The EBS Fafner II is a Dual Channel Bass amp that is a real moster that produces raw, pure tone, and is extremely powerful.
The EBS Fafner II uses a two channel preamp. The bottom channel is for a Clean sound, and the top channel is for Drive, both incorporate tone controls to shape the frequencies exactly as you want them.
The channels can run in Parallel Mode. That means that the signal splits in two after the input Gain and Character filters -- one goes through the Drive channel and the other through the Clean channel.
At the end of the line, there is a level control for the Drive Channel (Level) to control how much distortion you wish to inject, and a level control for the Clean Channel (Clean Level) to set the balance between the distorted and clean channel.
From there the signal goes to the main Volume control. In this setting, you will have the bottom clean and defined, while you add as much distortion as you require on top.
You can also run the channnels in a Serial Mode.Then you can apply all tone controls to shape a clean sound, or you get the Drive to affect the whole tonal spectrum.
In this mode, the signal goes through the Clean Channel filters and then into the Drive Channel.
If you add a footswitch, such as the EBS RM-4, you can kick in the Drive when you need it offering immediate flexibility on stage. The same footswitch can be used to kick in the Character Hi and/or Lo pre-shape filters, and bypass the EQ as well as mute the amp.
The advanced Drive has some optional Boost and Tube modes as well. Boost mode simply boosts the whole frequency reange as you turn up the Drive level control. The Tube mode sends the signal through a 12AX7(ECC83) tub adding tube character and compression to the clean channel.
The Fafner II offers a Hi and Lo boost character filter. Both engaged at the same time create a mid-scooped, pre-shaped character. They can also be used one at a time to boost just the low or high-end.
The Fafner II also offers the famous built-in compressor that adds a smooth and seamless level of compression to your sound, just as much or little as you like. On the Fafner II it compresses the clean channel only, leaving the drive channel as wild as you want it unless you are using the amp in serial mode.
A unique feature is the two balanced XLR-outputs on the front. These can send out a pre- and a post-EQ line signal - at the same time! This is great in the studio or on stage and gives the sound engineer two different signals to blend together.
Individual effect loops for each channel and a common loop with a mix level control provide maximum flexibility when hooking up your effects.
Input Impedance:2 Mohms
Frequency Response:20 - 20.000 Hz
Gain Range:-00 - +30 dB
Maximum Compression Ratio (Compressor):3:1
Treble: +/- 15 dB @ 10 kHz
Midrange:+/- 15 dB @ 100 - 4.500 Hz, Q = 0.7/1.8
Bass: +/-12dB @80Hz
Drive Gain Range: 0 - 40 dB
Post Drive EQ: Middle +/- 15 dB @50 - 2.000 Hz, Edge +/- 12 dB @ 6 kHz
Other Features:Hi and Lo Preshape EQ, Individual and Common Effect Loops, Soft Switch Remotes for Drive, Mute, Filter andCharacter Preshape EQs, Dual Balanced Outputs
Speaker Impedance: 2 - 8 Ohms
Dimensions (W x D x H):19" x 14" x 3"
Weight: 16 kg / 36 lbs