300 WATT BASS AMPLIFIER HEAD
The OriginAL clinches the key fundamentals of everything that makes a great bass amp. This lightweight, portable and stripped back bass amp head takes Ashdown back to the origin of their Tone.
Starting from the top, a passive/active switch determines the whether the amp is being used with a high or low output instrument and sets a clear signal path to the input control. From here, the player can fine-tune their input level using Ashdown’s trademark VU meter, which takes pride of place at the very center of the amp head.
OriginAL HD-1 FEATURES:
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 low-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.
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 condensing 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 & alloy chassis. Retaining a nice yet practical weight to it, with a 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.
OriginAL HD-1 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|
OriginAL DEMO VIDEO:
UK Bass Player Mike Pockett takes the Ashdown OriginAL head for a spin.
Ashdown Artist Luca Silvestri showing off some of the great tones that the Ashdown OriginAL Head is capable of.