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Despite fitting into the front pocket of an average bass guitar gig bag, the new Ashdown Little Giant 1000 bass amp punches way above its weight of 7.7lbs/3.5kg with a heavy-hitting combination of power, tone and features.
Measuring just 8.27" x 2.6" x 12.2" (including an internal power supply), the Little Giant packs a comprehensive range of facilities including switchable active/passive instrument inputs, 7 band semi-parametric EQ for precision tone shaping, Deep and Shape switches for instant access to killer sounds and an EQ in out switch, along with an input level control and meter, output level control and power switch.
Things are equally impressive around the back of this pint-sized power-house, with a pre/post switchable balanced DI output, FX send and return, line input and output and a pair of combination Speakon/Jack speaker outputs.
Hooked up to a good bass cabinet, the Little Giant comes alive with a full, rich sound and stunning dynamics that belie their diminutive weight and size.
Little Giant 1000 Specifications
|Speaker Outputs||4 Ohms, output power 2 x 500W RMS into 4 Ohms|
|Frequency Response||-3dB @ 25Hz and 25kHz|
|High Instrument Input||Impedance 10K Ohms, Level 300mV to 20V p-p|
|Low Instrument Input||Impedance 1M Ohms, Level 150mV to 10V p-p|
|Line Input||Impedance 10K Ohms, Level 0dBu Nominal|
|Line Output||Impedance 1K Ohms, Level 0dBu Nominal|
|DI Output||600 Ohms balanced / Level -20dBu nominal|
|Signal to noise||Better than 80dB (EQ Flat)|
|EQ||Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz shelving Lo-Mid +/-15dB Frequency 180Hz to 1.6kHz Q = 1 Octave Hi-Mid +/-15dB Frequency 750Hz to 7.5kHz Q =|
|Distortion||Less than 0.5% THD|
|H x W x D (mm)||210 x 66 x 310|