Eden TN501 Head vs Behringer Ultrabass BX2000H

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ess Eff, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff

    Jun 8, 2021
    I just got into bass and did a whole lot of research on what I wanted to buy.

    I was very keen on a Behringer Ultrabass BX2000H, not just because of the great price but I really liked the features, wattage and design/layout. I've had Behringer guitar amps before so I know the deal with their stuff but I have no problem with Chinese made copies of other brands.

    Unfortunately There was no stock anywhere and expected arrival was quoted as many months away, so I ended up, reluctantly getting an Eden TN501.

    It has similar features to the Behringer but I hated the layout/design, etc. and it was more expensive but I needed to get something, and I got a good deal on a matching 4x10 Eden cab, as a pair. I'm sure many would say the Eden is a much better amp, anyway.

    Well last week I actually found a BX200H that was available, from a small retailer and still at the very cheap price. I couldn't resist ordering it.

    So as a comparison review...

    I really like the Behringer Ultrabass BX2000H and prefer it over the Eden TN501.

    Sound wise; they both sound great. Fiddle with the knobs and buttons and you can get a great range of sounds from both.

    Volume wise; the wattage from the BX2000H is always a contentious issue (quoted at 2000w Peak but no RMS). People have estimated it as being anywhere between 600 and 800w. I recon it is similar to the 500w Eden, but regardless it is plenty loud through a 4x10 @ the full 4ohms. Big room + band, loud.

    Design/layout wise; the Eden is just stupid, imo. The knob layout is illogical and so cramped you can barely get your fingers around them. The front function buttons are very tiny and cheap/flimsy feeling. The size of the unit is toy-like and is so light, you can't plug your cables in with one hand cause it will just slide off the cab. If your guitar cable got yanked, it would go flying across the room, for sure!

    One nice feature of the Eden is the combination speakon-1/4 speaker jack, which is also illuminated, but that is about the only good design feature.

    The BX2000H looks so much more professional. Maybe double the weight of the Eden but still an easy carry under one arm. Double the width, with the knobs nicely laid out and easily accessible. It also has metal rails on each side to help protect the knobs, the logo embossed into the top cover and nice feeling buttons surrounded by indicator lights. Very classy looking.

    One dumb thing about the BX2000H is that the Mute switch doesn't remember it's state when you turn off the amp. You have to press the Mute every time you turn on the amp.

    Anyway, just some info for prospective buyers.

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    Last edited: Jul 13, 2021
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  2. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff

    Jun 8, 2021
    Oh, forgot to mention the Eden has a very noisy fan that is on all the time.

    The BX2000H also has an always-on fan but you can't hear it at all. It also has a nice feature in, a foam air filter on the intake grill at the back. Just a sign of good design and definitely something you wouldn't expect on a budget amp.

    The BX does get a little bit of hiss with the Gain past 1 o'clock.
  3. GMC


    Jan 1, 2006
    Wiltshire, UK
    The BX2000H is such an obvious Ashdown MAG knock off design...talk about clone amp...
  4. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff

    Jun 8, 2021
    Yup, as I said in my first post, Berhinger are famous/infamous for doing Chinese copies of well known brands. I'm cool with that. I had their Blackstar copy, guitar amp and it was great. In fact it was even better than the Blackstar with a couple of extra features and better looks.
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