The new EICH T1000 is extremely small in size but very big in sound. Being a real EICH throughout only the finest materials and components were chosen in order to evenly reproduce the whole frequency range and deliver a solid bass sound.
Optional T-series Footswitch Exclusive features and our new ultra-flat premium input stage set new standards in this amplifier class. The very effective tone controls suit all musical styles. The T-1000 boast a four-band tone control plus bass and high boost switch section which lets you easily dial any sound you want. The TASTE control emphasizes the tonal characteristics of the individual instrument. Set to the centre, the control has no effect on the signal. Turn it counter-clockwise to filter out some ultra-low frequencies and at the same time enhance a pronounced mid range. This is the ultimate fretless tone. Turn it clockwise to soften the high end which leads to a pumping bass sound.
Additional features like an effects loop, Tuner Out, Line Out, Line In, and three Speakon® outputs and a DI out with Pre/Post and Ground Lift switch prove that the T1000 is a extremely versatile machine. T-series amps are ideal for travelling around the world due to their voltage switch which allows them to be operated at 230 and 115 volts 50 – 60 Hz.
The T-1000 additionally features our newly developed compressor which allows for subtle dynamic alterations without any level changes. You can also choose between a long and a short attack time which gives you even more breathtaking sound variations. The controls EFFECTS MIX and LINE IN are located on the front panel and thus easily accessible. There is a footswitch jack for the MUTE function. The equalizer section is further expanded by switchable bass and treble boosts. The “DAS” direct airflow system cools the T-1000 every time.
The Magnet Fix Pins will keep the T-1000 in place when you use one of the Eich cabinet. All Eich cabinets have the AmpFixing rail on top of the cabinet.
The result is an impressive live performance with an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio. With its two individually controllable digital power amps delivering 500 watts each (1000 watts in bridge mode) the T1000 will rumble any stage in the world.
The EICH T1000 combines enormous power and elegant lightness to create a completely new generation of bass amplifiers.
Power and Ohm
- Maximum Power Output
- 2 x 500 w (2 ohms), 1 x 1000 w (4 ohms) bridged mode
- Minimum Load Impedance
- The input for your bass
- When using a bass guitar with active pickups or basically delivering relatively high output levels we advise you to use this function. When this switch is engaged the signal will be attenuated by 10 dB before it reaches the »GAIN« and TONE controls. This mode is accompanied by the illuminated push button switch. Attenuation allows the »GAIN« control to be used in a more subtle way by somehow altering the taper of the pot – the »GAIN« control can be brought up to a higher position now. If, on the other hand, the »GAIN« control must be turned all the way up without reaching a satisfying gain range, you better deactivate the »-10 dB« switch.
- The red »CLIP« LED helps you adjust the input sensitivity of the T 1000 preamp so that the signal from your instrument best matches the preamp’s internal operating level. Turn up the »GAIN«- control (while you hit the strings of your bass hard until the »CLIP« LED starts flashing. Now back up the »GAIN« control a bit until the LED goes off. The flashing »CLIP« LED tells you that the input stage of the preamp is clipping somewhere and that you should either turn down the »GAIN« control or engage the »-10«function. Keep in mind that excessive use of the »LO« control and »BASS BOOST« will raise the internal level and thus make the »CLIP« LED come on much earlier.
- This control adjusts the basic signal level in the preamp and thus determines it’s sensitivity and overall dynamic characteristics. In order to best adjust your instrument’s signal level to the internal operating level of the T 1000 watch the »CLIP« LED. Set the »GAIN« and/or the »–10 dB« function that the »CLIP« LED just doesn’t come up. Do not leave the volume control on your instrument set too low, otherwise noise picked up along the cable will become more prominent and thus lower the signal-to noise ratio of the amp
- This unique feature adds to the superiority of the T 1000’s tonal qualities. Leave the control in the centre position if you seek a more “natural” sound. When turned to the right (clockwise) towards »RICH« the sound gets increasingly fatter with lots of low-end punch, ending in a warm, vintage-like tone. When turned to the left (counter clockwise) towards »DRY« this control adds urgent attack and midrange growl. The »TASTE« control allows you to quickly and effectively soften those instruments which sound a little harsh and scathing. At the same time bass guitars with a muddy, booming neck pickup gain definition by turning the »TASTE« control towards the »DRY« position.
- ATTACK TIME
- This switch allows you to alter the attack time of the included high-end »COMPRESSOR«. When the switch is not engaged the attack time is short which means that the signal is compressed immediately – great for fretless sounds. When you depress the switch, which is accompanied by the illuminated push button switch, the attack time is longer. Now the transients of the signal (the very first moments of a note) pass the circuit unprocessed resulting in a hot, lively bass sound – great for rock and funk sounds.
