Laney R500-115 Richter 500W 1x15 Bass Combo
Laney 2017 R500-115 Richter Bass Combo Overview by GAK:The Laney R500-115 is the flagship combo in the Richter bass range packing an impressive 500W RMS into a sealed cabinet with a range of bass-friendly controls and variables. Designed and engineered in the UK, the R500-115 calls on Laney’s 50-year history of bass amp building to provide versatility, portability and reliability to all levels of bass player from rehearsal room to large stage.
At 23.6kg (52lbs), the R500-115 houses Laney’s ‘R500’ amplifier in portable combo format, loaded with a 15” custom-design speaker plus high frequency horn. Capable of a real 500 watts RMS power, the R500-115 delivers results that stand well-ahead of the competitors in its price bracket.
An array of bass player-friendly connections is straight at hand: Normal or High jack inputs can be selected depending on the output of the bass used. A balanced XLR D.I. provides direct, mic-free mixer connection when recording or performing live. An Aux input allows play-along to a backing track. A headphone socket allows secluded listening to your sounds when the need arises. An FX loop allows connection of external effects.
The R500-115 is fitted with Speakon connectors to the rear panel, giving secure and safe connectivity to your chosen extension cabinets. Paired with the new Laney R410 and/or R115 speaker cabinets, makes for the perfect extension in those larger performance needs.
The R500-115 combines flexible tone-shaping with simple interface: Set between conventional Bass and Treble controls is a 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 (sold separately). This is also coupled with Laney’s unique ‘Enhance’ control that dials in increased low-end definition from a single turn, plus a selectable on-board compressor. The R500-115 lets any bass player own their tone!
- CABINET DESIGN: 1x15"
- CHANNELS: 1
- CHANNEL CONTROLS: GAIN, ENHANCE, BASS, MID, TREBLE, 10 BAND GRAPHIC EQ
- DI SOCKET: YES
- DRIVERS: 1x15" CUSTOM DESIGNED HH SPEAKER + HORN
- EQUALISATION: 10 BAND GRAPHIC EQ (SWITCHABLE WITH OPTIONAL FS-1)
- FX LOOP: YES
- AUX IN: YES
- HEADPHONE SOCKET: YES
- INPUTS: NORMAL & HIGH
- LINE IN: 1/4" JACK
- SPEAKER OUT: SPEAKON CONNECTOR FOR EXTENSION
- DIMENSIONS: (H x W x D in MM) 563 x 523 x 365
- WEIGHT: 23.6KG (52LBS)
Very good range of sound. Very powerful but warm. I use a five string bass and the bottom B through my zoom G1on pedal with sub octave is amazing through the 15”. Difficult to believe the price for the flexibility this amp offers.