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Bergantino Audio Systems

From Massachusetts, U.S.A.

World-Beating Lightweight Bass Amplification

Many brands in our industry claim to produce equipment of the highest quality and in a number of cases, many in fact do.

In relation to Bergantino Audio Systems however, that claim isn’t just a piece of marketing noise. With many industry accolades and a large number of respected professional users that rely on the brand’s products daily, it can totally be justified

Founder Jim Bergantino has worked in a number of fields in his career – from hi-tech electrical engineering to high-end hi-fi and the professional audio world. After designing custom bass cabinets for many other leading brands, he went out on his own to start Bergantino Audio Systems in 2001.

To this day, the company remains a tight-knit firm which lets them focus on being an engineering driven company, rather than being solely a sales driven venture. This allows them to look forward with their designs and their unique approach to developing products. Many others brands in the bass amplification category chase very high quantities, which dictates that their product design decisions are subject to ‘unit cost’, rather than engineering excellence. All products are designed and engineered by Jim Bergantino, absolutely nothing is contracted out.

Jim sources the very finest custom transducers and materials for his speaker cabinets from all over the world. By doing this, it enables Bergantino to meet specific design and engineering goals for each product and he continues to develop their own electronics with a ‘forward-looking’ approach, rather than just slavishly following the crowd.

From the incredibly lightweight HDN Neodymium cabinets, the ground-breaking Forté and B|Amp bass amplifiers to the latest Forté HP model, Bergantino truly is world-beating in every respect, with the highest quality of design and manufacturing, all proudly built in the USA.

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Forté HP

Hyper-Powered Lightweight Bass Amplifier

The latest member of the Bergantino Audio Systems family, Forté HP takes bass amplification to a whole new level of performance. Ideal for the modern bass player who requires massive headroom and control over their sound, Forté HP delivers a formidable and authoritative tone, combined with top level ease and confidence.

In essence, the difference between how most regular Class D amps and in how a Forté HP performs, is similar to the performance comparison between a good 8-cylinder vs a 6-cylinder engine. This amp harkens back to the incredible thump that classic lead sleds were known for and that many players have been seeking, but without the weight – it just has to be experienced and is certainly an amplifier that offers unprecedented “slam”.

Make no mistake, the Forté HP will cruise along while other amps beg for mercy. It has the ability to control every inch of the note with a quickness and command that will not only be heard, but felt. With 1200 watts of ultra-reliable, Class D power, Forté HP’s provides this and more but in a lightweight, portable package.

  • Built-in Parallel Compression
    With our unique VRC (Variable Ratio Compressor), simply take the mystique out of compression to give you a better tone and all from just a single knob
  • Built- in Drive Circuit
    Featuring our new proprietary BSD technology (Bergantino Smart Drive), a single control provides everything from a Soft-Clip purr, to massive, mix-shredding Distortion
  • Variable Low-Pass (VLPF) and Variable High-Pass (VHPF) Filters
    Critical for precise tone shaping and taming your tone within the most challenging gigging environments
  • 4-Band easy-to-use Tone Controls
    Bass: +/-10 dB @65 Hz – Lo-Mid: +/-10 dB @250 Hz –  Hi-Mid: +/-10 dB @1 kHz -Treble: +/-10 dB @3.5 kHz 
  • Bright and Punch Switches
    Bright selectable between 2 kHz @ +6 dB and 7 kHz @ +8 dB, Punch +4.5db @ 100 Hz 
  • Auxiliary Input and Headphone Jacks
    Ideal for personal monitor and practice 
  • Studio quality XLR DI Output
    Selectable Pre or Post EQ 
  • Wirelessly Foot-Switchable
    Via optional Bluetooth Switch II kit (*coming soon) – switchable features include Drive, Effect, Bright and Mute 
  • Front USB port
    For Software Upgrades – also useful for charging your phone/tablet at gigs! 
  • Rack Mountable  – with optional rack ears (takes just 2U space)
  • Effects Send and Return Loop
  • Line/Tuner Output
  • Dual Speakon Outlets 
  • Versatile Power Output:
     
    600 W RMS @ 8 Ohms
     1200W RMS @ 4 or 2 Ohms

B|Amp

The Limits Are Off!

Meet B|Amp – a total game changer in the bass amplification world. This state-of-the-art bass amplifier is incredibly flexible and delivers maximum performance in a lightweight, compact, yet simple to use package. 

What makes B|Amp unique is that it considers and includes the response of connected speaker cabinets as part of the amplification signal path. This is a completely new approach to bass amplification and is accomplished through our Proprietary Profile EQ System, along with many other important and useful design features. No other bass amplifier on the market has the ability to manage speaker and overall system performance like the B|AMP and at the same time uphold the utmost fidelity we crave for with all our designs.

It’s not just about the Speaker Profile technology though. With built-in drive effects, 4 bands of fully adjustable parametric EQ, an on-board Variable-Ratio Compressor, Preset Storage, USB, Tuner and stacks of power, B|Amp is packed so full of thoughtful and intelligent engineering features that even the most demanding player will be able to get the best from their chosen instrument.

Welcome to the best sounding and most technologically advanced bass amplifier in the world!

  • DSP Embedded System Controlled Bass Amplifier
  • 800W RMS output (@ 2.67/2 Ω), 700W RMS (@ 4Ω), 350W RMS (@ 8Ω)
  • Software Speaker impedance matching for optimal power transfer
  • 4-Band Multifunction EQ with adjustable frequency range and “Q”
  • Programmable Filters:
    Bright Switch
    Variable High-Pass Filter
    Variable Low-Pass Filter
    Variable Feedback filter
  • Built in Chromatic Tuner
  • On-Board Variable-Ratio Compressor (VRC)
  • Multi-Effects – Overdrive, Distortion 1 or Distortion 2
  • User Programmable Memory Settings
  • 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 – pre-amp or tuner out
  • Selectable Phase Output (Normal or Reverse)
  • Speaker Profiles
  • USB port: allows software upgrades/profiles, footswitch connectivity* and more

Forté

Power to Perform

An incredibly flexible and lightweight bass amplifier, The Bergantino Audio Systems Forté delivers maximum performance in a compact, yet easy to use package.

