Ashdown Engineering RM-500 EVO II Rootmaster 500W Bass Head

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For those seeking Ashdown tone, power and reliability without the weight, the RM-500 EVO II is the solution. Perfect for small, medium and even larger shows when paired with the right cabinets.

• New on-board headphone preamp
• Passive and active input jack socket for use with high and low output instruments
• Tone shape button
• 5-band EQ
• On-board compressor
• Drive control
• Sub harmonic controls
• Mute button

• Power Output: 500 Watts
• Power Requirement: 115-230 Volts
• Speaker Outputs: 2 x Neutrik Speakon/Jack outputs
• Frequency Response: -3dB @ 17Hz und 30KHz
• High Instrument Input: Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV
• Low Instrument Input: Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
• Line Input: Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal
• DI Output: 600 Ohm balanced, Level 0dBu nominal
• Tuner Output: Impedance 22k Ohms, Level 0dBu nominal
• Impedance: Minimum 4 Ohms
• 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 Ohms, Input Level 0dBu Nominal
• Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 86 x 314 x 235mm
• Weight: 2.1 kg/4.6 lbs

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
This is a sweet little bass amp. All the features you want and more and it looks to be solidly built. It has plenty of volume and it’s got a nice built it tone to it which of course is the Ashdown sound. Ashdown is designed by one of the Trace Elliot founders and that tells you something right there. Check it out!
Posted by Rob on Jul 17, 2022
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