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Darkglass Microtubes 500V2 Bass Amplifier Head

500-watt, 2-channel bass amplifier head with an all-analog preamplifier, custom-designed Darkglass high-efficiency Class D module, an ultra-quiet graphic equalizer, and a digital impulse-response cabinet emulator

MFR# M500V2

Product Description

The Darkglass Microtubes 500v2 is a 500W amplifier equipped with an all-analog preamplifier, custom-designed Darkglass high-efficiency class D Module, an ultra-quiet graphic equalizer, and a digital impulse-response cabinet emulator for DI outputs or headphones.

Probably the first thing you will notice from the Microtubes 500 is its unusual control layout: On the right side you’ll find the clean section which is the foundation of your sound. It features a Master volume and active 6-band EQ. Along with the mandatory Low and Treble controls you will find 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1.5 kHz, 3 kHz sliders. Character is all in the midrange, by having 4 dedicated Mid controls allow you to cover the whole mid-range (250 Hz to 3 kHz) you have total control and flexibility over the amplifier’s character.

On the left side, by the input jack you will find the Microtubes Engine which acts as an extra channel that can bring your crisp clean sound to the next level by helping you cut through any mix while adding anything from subtle tube break up, harmonics and natural compression to obliterating distortion.

The Microtubes Engine can be engaged from the front panel or via our own digitally controlled Intelligent Footswitch (jack on rear panel). Besides engaging the Microtubes circuitry you can hold the actuator to Mute the amplifier.

The Intelligent Footswitch is housed in an elegant, laser engraved unibody chassis and requires a standard ¼” mono cable (not included) for its full operation. This deceivingly simple feature allows for maximum power adaptability: It doesn’t matter the cabinet configuration or power requirements, the Microtubes 500 will deliver accordingly.

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 9.1 in
Height 2.8 in
Depth 7.1 in
Unit Weight 5.3 lb
Input Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TS
Output Connectors Speakon, 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Computer Connection USB
Amp Wattage 500 W RMS @ 4Ω (1 kHz full blast 2 min max) 20% THD
Impedance 1MΩ (input); 2Ω (minimum load)

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