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Orange BT500C Terror Bass Combo Amplifier (500 Watts, 2x12")

Gigantically thick low-end tone with a tight midrange are this beastly amp's bread and butter, thanks to a Class D Mosfet power section and all-tube preamp. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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This Hybrid Tube-to-Solid-State Combo Amp Delivers Unique Sounds!

The Orange BT500C Terror Bass Combo Amplifier is a beautiful and unique bass combo amp. It has a 500-watt hybrid design, combining a tube preamp with a Class D power section. This architecture gives the BT500C Terror a complex and excellent tonal foundation in the preamp, far less heat gain and analog noise than most other boutique bass amps.

Based on Legendary Amp Design

The Orange BT500C Terror bass combo represents the evolution of Orange's SmartPower speakers and the famous Terror Bass amp heads. Like these well-celebrated amps, it is a hybrid design combining 2 x ECC83/12AX7 tubes in the preamp stage, and getting the majority of its gain through a Class D Mosfet power amp that pushes 500 watts through 2 x 12-inch Neodymium speakers.

Delivers More Low-End Frequencies with a Revolutionary Design

The BT500C combo employs Orange's proprietary Smart Power Isobaric loudspeaker design. This unique configuration involves mounting the two lightweight Neodymium speakers within the cabinet, placing one directly behind the other. What this means soundwise, is a combo amp that can deliver a greater frequency range in the low end than most other combo amps of this size and wattage.

Thoughtful Features for Real-World Musicians

A few other features help make the BT500C extremely practical for the gigging and/or studio musician. To begin with, it has an FX loop accessible via the rear panel. The front panel features a variable input sensitivity switch, right next to the 1/4-inch input, so you can switch between sensitivity appropriate for active or passive basses. Finally, a balanced DI allows you to run directly from the amp in situations when you want to record with this amp directly to a mixer.

Shape Your Sound

The BT500C's controls are simple and straightforward, but offer highly musical pots for crafting a great sound no matter how you've got it set up. There are Bass, Mid, and Treble pots for getting your EQ where you want it. A Gain knob helps you push more or less heat as needed through the tube preamps, while an independent Volume knob broadens this sound.

Handsome and Rugged

Orange amps definitely look as cool on stage as you think they do, and the BT500C is no exception. Above all, it is a ruggedly built combo amp that remains highly portable at less than 60 pounds.

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Features:

- Single channel
- 2 X 12" Special Design Neodymium Speakers
- Variable input sensitivity for active or passive basses
- Valve preamp with 2 x ECC83/12AX7 tubes
- Hybrid Class D Mosfet power amp
- Balanced DI out
- FX loop
- Isobaric speaker design
- Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain controls

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Orange Amplification products.
- Controls: Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain
- Output: 500 Watts RMS
- Speakers: 2 X 12" Special Design Neodineum Speakers
- Power amp: Class D Mosfet
- Preamp: 2 x Ecc83/12ax7
- Dimensions: (WxHxDcm) 38 x 58 x 37.5cm
- Weight: 24.05 kg
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 404-303-8196

Product Description

Orange have taken their breakthrough technology for the SmartPower range of speakers and Terror Bass amp heads, and put them together to create a BT500C Terror Bass Combo. The Terror Bass Combo TB500C features a 500 watt hybrid amplifier as in the Terror Bass head and comes with Tube Preamp and a Class D power section which drives two 12" Neodineum speakers. This long-awaited addition to the Terror family is a world-class quality combo with distinctive Orange sounds.

The Terror Bass Combo uses pioneering Smart Power Isobaric loudspeaker concept. This ground-breaking technology is achieved by mounting two lightweight Neodymium speakers within the cabinet, one immediately behind the other. This means a lower frequency can be delivered and more output realized with a smaller sized cabinet. In keeping with the Tiny Terror concept, small is big -- this compact combo delivers more power, and more volume than any other currently on the market. The Terror Bass Combo, with its characteristic Orange Amp looks, rugged construction, and portability, means that bass players everywhere can now be part of the elite Orange Terror Club.

Features:

- Single channel
- Hybrid Class D power amp with valve preamp
- Variable input sensitivity for active or passive basses
- Balanced DI out
- FX loop
- Built in isobaric speaker system
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Killer Amp!!!"
Overall: Small package, BIG SOUND! Great tube pre, clean DI, and ultra compact footprint. Great Orange quality. Taking the place of an Ampeg SVT 810, and a Mesa Bassmaster 400.....Look no further if you want big tone and power in a small portable combo!!!
Style of Music: Blues, Country Christian, Rock and Pop
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Perfect combo amp"
Overall: Great tone very clear lightweight and very loud. This is the best amp I've played through. Great for running drive and reverb through. Very bassy and rich great for someone wanting a big sound in a portable package. Every time I jam with people they are blown away by the clarity and power of this amp.
Style of Music: Metal rock progressive
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