Using exactly the same analog preamp and powerful 800w RMS power amp section employed in our ground-breaking B|Amp, Forté provides maximum tone, headroom and immediate command of your bass instrument’s signal, but is offered in a traditional amplifier package for those players who want simple options and control.

The amplifier includes 4-band EQ, a bright switch, variable input gain adjustment, effects send/return, tuner out, dual Speakon sockets, a studio quality DI, auxiliary input and headphone jack for silent practice.

The Forté also has our unique on-board Variable Ratio Compressor (VRC), adjustable from a single knob right on the front panel.

  • Lightweight, yet powerful Bass Amplifier
  • 800W RMS output (@ 2.67/2 Ω), 700W RMS (@ 4Ω), 350W RMS (@ 8Ω)
  • Software Speaker impedance matching for optimal power transfer
  • 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

High Definition Neo Cabinets

Feel The Bass – Don’t Carry It!

The quality of our bass cabinets is what put Bergantino Audio Systems on the map. The latest HDN (High Definition Neo) series of lightweight speaker cabinets is no exception.

Many people will tell you that the best tone and response can only come from a traditional and heavy Ceramic/Ferric equipped driver system. Neodymium based systems, although incredibly lightweight, can often be sterile and not as tight in the mid-range and bass frequencies. However, with our HDN range, Jim worked hard to retain the great Bergantino Audio sound and give players all the weight savings of Neodymium, but not at the expense of tone and performance. Extremely high-quality internal components are solely of Bergantino design – no ‘off-the-shelf’ parts are used here.

The architecture of the HDN precision tuned cabinets and enclosures are built with the very best lightweight Italian poplar plywood (with Baltic birch baffle boards). This lightweight cabinet material, selected to our demanding specifications, helps to reduce the overall cabinet weight. The exterior of the speaker cabinets are finished in a durable bronco Tolex covering for long life and cabinet protection, while a rigid black grille is added to protect the drivers from damage – this minimises the coloration and tone reduction found with cloth speaker grilles.

Our custom-designed Neodymium magnet woofers (unique to Bergantino Audio Systems) have a punchy low-end response along with a very sweet and detailed midrange, the most important part of the audio spectrum in our opinion.

Fretless and upright players often love the tone of HDN cabinets because of how the midrange ‘speaks’ with their instruments, while players who want a heavier vibe also love the tight capabilities of the LF response, all in a cabinet that is so incredibly easy to carry.

For the HF, our all new designed high-intelligibility tweeter is mated to the woofers through a custom-designed phase-coherent crossover with a tweeter control. 

 

The HDN series is available in four driver configurations, all with Tweeters and are designed to be mixed and matched to allow you to reach your own tone goals:

  • HDN 112 – 1x12”
  • HDN 212 – 2x12”
  • HDN 210 – 2x10”
  • HDN 410 – 4x10”

Quite frankly these are the finest lightweight speaker cabinets on the market today.

  • Superior Lightweight Bass Cabinets 
  • Available in 4 configurations
  • Custom Neodymium Drivers
  • High Intelligibility HDN Series Tweeters
  • Italian Poplar cabinet construction with Baltic Birch baffle and Black Bronco Tolex
  • Custom Phase-Coherent Crossover with Tweeter Control

Bergantino Accessoires

Amp Gig bag

Protect the investment you have made in your amplifier with this custom carry bag. Constructed of rugged, water-resistant nylon and lined with shock-absorbent materials, this lightweight, yet super strong bag offers excellent protection from the rigours of the road.

Featuring a black nylon exterior, shock-absorbent lining, heavy-duty nylon zippers, molded hardware, web shoulder strap and a Comfort-Grip™ handle, the main internal compartment is padded and is made to fit your Bergantino amp exactly, allowing extra space for the knobs and encoders for safe transport. Plus, an extra zippered pouch on the side has a large opening designed for cables and accessories.

  • Custom-fitted bag for B|Amp and Forté Amplifiers
  • Durable, Water-Resistant Black Nylon
  • Comfort-Grip™ Handle Wrap
  • Providence Forge® Zippers & Easy Grip Zipper Pulls
  • Spacious Accessory Pocket
  • Shoulder Strap

 

Custom Padded Covers for Bergantino Cabinets

Protect the investment you have made in your Bergantino cabinet with these custom designed padded covers.

This range of premium padded covers offers a tailored fit for the following models of Bergantino cabinets 
HDN-112 / HDN-210 / HDN-210 / HDN-410 / HG-310 / HG-410

Constructed of a rugged, water-resistant brushed black nylon exterior and lined with padded shock-absorbent materials, these lightweight, yet super strong covers are made to fit Bergantino cabinets exactly, for safe transport and offers excellent protection from the rigours of the road.

For the HDN-112, a stitched slot in the top of the cover is provided for the top-mounted handle, for easy one handed carrying. While the rest of the range has a slot on each side to easily grip the cabinet.

  • Custom-fitted cover specifically made for the Bergantino HDN and HG range
  • Offers 3 layers of protection
  • Durable, Water-Resistant Brushed Black Nylon Exterior
  • 5mm Foam Padding
  • Thick Plush Inner Lining
  • Made in the UK
  • Bergantino Logo

 

Audio Distribution Group is proud to be the UK and European distributor for Bergantino Audio Systems.

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