Laney R500H Richter 500W Bass Head
Laney Product Overview
The Laney R500H is a solid-state head packing an impressive 500W RMS into a very lightweight chassis with a range of bass-friendly controls and variables.
Designed and engineered in the UK, the R500H calls on Laney’s 50-year history of bass amp building to provide portability, versatility, and reliability to all levels of bass player from rehearsal room to large stage.
Useful connection options are in the palm of your hand: Normal or High jack inputs can be selected depending on which bass you are using; A balanced XLR DI gives direct, mic-free mixer connection when recording or performing live; An Auxiliary input allows play-along to backing track; A headphone socket offers secluded listening; An FX loop allows connection of external effects.
The R500H is fitted with Speakon connectors to the rear panel, giving secure and safe connectivity to your chosen cabinets. Paired with the new Laney R410 and/or R115 speaker cabinets, makes for the perfect rig.
The R500H lets any bass player own their tone: An on-board Compressor works in sympathy with the Gain control with both ‘On’ and ‘Active’ lights to react to playing dynamics and Laney’s unique ‘Enhance’ control dials in increased low-end definition from a single turn. Set between Bass and Treble shelving controls is a powerful 10-band Graphic EQ featuring a wide range from 30Hz to 8KHz. This 10 band EQ can also be switched in remotely using a Laney FS1 or FS1-MINI footswitch.
- AUX IN: YES
- CHANNELS: 1
- CHANNEL CONTROLS: GAIN, ENHANCE, BASS, MID, TREBLE, 10 BAND GRAPHIC EQ
- DI SOCKET: YES
- EQUALISATION10 BAND GRAPHIC EQ (SWITCHABLE WITH FS-1)
- FOOTSWITCH: FS-1 (SOLD SEPARATELY)
- FX LOOP(S): YES
- HEADPHONE SOCKET: YES
- INPUTS: NORMAL & HIGHLINE IN1/4" JACK
- LINE OUT: NEUTRIK HYBRID SPEAKON/JACK CONNECTOR
- PACKED DIMENSIONS: (HXWXD MM)128X547X242
- POWER: 500W
- SPEAKER CONNECTIONS: NEUTRIK HYBRID SEASON/JACK
- UNIT DIMS - FOR INT. CASE (HXWXD MM): 74X410X211
- WEIGHT: 4.1KG (9LBS)
No upgrades available
Good little head amp for practice at home. Like the design and the EQ controls and the tone is great and easily controllable. The only two things it lacks are a mute switch, and a D/I out post-EQ (it only does D/I pre-EQ) which I have fed back to Laney. Oh and the big big plus is that it is a "fan-less" design so no noisy fan whirring all the time like another well known Danish brand