the Ashdown Rootmaster EVO range delivers
workhorse reliability at a great price.
Now in its second evolution is the RM-500. The 500-watt power section of the RM500 EVO has been developed to maintain a deep low end, defined mids and transient highs delivering its output into a 4-ohm load. Ashdown Rootmaster heads are the perfect choice for working bassists looking for power and features without the weight.
The Rootmaster EVO series’ pre amp now includes a passive and active input jack socket 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 enhance your tone, such as the shape button, 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).
Rootmaster EVO heads also feature an upgraded power section plus a handy mute button. What’s even cooler is when switched to mute, the trademark Ashdown Engineering VU meter changes from orange to cool blue – creating the perfect on stage mood lighting between sets.
Bringing extra depth and definition to your bass parts, the Sub-Harmonic Generator lets you dial in a sub-octave and kick it in via footswitch whenever you need the extra depth for those super-heavy Godzilla moments.
A combined Jack/Speakon socket with a minimum 4 ohm load provides flexible partnering options with a dedicated range of Rootmaster EVO cabinets. Ashdown’s 1 x 12”, 1 x 15”, 2 x 10” and 6 x 10” cabs all feature Ashdown White Line speakers for a refined tone, plus a high- frequency 3-way controllable tweeter for additional top-end bite.
|Power Output||500 Watts|
|Power Requirement||115-230 Volts|
|Speaker Outputs||2 x Speakon outputs|
|Frequency Response||-3dB @ 17Hz und 30KHz|
|High Instrument Input||Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV|
|Low Instrument Input||Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p|
|Line Input||Impedance 22k Ohms, input level 0dBu nominal|
|DI Output||600 Ohm balanced, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Tuner Output||Impedance 22k Ohms, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Impedance||Minimum 4 Ohms|
|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 shelving Deep +|
|Effects Send||Impedance 22k Ohm, Level 0dBu nominal|
|Effects Return||Impedance 22k Ohms, Input Level 0dBu Nominal|
|Distortion||Less than 0.5% THD|
|H x W x D (mm)||86 x 314 x 235|
5 Year Warranty
We're so confident in our amplifiers, we offer a 5 year warranty on all new products.
Built for the road
Perfect for gigging bass players, our products are built to last.