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Bergantino Audio Systems Announces forté Bass Amplifier

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Whitinsville, MA (July 10, 2017) – The new Bergantino forté (pronounced "for-tay") bass amplifier is the newest member of the Bergantino Audio amplifier family. The Bergantino forté amplifier begins shipping fall 2017 and has a ProNet price of $899.

    The Bergantino Audio Systems forté is an incredibly flexible, state-of-the-art Bass Amplifier, delivering maximum performance in a compact package. The forté uses the same analog preamp and power amp section employed in the ground breaking Bergantino B|Amp, but with fewer options and control. The forté and the B|Amp have the same great sound, headroom and immediate command of your bass instrument signal, but is offered in a lower-cost, traditional amplifier design.

    You will find many familiar features of the B|Amp including 4-band EQ control, bright switch, variable input gain adjustment, effects send/return, auxiliary input and headphone jack, tuner out, dual SpeakOn jacks, studio quality direct output, 2-Ohm operation and universal power supply. The forté also has a unique On-Board VRC (Variable Ratio Compressor) compressor adjustable from the front panel.

    • 4-Band Tone Control
    o Bass: +/- 10dB @ 63Hz
    o Lo-Mid: +/- 10dB @ 250Hz o Hi-Mid: +/- 10dB @ 1kHz o Treble: +/- 10dB @ 3.5kHz

    • Bright switch: +6dB @ 6.5kHz
    • On-Board adjustable VRC (Variable Ratio Compressor) Compressor
    • Auxiliary input and headphone jack for personal monitor and practice use • Effects send and return loop
    • Studio quality Direct Output, software selectable Pre or Post EQ
    • UPS – Universal power supply 115VAC- 240VAC 50/60Hz
    • Power Section: 700W RMS at 4-Ohms, 800W RMS at 2-Ohms
    • Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.5"W x 8.375”D x 3.75”H
    • Weight: 6 lbs.
    • ProNet Price: $899 USD

    Bergantino Audio Systems is a high-quality manufacturer of bass guitar equipment located in Whitinsville, MA. Bergantino Audio products are available from select authorized musical products dealers around the world and direct on the Bergantino website. For more information, please visit: Forte Bass Amplifier or email sales@bergantino.com.

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  2. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    What's a ProNet price? How does this relate to MSRP/Street pricing?
  3. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
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  4. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Thanks Jim! Color me intrigued.!
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  5. danalogue

    danalogue Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    Denver, CO
    This looks awesome. I'd love to take one for a spin.
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  6. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Me too! Bergantino cab owner and believer since 2003. :)
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  7. It would be nice with my Bergie HT212 :)
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  8. Rodslinger

    Rodslinger Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    RVA & then some
    Noooooooo! Just when my wife is happy with me! Time to piss her off again lol. Also will it do 8 Ohms or is it SVT Classic like and only runs 4 & 2 Ohms?
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  9. Jim Bergantino

    Jim Bergantino Commercial User

    Feb 27, 2003
    Bergantino Audio Systems
    You can toggle between 4/8ohm and 2 ohm operation simply by pushing and holding the Mute button for 2 seconds. As far as being safe into 8 ohm, it will just put out half as much power into 8 ohms as into 4 ohms, which is the case with all solid state amps.
    I'm sure your wife wouldn't mind receiving a nice surprise from you too! ;-)
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017