TECH 21 VT Bass 500 500W Amplifier Head

TECH 21 VT Bass 500 500W Amplifier Head

TECH 21 VT Bass 500 500W Amplifier Head

B&H # TEVTB500 MFR # VTB-500
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Product Highlights

  • 500W RMS into 4 Ohms or 300W into 8 Ohms
  • SansAmp Preamp
  • Class-D Power Amp
  • Bite and Character Controls
  • Blend Knob for Introducing Clean Tone
  • Three Knob Tone Stack
  • ±18 dB on Tone with Sweepable Midrange
  • Onboard FX Loop
  • XLR DI Output and Headphone Output
  • 2 x SpeakON Outputs for Cabinets
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TECH 21 VT Bass 500 overview

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Designed by Tech 21—the company which brought you SansAmp—the VT Bass 500 is an amplifier head intended for use with electric basses. It provides 500W RMS into 4-Ohm loads, or 300W RMS into 8-Ohm loads. The preamp of this unit is based on SansAmp technology, specifically the SansAmp Character-Series VT Bass DI pedal, giving you a continuously-variable Character control which allows you to approximate the tones of various popular amplifiers. The power amp, on the other hand, gives you class-D circuitry. 

A Drive control is provided for gain, a bite switch gives you a boost in presence, and active tone controls offer cuts or boosts up to 18 dB in the lows, mids, and highs. If you like the sound of clean, unprocessed tone, a knob lets you blend it in with the amplified signal.

Various connection points are provided, including SpeakON jacks for cabinets, as well as an XLR DI output to feed the PA, mixing board, recording interface, and more. A 12 dB pad and ground-lift switch help tailor the DI output to specific scenarios. You’ll also note the effects loop with complementing bypass switch, as well as a headphone jack for private practicing.

Key Features at a Glance
  • 500 Watts RMS into 4 Ohms, 300 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms
  • Analog SansAmp preamp
  • Class-D power amp
  • Continuously-variable Character control simulates various bass-amp tones
  • Drive control for gain
  • Blend control to mix direct signal into your tone
  • Bite switch for a presence boost
  • Active tone controls—cut or boost 18 dB, with switchable mid frequency between 500 Hz and 1 kHz
  • Balanced XLR DI with -20 dB pad and ground lift switch
  • Effect Loop with bypass switch that doubles as a mute
  • -12 dB input pad
  • Dedicated headphone output
  • Worldwide power supply
  • Thermal speed-control fan
  • Neutrik SpeakON outputs
UPC: 837088002189
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TECH 21 VT Bass 500 500W Amplifier Head
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    TECH 21 VT Bass 500 specs

    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Solid-State
    Output Power 500 W RMS
    Channels 1
    Output Impedance 4/8 ohms Mono
    Effects Loop Yes, Series
    Master Volume Yes
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Return
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Effects Send
    1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone
    1 x XLR Mono DI
    2 x speakON Mono External Speaker
    Tone Section Channel 1: Bass, Gain, Mid, Treble
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.5 x 2.8 x 8.5" / 266.7 x 71.1 x 215.9 mm Combo
    Weight 6.5 lb / 2.95 kg Amplifier

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