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Markbass CMD Super Combo K1 Alain Caron Signature Bass Amp

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Elliot Stent

MarkBass are a popular brand in the bass world, acclaimed for their cutting-edge amp designs. Hearkening from Italy, MarkBass has established a great reputation amongst its contemporaries, renowned for their premium quality and attention to detail.

It's therefore no surprise that Alain Caron powers his bass sound with Markbass. As one of the world's most highly-regarded jazz bassists, and with decades of experience onstage and in the studio, the MarkBass CMD Super Combo K1 encompasses everything that Caron needs from a bass amplifier.

You can expect hugely powerful and punchy tones from this large 1000W combo, with all of the headroom and volume you'd ever need to fill a huge venue. The CMD Super Combo K1 has a simple front panel layout, ensuring that you can easily manipulate your tone on-the-fly. With a 4-band EQ, you can carefully sculpt a fantastic bass tone to suit almost any style. And with Mark Proprietary Technology, this ensures that only the clearest, most dynamic sound is translated through the 12" and 5" speakers.

Here's what Markbass say about the CMD Super Combo K1 Alain Caron Signature Bass Amp:

The new Alain Caron signature CMD Super Combo K1 has been developed respecting Alain's high standards.

This 3-ways combo is amplified by a powerful 1000W MPT (Mark Proprietary Technology) power amp to offer the best fidelity, dynamic and a very serious headroom!

Top-quality sound, incredible power, simple and effective controls... make this combo SUPER!



  • Input: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
  • Effect Return: impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp


  • Gain: Range –60 / 23 dB
  • VPF: (Pre shape center frequency 380Hz)
  • Line Out: GND Lift – Pre/Post EQ
  • Master Volume
  • EQ: Low, Mid Low, Mid High, High


  • Line Out: Balanced, Max Voltage 20 Vpp
  • Send: Unbalanced, Max Voltage 20Vpp (Pre EQ)
  • Tuner Out: Unbalanced, Max Voltage 2Vpp


  • Size: 1X12" + 1X5"
  • Power Handling: 800W RMS (AES Standard)
  • Imoedance:  8 ohms
  • Tweeter: 1” coil compression tweeter
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz to 20KHz
  • Crossover Frequencies: 1.5 KHz / 5.5 KHz 
  • Sensitivity: 99dB SPL 
  • Power Amp: Output Power - 600W RMS@8 ohm / 1000W RMS@4 ohm
  • Reflex: Rear


  • Weight: 59.75 lbs / 27,1 Kg
  • With: 14.76 in. / 37,5 cm
  • Depth: 17.32 in. / 44 cm
  • Height: 27.17 in. / 69 cm
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