The TC Electronic BH500 feature set leaves little to be desired with its razor-sharp, tone-shaping tools such as TubeTone, SpectraComp and bass tuned tone controls. Also, the 3 user memories let you change tone at any given time while the integrated tuner allows you to tune up silently before you rock.
A conventional compressor is often dominated by the lower string, but with SpectraComp, which is taken directly from the original RH450, you get 'per string' multi-band compression that evens out the compression across all strings. In short, you get an even and rock solid tone that cuts through any mix whether you play fingerstyle, with a heavy pick or slap the strings hard.
The TubeTone effect was originally introduced on RH450. Most transistor designs try to replicate tube sound using one small preamp tube, but why not take the crucial characteristics of a full preamp and power amp into account? Both are essential to the sound when you want that classic tube warmth as well as when you go for a full-on overdriven rock sound with a massive punch.
BH500 can store three of your favorite tones. For instance, if you need a nice chunk of overdrive on specific passages, presets are king. Not to mention, with great sounding bass tones and seamless switching between them, you will be able to focus on the important thing - rocking out!
Built-in bass tuner
Every once in a while, you need to tune up, and whenever that happens, just let the built-in tuner guide you. It's simple, it lets you tune silently, and it gets you back to rocking in no time.
Tone Controls and TweeterTone
EQ is always a bass essential, so they have equipped BH500 with a great sounding, 4-band EQ which is perfect for shaping your fundamental tone. Further, with two contour filters you can scoop the mid-frequencies, which creates an amazing low-end punch on demand.
The tweeter control is usually located on the rear side of the cabinet, but on the BH500 you can simply adjust the tweeter level right from the front panel. Further, the sound also gets modified slightly with filters giving you a much more intelligent control over the high frequencies that are critical for giving your sound that razor-sharp edge.
Just plug and play. And for rehearsing or jamming along you can connect your portable music player to the AUX input. If you don't want to disturb the neighbors, plug in your headphones and the drivers will be muted automatically. Finally, you can send a signal to a sound-engineer via the balanced XLR output - or to an audio interface when you are recording the rock hits of tomorrow.
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Input connector: 1/4 jack
Input impedance: 1 MOhm / 100 pF
Gain range: -96 to 36dB
Bass: Center Freq: 100Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)
Low Mid: Center Freq: 335Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)
High Mid: Center Freq: 900Hz (Gain: +15/-24dB)
Treble: Center Freq: 1600Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 4000Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
Tweeter Tone: 0 to 10, L-PAD Cabinet Recreation
Tube Tone: 0 to 10, Tube amp Recreation
Spectra Comp: 3 band Spectral Compression
User Memories: 3 memory locations storing all front panel controls except Mute & Master Level
Tuner: Bass Tuner, "On" when muted
Tuning range: B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)
Mute: Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
Master Level / Headphones Output: Studio quality headphone amp
HP Out Impedance: 40 to 600 Ohm
Mains supply: 100 - 120V~ or 220 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (65W @ 1/8 of Max. Output)
Power rating: 500w (1000w Peak)
Speaker output: Neutrik Speakon
Balanced output: Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
Bal. Out Max.: +2dBu
Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance: 600 Ohm
Rehearsal input: RCA, Left/Right input, fits to iPod (R)
Dimensions: 462 x 135 x 380 mm / 18.7 x 5.4 x 15.0"
Weight: 13 kg / 29 pounds
Finish: Tolex covered. Handcrafted wooden box
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 28 lbs