Winter NAMM 2019 Roundup: Darkglass
Darkglass has followed its Microtubes 900 compact bass amp launched three years ago with two new models, the new Microtubes 900 v2 and Alpha·Omega 900.
Darkglass says: ‘Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is simply brutal and raw, to make a monstrous 900-watt amplifier with earth-shattering tone. Either of Darkglass’ signature drive engines add incredible girth and size to the overdriven signal, but the studio-grade VCA compressor adds an extra layer of control and the ultra-quiet 6-band graphic equalizer can help sculpt the tone from aggressive and overdriven, to crystal clear clean’.
However Drive isn’t all there is to the newcomers which also feature MIDI programmability and impulse response cabinet simulation, with up to three different storable virtual cabinets. This, the make says: ‘makes the Microtubes 900 v2 and Alpha·Omega 900 not only most complete amplifiers for the touring musician, but combined with the auxiliary input and headphone output, the ideal tools for silent practicing too’.
900W RMS Power Output
B3K and Vintage or Alpha and Omega Drive Circuits
Dual 1⁄4″/Speakon jacks (New)
Dual XLR Out – Pre AND Post (New)
Built-in Adjustable studio-grade VCA compression (New)
Auxiliary In and Headphone Jack with separate volume control (New)
Memory for 3 Impulse response via the Cab Select switch (New)
MIDI for remote switching, configurable with the Darkglass Suite (New)
USB connector to load IRs, MIDI learning and more (New)
Ultra-quiet 6-band graphic EQ (New)
4/2 Ohm functionality
The amps will have an SSP of £1,069 each and will available from distributor Audio Distribution Group in March.
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