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Darkglass Microtubes 900 Bass Head V2

   
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Front Panel Features

Input

Use this jack to connect your instrument via a standard ¼” mono cable.

Passive/Active

Use this push-button switch to change from passive to active mode. If your bass is active it can have a hotter signal making the amp to distort early (feel free to use if such additional distortion is desired).

Microtubes

Use this push button to turn on or off the Microtubes Engine to add natural compression, organic harmonic enhancement, and saturation ranging from mild overdrive to high gain bass rage. 

The Microtubes Engine operates before the clean section (you can therefore use the 6 Band Active EQ for additional tone shaping in addition to the Tone knob described below).

Compression

This knob controls the amount of dynamic compression added to the Microtubes Engine. 

The make up gain is adjusted automatically. The compression can be turn off or assigned using the Darkglass Suite.

Drive

This knob controls the amount of distortion that the Microtubes Engine will deliver. It will change from a soft warm overdrive to a massive modern distortion sound.

Tone

This knob controls the high harmonic content of the Microtubes Engine via a variable low pass filter: crank it up for additional attack and definition or dim it down for a smoother sound, especially handy if already running bright clean EQ setting or cabinets with tweeters.

Level

Use this knob to control Microtubes Engine’s output volume.

Blend

Use this knob to mix between the Clean signal and the Distortion signal (Microtubes Engine).

B3K/VMT

This push-button switch selects between two overdrive voicings: B3K mode will deliver an aggressive, percussive sound while the VMT will bring up the mids for a warmer, more neutral character.

Gain

Use this knob to change the volume of the signal before the Active 6 Band EQ. You can set it low for ensuring the cleanest operation possible or set it higher for more aggressive growl.

Bass

+-12dB at 80Hz. Use this knob to change the low content of the signal.

Mids

+-12dB at 250, 500,1.5K and 3Khz. This graphic eq control the mid content of the signal.

Treble

+-12dB at 5kHz. Use this knob to change the high content of the signal.

Master

Use this knob to control the overall volume of the amplifier.

Mute

Use this push button to mute the amplifier.

DIMENSIONS

26.7cm l x 7cm h 25.5 w (10.5”l x 2.75”h x 10”w) / Weight: 2.9Kg (6.39Lbs)

Back Panel Features

Speaker Output

Use this connector to connect the amplifier to your cabinet. This Speakon combo jack allows for either Speakon or ¼” speaker cable operation. The outputs are connected in parallel. 

WARNING: Do not use an instrument cable with this jack. Using an instrument cable can damage your amplifier.

Min-Load

Press this switch when using a 2Ω load. You can use this control to lower the output if your 4Ω cabinet is not able handle more than 500W (you can also get 350W with an 8Ω cabinet in this configuration).

Pre Amp Out

You can use this output to connect the preamp to a different power amp.

Power Amp In

You can use this input to connect a different preamp in the power amp. (master volume will be disabled)

Ground Lift

Use this control to lift the ground of the DI XLR output. If you are experiencing ground noise in your DI signal try changing the setting of this control.

Pre DI Output

Use this output to send a balanced copy of your input signal to recording equipment, mixer etc. The output is latency compensated to match with the Post DI Output.

Post DI Output

The signal for this output is taken after the distortion, EQ and effects loop, and processed through the cabinet simulation engine. The output is latency compensated with the Pre DI Output, and not affected by the master volume.

USB

The USB connector allows you to use the Darkglass Suite to load different cabinet impulses or change different parameters on your amp (midi, compressor, etc)

Headphone Output

Connect your Headphones and enjoy the impulse based cabinet emulation.

Headphone Volume

This knob controls the volume of the headphone output.

Aux In

Use this connector to provide to the Headphone output music from your laptop, cellphone, mp3 player, etc.

Cabinet Select

Switches between 3 different cabinet impulses and bypass this section for a rawer sound. Hold this button enter MIDI Learn mode to choose the MIDI channel.

MIDI

The midi input allows you to change channels, toggle the mute and compressor, and select the cabinet simulation slot with any standard MIDI device. Both Program Change and Control Change commands can be used.

Footswitch

The Intelligent Footswitch is proprietary digitally controlled device that allows you to remotely engage and disengage the Microtubes Engine. You can also hold the footswitch to Mute the amplifier. The VMT/B3K push button will remain operational with the Intelligent Footswitch plugged in. 

· You can use a regular mono instrument cable to connect the amplifier to the footswitch. 

· You must remove the cable from the footswitch jack in the rear panel if you want to control the amp from the front panel.

AC Socket

Use this connector to feed electric power to the amplifier. 100 - 230 VAC, 50Hz-60.

AC Power ON/OFF

Use this Switch to release the audio energy from your bass.



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