Blackstar U500 Unity Series 2x10" 500W Bass Amplifier

Blackstar U500 Unity Series 2x10" 500W Bass Amplifier

Blackstar U500 Unity Series 2x10" 500W Bass Amplifier

Blackstar U500 Unity Series 2x10" 500W Bass Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • Two Eminence Opus 10" Speakers
  • 500W of Solid-State Power
  • 3 Voices, 3 Overdrives & 3 Responses
  • 3-Band EQ with Semi-Parametric Mid Band
  • Foot-Switchable Chorus & Octaver
  • Built-In Compressor
  • Input Gain, Pad Switch & Master Volume
  • 1/4" Effects Loop, USB Audio Output
  • 3.5mm Aux Input
  • Cab Link, XLR & 1/4" Headphone Outputs
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  • 1Description

The Blackstar U500 is a Unity Series 2x10" 500W bass amplifier designed to deliver versatile tones, built-in effects, and stage-worthy power for bassists recording in the studio and performing in concerts. It features 500W of solid-state power driving two custom-designed Eminence Opus 10" speakers mounted in a closed-back cabinet. Available via dedicated top-panel controls are three amp voices, three overdrive types, and three power amp response types. Built-in adjustable effects include chorus, octaver, and compression. A footswitch is provided for hands-free toggling of the chorus and octaver.

Effectively manage your gain structure using the input gain, clip indicator, -10 dB pad, master volume. The pad allows easy accommodation of basses with low-output passive pickups or hot active electronics. Shape your tone with the 3-band EQ, which boasts a semi-parametric mid band.

Connect your mobile device to the 3.5mm aux input and play along with backing tracks or your favorite songs. Utilize the 1/4" series effects loop to patch in your own stompboxes or rack effects. Output connections include an XLR for linking to a Blackstar U250ACT (available separately), an XLR line output with a ground-lift switch, and a 1/4" headphone jack with an independent level control. A USB audio output allows direct recording to your computer. Speaker emulation for the USB and line/headphone outputs is selectable via a rear-panel button.

500W of solid-state power through two custom-designed Eminence Opus 10" speakers
Selectable Voices: Classic for valve-inspired growl with vintage EQ, Modern for high-headroom dynamics and advanced EQ, and Flat for clean transparency
Selectable response control provides the compression and feel of different power amp stages—Linear for power and articulation, 6L6 for the compression and punch of 6L6 power tubes, and 6550 for the dynamics and headroom of high-power 6550 tubes
Selectable Overdrive: Overdrive for a smooth, open, harmonically rich grit, Distortion for balanced pedal-like distortion, and Fuzz for full-on fuzz
3-band EQ with semi-parametric mid band
Chorus and octaver selectable via top panel or footswitch
Rear-panel controls for chorus level and octave blend
Built-in compressor with on/off switch and rotary control
Input gain control, switchable -10 dB pad, and master volume
LED indicators for input clipping and power status
1/4" series effects loop
3.5mm aux input for playing along with music from your mobile device
Dedicated Cab Link XLR output allows linking to a U250ACT Unity 250 active cabinet (available separately)
XLR 3-pin line output with ground-lift switch
1/4" line/headphone output with independent level control
Selectable speaker-emulated output mode
USB audio output for direct recording to a computer
Protective metal corners
Top-panel carry handle
Includes footswitch and power cable
UPC: 845644004126
In the Box
Blackstar U500 Unity Series 2x10" 500W Bass Amplifier
  • Power Cable
  • Footswitch
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty for Cabinet and Amplifier
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Speaker
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    Blackstar U500 specs

    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Solid-State
    Output Power 500 W
    Channels 1
    Tube Types None
    Effects Loop Yes, Series
    Built-In Effects Chorus, Compression, Distortion/Overdrive, Octave
    Presets & Storage None
    Master Volume Yes
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Hi Instrument
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Aux
    Outputs 1 x XLR Mono Line Level
    1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone
    1 x USB Stereo Interface
    Tone Section Gain
    EQ 3-Band Semi-Parametric
    Speaker Section
    Speaker Inputs None
    Speaker Through/Output 1x XLR
    Configuration 2x 10" Speaker(s)
    Cabinet Type Straight Closed Mono
    Power Rating 500 W
    Construction Material MDF
    Covering Tolex
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.2 x 22.0 x 25.4" / 43.7 x 55.9 x 64.5 cm Combo
    Weight 65.69 lb / 29.80 kg Combo
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 60.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 23.5 x 18.5"

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