TC Electronic RH450 Bass Head

Compact 450W Bass Head.


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Groundbreaking features give this amp a personality and sound all of its own!

Bassists, it’s time to punch through the mix! RH450 is here to give bassists a voice. From the moment you experience its sounds, the raw power, and its many amazing features you realize that the bass team at TC Electronic has delivered what you as a bass player have always wanted: an amp system without compromise. With decades of cutting edge amp design and signal processing development, no other company could bring you this much power, flexibility and tone within a bass amp system.

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At TC Electronic, bass gear is developed for bass players by bass players. We have accumulated years and years of live and recording experience – hard-earned experience we've harvested out there on the road and in studios. After countless hours of playing, tweaking, listening – well, living bass, we truly understand your needs and desires when it comes to gigs, rehearsals and studio work. We’re proud to bring you RH450 - the bass innovation that will define Bass Amp 2.0.

Rehearsal inputs

This rear panel-mounted feature allows you to plug in your iPod, phone, computer or MP3 player via the supplied mini-jack to RCA cable adapter for easy practicing and playing along with recorded music. The headphone amp is taken straight from TC's Studio Konnekt 48 and includes a speaker filter on the bass signal.

Integrated Tuner

Simply push the Mute button to get a full-resolution tuner 'light ring' to help you tune your instrument quickly and accurately. You can also use the RC4 for easy remote access to this functionality.

On board User Memories

With RH 450 you can easily switch between, for example, your 4- and 5-string basses, or your Rickenbacker and Fender Jazz. Just plug in the bass and use the 'car radio' style Store & Recall controls to easily switch between presets for your chosen model. There are three bass user memories, remote control access and visual indicators for Mute and the Tuner.

Flexible Tone Control

Along with straightforward controls from traditional amps, voiced to give  you plenty of tweaking RH 450 gives you the option to change the focus of each of the tone controls. This specialized feature of semi-parametric bands, allows you to pinpoint a frequency you either want to remove or boost for each tone control and then store the settings.

TubeTone

Most transistor designs have tried to replicate the tube sound using one small pre-amp tube, but they generally fail as they don't take into account the crucial characteristics of the full pre-amp and power amp sections – both of which are essential to the sound. TubeTone emulates all characteristics to deliver the full tube sound.

Spectra Comp

Rather than a regular compressor that tends to be dominated by the lower string, RH 450's SpectraComp technology allows virtually 'per string' multi-band compression that evens out the compression across all strings.

World Ready power supply

The built-in power supply operates from 90 to 240 Volts, making life a lot easier for anyone on the road as there's no complicated fuse changing.

Digital Recording output

The AES/EBU connector means you can record straight into your DAW, such as Pro Tools or Logic. For maximum flexibility it's also S/PDIF compatible and switchable from pre to post in the pre-amp section. Integrated DI box Quality can vary widely with built-in DIs, but RH 450's DI is transformer balanced and galvanically isolated from the rest of the amp, which means no ground loops or hum. And don't worry about long cable runs – RH 450 will draw at least 100m of cable with zero drop in audio quality.

Portability

For easy transport, the RH 450 has an in-built handle making it easy to pick this amp up with one hand when you are moving multiple items.

Power Handling

The 450w high power output level of RH 450 is accomplished by using Class D amplifier technology in combination with TC's Active Power Management. APM effectively means that the amp behaves very much like a tube amp when getting close to maximum performance by optimizing the power impact, contrary to the hard-clipping tendencies of transistor amps and most other Class D amps.

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