EICH Amplification may be a relatively new brand in the bass amp market, but the forces behind are not only super-skilled, there’s also massive amounts of real-world bass amp experience behind the powerful heads and classy cabinets.
Thomas Eich is the man behind TEC Amp, but recently he decided to break out and start a new bass brand. One that has quickly become one to definitely check out if you’re in the market for a high-end bass rig solution.
EICH has gone all in and has a full range of bass heads to suit any power need, tons of cab variants to cater for compact to massive stacks to fit any environment, sleek combos, perfect-fit covers and soft bags for the heads. They even have a range of bass boards if you’re an in-ear player.
How the T-500 Works
The ultra-compact T-series amps stand out by their power, punch and drive. You will experience every nuance of your bass lines in a totally new and distinct way – completely unaltered but with lots of punch, just the way you like it.
The well-balanced four-band tone control suits all musical styles perfectly.
The “TASTE” control allows you to emphasize the tonal characteristics of your instrument – everything between a pronounced mid-boost, a bold slap tone and an ultra-fat Reggae or Motown sound.
Set it to the centre and this control doesn’t affect your signal at all.
But turn it to the left and you start to filter out some ultra-low frequencies while at the same time give the critical mid range a bump for some real cut-through-the-mix bass power. This is the ultimate trick for an amazing mwah-delicious fretless tone.
Turn it to the right to soften the high end which leads to a pumping bass sound.
Jacks for FX loop, Tuner Out, Line Out, Line In and a transformer balanced pre/post switchable DI Out with ground lift lets you connect the T-series to the outside world.
T-series amps are ideal for traveling around the world thanks to their voltage switch that allows operation at 230 or 115 volts 50 – 60 Hz. Two ultra-quiet, digitally controlled fans and the tuned airflow channel in the T500 keeps the amp cool even at full power.
A great new feature for late night rehearsal is the aux-in jack, where you can connect devices such as your mobile phone, a tablet or other to jam along to your favorite tunes listening with your headphones. You don‘t even have to connect a cabinet. It‘s never been easier.
Magneto Super Powers
The Magnet Fix Pins will keep the T-500 in place when you use one of the Eich cabinet.
All Eich cabinets have the AmpFixing rail on top of the cabinet to make sure your amp stays in only one place – where it should be!
We love lightweight Class D amps, but one of the drawbacks have in some cases turned out to be a head that could be easily ‘dragged’ backwards from the speaker cables or if the stage is a little shaky.
The brilliant Eich magnetic solution solves this issue that could potentially save you from loosing sound mid-gig or even a trip to the repair shop.
Power 2 Go. And Made Exclusively in Germany.
Combining all of the above, the result is an impressive live performance with an unbeatable power-to-weight ratio. With its digital power amp delivering 500 watts, the T500 will rumble any stage in the world.
Speaking about the world. Bass amps come from many places. Some are designed in one country, manufactured in others and assembled in yet another country. Well, all EICH amps are designed, manufactured, assembled and quality-tested in Germany. Even the circuit boards are made just a few miles from Thomas Eich’s workshop where the design, assembly and final testing is taking place. It is super important to Thomas Eich to truly know where the parts come from, how the pieces come together and it is his philosophy that this is what it takes to build a great bass amp – and that you can hear that when you plug in your instrument!
The EICH T500 simply combines enormous power and elegant lightness to create a completely new generation of bass amplifiers. For the next generation of bass players.
T-series – MASSIVE SOUND IN A MINIATURE PACKAGE!
How The Eich T-500 Sounds
- Extremely lightweight
- Ultra compact
- Switching power supply
- Class-D Power Amp
- Magnet Fix pins
- 4-band EQ
- pre/post »DI out«
- Transformer balanced »DI out«
- Ground Lift switch
- 115 / 230V switch
- Preamp: solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lomid, himid, hi, master controls, switchable mute, DI pre/post, XLR transformer balanced DI out with Ground Lift Switch, serial effects loop, tuner out, line out, line in
- Output RMS: 500 w (4 ohms), 300 w (8 ohms)
- Power Amp: Class D
- Power Consumption: 600 W
- Output: Speakon® combo connectors with ¼“ jack
- DI Out: transformer balanced, pre/post, ground lift switchable
- Dimensions: (W x H x D):. 27 cm x 4,5 cm x 21 cm / 10.7″ x 1.6″ x 8.3″
- WEIGHT: 1,49 kg / 3,28 lbs
- Option: Cover