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Ashdown ABM 500H EVO III Black Edition Head

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ABM500HBLACKEDITION

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Introducing a very special very limited edition version of their iconic ABM 500 head, the ABM 500 Black Edition.
There are only 40 ABM 500's worldwide These stunning handmade in England ABM 500 heads are limited to only 40 worldwide and finished in a custom matt black finish with chrome push buttons and hand machined alloy race inspired rotary knobs. These very special heads are destined to be collectors pieces so grab one if you can!

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Already a classic in its own right the Ashdown ABM 500 Head has been the power behind countless high profile bass players over the last decade providing the low end for bands such as U2, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Biffy Clyro, Pink Floyd, Crowded House, The Jam, The Stranglers etc.

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.

ABM500H 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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