Genzler Magellan MG 800 Bass Amp

(2 customer reviews)



Clean Channel – Pristine and Articulate / Drive Channel – Voiced for a More Driven Tonal Signature and Harmonic Texture
Dual-Curve Variable Contour Circuitry

  • Curve A — Classic to Modern — Mid Scoop Curve
  • Curve B — Thicker to Vintage — Low-Mid Bump w/Tapered Top End
  • Flat Position — Full Bypass
  • Active 3 Band EQ w/Parametric Mid Control
  • Output: 400W/8 Ohms, 800W/4 Ohms and 800W/2.67 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 11.25”W X 10.5”D X 3”H / 25.5cm x 26.6cm x 76cm
  • Weight: 6.25 Lbs / 2.8 Kgs
  • Optional Genzler Gig Bag


GENZLER™ AMPLIFICATION is proud to announce their introduction of their first bass instrument amplifier, the MAGELLAN™ 800

Inspired by the courage and spirit of exploration, the MAGELLAN™ 800 represents the pinnacle in the next generation in lightweight, high-output, versatile, bass amplification.  With Jeff Genzler’s years of research, design and manufacturing expertise, he’s developed this model utilizing stringent design parameters for form, function, fit and finish.  The result is an 800 watt professional high-powered tour-class bass guitar amplifier weighing only 6.25 lbs! / 2.8 Kgs

This is exactly what players have come to expect from the GENZLER™ design team — performance, versatility and reliability.  From natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument to classic, vintage harmonic textures with “weighted feel to the notes”, the MG-800 provides the tonal pallet needed to cover all of the bassist’s amplifier requirements. 

The expanded feature set and output power level make this amplifier an essential tool on the global stage, and with its universal power supply, the MAGELLAN™ 800 can be used with any voltage around the world without modification.

Detailed Specifications:

PREAMP – dual channel, all solid state analog design with integrated soft clip circuitry.

  • INPUT– 1Meg ohm input impedance
  • INPUT PAD SWITCH – attenuation of -8.5dB
  • CLEAN CHANNEL OVERVIEW – Voiced to provide natural, pristine, transparent reproduction of the bass instrument.
  • DRIVE CHANNEL OVERVIEW – Voiced to provide a more “driven” tonal signature and harmonic content along with a softer top end and more relaxed low frequency response.
  • CONTOUR — continuously variable control of 2 vastly different response curves. In either CURVE position, when the SHAPE control is all the way off (CCW) the response curve is completely FLAT.
    • Curve A (Blue) — a variable pre-shaped curve that boosts lows and highs while simultaneously cutting mids.  The slopes are fairly gentle which keep the tone shaping very musical.  This curve covers a wide range of sounds from flat to classic to modern depending on the position of the SHAPE control.
    • Curve B (Amber) — a variable pre-shaped curve with attenuated high mids and highs, a low mid bump, and a slight roll-off of the lowest bass frequencies. Again, the slopes are fairly gentle which keep the tone shaping very musical. This curve is intended to provide sounds in the range of vintage amps and vintage cabinets that do not have tweeters. 
  • ACTIVE EQUALIZATION – The MAGELLAN™ 800 contains an active 3 band equalizer with a sweepable parametric mid-range frequency control.
    • Bass   +/- 15dB boost/cut shelving curve with a corner frequency of 75Hz
    • Mid      +/- 15dB boost/cut of the variable mid frequency selected
    • Freq     Variable mid frequency from 150Hz-3kHz
    • Treble   +/- 15dB boost/cut shelving curve with a corner frequency of 6kHz 

POWER AMP – The MAGELLAN™ 800 uses a state of the art, class D power amplifier design and a high frequency auto-sensing universal switch-mode power supply (SMPS) to achieve unprecedented high performance and lightweight packaging. There are no Voltage Switches to change or jumpers to move. This SMPS senses the line voltage from 100-240 Volts and automatically configures itself.


  • XLR Direct Output –
    • Mic / Line Switch
    • Pre / Post EQ Switch
    • Ground Lift Switch
  • Effects Loop
  • Aux Input
  • Tuner Output
  • Head Phones
  • Foot Switch — Channel switching (Foot switch not included)
  • Dual Speakon® Speaker Outputs
  • Power Output: 400W/8 Ohms, 800W/4 Ohms and 800W/2.67 Ohms
  • Minimum Speaker Load: 2.67 Ohms
  • Operating Power condition: 100 – 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 3”H X 11.25”W X 10.5”D (76.2mm H x 285.75mm W x 266.7mm D)
  • Weight: 6.25 LBS (2.83Kg)

Additional information

Weight 6 kg

2 reviews for Genzler Magellan MG 800 Bass Amp

  1. Scott

    Great Amp for the size, well made and very dynamic in sound with the clean and o/drive channels.More like an Ampeg without the weight. These heads couple up great to the Genzler BA12-3 Slant and straight cabs 8 ohms each @ 350 watts coupled by (2) or (3) cabs you will blow the neighbours away with your sound.

  2. Neil

    Well, Jeff Genzler has done it again.
    The Magellan 800 is a primo D-class amp that has that Genz Benz signature tone…but on steroids.
    If you loved Jeff Genzlers earlier offerings to the bass world,you’re going to absolutely love this amp.If you havnt tried his stuff yet,please do yourself a favour…seriously!
    When adjusted,all parameters on the MG800 are subtle,yet very effective in “colouring” your tone.There are no wild swings when adjusting the individual parameters/controls,the delivery is,more smooth and balanced.
    The amount of different tones you can dial into this amp is very impressive.It has a pristine CLEAN channel and a DRIVE channel that produces variations of warm distorted vintage tones…more suited to the rock player.
    Honestly,i could go on and on about this amp (please check the reviews on-line) but overall the MG800 is a powerhouse of an amplifier that is in a class of its own…Jeff Genzler has NAILED it again!

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