Laney NEXUS-SL 1000W Class D Bass Head
Sleek design, Powerful, Portable, Tube Loaded, TUSB equipped GÇô the NEXUS SL offers un-paralleled bass tones in a compact, portable format. The new Nexus SL professional hybrid tube bass amplifier has been designed from the ground up to be the go-to solution for all bass playing tone needs. The NEXUS SL is loaded with a high voltage ECC83 tube, handpicked for natural tube warmth and compression, not to mention its wide dynamic range GÇô this is the source of the NEXUS SL's solid bass tone and combines with up to 1000 watts (2 +ù 500 watts RMS) of controllable, dynamic tone available from the twin power amp sections and tube stage means that the NEXUS SL is not left wanting when it comes to BIG bass tones.
THE NEXUS SL is supplied as standard with a T-USB interface, which allows you to connect your amplifier directly into your DAW and record both a dry bass signal at the same time as recording an amped track. Combine this with the ability to RE-AMP your original dry signal means that getting your bass track to sit in the mix is a breeze and saves valuable time in the studio.
With the 'Shape' control one of four pre-determined EQ curves can be applied to your bass tone and foot switched remotely by the FS4-NSL foot switch supplied. An on-board compressor adds just the right amount of compression in response to your input volume and playing weight. The NEXUS SL also includes three new high quality bass effects: Firstly there is the SPACE function. This allows you to add either a large room reverb to your bass tone or add a retro sounding chorus effect. Turn the Space control anticlockwise to dial in reverb, turn the SHAPE control clockwise and mix in more chorus to your sound. The Interval and Focus controls work in conjunction with each other. Interval determines whether an Octave above and below your original note is generated if turned counter clockwise, turning the Interval control clockwise adds a fifth above the original note into the mix. Turing the control clockwise will increase the high frequency harmonics present in the signal giving you a more "synth" style tone. Turing the FOCUS control anticlockwise reduces the high frequency harmonics present in the signal subtly emphasising the low end. Interval is footswitchable via the FS4-NL foot controller which is supplied.
The NEXUS SL features an innovative TILT control GÇô this is a very powerful "SEESAW" EQ feature and is best used to fine tune you tone to the environment you find your self it or if you switch basses mid set and want to quickly adjust your overall tone without losing you overall sound. Turning TILT clockwise will emphasise the overall mid to high frequencies whilst at the same time cutting the bass, turning the TILT control anti clockwise achieves the opposite effect GÇô pulling the mids and tops down whilst pushing the low end. TOUCH does as the name suggests. It adjust how the Nexus SL reacts to you the player GÇôgenerating immediate but subtle variations in the way the on board TUBE performs
The NEXUS SL is a truly global amp. No matter where you are in the world you can plug the NEXUS SL directly into the mains without fear- a boon for those touring across different continents- no more bulky and costly step up/down transformers! A professional DI is a must for any pro bass amplifier. The NEXUS SL features a studio spec DI with a variety of output options depending on what you want to achieve. The DI output can be selected in one of 3 options, OUTPUT, POST or PRE. The NEXUS SL is also supplied with an AUX in socket for connecting external sound sources. As well as the TUSB connectivity the NEXUS SL features a switchable FX loop allowing you connect the outboard gear of your choice, along with a tuner out.
The NEXUS SL is fitted with a pair of Neutrik speakon connections, which allow you to connect the Nexus N range of cabinets. Each connector is coupled to one of the two separate internal power amplifiers. One or both can be used at the same time. The NEXUS SL can be operated safely without any cabinets attached to it GÇô allowing for silent recording and/or headphone use. Each NEXUS SL is supplied with a dedicated FS4-NSL foot switch, rack wings & fasteners for rack mounting and a gig ready carry case. An awesome amp for our times..
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- Inputs: 2 x 1/4" Jack (High/Low Inputs)
- Outputs: 1 x XLR (DI), 1/4" Jack (Re-Amp Send & Headphones), FX Loop, 2 x SpeakON
- Controls: Gain, Shape, Space, Interval, Focus, Bass, Sweep, Middle, Treble, Volume, Tilt, Touch
- Power Output: 2 x 500W (4 Ohms)
- Tube: ECC83
- Load Impedance: 1 x 4 (16 Ohms), 2 x 4 (16 Ohms)
- Output Voltage:2 x 45V (70V Peak)
- Input Impedance: 1 MegOhm & 100 pF
- Input Sensitivity: Lo Input / EQ Flat / Gain Max / Volume Max - 15mV
- FX Loop Sensitivity: 0dBu / -10dBu
- USB: 44.1 kHz (PC/Mac/iPad Compatible)
- Power Consumption: 200 W
- Height: 88 mm
- Width: 428 mm
- Depth: 285 mm
- Weight: 5 Kg
No upgrades available
This is a brilliant amp. I am very impressed. I usually go for US made amplifiers and have stuck by that for many years. However, I was drawn to this item against the Mesa alternative, and I have no regrets. The quality of the tube pre-amp comes through with abundance of power. By way of background, I have bought many bass amps, particularly, the boutique bass amps and I play 4,5 and 6 string bass guitars and electric double bass. This item stands above many. You don't need to spend twice the budget to get a great sound. One bonus is that the amp comes with 5 year guarantee. You cannot ask more for a premium based UK made amplifier. Well done, LANEY.