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Ashdown OriginAL HD-1 Ultra-Compact 300W Bass Head

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Sam Beattie

Ashdown bass amps have long been known among bassists for providing reliable, workhorse performane at a fraction of the cost of many competitors. The OriginAL HD-1 head is one of the latest additions to their range, offering a simple & intuitive interface, excellent connectivity, and a super-practical enclosure! 

The Name is AL... OriginAL... New Ashdown OriginAL HD-1 Ultra-Compact Bass Heads

Here's what Ashdown have to say about the OriginAL HD-1

Simple yet Powerful EQ

With the signal at its optimal level, you then hit a defined set of features designed enhance your tone. The OriginAL features a tried and tested 5-band EQ, controlling your traditional bass, middle and treble with a lo-mid and hi-mid sitting comfortably either side of the variable middle control. The additional Shape control further sculpts your tone, lifting the frequencies that really count – like a smiley face on a graphic equalizer.

Tonally Connected

The output control regulates the output volume of the amp and wrapping up the features on the front panel is an easy to reach DI output, as well as an independent FX send and return, which allows the amp to set a very clear signal path with no interruptions.

Create the Perfect Rig

To the rear of this condensed unit is a very well considered headphone out, which doubles this gig-ready head as a great home practice device. 2 x jack speaker outputs with a minimum 4 ohm load provides flexible partnering options with Ashdown’s existing range of bass cabinets

Ready for the Road

The OriginAL is a rugged little go-getter, using scuff proof paint over its steel & aloy chassis. Retaining a nice yet practical weight to it, with quality feeling control pots, The OriginAL is built to last a lifetime. Offered with a 5 year warranty, The OriginAL comes complete with auto protect voltage for global touring musicians and an adaptive temperature controlled fan for road and studio use.

Specifications:

  • Power Output: 300 Watts
  • Power Requirement: 115-230 Volts
  • Speaker Outputs: 2 x Jack outputs
  • 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
  • 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
  • Effects Send: impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return: impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Weight (kg): 2.4kg
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