TC Electronic Thrust BQ500 Bass Head 500W Portable

Thrust BQ500 is a 500-Watt revolution in portable bass amplification, packing more bang for the buck into an ultra-lightweight micro bass head (2.3 kg) than a warehouse full of discounted fireworks!

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TC Electronic Thrust BQ500 Bass Head 500W Portable

TC Electronic Thrust BQ500 is a 500-Watt revolution in portable bass amplification. In fact, it packs more bang for the buck into an ultra-lightweight micro bass head than any other! A custom-designed EQ and MOSFET preamp provides a tremendous tonal palette and realistic tube-like sound and feel.

Portable Power

Built for the pragmatic bass player, the 500-Watt BQ500 is designed with the ultimate in portability and power in mind. The cutting-edge Class-D circuit features a high-voltage MOSFET preamp. Consequently, it delivers the authentic feel and dynamic response of a real tube amp.

A powerful 4-band EQ lets you sculpt your tone exactly how you like it. Furthermore, the balanced DI output makes it ultra-easy to connect to the FoH mixing console.

Versatility & Tone

A passive/active switch optimizes preamp input for basses loaded with either passive or active pickups. BQ500 features the highly-versatile, single-knob THRUST compressor circuit that accurately sets the dynamic range of your playing and provides maximum punch to catapult your tone across the stage.

Practical Practicing

BQ500 is also the perfect practice tool thanks to its high-quality headphone amplifier with speaker emulation and AUX input, which lets you jam along with all your favorite grooves, songs or tracks.

The Real Deal

With 500 Watts of Class-D amplifier technology, a virtually unlimited tone palette and the ultimate in portability, THRUST BQ500 will quickly become your go-to amp for the studio or the stage. Rugged steel construction makes THRUST BQ500 superbly roadworthy and ready to rock!

Thrust BQ500 Key Highlights:

  • 500 Watt portable micro bass head amplifier for stage and studio
  • Compact and lightweight design for ultimate portability
  • Cutting-edge Class-D amplifier technology for incredible power and sonic performance
  • 500 Watt portable micro bass head amplifier for stage and studio
  • Compact and lightweight design for ultimate portability
  • Cutting-edge Class-D amplifier technology for incredible power and sonic performance
  • High-voltage Mosfet preamplifier for authentic sound and feel of a tube amp
  • Thrust compressor for ultimate punch and to capture every nuance of your playing
  • 4-band EQ section provides ultimate tone shaping control
  • Balanced DI output with pre/post EQ routing for direct connection to mixing consoles and recording equipment
  • Studio-quality headphone amplifier with speaker emulation for personal practice and silent rehearsals
  • Auxiliary rehearsal input for playback through speaker or headphones
  • Speaker output on premium speakON connector (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

Audio Inputs
Instrument Input: 1/4” TS, unbalanced
Impedance: 1 MΩ
Aux Input: 1/8” TRS, unbalanced
Impedance: 10 kΩ

EQ Controls
Bass: 80 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB
Lo-mid: 400 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB
Hi-mid: 800 Hz @ Gain: ±15 dB
Treble: 10 kHz @ Gain: ±15 dB

Compressor Controls
Thrust: Variable (off to max)
Thrust Switch: On / Off

Audio Outputs
Phones Out: 1/8” TRS, unbalanced
Impedance: 47 Ω
Direct Output: XLR, balanced
Impedance: 1 kΩ
Level Max: Pre EQ (+12 dBu), Post EQ (+16 dBu)
Loudspeaker Output: Professional locking connector
Min. Load Impedance: 4 Ω

System Data
Max Output Power: 500 W

Mains Voltage
Europe/UK/Australia/China/Korea/USA/Canada/Japan: 100-240 V~ 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption
80 W

Mains Connection
Standard IEC receptacle

Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D): 69 x 255 x 233 mm
Weight: 2.3 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.