TC Electronic BQ500 Portable Bass Head with MOSFET Preamp and Thrust Compressor

TC Electronic BQ500 Portable Bass Head with MOSFET Preamp and Thrust Compressor

TC Electronic BQ500 Portable Bass Head with MOSFET Preamp and Thrust Compressor

B&H # TCBQ500 MFR # BQ500
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • For Active & Passive Basses
  • 250W into 4-Ohm Cabinets
  • Class-D Amplifier Technology
  • MOSFET Preamp Stage for Tube-Like Tone
  • Built-In Thrust Compressor
  • 4-Knob Tonestack EQ
  • speakON & Balanced XLR DI Outputs
  • 3.5mm Auxiliary Input
  • 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Roadworthy Steel Chassis
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Wattage: 500W

250W

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500W

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

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$249.99
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TC Electronic BQ500 Overview

  • 1Description

Designed for bass players who want tone and power in a small, lightweight package, the TC Electronic BQ500 is an amplifier head capable of pushing 500W into 4-Ohm cabinets. The amplifier utilizes Class-D technology as well as a high-voltage MOSFET preamplifier to give you the sound of a tube amplifier. A built-in thrust compressor helps you play evenly, and a 4-knob tonestack helps you shape your tone. The amp works with both active and passive basses.

In the rear of the amplifier you'll find a speakON connector for amplifiers, as well as a balanced XLR DI output for sending audio to the house or to recording interfaces. This DI output can be sent pre or post EQ. You'll also note a speaker-emulated 3.5mm headphone output for silent practicing, as well as a 3.5mm auxiliary input for playing music from your media player. A rugged steel chassis ensures this amp can stand up to the rigors of the road.

Key Features at a Glance
  • 500W portable bass amplifier head for stage and studio
  • Compact and lightweight at 5.1 lb for portability
  • Class-D amplifier 
  • High-voltage MOSFET preamplifier to approximate sound and feel of tube amps
  • Thrust compressor for punch 
  • 4-knob EQ tonestack for tone shaping control 
  • Balanced DI output with pre/post EQ routing for direct connection to mixing consoles and recording equipment
  • Headphone amplifier with speaker emulation for personal practice and silent rehearsals
  • Auxiliary rehearsal input for playback through speaker or headphones
  • Speaker output on speakON connector with 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
In the Box
TC Electronic BQ500 Portable Bass Head with MOSFET Preamp and Thrust Compressor
  • 3.5mm Cable for Media Devices
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 3 Years upon Registration
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    • 1Description

    TC Electronic BQ500 Specs

    Amplifier Section
    Amplifier Type Solid-State
    Output Power 500 W
    Channels 1
    Tube Types None
    Output Impedance 4 Ohms Mono
    Effects Loop No
    Built-In Effects Compression
    Presets & Storage None
    Master Volume Yes
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" Mono Instrument
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Aux
    Outputs 1 x speakON Mono External Speaker
    1 x XLR Mono DI
    1 x 1/8" Stereo Headphone
    Tone Section Channel 1: Bass, Gain, Mid, Treble

    2 x Midrange Controls, Lo-Mid and Hi-Mid

    General
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.0 x 2.7 x 9.2" / 255.0 x 69.0 x 233.0 mm Amplifier
    Weight 5.1 lb / 2.31 kg Amplifier

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