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TC Electronic Thrust BQ500 Micro Bass Amp Head

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$249.99
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500 Watt Portable Bass Head with Mosfet Preamp and Thrust Compressor

500 Watt Portable Bass Head with Mosfet Preamp and Thrust Compressor

500 Watt portable micro bass head amplifier for stage and studio
 
Compact and lightweight design for ultimate portability
 
Cutting-edge Class-D amplifier technology for incredible power and sonic performance
 
High-voltage Mosfet preamplifier for authentic sound and feel of a tube amp
 
Thrust compressor for ultimate punch and to capture every nuance of your playing
 
4-band EQ section provides ultimate tone shaping control
 
Balanced DI output with pre/post EQ routing for direct connection to mixing consoles and recording equipment
 
Studio-quality headphone amplifier with speaker emulation for personal practice and silent rehearsals
 
Auxiliary rehearsal input for playback through speaker or headphones
 
Speaker output on premium speakON* connector (4 Ohm minimum load)
 
Amplifier protected against short circuits, thermal overload and low speaker impedance for enhanced reliability
 
Rugged steel amplifier chassis designed for life on the road
 
Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply for use worldwide
 
3-Year Warranty Program*
 
Designed and engineered in Denmark
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THRUST BQ500

THRUST BQ500 is a 500-Watt revolution in portable bass amplification, packing more bang for the buck into an ultra-lightweight micro bass head (2.3 kg/5.1 lbs) than a warehouse full of discounted fireworks! A custom-designed EQ and MOSFET preamp provides a tremendous tonal palette and realistic tube-like sound and feel.

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Portable Power

Built for the pragmatic bass player, the 500-Watt BQ500 is designed with the ultimate in portability and power in mind. The cutting-edge Class-D circuit features a high-voltage MOSFET preamp that delivers the authentic feel and dynamic response of a real tube amp. A powerful 4-band EQ lets you sculpt your tone exactly how you like it, while the balanced DI output makes it ultra-easy to connect to the FoH (Front of House) mixing console or your recording equipment.

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Versatility & Tone

A passive/active switch optimizes preamp input for basses loaded with either passive or active pickups for the best tonal response possible. BQ500 features the highly-versatile, single-knob THRUST compressor circuit that accurately sets the dynamic range of your playing and provides maximum punch to catapult your tone across the stage.

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Practical Practicing

BQ500 is also the perfect practice tool thanks to its high-quality headphone amplifier with speaker emulation and AUX input, which lets you jam along with all your favorite grooves, songs or tracks.

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The Real Deal

With 500 Watts of Class-D amplifier technology, a virtually unlimited tone palette and the ultimate in portability, THRUST BQ500 will quickly become your go-to amp for the studio or the stage. Rugged steel construction makes THRUST BQ500 superbly roadworthy and ready to rock!

 

Specs

Audio Inputs

Instrument input

1/4” TS, unbalanced

Impedance

1 MΩ

Aux input

1/8” TRS, unbalanced

Impedance

10 kΩ

 

EQ Controls

Bass

80 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB

Lo-mid

400 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB

Hi-mid

800 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB

Treble

10 kHz @ Gain: ±15 dB

 

Compressor Controls

Thrust

Variable (off to max)

Thrust switch

On / Off

 

Audio Outputs

Phones out

1/8” TRS, unbalanced

Impedance

47 Ω

Direct output

XLR, balanced

Impedance

1 kΩ

Level max

Pre EQ ( +12 dBu), Post EQ ( +16 dBu)

Loudspeaker output

Professional locking connector

Min. load impedance

4 Ω

 

System Data

Max output power*

500 W

 

Mains Voltage

Europe/UK/Australia/China/Korea/USA/Canada/Japan

100-240 V~ 50/60 Hz

Power consumption

80 W

Mains connection

Standard IEC receptable

 

Physical

Dimension (H x W x D)

69 x 255 x 233 mm
(2.7 x 10.0 x 9.2”)

Weight

2.3 kg (5.1 lbs)

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