- The »COMPRESSOR« of the T 1000 gently pulls up low notes, thus providing a great, even sustain. The more you turn up the »COMPRESSOR« (to the right, i.e. clockwise), the more audible is the compression effect. The level reduction usually associated with compression is made up by an internal automatic gain control. No matter how much compression you apply the signal level will always stay the same. In order to use the compressor conveniently and effectively adjusting the input sensitivity is of crucial importance.
- LINE/EFFECT MIX
- Signals connected to the »LINE IN / EFFECTS LOOP RETURN« jack and the »AUX IN« can be added to the dry bass guitar signal according to your likings with this »LINE/EFFECTS MIX« control. The parallel »EFFECTS LOOP« (#29) is designed for the connection of one or more effects devices. The »RETURN/ LINE IN« jack (#29b) can also be used to connect various external audio sources to the T 1000 such as an MP3 player, a second bass guitar, or in order to just use the power amp of the T 1000. The »LINE / EFFECTS MIX« is a balance control adjusting the level of the effects sound as compared to the dry sound of the T 1000 preamp. With the »EFFECTS MIX« control all the way to the left the signal of the external device, i.e. of the »RETURN/LINE IN« jack (#29b), is off. All you hear is the dry bass signal. Turning it up a little will add some effects to your sound. In this position (to the left of the knob’s centre position) the effects sound is processed in parallel with the unaffected or dry signal which enables you to preserve the integrity of the premium tone and feel the T 1000 is capable of delivering. The more you turn the control clockwise, the more prominent will the »RETURN« signal become (i.e. the effect) while at the same time the dry signal will decrease. When the »LINE / EFFECTS MIX« control is turned all the way up to »10« the »EFFECTS LOOP« effectively becomes a serial loop. Now the internal signal path is interrupted (rather than just tapped), sent out to the external device(s) where it gets processed (added with effects, modulated, modified, whatever) and returned to the amplifier as a whole.
- This is the overall volume control of the T 1000 and works on the two internal power amp sections. It determines the level at the »SPEAKER OUTPUTS« as well as the »LINE OUT« jack. Note: Each power amp features its individual »VOLUME« control on the back panel. Do make sure that they are turned up accordingly.
- The »MUTE« switch should be depressed when you power up or down your T 1000 – the push button switch illuminates when the function is engaged. In this mode no audio signal will be processed and heard at any output except the »TUNER« jack. That way you don’t have to turn down the volume for silent tuning or when changing instruments, thus you do without the nasty cling which you usually hear when you unplug the jack. The »MUTE« switch also interrupts the signal path at the transformer balanced »DI OUT« no matter which position the switch »POST« is in (that way your silent tuning or changing instruments won’t be heard in the PA, either). During breaks the amp should be set to »MUTE« rather than switched off completely. That way the internal fan stays on and cools down the power amp circuitry if necessary. Disengage the »MUTE« function and start to rumble – now there is signal at all outputs again.
- With this switch the transformer balanced »DI OUT« can be selected to be a »PRE« or »POST« preamp signal. In the »PRE« position (switch is not depressed) the »DI OUT« signal is tapped directly after the input stage including the »-10 dB« function (#2), if activated, as well as the »GAIN« control (#4). In the »POST« position (switch depressed) the »DI OUT« signal is taken after it has been processed by the complete preamp, i.e. including the »GAIN« control, the tone control section, and the »EFFECTS LOOP«. It is not affected by the »MASTER« control. As a reference the push button switch will be illuminated when the »DI OUT« is set to »POST«.
- T 1000 supplies a balanced line output signal for connecting to a house mixing board, recording console or external amplifier(s) with balanced inputs. Connect a shielded 3-core microphone cable with XLR plugs to this male XLR output. The need for an additional active DI box, which can be pretty expensive, is obsolete. Due to the advanced circuit design using only the best components available the high sound quality of the »DI OUT« makes it the amp of choice in any recording studio (you can use the T 1000’s pre amp on its own without driving any speakers). The DI signal can be tapped either before or after the preamp, as determined by the switch »POST«.
- There is no need to be afraid of nasty ground loops anymore. In case you will get a ground loop, please switch the »GROUND LIFT« into the »LIFT« position.
- Connect the optional footswitch for the T1000 to this 6.3 mm stereo jack with the cable which comes included with the footswitch. This will allow you to switch the functions »MUTE” and »COMPRESSOR« remotely. For the footswitch to work properly the »MUTE« switch on the front panel of the amp must be »OFF«. There is a red LED indicating that the »MUTE« function is active, and likewise a blue LED for the »COMPRESSOR« function on the footswitch. Even with the footswitch connected the »MUTE« function can still be engaged with the »MUTE« switch on the front panel of the amp.
