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Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby hmagman » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:35 am

Has anyone been following the release of the new Genz Benz Streamliner 900? I may have to bring my checkbook to NAMM... [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby bigfatbass » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:11 am

No, but I've read little about it. There is a thread "over there" that has over 750 responses. Yes, that's right, 39 pages of posts for an amp that not a single one of them has even seen/heard yet, except for the Genz-Benz product guy that hangs at TB.

Looks like an attempt at a Shuttle 6.0 Lite to me
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Jerry » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:13 am

Tagging on. [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby harleyyy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:44 am

bigfatbass wrote: There is a thread "over there" that has over 750 responses. Yes, that's right, 39 pages of posts for an amp that not a single one of them has even seen/heard yet,



And I thought we were slow "over here". [smilie=fun_84.gif]
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Gil Escalera » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:56 am

I'm intrigued and will be giving it a look also Harry. The quick skinny is:

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  • Class D 900W @ 4 ohms/500W @ 8 ohms power section
  • Class A 3-tube preamp section
  • Genz Benz claims it's not voiced like the Shuttle 6.0 or 9.0 but more "old school"
  • 6.5 lbs.
  • $999
There's an approximately 40 page thread on it at Talkbass with about 2 pages worth of actual info/discussion about it. The rest is glurge.

There is also a Streamliner 600 for $879.

Nothing available till after NAMM, but some dealers are taking a $200 deposit on them. Price & picture from here: Rocket Music

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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Freddels » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:02 am

I thought the 900 was supposed to be 6.5 lbs (what an anchor).

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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Jerry » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:08 am

I like the front end on this, simple for a old-dude like me. I have and dig the Shuttle 9.0, but it does sag when I push it, and it never really feels like 900 watts.
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby nolabass » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:16 am

bigfatbass wrote:There is a thread "over there" that has over 750 responses. Yes, that's right, 39 pages of posts for an amp that not a single one of them has even seen/heard yet




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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Freddels » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:17 am

I sold my Max 12 recently and I'm waiting on this 900 to hit the streets.

Hey, look at this . . . no amp yet and we're at 9 posts already. [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:27 am

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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Gil Escalera » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:31 pm

Curiosity got me, and I found a bit more info:

  • Class A six stage (three tube) preamp
  • Switchable Input mute
  • Switchable Input Gain
  • Bandaxall Treble and Bass
  • Mid cut/boost with 3 position frequency selector (220hz/600hz/2.5khz)
  • NEW - 3dPM Dynamic power management circuit
  • * optional rack kit available
  • * optional carrying case available
This pic posted by the Genz Benz guy shows the size comparison with the Shuttle 6.0

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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby hmagman » Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:55 pm

:drool
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby Freddels » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:23 pm

Bring a camcorder to NAMM so that you can post some sound examples on line. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby harleyyy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:11 pm

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Re: Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Postby bigfatbass » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:38 am

At last year's NAMM I got to whine directly to Jeff Genzler himself, and at length, about the lack of stage friendliness in the Shuttle series. Ridonculously bright LEDS, chrome-on-chrome control markings etc. Check out the simplified controls, minimal lights, and big, bold, high-contrast, knobbies on the new line.

This squeaky wheel feels greased. [smilie=cool-smiley-027.gif]

I also chewed the ear off the main product development cat at Gator. Showed him how his rolling rack series was a joke. The lids on the rack employ little finger hinges that open down, and the turn buckles are on the case. That means when you put the rack on your cab and grab both latches, unless you brace it with your belly (easier for some more than others), the face plate clatters to the floor. This is industrial design by monkeys. Monkeys that hate musicians, apparently. I look forward to seeing if my belly aching achieved any notable results.
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