Darkglass Alpha Omega 500 Bass Head

ALPHA·OMEGA 500

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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.
The Alpha·Omega 500 takes the best elements of our most successful distortion preamplifier ever, combined with state of the art features to make a powerful 500-watt amplifier. While Darkglass' signature Alpha and Omega drive engines add incredible girth and size to the overdriven signal, 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, whatever your needs may be.

A new superior custom-designed Darkglass high-efficiency class D power amplifier module is the heart of this new line of our 500 Watt amplifiers. It enables the usage of speaker cabs with impedance as low as 2O, adding a new level of flexibility for your cabinet options. The cabinet simulation utilizes an improved version of our Cab Sim module. The module has three slots for hi-res impulse responses which are active for both the headphone output and the balanced XLR DI output.
  • 500w amplifier with the signature Darkglass distortion engines
  • Cab sim with 3 selectable impulse responses
  • Studio-grade 6-band graphic EQ and intelligent compressor
  • Expanded connectivity with aux in, headphone output, and DI output
  • USB connector to load user impulse responses

Input

Use this jack to connect your instrument via a standard ¼” mono cable.

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.

Compression

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.

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).

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.

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.

Master

Use this knob to control the overall volume of the amplifier.

Mute

Use this push button to mute the amplifier.