- Activating the »POWER SWITCH« will light up the switch and make the EICH logo on the front panel illuminate. Before you turn on the amp do make sure that the »MUTE« switch is depressed and the voltage is correct !
- BASS BOOST
- This switch, when engaged (the push button switch illuminates), boosts the very low frequencies around 30 Hz by 12 dB. This adds a solid ground to the sound similar to a valve amp.
- This is the primary low frequency control. It allows for cutting or boosting the frequency range around 70 Hz by 15 dB each. This frequency range represents the bottom end and massive yet distinguished punch in a bass guitar. Start from the 12 o’clock position and dial in the sound you like.
- LO MID
- Is centred at 250 Hz and offers a cut or boost of 12 dB. The slope of this control is not as steep as the one of the »LO« control. This frequency range, when turned up, determines the body of the bass guitar signal and lets the bass be heard in a mix. Turn it counter clockwise to reduce unwanted room resonance..
- HI MID
- Is centred at 800 Hz and offers a cut or boost of 12 dB, again with a more gentle slope just like the »LoMID« control. Due to the broader ranges which are covered by these controls the sound never gets booming or honky when you turn them all the way up. Turning up the »HiMID« control gives you a great fretless sound. On the other hand, when you cut the »HiMID« range you end up with a funky slap sound of extremely high quality
- Is centred at 5 kHz and offers a cut or boost of 15 dB. Turn it up for a biting, crystal clear rock or funk bass. Turn it counter clockwise to reduce hiss or generally dampen the sound for a muted reggae feel.
- HI BOOST
- Depress this switch and engage a boost of 12 dB at 10 kHz. (the push button switch illuminates). This is your switch if your strings are dead or if you are into a more HiFi-like bass sound with silky top end.
- POWER RECEPTACLE
- Connect the supplied AC power cord to the power receptacle. Make sure the Euro plug is firmly inserted in the socket. The other end of the cable should be connected to any standard grounded AC outlet or into a power strip of proper voltage. Before you plug in do make sure that the voltage is correct (see #23)! Just in case you lose the cord provided, the jack accepts a standard 3-prong IEC cord like those found on most professional gear and computers – you can get it at any electronics, music or computer store. Never (!) remove or otherwise attempt to defeat the ground pin of the power cord in order to get rid of a hum induced by a ground loop.
- SPEAKER BRIDGED MODE
- T 1000 sports three original Neutrik Speakon® NLJ2MDV speaker outputs. The wiring of the pins is as follows: 1+ = hot, 1- = ground. The one on the right (looked from behind) is reserved for mono bridged operation. When operating the amp in »BRIDGE MODE« care should be taken that the minimum load is no less than 4 ohms.
- BRIDGED MODE
- Press the switch »BRIDGE MODE ON/OFF« just above this Speakon® output until it rests in the »ON« position. In this mode neither the two »VOLUME« controls for »CHANNEL A« and »CHANNEL B« nor the »SUB-BOOST« filter are active. The overall output level is controlled by the »MASTER« volume control on the front panel only. Make sure that the speaker outputs of »CHANNEL A« and »CHANNEL B« are not being used. In »BRIDGE MODE« the two internal power amps are combined to produce 1000 watts of continuous output power at a minimum load of 4 ohms. Be absolutely certain that the speaker cabinet(s) connected is (are) able to handle the extremely high output power of the amp. All EICH cabinets featuring at least 4 speakers will do the job easily (e.g. 410L-4, 610L-4, 810L-4, 612XL-4 etc.). When you use a speaker cabinet with a lower power handling capacity do make sure that you operate the amp at moderate levels only, i.e. don’t turn up the »MASTER« control too far. Whatever your setup is, always make sure that the speaker cables are as long as necessary but as short as possible, using heavy gauge cable (we recommend at least 2 x 2.5 mm2). Do stick to speaker cables with Speakon® connectors only, either NL2FX (two pin connector) or NL4FX (four pin connector). The wiring of the pins is as follows: 1+ = hot, 1- = ground. High quality EICH speaker cables can be obtained as an option.
- CHANNEL B
- T 1000 is equipped with two power amps, »CHANNEL A« and »CHANNEL B«, which can be used simultaneously, each of them delivering 500 watts continuous output power at a minimum load of 2 ohms. Each power amp features one Neutrik Speakon® connector. If you want to connect more than one speaker cabinet to the SPEAKON® outputs you have to daisy chain one cabinet with the next. Just make sure that the minimum load of each power amp is no less than 2 ohms. »CHANNEL A«works exactly the same way as »CHANNEL B«. Thus, in total, you could connect two cabinets with an impedance of 2 ohms each or four cabinets with an impedance of 4 ohms each to the T 1000 simultaneously. Both power amp channels have got their own »VOLUME« control. They allow you to set individual output levels for the cabinets connected thus leaving you with a couple of interesting options. Do make sure that the »BRIDGE ON / OFF« switch is in the »OFF« position – otherwise these »VOLUME« controls are not active.
