There were few changes in Carvin's
guitar amp lineup for 1982. Still offered were a variety of tube
and solid-state amps, in stacks and combos.
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From top to bottom are the XB-112, the
XV212 and XV-112E tube amps. All three were based on the X-100B
amp head, which delivered 100W RMS (250W peak) into 12"
Celestion (XB-112 & XV-212) or Electro-Voice (XV-112E)
speakers. The XT-112 and XV212 could be ordered with
Electro-Voice speakers for an additional $50 per speaker.
The XB-112 (and XT-112, not
pictured) used the X-100B chassis, in lowered-powered 30W or 60W
models. Both had 12" Celestion speakers, and all the
features of the X-100B amp. The XB-112 sold for $449, and the
XT-112 sold for $549.
The XV-212 was similar to the
XB-112, except it delivered a full 100W to two 12" Celestion
speakers. It sold for $695, and was also available in a 60W
version (XT-212) for $619.
The XV-112E, shown in optional
oak, was a full-blown 100W combo driving a 12" Electro-Voice
EV12L speaker. Base price on the XV-112E was $699, and the
optional oak enclosure was an additional $95.
The XVS-212 stack was also based
on the X-100B tube head. It pumped 100W to two 12"
Electro-Voice EV12L speakers (Celestions were optional) in two
cabinets. Price on the XVS-212 was $899.
The X-100B and X-60B
tube heads drove Carvin's most popular amps in 1982. These 100W RMS
(250W peak) and 60W RMS (145W peak) amps used 4 6l6GC tubes, with 3 12AX7
tubes in their pre-amps. Features included a 5-band graphic EQ, 3-band
parametric EQ, reverb, presence, and hi-lead/lead drive controls. Price
on the X-100B was $579, and the X-60B was $499.
The X-100B Concert Tube Stack
used the X-110B head to drive one or two (depending on model) 4X12
speaker cabinets. Speakers could be Carvin's own MagnaLab
speakers, or optional Celestion speakers.
The XB-412M, single stack with MagnaLab
speakers, sold for $899. The XB-412C, single stack with
Celestion speakers, sold for $979. The XB-812M, double stack
with MagnaLab speakers, sold for $1249. The XB-812C, double
stack with Celestion speakers, sold for $1399.
Extension cabinets were also available,
in straight or slanted fronts, with MagnaLab or Celestion
speakers. The V412-M cabinet with MagnaLab speakers sold for
$359. The V412-C cabinet with Celestion speakers sold for $439.
The PL-150 and PL-300
solid state Pro-Lead Amplifiers 150W and 300W, respectively. These dual
channel amps featured a 6-band graphic EQ, 3-band parametric EQ on each
channel, as well as built in compressor and reverb. The PL-150 sold for
$495, and the PL-300 sold for $595.
The Concert Lead Amp used the
PL-150 and PL-300 solid state Pro-Lead heads in a variety of single
and double stack configurations, all of which were connected to one or
two 4X12 cabinets with either MagnaLab or Celestion speakers.
The CL-412M was a single stack amp,
using the PL-150 head and a single 4X12 cabinet with MagnaLab
speakers. It sold for $829. The CL-412C version, which
used Celestion speakers, was $899.
The SCL-412M used the PL-300 head and a
single 4X12 cabinet with MagnaLab speakers. It sold for
$919. The SCL-412C version, which used Celestion speakers, was
The SCL-812M used the PL-300 head and
two 4X12 cabinets with MagnaLab speakers. It sold for
$1295. The SCL-812C version, which used Celestion speakers, was