Ashdown Engineering


£1,499.00 £2,299.00
We have an exclusive number of these heads available. Used for demo and photography purposes, some minor wear and tear, no original packaging.
Unleash the CTM-200R, an all-valve rack head that's designed to deliver the timeless warmth and power of classic valve heads with a modern touch. Boasting 200 watts of pure valve-driven might, this amplifier is built for the stage. Whether you're playing intimate venues or medium-sized gigs night after night, the CTM-200R is your sonic ally.
Crafted in Essex, England, this powerhouse is housed in a 2mm mild steel chassis with spot-welded supports for ultimate durability. It's hand-finished and powder-coated in sleek black, radiating an aura of professionalism. Inside, heavy-duty circuit boards support a quartet of KT88 power tubes, along with an array of preamp valves, including 2 x ECC832, 2 x ECC82, and 1 x ECC99.
The CTM-200R's five-valve preamp configuration and four KT88 output valves ensure it can effortlessly serve up its powerful tones across various musical genres and styles. From the mellowness of '60s bass to the growling '70s vibes and modern, thick, and powerful tones, this rack head covers an extensive range of sonic territory.
Fine-tuning your sound is a breeze with standard tone controls and additional options like Deep, Mid Shift, and Bright switches. The passive EQ section is incredibly responsive, allowing you to sculpt your tone precisely. Don't hesitate to explore the full range of control possibilities.
Maintaining your amp has never been easier with user-adjustable bias for the output valves, all thanks to the dual-function VU meter on the front panel. Each output valve is individually fused and user-replaceable without removing the unit from its case, saving you time and money.
For studio recording or live performances, the CTM-200R offers a tube-driven, transformer-derived DI output with an isolated ground, ensuring consistent sound quality every night. Additionally, the front-mounted effects loop is also valve-driven, preserving your tone throughout your signal chain.
The CTM-200R is not just an amplifier; it's a testament to the harmonious blend of classic valve tone and modern reliability. Elevate your sound and performance with this exceptional rack head.
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Mark Gooday and James Crutchley runs through the features and tones of the CTM 100


  • Power Output - 200 Watts
  • Power Requirements - 115-240 Volts
  • Speaker Outputs - 3 x Jack 8/4/2 Ohm
  • DI Output - Valve Driven Transformer Derived
  • Impedance - Minimum Impedance 2 Ohm
  • EQ - Passive EQ Section. Bass, Middle and Treble plus shape push buttons

  • Effects Send - Jack
  • Effects Return - Jack
  • Pre-Amp Tubes - 2 x ECC832, 2 x ECC82
  • Output Tubes - 4 x KT88
  • H x W x D (mm) - 432 x 352 x 130
  • Weight (kg) - 23.2

Ashdown KT88 valves
Classic all-valve tone
With a classic five valve preamp configuration and a fully-loaded power section consisting of 4 x KT88 output valves, the CTM-200 is easily up to the job of delivering it's powerful tones at small to medium-sized gigs night after night.
Ashdown CTM 200r bass, middle and treble controls
Flexible tone shaping
From mellow '60s bass tone to growling '70s-style bass, straight through to thick and powerful modern tone, the CTM-200R covers a huge range of sonic ground. Hit the Mellow button to engage smooth, warm, clean tones – or punch it out to dial-in pure valve overdriven growl.

Standard tone controls give you a wide range of uber-musical sounds, while Deep, Mid Shift, and Bright switches let you fine-tune your tone to the situation. The EQ section is a passive tone circuit - meaning if all controls are at zero there will be no sound through the amp. All the controls are highly interactive, giving you the possibility to dial in exactly what tone you want. Don’t be scared to dial the pots all the way to get the most from the controls.
Ashdown CTM 200r VU meter
Valve life preserver
Saving costly and time consuming trips to the Tech and keeping your amp sounding better for longer, the CTM-200R features user adjustable bias for both output valves which can be set by engaging the bias mode of the dual function VU meter on the front panel. Each output valve is individually fused and user replaceable without removing the unit from its case (meter also indicates valve or fuse failure).
Ashdown CTM 200r Di and gain controls
Tube-driven DI & Effects Loop
To get your tone direct to the desk in the studio or on stage, the CTM-200R features a valve-driven, transformer-derived DI output with an isolated ground to deliver maximum sonic purity and consistent output night after night.

Similarly, the front-mounted effects loop is also valve-driven for maximum tonal preservation.
CTM 200R User Manual

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