Poland’s Taurus is to unveil its latest bass amp, the hybrid Vandall-500, at the NAMM 2019 show later this month in Anaheim, California.
The Taurus Vandall-500 is a 500 Watt RMS bass head with a double input, including both solid state and tube pre-amps.The solid state pre-amp ensures great dynamic while the tube pre-amp provides a warm, soft sound. Both pre-amps can be sleeplessly mixed: ‘,,,to offer the whole spectrum of desired sounds, from crisp and clear to slightly over driven tube,’ the maker says.
The Taurus Vandall-500 is equipped with the easy to operate MLO tone control system. The MLO (Mid-Level Optimization) system allowing for ‘…easy, intuitive and extremely comfortable optimization of the overall sound of the bass guitar’.
Taurus says: ‘ The MLO System provides all-new possibilities. It ensures the most accurate proportion of medium frequencies in accordance with your manual settings of bass and trebles. This very intuitive and logical system supports a musician’s choice for the most desirable sound.
‘In addition, the MLO equalizer ensures virtually no change in overall volume while changing the bass frequencies. Unlike most amps, when adjusting bass frequency, the musician notices a change in the sound not the volume.
‘To sum up, the equalisation in the MLO keeps you within the correct range, at the same time allowing you to use the maximum potential of equalization of the bass sound. This is a big advantage compared to a classic solution, where you need to watch certain frequencies carefully to avoid overloading the speakers.
‘Extra precise control over middle range is effected by a parametric equalizer and pre-amp filter switches. Even thought the amplifier is operating in very low frequencies, the bass sound is still impressively selective.
‘The Taurus Vandall-500 is powered by outstandingly efficient high energy (SMPS) Switching Mode Power Supply which ensures extremely high dynamics and power in a light weight and compact amp dimensions’.