A welcome addition to the popular Rootmaster range the RM800 gives the gigging bassist power on tap, along with the flexibility and simply great sound. As ever with Ashdown it's the range of features that really set this amp apart with EQ, compression, additonal sub control and a tasteful amount of overdrive to shape your individual tone.
Simple, powerful EQ
It all starts with an ultra-low-noise instrument input where the accompanying Input Level control helps you perfectly match the output of your bass. Five-band rotary tone controls act with surgical precision to provide total control over your sound, while a Shape switch instantly dials you in to a classic Ashdown tone setting, straight from the world-famous ABM.
Instantly adding warmth and body to your tone, this simple to use, great sounding compressor delivers a powerful, even sound to make sure your bass will fill out any mix.
Footswitchable variable overdrive
With footswitchable flexibility, our tube-emulated overdrive can take your core bass sound and push it into warm overdrive through to distorted filth whenever you need to add extra grind and girth to your tone.
Kick it down
Bringing extra depth and definition to your bass parts, the Sub-Harmonic Generator lets you dial in a sub-octave and kick it in via footswitch whenever you need the extra depth for those super-heavy Godzilla moments.
If you want to use your favourite pedals or multi-effects, you’ll find send and return sockets on the back panel, along with a DI output for direct injection into the PA mixer or recording console and a Line Input (with front panel level control) so you can jam along with a backing track in rehearsal.
|Power Output||800 Watts|
|Power Handling||115 - 230 Volts|
|Speaker Outputs||1 x Speakon|
|Frequency Response||-3dB at 17Hz and 30kHz|
|High Instrument Input||Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p|
|Low Instrument Input||Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - p|
|Line Input||Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p|
|DI Output||600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal|
|Tuner Output||Impedance 22k Ohms / Level 0dBu nominal|
|Impedance||Minimum 4 Ohm|
|Signal to noise||Better than 80dB (EQ flat)|
|EQ||Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving Deep +|
|Effects Send||impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal|
|Effects Return||impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal|
|Distortion||Less than 0.5% THD|
|H x W x D (mm)||78 x 313 x 225|
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