Review: Bergantino Forté HP

An ideal amp for anyone who wants high-fidelity tone bolstered with massive power.

Review: Bergantino Forté HP

An ideal amp for anyone who wants high-fidelity tone bolstered with massive power.

To the bass-gear cognoscenti, Massachusetts amp and speaker-cabinet designer Jim Bergantino needs little introduction. After a long and varied career in electrical engineering and professional audio, Bergantino founded bass-focused Bergantino Audio Systems in 2001. Since then, his products have consistently enjoyed a sterling reputation among players (and bass magazine editors) because of their top-shelf materials, durable construction, exceptional engineering, and most important, superb tone. Of the many thought-leaders I’ve been fortunate to befriend and talk shop with over the years, Jim Bergantino has always been among the most passionate and single-minded in his pursuit of sonic excellence. While Bergantino made its name with a broad range of high-end speaker cabinets, the company took a huge leap forward a few years ago with the B|AMP, a high-tech (by bass amp standards) analog/digital hybrid head that I reviewed in the March ’17 issue of Bass Player. The B|AMP was a notable
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