST with level control and ON/OFF switch for LIMITER, in addition to the warm TUBE preamp, the BALANCED DI OUT with real transformer and gold plated circuits with highly selected components of its VINTAGE sister.
Also this one is part of the Gold Series, a state of the art lineup offering superior quality, recognizable by its catching look marking a new era at Markbass!
> Tube Preamp
LITTLE MARK VINTAGE D2 features a Tube Preamp, to get rich and warm tone full of harmonics.
> New EQ setting with semi-parametric EQ / 2-WAY Switch
LOW and HIGH fixed-frequency controls and two semi-parametric controls of LITTLE MARK VINTAGE D2 allow you to tailor your bass sound to perfection, choosing the frequencies in the mid-low and mid-high ranges that you want to boost or cut. These features are very practical and useful when you have to compensate for bad venue acoustics, optimize your place in the mix, or reduce feedback from acoustic bass guitar or double bass, plus a 2-WAY switch with two useful EQ preset options to quickly get a real FLAT setting or an OLD one with a scooped High for old vintage style tone.
The BOOST control allows you to boost your signal level by up to +12 dB, to instantly give you more clean headroom whenever you need it. The BOOST can be turned ON/OFF thanks to the optional Dual Footswitch which is very handy to help you stand out when taking a solo.
> Limiter ON/OFF switch
This switch offers a modern reaction of the dynamic limiter when you set it ON, or an old generation behavior with its typical distortion when putting it OFF.
> Real DI box
The BALANCED DI OUT with real transformer is optimized to give pure, full, rich sound on all frequencies. Although Little Mark amp heads already feature high-quality DI circuitry, the transformer upgrades the DI performance offering a real DI box inside the head, handling extreme transients without introducing any distortion or coloration.
> Gold Line Top Features
As it happens in the Gold Line series, the LITTLE MARK VINTAGE D2 features gold plated circuits and top quality selected components, providing the purest and cleanest sound you can imagine.
> Mute and ON/OFF BOOST
Footswitchable MUTE is one of the most requested features in order to tune or switch an instrument in a silent way. The optional Dual Footswitch also allows to turn the BOOST ON/OFF.
> Size / Weight
The LITTLE MARK VINTAGE D2 features the same compact SIZE and light WEIGHT of all the Little Mark family heads.
> MPT - Mark Proprietary Technology
About all the bass amps on the market use the same power amp from different manufacturers which are not specifically designed for basses. At Markbass, Marco De Virgiliis invested a lot on R&D to create a proprietary power amp technology specifically designed to respect and glorify the tone of your instrument.
Preamp: Tube (ECC 83)
Power Amp: MPT (MARK PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY)
Power: 500W@4ohm / 300W@8ohm
LOW: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 80 Hz)
MF LOW: Level ±16 dB Semi-parametric (Freq: from 100 Hz to 800 Hz)
MF HIGH: Level ±16 dB Semi-parametric (Freq: from 700 Hz to 6 KHz)
HIGH: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 10 KHz)
GAIN - MASTER - BOOST (from 0 to +12 dB)
LIMITER ON/OFF switch | 2-WAY switch (FLAT / OLD)
MUTE and BOOST via optional DUAL footswitch
BALANCED DI OUT with REAL transformer
GOLD PLATED circuit
SEND/ RETURN | TUNER OUT | PRE/POST EQ - GND switches
10.87”/ 27.6 cm (w); 3.27”/ 8.3 cm (h); 9.84”/ 25 cm(d)
5.51 lbs / 2.5 Kg
Bonedo magazine tested the Little Mark Vintage D2 and the headline says "Keep moving, keep improving!"