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Bergantino Forte 800-Watt Bass Amplifier Head (Open Box)

Bergantino Forte 800-Watt Bass Amplifier Head (Open Box), 800W RMS output (at 2 ohms), 700W RMS (at 4ohms), 350W RMS (at 8ohms), 4-Band EQ, Bright Switch, On-Board Variable-Ratio Compressor (VRC)


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An incredibly flexible and lightweight bass amplifier, The Bergantino Audio Systems Forte delivers maximum performance in a compact, yet easy to use package. Using the same preamp and powerful 800w RMS power amp section employed in our ground-breaking B|Amp, the Forte provides maximum tone, headroom and immediate command of your bass signal but is offered in a traditional amplifier package for those players who want simple options and controls.

The amplifier includes a 4-band EQ, a bright switch, variable input gain adjustment, effects send/return, tuner out, dual Speakon outputs, a studio quality DI, auxiliary input and headphone jack for silent practice. The Forte also has our unique on-board Variable Ratio Compressor (VRC), adjustable from a single knob right on the front panel.

Helpful Connectivity Features
The forte features a myriad of connectivity options to suit many situations. Dual Speakon outputs allow you to hook up multiple cabinets without daisy chaining. The built-in studio-quality XLR Direct Output is selectable Pre or Post EQ from the front panel. This is ideal for recording in the studio or just for giving the house PA a suitably balanced line signal to work with. In addition, the secondary Line Output gives another option whether you want an additional Pre-amp output or perhaps want to run the amp to an external tuner.

The front-mounted 1/8" Auxiliary input allows you to hook in your phone, computer or an MP3 player for playing along with recorded music or another line level signal, like synths or drum machines, for example.

Compress Not Depress
The built-in proprietary Bergantino Variable Ratio Compressor (VRC) was designed to take into consideration the compression needs of today's bass players and simply take the mystique out of compression to give you a better tone. We know of no other off the shelf compressor available today which can do what the VRC can do and with such ease of use.

With the Forte's VRC, the compression ratio will change dynamically, essentially adjusting itself to the style and needs of your playing. Set up properly, it will give the player an even tone while attacking those large, over the top transients, without even having to touch a thing on the amp!

EQ and Filter
The Forte features a traditional 4-Band EQ with frequencies that have been chosen to compliment many of bass styles.
Bass: +/- 10dB at 65Hz
Lo-Mid: +/- 10dB at 250Hz
Hi-Mid: +/- 10dB at 1kHz
Treble: +/- 10dB at 3.5kHz

The Bright Switch also allows you to tailor the tone even more, enabling additional presence to your sound (+6dB at 6.5kHz).


  • 800W RMS output (at 2ohms), 700W RMS (at 4ohms), 350W RMS (at 8ohms)
  • 4-Band EQ
  • Bright Switch
  • On-Board Variable-Ratio Compressor (VRC)
  • Auxiliary Input and Headphone jacks – for personal monitor and practice use
  • Effects send and return loop
  • Dual Speakon Outputs
  • Studio-Quality DI – selectable Pre or Post EQ
  • Line Output – tuner out
  • 10.5" x 3.75" x 8.375" (WxHxD), 6 lbs.

Get your Bergantino Forte 800-Watt Bass Amplifier Head (Open Box) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Bass Amplifier Head


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Amplifier Category Head
Wattage (Built in/Handling Capacity) 800
Effects Loop Yes
Direct Output Yes
Rechargeable No
Weight 6.5 lbs
Dimensions 10.5" x 3.75" x 8.375" (WxHxD)
Model Forte
Warranty Info:

Bergantino Audio Systems products are covered under limited warranty to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty period starts from the date of purchase from an authorized Bergantino Audio Systems dealer. Your sales slip or purchase invoice is necessary for warranty service.

Electronics, speakers and speaker cabinets are covered for 2 years from the date of purchase.

We will repair or replace (at Bergantino Audio Systems’ discretion) products covered by product warranty at no charge for labor or materials. If the product or component must be shipped to Bergantino Audio Systems for product warranty service, the consumer must pay initial shipping charges. If the repairs are covered by product warranty, Bergantino Audio Systems will pay the return shipping charges.

• In cases other than defects in materials and/or workmanship at the time of purchase.
• For deterioration of component parts, the nature of which is to become worn or depleted with use.
• For damages caused by incorrect installation, connection or packing.
• For damages caused by any use other than correct use described in the user manual, negligence, modifications, or use of parts that are not made or authorized by Bergantino Audio Systems.
• For damages caused by faulty or unsuitable ancillary equipment.
• For damages caused by accidents, lightning, water, fire heat, war, public disturbances or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Bergantino Audio Systems and its appointed distributors or dealers.
• For products whose serial number has been altered, deleted, removed or made illegible.
• If repairs or modifications have been executed by an unauthorized person.

Contact Bergantino Audio Systems with information about your product. Make sure that you have your model number, serial number and purchase date ready. If your product needs to be returned to Bergantino Audio, ship the defective item, prepaid, to Bergantino Audio Systems, 1 Main Street, Building 12, Whitinsville, MA 01588. We will provide a return authorization and discuss packing and shipment arrangements. For products that are purchased outside of the USA, contact the Bergantino Audio Systems dealer or distributor in your country for warranty information.

Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

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