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ABM 2000 EVO III Ashdown Bass Magnifier - 2000 Watts RMS

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The most powerful Ashdown ever! The new ABM 2000 head pairs the much loved ABM Evo 3 pre amp with two monstrously powerful Class D power sections resulting in a huge increase in power coupled with a dramatic reduction in weight. Whilst the same size as an ABM 900 head the ABM 2000 produces 2000 watts RMS into two 4 ohm/4 x 8 ohm outputs(4000 watts peak).

The ABM 2000 EVO III is a 1000+1000 watts RMS bass amp head designed to satisfy both bass-purists and tech-heads alike. Three straightforward rotary tone controls provide 20dB of cut and boost at 60Hz, 660Hz and 5kHz, and are supplemented by two pairs of additional sliders giving 15dB cut and boost at 180Hz, 340Hz, 1.3kHz and 2.6kHz. The EQ can be switched in/out by a footswitch, enabling players to go from a flat fretless sound to a boosted sound via a favourite EQ setting. A single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages which can be preset and selected by footswitch, providing access to a massive range of clean, warm and overdriven tones.

Also footswitchable is the on-board compressor and the mighty Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower. A sub-harmonic level control enables the player to add just the right amount of low-end reinforcement - everything from a subtle, thickening of the sound to unbridled, bone crushing tone. The ABM 2000 EVO III features a front-panel mounted balanced DI out with pre or post EQ switching, a sub-bass output, a tuner output, an FX loop and a line input for the connection of an external sampler or sound source. Output muting cuts the signal from the DI output but leaves the tuner output 'live', allowing the player to tune up in silence. A new upgraded power section has faster transient attack, more headroom and even less noise.

ABM 2000 EVO III Specifications

Power Output 2000 Watts
Power Handling 4000 Watts Peak
Speaker Outputs SPEAKON/JACK
Frequency Response -3DB AT 17HZ AND 30KHZ
High Instrument Input Impedence 3.9M OHMS
Low Instrument Input Impedence 10K OHMS
Line Input Impedence 22K OHMS
Line Output Impedence 10K OHMS
DI Output 600 OHMS Balanced
Tuner Output Impedence 1K OHMS
Impedance Minimum 4 OHMS
Effects Send Impedence 22K OHMS
Effects Return Impedence 22K OHMS
Pre-Amp Tubes 1 X 12AX7
H x W x D (mm) 158 X 610 X 355
Weight (kg) 17.9

Quick Review:

Powerful! Great dramatic sound, so much lighter. Can't wait to get them in my rig, and on tour!

Nate Mendel | Foo Fighters