BURGERA BXD15 BASS COMBO
I purchased the amp on 12/12/15 from Sweetwater (Pro-gear)
I received it a day ahead of schedule.
Upon opening the heavy duty cardboard box.
I noticed right away, the amp was very well packed and secured by very thick styrofoam packing.
I am very impressed with the heavy duty built bass combo cab.
Good looking front panel . When powered on, the master volume knob is highlighted with a ring of red/orange light that gives a quick way to find your master knob.
Of course I started off with all frequency controls centered @ 12 o'clock position. Upon plugging my America Jazz bass, (passive).
The -15db button not activated for non active bass signal
I did add bass volume to 5 o'clock position.
On the mid frequency control knob was set at 800Hz.
220Hz - 450Hz - 800Hz - 1.6 KHz - 3 KHz - is switchable via knob.
I am very pleased with the high quality sound.
Smooth, rich deep articulated sound. Not muddy what so ever.
I did start with the master at 10 o'clock and gain at 8 o'clock.
It was way loud enough to jam at a very comfortable hearing level to practice with friends.
I set the BXD15 up right next to a Fender Rumble 100 to compare sound.
With controls set at the same positions with the exception of a gain and selectable mid control.
Hands down, the Burgers BXD15 has a better quality rich smooth sound expected from a Turbosound speaker mounted in the Burgera BXD15.
Although the Fender Rumble 100 still puts out a good quality sound at a good sound level.
Also the Burgera BXD15's speaker is closer to the ground for better bass resonation.
As for as sound pressure out put. The Burgers BXD15 is not a head banger of amps but it can hold it's own in a small venue ( stand alone).
It is not much louder than the Fender Rumble 100 to compare against, but that's keeping it from any distortion.
I used it at a practice jam, playing music with 2 solid musicians.
At volume levels at 1 o'clock on master and 4 on gain.
My sound deffitnitly was coming through with authority.
With more bridge pick up input, makes for an awesome punchy rich deep sound. Very good harmonics .
In my option with over 35 years of playing bass, running sound for PA set ups and most of all, a very good ear for quality sound.
On a scale of 1- 10. Compared to a high dollar bass system.
I give it a 7, which is a good rating for it's small size and low cost.
Real good bang for the buck.
Cons: According to the advertised video at NAMM.
Claims to be Class D power. The Manuel also indicates Class D power.
I did see in very small print on the right rear cab, Class B digital amplification. I really don't know if this may be for the preamp section which is MOSFET controlled and powered, since it is a 2 channel amp,
It may well be a Class D amp.
I did look for a placard for a RMS (true watts) output and impedance loads for my personal references. No where to be found.
I did see next to the 120 volt plug, the input AC voltage of 120v/ 60Hz/ 140 watt . In the manual, it indicates, 140 watt@ 1/8 max power.
Also in the manual it indicates a 200 watt Turbo sound speaker.
My only improvement would be to have an external speaker extension output jack to spread that 700 watt amp to another bass cab to produce more sound.
Personally, I am very pleased with the quality and rich smooth to articulated punchy sound. All the tools on board to shape the quality sound you expect. Kick back with this kick back and enjoy making music.