Ashdown Rootmaster EVO Series Delivers Workhorse Reliability at a Great Price
Ashdown Bass Combo Rootmaster EVO Series is the Perfect Gig Ready Amplifier Built for the road and to last longer.
For those seeking tone, power, and reliability without the weight normally associated with high power bass amplifiers the Rootmaster EVO head series are the perfect solution. This combo meets the need of gigging musicians and pro’s, for silent practice and also doubles as handy practice devices.
Ashdown Bass Combo Rootmaster EVO is the Perfect Gig-ready Amplifier Built for the Road and To Last Longer
Ashdown Bass Combo Rootmaster EVO is the perfect gig-ready Amplifier built for the road and to last longer. Ashdown Rootmaster EVO head is a gig-ready amplifier for a hardworking Bass Player, built to last for the road. For gigging pro’s, ABM sets the standard with a class-leading preamp and powerhouse high-wattage performance. This combo is laden with class and it features world-class quality. You don’t have to worry, Ashdown Roomaster is built for the road and represent for gigging musician built to last forever
Ashdown’s upgraded Rootmaster range, Rootmaster Evo Amp now projects more power than ever because the amps have been upgraded in nearly every way to make them better for musicians looking to gig their gear.
The preamp includes both passive and active input jack sockets for use with high and low output instruments, this sets a clear signal path to the input control enabling you to fine-tune your input level using the trademark Ashdown VU meter. With the signal at its optimal level, you then hit the rich features designed to sculpt and enhance your tone, such as the shape button, comprehensive 5-band EQ and on-board compressor. The drive control, as always delivers a delectable valve emulated over-drive, whilst the sub harmonic controls add further fatness to your tone – both can be foot-switched via an FS 2 footswitch (sold separately).
The rear of the Rootmaster EVO II is also feature-laden and has a balanced DI out, Line In, FX Loop, Headphone-out plus a Neutrik Speakon/Jack for adding an 8 Ohm extension cabinet.
Lastly, a handy mute switch allows silent tuning and changing of instruments, the VU changing from orange to cool blue when muted.
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Dedicated to hard-working bass players, the Ashdown Rootmaster EVO II range delivers workhorse reliability and facilities. This combo is laden with class and it features world-class quality. You don’t have to worry, Ashdown Rootmaster Series is built for the road and represent for gigging musician built to last forever.
Let’s show off the features and sounds of the Rootmaster EVO II head Series.
Matt anodized alloy front panel
Simple, powerful EQ
What is ABM?
ABM stands for Ashdown Bass Magnifier
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RM-300-EVO II HEAD
For those seeking Ashdown tone, power and reliability without the weight the RM-300 EVO II is the solution. Perfect for practice, rehearsals and small to medium gigs. Weighing in at just 2.1KG(4.6lbs) but boasting 300 watts of power, class-leading quality, and features. The Rootmaster EVO II range also now comes equipped with an onboard headphone preamp to allow for silent practice, which doubles up these gig-ready amplifiers as handy practice devices.
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. Weighing in at just 2.1KG(4.6lbs) but boasting 500 watts of power, class-leading quality, and features. The Rootmaster EVO II range also now comes equipped with an onboard headphone preamp to allow for silent practice, which doubles up these gig-ready amplifiers as handy practice devices.
RM-800-EVO II HEAD
For those playing larger stages seeking huge headroom, Ashdown tone, and reliability without the weight the RM-800 EVO II is the solution. Weighing in at just 2.6KG(5.5lbs) but boasting 800 watts of power, class leading quality, and features. The Rootmaster EVO II range also now comes equipped with an onboard headphone preamp to allow for silent practice, which doubles up these gig-ready amplifiers as handy practice devices.
ROOTMASTER EVO II
High Input Impedance – 3.9M ohms Input range 150mv to 20v p – p
Low Input Impedance – 10k ohms Input range 300mv to 40v p – p
Effects Return Impedance – 22k ohms Input level 0dbu nominal
Line Input Impedance – 22k ohms Input range 300mV
Effects Send Impedance – 22k ohms Level 0dbu nominal
D.I.Output 420 ohms balanced pre ground lift Level -20dbu nominal
Speaker Outputs Minimum Impedance – 4 ohms
Frequency Response -3db at 22hz and 25khz
Headphone Output 3.5mm Jack output @ 32Ohms
Bass +/- 15db @ 100hz
Lo Mid +/- 15db @ 340hz
Middle +/- 15db @ 660hz
Hi Mid +/- 15db @ 1.6Khz
Treble +/- 15db @ 7khz shelving
Shape + 8db @ 50hz + 10db @ 10khz
Signal to Noise Better than 80db (E.Q. Flat)
Distortion Less than 0.5% Thd
- RM-800-EVO II – 802watts into 4 ohms
- RM-500-EVO II – 507watts into 4 ohms
- RM-300-EVO II – 304watts into 4 ohms
This little unit packs a ton of excellent features that have obviously been well thought out. Not only are these features user friendly, they’re very musical in nature. You get deep warm bass tones and sparkling highs if that’s what you want. However, what most impressed me about this head was it’s warmth. it just sounds fantastic with any cab I hook it up to and it’s got a tone of power. This bass amp gets loud and can easily handle most if not all gig situations. I play in a Southern rock band with two guitars, keys, vocals, and a loud drummer and it cuts through no problem at all. I love it and would most definitely recommend it to any bassist looking for warmth, features, portability, and power. it comes with a five-year warranty as well. What’s not to like? Check it out and fall in love all over again!