Ashdown Engineering Rootmaster RM-800 800-Watt Bass Amplifier HeadSKU: ARM800XXX-P
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At Ashdown, they know that not every gig pays the big bucks. Dedicated to busy, hard-working bass players on a budget, Rootmaster heads, combos and cabinets draw on all of their experience working with some of the biggest bands in the world to deliver workhorse reliability, creative tone-shaping, comprehensive recording and performing facilities plus the sonic slam you need to underpin your band's performances night after night – all at a price that won't break the bank.
Powered by an 800W digital amp, the RM-800 is the lightest RM head, weighing in at 4.5kg (9 lbs.) and the perfect choice for working bassists looking for power and features without the weight.
Simple, powerful EQ
It all starts with an ultra-low-noise instrument input where the accompanying Input Level control helps you perfectly match the output of your bass. Five-band rotary tone controls act with surgical precision to provide total control over your sound, while a Shape switch instantly dials you in to a classic Ashdown tone setting, straight from the world-famous ABM.
Instantly adding warmth and body to your tone, this simple to use, great sounding compressor delivers a powerful, even sound to make sure your bass will fill out any mix.
Footswitchable variable overdrive
With footswitchable flexibility, Ashdown's tube-emulated overdrive can take your core bass sound and push it into warm overdrive through to distorted filth whenever you need to add extra grind and girth to your tone.
Kick it down
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.
If you want to use your favorite pedals or multi-effects, you'll find send and return sockets on the back panel, along with a DI output for direct injection into the PA mixer or recording console and a Line Input (with front panel level control) so you can jam along with a backing track in rehearsal.
Create the perfect rig
A combined Jack/Speakon socket with a minimum 4- ohm load provides flexible partnering options with a dedicated range of Rootmaster cabinets. 2 x 10", 4 x 10" and 2 x 12" cabs all feature custom-designed Ashdown bass drivers plus a high-frequency horn for additional top-end bite. A 1 x 15" completes the range with all cabinets featuring ultra-cool retro cloth grilles, road-ready tolex covering and tough metal protective corners.
- Flexible, lightweight, and high powered bass amplifier
- Built-in compressor and footswitchable overdrive for added punch and growl
- On-board Sub-Harmonic effect for added depth (footswitchable via optional FS-2 switch)
- Comprehensive five-band rotary EQ; Shape function boosts high and low frequencies
- Balanced XLR Direct Out; Effects Loop; Auxiliary Line In with Mix Control
Series Rootmaster Model RM-800 Amp Type Digital Channels 1 Watts 800 Line Out Yes Other Features Power Handling: 115 - 230 Volts Speaker Outputs: 1 x SpeakonFrequency Response: -3dB at 17Hz and 30kHzHigh Instrument Input: Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-pLow Instrument Input: Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - pLine Input: Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-pDI Output: 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominalTuner Output: Impedance 22k Ohms / Level 0dBu nominalImpedance: Minimum 4 OhmSignal 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 nominalEffects Return: impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominalDistortion: Less than 0.5% THD Weight 9.92 lbs. Dimensions 12.32 x 3.07 x 8.86 inches (WxHxD)