Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex review: specs & price

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The Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex is a Bass Head with a Dual JFET precursor, Class D amplifier, Variable compressor, Controls for gain, bass, mid, treble and...

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Power350 W900 W300 W600 W700 W500 W300 W1000 W800 W1000 W
Dimensions (W x D x H)228.6 x 249.8 x 67 mm267 x 254 x 70 mm-470 x 310 x 150 mm30 x 23 x 8 cm360 x 25.4 x 80 mm----
Weight1.75 kg2.9 kg8.5 kg10 kg2.22 kg3.2 kg8.5 kg3.2 kg2.7 kg1.9 kg
Effects Processor
External effect loops
Speaker ConnectorSpeakonJack, SpeakonJackJackSpeakonJack, SpeakonJackJack, SpeakonSpeakonSpeakon
Headphone Output
DI Output
Tuner Out
Rack mount
Controls-Comp, Drive, Level, Mod, Blend, Gain, Master, Headphone Volume-----Gain, master volume--
Switchable balanced DI--Pre/post EQPre/post EQ--Pre/post EQ---
Dimensions (H x W x D)--150 x 470 x 310 mm---150 x 470 x 310 mm---
Speaker output-------Combo jack (speaker twist / jack)Neutrik Speaker Twist 2-pin-

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The Ampeg PF-500 Portaflex is a Bass Head with a Dual JFET precursor, Class D amplifier, Variable compressor, Controls for gain, bass, mid, treble and volume, Ultra hi/lo boost, Balanced direct out (XLR), Pre / post EQ option, -40 dB pad, Ground lift, FX loop with adjustable mix, switchable per foot, Audio in (for practice, e.g. with MP3 player), Headphone out, 15dB input pad, Mute (switchable per foot), Power amp in, Preamp out & Tuner out. The retail price is 324.64 £.


Power500 W
Mid-tone control5-position
Speaker outputsSpeaker Twist and jack
Dimensions (H x W x D)76.20 x 355.60 x 279.40 mm
Weight5 kg
Effects ProcessorNo
External effect loopsYes
Speaker ConnectorJack, Speakon
Headphone OutputYes
DI OutputYes
Tuner OutYes
Rack mountNo

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