Taurus Bass Amplification, Black Line Silver Line THD 450 T tube pre amp light weight amplifier, Warwick, UK, compact, light, class Digital

 

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>THD450T



THD 450T Special offer £375  inc UK shipping

Add Gator 3U rack bag for £55 when ordered with amp

Add Korg rack tuner for £79 when ordered with amp


This new amplifier from Taurus delivers a wide, deep yet uncoloured tone, plenty of power and offers simple but amazingly effective tone shaping. The 12AX7 tube can be blended in for just the right amount of real tube-tone making it really versatile and great for old school and modern styles of music.

Great value, lightweight, advanced bass amplification designed and made in Europe.



Silver Line  THD-450T - (list price £645)

  1. 450W RMS - analog amp. + SMPS  (weight 4,2kg)

  2. Optical compressor

  3. DBS - Dynamic Bass System

  4. MLO - Mid Level Optimisation

  5. True V. - True Voice  at Line output

  6. Tube Drive.

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The Taurus THD-450T is a 450W/RMS bass head with a double input stage including both transistor and tube pre-amps. The transistor pre-amp ensures great sound dynamics while the tube pre-amp provides a warm, soft sound. Both pre-amps can be steplessly mixed to offer the whole spectrum of desired sounds, from crisp and clear to slightly over driven tube. The Taurus THD-450T is equipped with the very effective and easy to operate MLO tone control system designed to find the right sound quickly. Tone setting characteristics are designed to reveal the character of the particular instrument, meeting its both technical and musical parameters. Extra precise control over middle range is effected by a parametric equaliser and pre-amp filters switches. Even thought the amplifier is operating in very low frequencies, the bass sound is still impressively selective. Unique high quality optical limiter is built in for fast and noiseless operation.


The Taurus THD-450T is powered by outstandingly efficient high energy Switching Mode Power Supply which ensures extremely high dynamics and power in a light weight and compact cabinet.

Power output: 450W RMS / 4ohm , 300W RMS / 8ohm
Main features: 2 preamps - tube and transistors / analog device / SMPS
Inputs:  passive & active

Controls:  
GAIN  
control with overload indicator. Operating with Gain and Input Mix player can obtain sound very close to acoustic bass or fretless bass guitar. The area around knobs marked by a break-off line indicates the region where the level of compression and distortion allows achieving the desired effect.
MIX  fluent signal adjustment of the input between 2 sections of the amplifier - tubes and transistors.
COMPRESSOR/LIMITER to control dynamic of sound

BASS and TREBLE equaliser with "MLO system" (Middle-range Level Optimisation).
Triple  BASS-switch to reduce or boost low frequency [DBS-cut/OFF/DBS-boost]
Triple  TREBLE-switch to reduce or boost high frequency[CUT/OFF/PRESENCE]
PARAMETRIC EQUALISER
for precise control of middle range (120Hz-4kHz)
PUNCH button - increases sonic expression

MLO EQ - TECH INFO:
BASS: 40Hz +/-10dB @550Hz -/+4dB 
BASS Boost/Cut: 60Hz +/-6dB
TREBLE: 5kHz +15dB / 8kHz -15dB,
TREBLE Boost/Cut: 6kHz +8dB/-13dB

EQ MIDDLE: 120Hz-4kHz +/-12dB
PUNCH: 300Hz +8dB

Other features:
MUTE
  button
CLIP  power amp indicator
PEAK  preamp overload indicator
Effect loops: SEND / RETURN (jack 1/4 inch)
Outputs:  XLR balanced LINE output with PRE/POST switch and GROUND LIFT circuit switch,TUNER, SPEAKERS  (combo speakon/jack)
Protections:  short circuit, thermal overload, power overload
Forced cooling system with electronic efficiency control

Dimensions:  19” / 1,5 rackspaces  (H x W x D) 66x483x190mm
Weight: 4.2 kg


Taurus - unique features


MLO SYSTEM

The “MLO” (Mid Level Optimisation) is Taurus proprietary system allowing for an easy, intuitive and extremely comfortable optimisation of the overall sound of the bass guitar.

The MLO System provides all new possibilities. It ensures most accurate proportion of medium frequencies in accordance of your manual settings of bass and trebles. This very intuitive and logical system supports musician's choice for most desirable sound.

In addition, the MLO equaliser ensures virtually no change in overall volume while changing the bass frequencies. Unlike most of the standard amps, adjusting bass frequency the musician notices change of the sound not the volume.

DBS SYSTEM

The DBS system is designed to increase low bottom while preserving very clear and dynamic sound, this also protects speakers against fluttering when very low frequencies are applied.

DBS provides the natural sound of the instrument even in the lowest registers.

The DBS system is designed to increase low bottom while preserving very clear and dynamic sound, this also protects speakers against fluttering when very low frequencies are applied.
DBS provides the natural sound of the instrument even in the lowest registers.

TUBE DRIVE

By using two potentiometers MIX and GAIN, you will conjure sound which can be produced only by real tube amplifier : Warm murmur, tube compression, as well as VINTAGE DRIVE. The MIX knob is a balance of Solid State and Tube pre-amp. The GAIN is used to achieve compression and overdrive of the amp's tube section,which is identical to the real classic tube amplifiers.

For example:




Gentle tube sound without compression.

Light compression and characteristic tube murmur.

Deep tube DRIVE

 

OPTO-COMPRESSOR

The COMPRESSOR/ LIMITER used in Taurus's amplifiers is based on OPTOCUPLER high quality parts. This passive, virtually noiseless optical system will not alter your original sound by any means (no ham or distortion ). It is designed to give a wide range of compression effects, from a very soft sound of the Limiter up to the deepest possible compressed sound.The sound always remains highly selective, clear and punchy, even at its maximum compression.

TRUE VOICE line out

All Silver Line Amps feature "True Voice" output. This particular feature allows for sending your instrument's sound directly to the mixing board through the LINE-POST-EQ output. The sound sent to the mixing board has exact the same parameters as the sound you can hear through your speakers.