All user reviews for the Markbass Traveler 102P
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MGR/ShackMan's review"Markbass Traveler 102P Cabinet"
I got the item on a trade in. It had a $600 price tag on it. I bought it because the only portable amplifier I had was a Bassman 100 combo amplifier, and 100 watts through a single 10' speaker with a tweeter wasn't quite cutting it anymore even for club gigs, especially with an upright bass. The Bassman was and still is a great amp, but I needed something bigger and something really portable that would allow me to bring an amp head with more power. Now I use the Markbass cab and my Fender Bassman 50 (the vintage all-tube version...not the MOST portable in the world, but it works) together on almost all of the gigs I get. If they're too big, I add an SWR Goliath 4x10' run in parallel with the Markbass.
The clean and forward sound of Markbass can't be denied. Marco Vergiliis has been producing top-notch products through and through from day one with pristine punch and clarity but also with a warm bottom end that fills the room. I like that it's 23 pounds and the size of a very small suitcase, because that's what I bought it for: portability with a great sound. One of my favorite features of the cabinet is the tweeter knob on the SIDE of the cabinet rather than behind it. It's strategically placed so that whether the cabinet is standing up or lying down on top of another cabinet, you don't have to stick your butt out to the audience to reach around and adjust the tweeter to the room. Now it's on the same level as your amp head and all the other knobs and dials you normally adjust. Marco de Vergiliis thinks of everything. A true consumer's business-man. The handles are recessed and feel about as solid as tank armor without any of the weight. The handle location is perfect to make carrying it a breeze.
I have no complaints about the unit. It does everything it could be expected to do and more. A perfect 5 stars here.
I've never heard of a Markbass amp head or cabinet breaking. Treat them well and they will serve you for a very long time. I've never had so much as a crackle or an ounce of feedback, let alone problems with construction. Another set of 5 stars here.
Crystalline tone. Ergonomic construction. Massive power at just over 20lbs. Ability to fill clubs with the full, warm, crisp bass tone that Markbass is known for. I can't find a single fault with it.
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mister_sly's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a concentrate of the concept Markbass"
No staining is the claim of the brand, and I agree that it succeeded. It does not drool, faithful to the sound of the guitar and equalization is effective. Dynamic side is also very good and the bass is amazing even with just the 2x10 system (brand specific acoustic compression). Still, this is the transistor, it is not for nothing that the tube amp 2 1/2 tons and have not disappeared.
I used it 5 years and it is far better than anything we can find in transistor in my opinion: simpler, more precise, more dynamic. It lacks what we find on the tube amps, and even the brand model that embeds two lamps is not in the category of monsters (Ampeg, Fender and Mesa). But for 1000 euros, provided mobility, there is not better in my opinion.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful
nicobass25's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
it's a great speaker, I use it with a little mark II, with an optional 15 inch bass MATK. Only the sound is more accurate and it is possible for me to take a second 102P and resell 15.
I use it for 3 or 4 years
excellent value for money
1 people did not find this review helpful
dwen-d's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good stuff, lightweight and reliable."
I had two traveler 102p coupled to a head-Gallien Krueger 400RB Series 3 ... enough to deal with almost any situation ... if there is need for more is that we're on a big stage and the sound system broke down lol.
Easy to carry, I liked having this column HP 10 'behind me ... very convenient to not have her in the knees and it not take place, easy to squeeze between charley drummer and keyboard that Need to 2 meters wide to install ...
It is dynamic and accurate but in the end I found the final sound pretty "low medium", not enough sub, it lacked a real big baffle 4 * 10 or 15. I always speak with respect to sound j love it ... Overall I prefer the traditional HP compared to HP "neo" but it's true that when the gear is often lug around, it is a pleasure to not too much shit coming back together to 5am and still must unload the car ...
Used a short year, I went on the TC electronic with 2 * 12 (for how long I do not know ...).
The feature I liked is the minimum footprint compared to its developed. A 2 * 10 than adequate for repeated. This is good stuff, reliable.
I do not have that choice despite these qualities, I preferred 15p traveler version of the same brand: a little bigger but not heavier, and a little more "fat" like her (it's still Neodyn ... ). For the "stand alone" the 15p is more suitable I think.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Bass Vador's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very well but worse than the 102HF"
The use is vast, alone, it is ideal for clubs and rehearsal, if coupled with another 2x10 (102HF) for a little more consistent scenes, see the 1x15 for large scenes.
However, the volume is lower than the HF 102, cash and returns it less bass.
2 jack / speakon
low back vent
Rendering the relatively neutral air, I found the most accurate and clearer sound compared to my previous cabinet (4x10 david EDEN).
dynamics is good, sending it under the low 102HF, if the bass is very well received and returned.
tweeter trend blew a little, this is the only fault I found, but hey, it does not fade.
It was my first cab MB.
I turned all my other speakers (david eden, Trace Elliot, Hartke) to equip me completely MB. The power to weight ratio is great, was afraid to leave with several cab, my back told me thank you.
For those who want to invest in a 2x10 for a single use, I advise the 102HF.
on the other hand, both on the same head, sending it heavy, they complement each other very well.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Urban Koala's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good speaker"
Which conditioned the choice of speaker, for me, is its weight and 2x10 config, allowing excellent dynamics, especially I like the salient sounds.
I mostly jazz-funk right now. I plug in a little Mark II.
It responds perfectly to what I expect from him.
Response level, need to move towards this amp if you get a bass sound "heavy", it is not at all designed for that. It accesses still impressive to serious, but not the same as a 15''.
It is a very dynamic speaker with a wonderful redu in acute, especially thanks to the tweeter, but even when it is disconnected, the sound is very clear and sharp. The breath is almost non-existent with a LMII.
Frequency level, the bass is measured, but still very accurate. One can reach the same tut good bass levels, never mushy (well, with a LMII).
He collects very well If severe, even with 18V electronics.
Do not ask me questions about "the stereo image, I do not know what it is.
This is a high quality speaker, the sound is very neutral and good bass sounds monstrously well above.
It will soon be a year since I use it.
I do not intend to change it suited my needs.
What I like most:
_The Power and sound definition, and the grain of the instrument.
_The Config 2X10, which is really one that offers a very good dynamic sound, and thus the game
What I like least:
_A When cashing 2x10 500W @ 8 ohms and are 5 Kg?
I tried groped amp before this one, and speakers.
My bass has never sounded so pretty.
In Cygnus, the quality / taken ratio is really good, you have the right chopper Cygnus. The new ones are made from high markbass, but there's much worse given the quality.
With experience, yes, I do it again this choice.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Lojo3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
In short she e job and I do not look at the stuff since I have I + music ) The musicians are seriously sick
Regarding the sound, the 2 are 10 inches very dynamic. Any time you still have to put some of their power to give their best. This is not a forum for an apartment amp.
I use it for 1 year and I think I'll take a second to go into 4 Ohms and having a more powerful yet. The advantage of having 2 pregnant is that I can separate them.
Small feature: It is surrounded by a tweeter with very clear. The evidence I was able to play music on speaker and listening to what comes out is very good. It's a surprise because we do not ask what kind of performance to a bass cabinet. It behaves like a homogeneous sound enclosure.
The evidence is that good equipment, we can do a little more than expected ...
4 of 5 people found this review helpful