There were a few new items for 1987 -
the Compact Studio MOSFET Amps. The Compact Studio Tube Amps
were unchanged, as were the Studio Tube X-Amps, and X60B and X-100B
tube heads. The X-Amp Concert Tube Amp was basically the same,
but the standard Carvin HE speakers had black mounting rings (versus
tan), giving the tube amps a sleek new appearance.
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New for 1987 as the line of Compact
Studio MOSFET Amps. These solid-state amps were dual-channel
(clean/lead), had a 3-band parametric EQ on each channel, presence on
each channel, and master reverb. An important new addition was
the headphone jack, for practicing in private. These amps came
in 3 configurations: the SX-60H, which was a 60W amp with single
12" speaker; the SX-100H, which was a 100W amp with single
12" speaker, and the SX-200H, which was a 100W amp driving dual
12" speakers. Celestion speakers were optional, at an
additional $30 per speaker.
The base price of the SX-60H was
$299. The SX100H was $349, and the SX-200H was $419.
The X-Amp Concert Tube Stack had a new
look, thanks to Carvin's HE speakers that were introduced in
1986. Although it was just cosmetic, the black speaker mounting
rings gave the X-Amp stacks a clean, monochromatic look.
The XB-412ML, single stack with 60W
head and 4X12 cabinet, sold for $799. The same model with
Celestion speakers was $859. With the 100W amp head, the prices
were $849 and $899, respectively. The 100W double stack model,
XB-812M, was $1199, or $1319 for the Celestion-equipped XB-812C.
For specs on the X-60B and X-100B