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TC Electronic Unveils the BQ250 and BQ500 Bass Amps

TC Electronic BQ250 Bass Amp

TC Electronic has expanded their bass amp line with the BQ250 and the BQ500. Rated at 250 and 500 watts, respectively, the head units are described as “bare-bones bass power.”

TC Electronic BQ500 Bass Amp

Each features a MOSFET preamp with a custom 4-band EQ as well as a built-in Thrust compressor circuit. They also share connectivity features like a Balanced DI output with pre/post EQ routing, a headphone output, and an auxiliary input. The Class-D power amp section in both heads allows for a lightweight: the BQ250 comes in at 4.9 pounds and the BQ500 comes in at 5.1 pounds.

The TC Electronic BQ250 and BQ500 amps will be launching this fall with prices of $199.99 and $249.99.

TC Electronic BQ250 Bass Amp Features:

250 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
3-Year Warranty Program
Designed and engineered in Denmark

TC Electronic BQ500 Bass Amp Features:

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
3-Year Warranty Program
Designed and engineered in Denmark