Hartke is expanding its range of bass amplifiers with the new LX Series including two models: the LX5500 and the LX8500. The amps, rated 500 watts and 800 watts, combine Class D power sections with a tube-driven preamp and Hartke’s tone stack EQ.
We covered a ton of bass gear news this year, including plenty of amps. Here is the list of top 10 reader favorites for 2019.
Darkglass Electronics has expanded its limited-edition line of amps with the Alpha·Omega 900 “Centurion”. The new model houses their Alpha·Omega 900 in a red chassis with laser-etched artwork by Ignacio Bazán.
Bergantino Audio Systems has expanded its Holographic (HG) series with a new cabinet called the HG312. Weighing in at 49 pounds, the 750-watt bass cab features a sealed design with three 12-inch neodymium magnet woofers and a compression driver.
Epifani Amplification is now shipping the DIST2 series of bass cabinets. The series is described as a “group-up redesign” of their DIST line with loads of new features.
After launching the Legacy Series Amps earlier this year, Gallien-Krueger has fitted the technology into a new line of combo amplifiers. The GK Legacy Series Combos pack the same preamp with an 800-watt power amp into 1×12, 1×15, 2×10, 2×12, and 4×10 configurations.
Quilter Labs has expanded their bass offerings with a new model in their Bass Block series. The Bass Block 802 is a compact 800-watt amp that weighs in at just 3.75 pounds.
Darkglass Electronics has unveiled a new limited-edition amp. The Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 v2 Limited Edition once again features artwork on the top lid by artist Christopher Lovell.
Quilter Labs has announced a new modular amp system called the BassDock system. The series includes two compact cabinets – the BassDock 10 and the BassDock 12 – that are both rated at 400 watts.
Vox has introduced the Mini Superbeetle Bass. The new amp is a compact tribute to the company’s 1960s models and comes equipped with a Nutube analog preamp circuit.
Ampeg is celebrating five decades of the SVT bass amp with the Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT, which is launching at the 2019 Summer NAMM Show. The unit combines the SVT’s “most celebrated circuits” with the 1969 “Blue Line” and 1970s Magnavox-era circuits.
Aguilar Amplification has added a new model to their Super Light Bass Cabinet series with the SL 210. The lightweight cab is fitted with a pair of custom-voiced 10-inch neodymium speakers as well as a phenolic tweeter with variable level control.