TC Electronic BH250 and BG250 Compact Amplifiers


Snag the BG250 Combo or the BH250 Bass 
Head at the lowest prices, guaranteed!

One of the biggest headaches of being a gigging musician is lugging around all of that equipment. You’ve got the instruments, the numerous cables, the hardware, microphones and worst of all – those really heavy amplifiers. The problem is even worse if you’re a bassist as the cabinets and heads tend to be massive and heavier than their guitar brethren in order to get the volume and tone required for the instrument.

The good news is that much like plenty of other gear, the progress in technology has gifted us with smaller and sleeker designs that retain all – if not more – of the power of their bigger counterparts. In comes the TC Electronic BH250 – a 250 Watt ultra-compact bass head weighing in at a meager 4 lbs.! If combos are more you’re thing, TC’s also got you covered with the BG250 which clocks in at a very manageable 35 lbs., boasting a 15-inch speaker and an incredible 250 watts of power.

Both the BH250 and BG250 both feature gain and output controls, intelligent contouring three-band EQ, a built-in tuner (supports 4, 5 and 6 string basses), a headphone out and an aux in (for your MP3 player), and more. And for the more modern musician, you’ll be glad to know that both of these fully-featured amplifiers take advantage of TC’s Tone Print technology which essentially lets you fine tune your specific needs through downloads of effects presets using you iOS or Android smartphone. For example, let’s say you need a particularly gritty distortion effect or a rather specific chorus, but the amp has them nowhere to be found? Not a problem – all you have to do is load up whatever effect you want in an instant from your phone (or computer using USB).

We put both of these amps to the test just to see how well those 250 watts can sing and long story short – we were more than pleasantly surprised! Even though either amp (the BH250 head was paired with a TC RS212 cab) was competing directly with two piercing guitars, drums, dual vocalists and keyboards, the amp had no trouble cutting through and remained consistently clean and clear, despite being pushed to its limits. The head itself was also able to connect directly to the PA thanks to the built-in DI output, which also gave us a consistent response.

All in all, both the BH250 and BG250 are remarkable mixtures of power and technology that won’t break the bank, just don’t let their petite size and weight fool you – these amplifiers definitely pack a wall rumbling punch! The BH250 250 Watt Bass Head is available at $299.99 and the BG250 250 Watt Bass Combo Amplifier is available at $349.99. Check out the features and specs below.



BG250 Combo Amplifier Features: 

  • Ultra-light, Ultra-powerful
  • TonePrint Enabled
  • Tone Shaping Tools
  • Built-in Bass Tuner

BG250 Tech Specs: 


Input Section 

  • Input connector: 1/4" jack
  • Input impedance: 500 kOhm / 100 pF
  • Gain range: -96 to 36dB


Tone control 

  • Bass: 80Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 100Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
  • Mid: 500Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 800Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
  • Treble/ Tweeter Tone: Center Freq: 1800Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 3150Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
  • Tube Tone: 0 to 10, Tube amp Recreation
  • Tone Print: 0 to 10 embedded parameters for TonePrints
  • Tuner: Bass Tuner, always on
  • Tuning range: B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)
  • Mute: Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
  • Master Level / Headphones Output: Studio quality headphone amp
  • HP Out Impedance: 40 to 600 Ohm
  • Mains supply: 100 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (70W @ 1/8 of Max. Output)
  • Power module rating: 250w (500w instantaneus Peak @ min. Load) TCE Power rating and Active Power Management
  • Balanced output: Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
  • Bal. Out Max.: +2dBu
  • Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Rehearsal input: 1/8" jack input, fits to iPod
  • Operating / Storage Temperature: 0° C to 50° C / -30° C to 70° C
  • Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 462 x 620 x 380 mm / 18.2" x 24.4" x 15.0"
  • Weight: 15.8 kg / 34.8 pounds
  • Finish: Tolex covered. Handcrafted plywood box
  • Porting: Front porting
  • Woofer: TC Electronic custom 15"
  • Tweeter:TC Electronic custom Piezo


 

BH250 Bass Head Features: 

  • TonePrint - Instant Inspiration
  • Super Portable - 4 lbs / 1.8 kg
  • Bass Tuner - For 4, 5 and 6 strings


BH250 Tech Specs:


Input: 

  • Input connector: 1/4" jack
  • Input impedance: 500 kOhm / 100pF
  • Gain range: -96 to 36dB


Tone control: 

  • Bass: 80Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 100Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
  • Mid: 500Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 800Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB & 0 to -12 dB
  • Treble / Tweeter Tone: Center Freq.: 1800Hz @ Gain: -24 to 0dB; 5000Hz @ Gain 0 to +15dB
  • Tone Print: 0 to 10 embedded parameters for TonePrints
  • Tuner: Bass Tuner, always on
  • Tuning range: B0 (30.87Hz) to G4 (392.00Hz)
  • Mute: Mutes speaker out, Phones out and Balanced out
  • Master Level / Headphones Output: Studio quality headphone amp
  • HP Out Impedance: 40 to 600Ohm
  • Mains supply: 100 - 240V~ 50/60Hz (70W @ 1/8 of Max. Output)
  • Power module rating: 250w (500w instantaneous Peak @ min. Load)
  • Speaker output: Neutrik Speakon™
  • Balanced output: Balanced XLR, Pre/Post Pre-amp
  • Bal. Out Max.: +2dBu
  • Bal. Out Optimal Load Impedance: 600 Ohm
  • Rehearsal input: 1/8" jack input, fits to iPod®
  • Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 220 x 63 x 231 mm / 8.7" x 2.5" x 9.1"
  • Weight: 1.8kg / 4 pounds
  • Finish: Brushed and anodized aluminum front plate/ Metal chassis
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