BX500 Mono Block 500w Bass Amp Head

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The BX500 is a sleek bass head with easy to read instrument knobs offering an array of features - 3 EQ sections, 12AX7 tube, high power and an ultralight 5.8 lbs chassis. Beneath the sharply dressed exterior, the BX500 has unsurpassed versatility, great power and useful features to help you get any sound you want. It's light weight, premium features and rugged construction will make the BX500 an indispensable part of your rig for years to come. 

BX500 Features: 
- 300w RMS at 8 ohms, 500w at 4 ohms and 500w at 2 ohms
- A rich, warm 12AX7 tube drives the Class D power amp
- A powerful 4-band, two sweep tone control section offers parametric frequency changes to the LOW MIDS and HI MIDS along with the BASS and TREBLE controls for unlimited number of options for dialing in your sound
- The 9-band graphic EQ is footswitch-able, as well as via a switch on the front plate for great control of your overall tone
- A single knob controls the optical compressor with an auto limiter to keep your peaks in check
- A Drive knob, plus Master Volume easily controls all your levels
- A conveniently located Mute switch and an Active/Passive switch tailors the input for different pickup configurations
- Two combination Speakon™ - 1/4" outputs, 2 ohm operation switch, footswitch, balanced XLR, tuner/headphone output, effects loop and tube bypass switch are located on the rear panel
- The CLASS D output feature high current, high speed FET’s for continuous 2 ohm operation
- The Switch mode power supply operates at 100,000 Hz delivering maximum efficiency while reducing weight
- The head runs cool from its 94% efficiency - no wasted heat or energy from the AC plug
- Auto-switching AC input for 120V 60 Hz or 240V 50 Hz
- Size: 14" wide x 9" deep x 2.8" high, with rack mount kit: 19" wide x 9" deep x 3.5" high
- Weight: 5.8 pounds
- Made in San Diego, CA 

BX500 Rear Panel

BX500 Rear Panel

- Output Power: 8 Ohms: 300wRMS, 4 Ohms: 500wRMS, 2 Ohms: limited at 500wRMS
- 8 ohms Dynamic Peak: 600w 
- 4 ohms Dynamic Peak: 1000w
- Input Impedance: >200Kohms
- Output Mode: High Efficiency CLASS D technology
- Power Supply: High Efficiency High Frequency switching
- Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB 10 Hz - 20 kHz - THD: 0.1% @ 50% output
- 1% 20-20 kHz @ 90% output
- Damping Factor: >300
- Preamp: 3 stage CLASS A
- Passive/Active Input: 10 dB gain switch - accommodates all basses
- Preamp Tube: 12AX7 switchable in/out
- Bass/Treble: +/-12 dB at 50 Hz and +/-12 dB at 10kHz
- Contour control: Flat to -15 dB at 500 Hz
- 1 Low Mid Parametric: +/- 12 dB sweepable 50 to 500 Hz
- 2 Hi Mid Parametric: +/- 12 dB sweepable 200 to 2kHz
- Graphic Equalizer: 9 band +/- 10 dB @ 50,80,125,250,500,800,1.3k,2.6k,5k
- Compressor/Limiter: up to 3:1 compression ratio. convenient one knob control
- Direct Out: -50 to +4 dBu adjustable, DC isolated XLR output
- Effects Loop: -10dBV, buffered 
- FS22 Foot switch: Graphic EQ on/off, MUTE on/off
- Soft Start: gradually turns on the amp to prevent surges
- Speaker Protection: protection circuit immediately disconnects your speakers
- Over-Current: protected, Under-Voltage protected, Thermal protected
- AC Voltage Input: 90-250V, 50-60 Hz
- Rack Mount: optional 2U faceplate BX500RP
- Dimensions: 71mm (2.8") high, 230mm (9") deep, 356mm (14") wide
- Net Weight: 2.3 kg (5.0 lbs)
- Made in San Diego, CA