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SKU DGE-M900S-KRA

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 v2 900-Watt Bass Amp Head, Limited-Edition Kraken

$1,299.99

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes 900 v2 900-Watt Bass Amp Head, Limited-Edition Kraken

$1,299.99

Manufacturer's Description

Absolute Control.

With enhanced durability, improved equalizer, studio-grade compression, impulse response cabinet emulation, and MIDI control, the Microtubes 900 v2 features all the options the modern, professional bassist needs in a compact, sleek, and loud format.

Front Panel Features

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).

Microtubes

Use this push button to turn on or off the Microtubes Engine to add natural compression, organic harmonic enhancement, and saturation ranging from mild overdrive to high gain bass rage.
The Microtubes Engine operates before the clean section (you can therefore use the 6 Band Active EQ for additional tone shaping in addition to the Tone knob described below).

Compression

This knob controls the amount of dynamic compression added to the Microtubes Engine. The make up gain is adjusted automatically. The compression can be turn off or assigned using the Darkglass Suite.

Drive

This knob controls the amount of distortion that the Microtubes Engine will deliver. It will change from a soft warm overdrive to a massive modern distortion sound.

Level

Use this knob to control Microtubes Engine’s output volume.

Blend

Use this knob to mix between the Clean signal and the Distortion signal (Microtubes Engine).

Tone

This knob controls the high harmonic content of the Microtubes Engine via a variable low pass filter: crank it up for additional attack and definition or dim it down for a smoother sound, especially handy if already running bright clean EQ setting or cabinets with tweeters.

B3K/VMT

This push-button switch selects between two overdrive voicings: B3K mode will deliver an aggressive, percussive sound while the VMT will bring up the mids for a warmer, more neutral character.
Gain: Use this knob to change the volume of the signal before the Active 6 Band EQ. You can set it low for ensuring the cleanest operation possible or set it higher for more aggressive growl.

Bass

+-12dB at 80Hz. Use this slider to change the low-end content of the signal.

Mids

+-12dB at 250, 500, 1.5k and 3kHz. These sliders control the mid content of the signal.

Treble

+-12dB at 5kHz. Use this slider 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.

Dimensions

  • Width: 26.7 cm /10¼”
  • Length: 25.5 cm / 10″
  • Height: 7.1 cm / 2¾”
  • Weight: 2.4 kg / 5.3 lb

Darkglass Suite

Using the desktop version of the Darkglass Suite allows you to select and use any of our available impulse responses from our provided library in addition to loading your own custom impulse responses. In addition, you can control the amplifier channel settings for the Super Intelligent Footswitch.

The Intelligent Footswitch is an intuitive yet versatile accessory for your Microtubes 900v2. One tap will engage and disengage the Distortion, while holding for 3 seconds will Mute the amplifier. It is connected to the head via a standard 1/4″ cable and it’s powered by a microcontroller that sends commands to the head using a proprietary communication protocol.

Back Panel Features

Speaker Output

Use this connector to connect the amplifier to your cabinet. This Speakon combo jack allows for either Speakon or ¼” speaker

cable operation..

Send

Use this output to send the signal to effects pedals.

Return

Use this input to receive the signal from effects pedals. Master volume control is after this input.

Ground Lift

Use this control to lift the ground of the DI XLR output. If you are experiencing ground noise in your DI signal try changing the setting of this control.

DI Output

Use this connector to send your signal to the console, mic preamp, interface, etc. Both signals are available (Bypass and the amp signal with cabinet simulation) and are switched from the cab select switch.

USB

The USB connector allows you to use the Darkglass Suite to load different cabinet impulses or change different parameters on your amp.

Headphone Output

Connect your Headphones and enjoy the impulse based cabinet emulation.

Aux In

Use this connector to play music from your laptop, phone, MP3 player, etc. This input is routed only to the headphone output.

Cabinet Select

Use this switch to navigate between the 3 different cabinet impulses or the clean DI signal. This selection will define both the XLR and headphone out signal.

Footswitch

The Intelligent Footswitch is a proprietary digitally controlled device that allows you to remotely engage and disengage the Microtubes Engine. You can also hold the footswitch to Mute the amplifier. You can also hold the footswitch to Mute the amplifier. The distortion push button will remain operational with the Intelligent Footswitch plugged in..

  • You can use a regular mono instrument cable to connect the amplifier to the footswitch.
  •  You must remove the cable from the footswitch jack in the rear panel if you want to control the amp from the front panel.

AC Socket

Use this connector to feed electric power to the amplifier. 100 – 230 VAC, 50-60Hz. Set the voltage selector switch to the correct position before turning on the amplifier!

AC Power ON/OFF

Use this Switch to release the audio energy from your bass.