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Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp

Laney Amplification R500 115 Bass ComboLaney Amplification spruced up their Richter Series of bass amps with a new look plus two new models.

“For this show we’ve taken our original Richter range and we’ve given them a facelift,” a Laney rep told us at the NAMM Show. “Richters 1-4 are in the same cosmetic as the Nexus, but we’ve also added two new products: the R500 head and the R500 combo. Both of them have the same preamp compliments, but the R500 head is a really light 500-watt Class D bass head. The R500 combo is the same but in a single 15-inch cabinet.”

Both the head and the combo feature a 10-band graphic EQ with additional bass and treble shelving controls. They also have an on-board compressor and Laney’s Enhance control, which dials in low-end definition. For connectivity, both they are fitted with high and low impedance inputs, an aux input, a headphone output, a footswitch jack, an effects loop, and an XLR direct output.

Laney Amplification R500 Bass Head

The Laney Amplification R500 Head and R500-115 Combo will be shipping soon with approximate price points of $420 and $690, respectively.

Laney Amplification R500 Bass Head Specs:

Aux in:Yes
Channel Controls:Gain, Enhance, Bass, Mid, Treble, 10 Band Graphic EQ
Di Socket:Yes
EQ:10 Band Graphic EQ (Switchable With FS-1)
Footswitch:FS-1 (Sold Separately)
Fx Loop(S):Yes
Headphone Socket:Yes
Inputs:Normal & High
Line in:1/4″ Jack
Line out:Neutrik Hybrid Speakon/Jack Connector
Power:500W
Speaker Connections:Neutrik Hybrid Season/Jack
Weight:4.1Kg (9Lbs)

Laney Amplification R500-115 Bass Combo Specs:

Aux in:Yes
Cabinet Design:1x15
Channel Controls:Gain, Enhance, Bass, Mid, Treble, 10 Band Graphic EQ
Di Socket:Yes
Drivers:1x15 Custom Designed HH Speaker + Horn
Equalisation:10 Band Graphic EQ (Switchable With FS-1)
Footswitch:FS-1 (Sold Separately)
Fx Loop(S):Yes
Headphone Socket:Yes
Impedance:1M OHM/100PF
Inputs:Normal & High
Line in:1/4″ Jack
Line out:Neutrik Speakon Connector For Extension
Power:500W
Speaker Connections:Neutrik Hybrid Season/Jack
Weight:23.6Kg (52Lbs)

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