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Ashdown ABM 500 EVO III Bass Amp Head

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ABM-500-EVO III

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The ABM 500 EVO III is a 575 watts RMS bass amp head designed to satisfy both bass-purists and tech-heads alike.

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The ABM 500 EVO III is a 575 watts RMS bass amp head designed to satisfy both bass-purists and tech-heads alike. Three straightforward rotary tone controls provide 20dB of cut and boost at 60Hz, 660Hz and 5kHz, and are supplemented by two pairs of additional sliders giving 15dB cut and boost at 180Hz, 340Hz, 1.3kHz and 2.6kHz.

The EQ can be switched in/out by a footswitch, enabling players to go from a flat fretless sound to a boosted sound via a favourite EQ setting. A single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages which can be preset and selected by footswitch, providing access to a massive range of clean, warm and overdriven tones.

Also footswitchable is the on-board compressor and the mighty Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower. A sub-harmonic level control enables the player to add just the right amount of low-end reinforcement - everything from a subtle, thickening of the sound to unbridled, bone crushing tone.

The ABM 500 EVO III features a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, an FX loop and a line input for the connection of an external sampler or sound source. Output muting cuts the signal from the DI output but leaves the tuner output 'live', allowing the player to tune up in silence. A new upgraded power section has faster transient attack, more headroom and even less noise.

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Specifications:

  • Power Output (RMS) 575W
  • Power Requirement 230 / 115V
  • Frequency Response -3dB at 17Hz and 30kHz
  • Speaker Outputs Minimum impedance 4 Ohms
  • High Instrument Input Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
  • Low Instrument Input Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
  • Line Input Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal
  • Sub Output Impedance 1k Ohms, level 0dBu Nominal
  • DI Output 600 Ohms balanced, level 0dBu nominal
  • Tuner Output Impedance 22k Ohms, level 0dBu nominal
  • EQ Bass +/-15dB @ 45Hz
  • Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz
  • Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving
  • Slider 1 +/-15dB @ 180Hz
  • Slider 2 +/-15dB @ 340Hz
  • Slider 3 +/-15dB @ 1.3kHz
  • Slider 4 +/-15dB @ 2.6kHz
  • Shape (Push Flat) +8dB @ 50Hz & 4kHz, -8dB @ 400Hz, filter slope - 6dB/octave
  • Effects Send Impedance 22k Ohms, level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu Nominal
  • H x W x D (mm) 134 x 474 x 315
  • Weight (kg) 14

 

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Ashdown ABM 500 EVO III Bass Amp Head Reviews

10/10

Ashdown ABM 500 Head

This amp totally rocks! If you like that vintagey phat bass sound BUT with definition then you have to get an Ashdown, nice and full and loud but as I said lots of definition which means you can actually hear what you are playing which is nice! Well done Ashdown

10/10

Ashdown ABM 500 Head

This is an awesome head and after owning one for a month or so I can totally understand why so many pro\'s use the Ashdown ABM gear. The head is very simple to use and is very plug and play usually I just tweak the eq a bit depending on the room and I am away, the sound is warm and fat but with lots of definition that really cuts through with my band I also love valve grind as it really does give that old school valve grit to the tone, the compressor also works well and is handy for leveling out my dodgy fingerstyle when neccessary! All the main features are footswitchable too which is very cool.

All in all this is an easy to use, versatile and most importantly awesome sounding head, plus it looks very sexy with the illuminated VU! Will be holding onto mine for many years to come.

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