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Darkglass Alpha Omega 500

$ 737.55excl. VAT

Alpha Omega 500

The Alpha·Omega 500 is a 500W amplifier equipped with an all-analog preamplifier, two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega), a custom-designed Darkglass high-efficiency class D Module, an ultra-quiet graphic equalizer, and a digital impulse-response cabinet emulator for DI outputs or headphones

Specs

Power and Ohm

Maximum Power Output
Maximum Power Output: 500 Watts RMS @ 4Ω (1khz full blast 2 min max) 20%THD 450 Watts RMS @ 8Ω
Minimum Load Impedance

Controls

Comp
This knob controls the amount of dynamic compression added to the Alpha·Omega Engine. The make up gain is adjusted automatically. The compression can be turned off or assigned using the Darkglass Suite.
Drive
This knob controls the amount of distortion that the Alpha·Omega Engine will deliver. It will change from a soft, warm overdrive to a massive and modern distortion sound.
Mod
Selects or mixes between the two distinct distortion circuits: Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is simply brutal and raw.
Level
Use this knob to control Alpha·Omega Engine’s output volume.
Blend
Use this knob to mix between the Clean signal and the DIstortion signal (Alpha·Omega Engine).
Master
Controls the overall volume of the amplifier.

Eq

Bass
+-12dB at 80Hz. Use this knob to change the low-end 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.

Toggle switches

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).
Distortion
Use this push button to turn on or off the Alpha·Omega Engine™ to add natural compression, organic harmonic enhancement, and saturation ranging from mild overdrive to high gain bass rage. The Alpha·Omega Engine operates before the clean section (you can therefore use the 6-Band Active EQ for additional tone shaping).
Bite
Boosts high mids (2.8kHz) for additional presence and definition.
Growl
Shelving Bass Boost for a fatter tone and increased low end saturation.
Mute
Mutes the amplifier.
Cabinet select
Use this switch to navigate between the 3 different cabinet impulses or the clean DI signal.
Ground Lift
Lifts the ground of the DI XLR output. If a ground noise in you DI signal is experienced, try changing the setting of this control.

Outputs

Speaker out
Use this connector to connect the amplifier to your cabinet. This Speakon combo jack allows for either Speakon or ¼” speaker cable operation. WARNING: Do not use an instrument cable with this jack. Using an instrument cable can damage your amplifier.
Send
Use this output to send the signal to effects pedals.
Return
Use this input to receive the signal from effects pedals. Master volume control is after this input.
Footswitch
The Intelligent Footswitch is a proprietary digitally controlled device that allows you to remotely engage and disengage the Alpha·Omega Engine. You can also hold the footswitch to Mute the amplifier. You can also hold the footswitch to Mute the amplifier. The distortion push button will remain operational with the Intelligent Footswitch plugged in..
Headphones
Connect your Headphones and enjoy the impulse response cabinet emulation.
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.).
DI Output
Use this connector to send your signal to the console, mic preamp, interface, etc. Both signals are available (Bypass and the amp signal with cabinet simulation) and are switched from the cab select switch.

Mechanics

Dimension
18.0 cm x 7.1 cm x 23.0 cm, l x h x w, (7.1" x 2.8" x 9.1")
Weight
2.4 kg (5.29 lbs)

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