- SUB ON / OFF
- “CHANNEL B” features a unique “SUB BOOST” filter doing two different things simultaneously: When this switch is depressed a low pass filter cuts all frequencies above 200 Hz. At the same time there is a level boost of 12 dB. This switch makes your T 1000 the ideal amp for the use with a EICH BASS BOARD together with a “normal” cabinet. Connect the BASS BOARD to “CHANNEL B” with the “SUB BOOST” function depressed and a “normal” speaker cabinet to “CHANNEL A” while balancing the output levels accordingly.
- CHANNEL A
- »CHANNEL A« works exactly the same way as »CHANNEL B« with the exception of not offering the »SUB« filter. Thus you can connect one or two speakers (by daisy chaining them) with a total impedance of 2 ohms. The output power rating is 500 watts. »CHANNEL A« and »CHANNEL B« can be operated simultaneously. »CHANNEL A«, just like »CHANNEL B«, features its own »VOLUME« control. It allows you to adjust individual output levels for both channels and thus the cabinets connected. Do make sure that the »BRIDGE MODE ON / OFF« switch is in the »OFF« position – otherwise this »VOLUME« control is not active.
- PHONE OUT
- This 3.5 mm stereo jack lets you connect your headphones. With the »MASTER« volume you can control both the level of your instrument and the level of the audio source connected to the »AUX IN« jack. It is possible to use your T 1000 without a cabinet, so you can just play in any situation!
- AUX IN
- This 3.5mm stereo »AUX IN« jack. provides the possibility to connect your mp3 player, your iphone or other external audio sources. You can control its‘ level with the »MASTER« volume to blend it with your bass signal. Please use the included 3.5mm stereo cable to connect the audio source of your choice
- EFFECTS LOOP
- RETURN/LINE IN, SEND These two 1/4” jacks are the serial patch points for external signal processing effects.
- RETURN/LINE IN
- Connect the output of the (last) external device to the »RETURN« jack. Always use high quality shielded instrument cables for connecting to and from external devices. Keep the cables as short as possible. If you notice crackling distortion when using external effects, either the batteries of the stomp box have run out, or the send level of the amplifier is too high for the processor’s input stage. In this case you better connect the device between bass guitar and amplifier. The »RETURN / LINE IN« jack can also be used to connect various external audio sources to the T 1000 such as an MP3 player, or in order to just use the power amp of the T 1000. The »MASTER« control determines the final output level. As the »RETURN / LINE IN« jack is placed after the tone controls.
- Connect the »SEND« jack to the input of the (first) external device.
- LINE OUT
- This jack provides a line level signal for connection to a separate power amp, PA mixing console or recording equipment. The volume of the signal is controlled by the »MASTER« control. Note that the output is muted when the »MUTE« function is engaged.
- This jack is provided for connection to an electronic tuner and is always “live” even when the T 1000 is in »MUTE« mode. This allows for silent tuning as well as providing a monitor feed which stays hot even when the house mix is muted.
- Dimension (WxHxD)
- 27 x 8 x 25 cm 10,6” x 3,1” x 10”
- 2,4 kg, 5,4 lbs
- MAGNET FIX PINS
- On the bottom of the amp the »MAGNET FIX PINS« holds all our T-Series Amps on all our EICH Amplification cabinets. The ultra-strong magnets holds the amp safe because all Cabinets are equipped with the »AMP FIXING« system. Even inclination angle above 45 ° are no problem.
- POWER FUSE
- The T 1000 is fused for your and its own protection. If you suspect a blown fuse, disconnect the cord, pull out the »FUSE DRAWER« located just below the cord receptacle) and replace the fuse with another suitable fuse. There should be a spare fuse in the fuse drawer. For 230 V and 115 V units the fuse for the T 1000 must be a 6,3 A (amps) SLO BLO 5 x 20 mm. When you’re in a country with a standard of 115 volts set the »VOLTAGE SELECTOR« accordingly. If two fuses blow in a row, something is very wrong. Do not open the unit. Refer service to qualified service personnel.
- VOLTAGE SELECTOR
- The T 1000 features a “VOLTAGE SELECTOR” allowing you to use your amplifier anywhere in the world just by the flick of a switch. The unit is set to 230 V when we ship to a country in Europe. Should you wish to use your T 1000 in the USA set the “VOLTAGE SELECTOR” to “115 V”. ATTENTION: Don’t forget to set it back to »230 V« when you return home! EICH Amplification cannot be made responsible for damages to the unit caused by improper voltage selection. Therefore it is a good idea to always check the »VOLTAGE SELECTOR« before powering up the unit.