2005, prices dropped on most Carvin bass amps and components.
However, there were refinements - specifically, the addition of an
extended-range titanium HF driver on all red line amps, and the
introduction of the BRX212 combo.
Pictures and prices are
from the Summer 2005 catalog. Click each picture for a larger
R600 and R1000 Red Line bass heads were the same as their 2004
counterparts, however, both heads dropped in price.
The 1000W R1000 sold for $569.99, and the 600W R600 sold for
Carvin's Red Line bass enclosures were changed for 2005. All
these units were not equipped with an extended-range titanium HF
driver, which replaced the compression horn driver used on earlier
models. Despite this improvement, all these systems dropped in
Like the full Red
Line stacks, the Red line combos also used the new titanium
driver. Other features remained the same as in previous
A new PB combo amp
was added for 2005 - the PB100-10. Like the PB100-15, this
was a 100W combo, but with a 10" speaker. With the
exception of the new titanium driver, the PB200-15 was
unchanged, as was the PB100-15.
The B500 and B1500
bass heads were unchanged for their sophomore year. The
BRX systems that used the B500 & B1500 heads were unchanged, but
the prices dropped across the board.
All new for 2005
was the BRX212 bass combo amp (right). This combo used a
300W/500W/800W B800 amp (same design as the B1500), with a pair
of 12" Neodymium speakers - one facing forward, and the other
tilted 45 degrees down. It also has a heavy-duty
compression horn driver, and the cabinet has built-in casters
and extendable handle. The BRX212 sold for $799.99.