Well, I finally resolved my 'smoky' TC BAM200 issue with Sweetwater and had store credit to use. I am one cheap bast**d, so the next on the price point list was the Behringer Class D. I've had it for maybe a week and a half. Note that my knowledge of amps would not fill a thimble. Bedroom player here with a bit of 'getting with the neighbors' to jam. The Ampeg BA108 just can't cut it for more than a tame electric guitar.
- 300 watts (yeah right) at 4 ohms, 180 watt at 8.
- Sounds great through my shop built BFM Jack Lite 10. First taste for me of what a real amplified bass should sound like. Love it.
- Nice and loud for my needs.
- Two channel footswitch is handy. I'm using it to switch to a bit less volume for pick play vs. fingerstyle.
- 7 band EQ seems to work well. Wish I knew what I was doing here.
- Compressor seems to work well.
- AUX input which some of the small Class D's do not have.
- Weight. Can't be more than 10 lbs.
- The size is easily 5X that of the BAM200. You're not going to sling this into a small gig bag.
- ULTRABASS feature is not much, if any, use. Featured to 'add an octave below'. No way, might be a fifth. Just adds crappy mud. Other reviewers have noted the same.
- FBQ feature to 'show the EQ bands you're playing in'. This is a switch next to the EQ which changes the EQ slider LEDs to show the processed signal frequencies. All I see is a bit of flicker at 63 and 160 Hz and even then I have to turn off the lights and squat in front of them to see it.
- Nit picky, but I find the handle only on one end to be odd. It's always NOT on the side you reach for, LOL.