Ashdown - Original 300HD bass amplifier head

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ASHDOWN - ORIGINAL HD-1-300 - Bass amp head

This lightweight, portable and sleek bass amp head offers Ashdown sound in a rugged, highly versatile yet affordable package.

It's perfect for the bassist looking for the convenience of a bass amp that's easily transportable and offers simple yet highly effective controls. At less than 2.5kg, the OriginAL HD-1 is easy to handle. And when it comes to finding your sound, it's even easier. The 5-band EQ offers intuitive bass, midrange and treble control, as well as hi- and lo-mid control knobs, while the front-panel effects loop and XLR DI output are additional modern features. There's also a headphone output so you can work quietly and still maintain good neighbourly relations.

Powerful, great sounding, small footprint and user-friendly features: the Ashdown OriginAL head is definitely worth your attention!

A simple but powerful equalizer

Once the signal is at its optimum level, you can then access a range of features to improve your sound. The OriginAL has a tried and tested 5-band EQ, controlling the traditional bass, midrange and treble, with a lo-mid and hi-mid conveniently located on either side of the midrange control. The additional Shape switch further sculpts your sound, highlighting key frequencies - like a graphic equalizer flashing its best smile.

The Output control adjusts the amp's output volume and, to complement the front panel features, there's an easily accessible DI output and effects loop.

Create the perfect setup

At the back is a well-designed headphone output, which turns this gig-ready head into a great home practice device.

Two 1/4" jack outputs with a minimum load of 4 ohms allow the OriginAL HD-1 to be connected to :
- a single 8-ohm speaker
- a pair of 8-ohm speakers
- a single 4-ohm speaker.

Ready for the road

The OriginAL HD-1 is a rugged little machine with a steel and aluminium chassis and a scratch-resistant paint finish. With its comfortable, convenient weight and quality control knobs, the OriginAL is built to last a lifetime.

Features :

  • Power output: 300 watts
  • Power requirement: 115-230 volts
  • 2x speaker jack outputs
  • High impedance instrument input: 3.9m ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
  • Low impedance instrument input: 1M ohms, input range 150mv to 10v p - p
  • Line input: 10k ohms impedance, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
  • DI output: 600 ohm balanced / -20dBu nominal level
  • Impedance: Minimum 4 Ohms
  • Headphone output
  • EQ : Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz - Lo-Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz - Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz - Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1,6kHz - Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz
  • Effects Send: impedance 22k ohms / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return: impedance 22k ohms / 0dBu nominal level
  • Size: 89mm x 222mm x 209mm
  • Weight: 1.8kg

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