The new OriginAL 500 is the same size as the best selling OriginAL 300 watt head but power has been increased to a truly trouser flapping 500 watts for those who crave headroom when playing on larger stages.
This lightweight, portable and stripped back bass amp head provides Ashdown tone in a gig ready, highly versatile yet affordable package.
Perfect for the bassist who wants the convenience of a highly portable bass amp with straightforward but powerful tonal control. At less than 2.5kg/7lbs the OriginAL-500H makes transportation a breeze. And then dialing in your tone is even easier. The 5-band EQ boasts intuitive control for bass, middle, and treble, as well as hi- and lo-mid knobs allowing you to dial in your perfect bass tone in seconds.
The front-facing effects loop and XLR DI output are another tip of the hat to modern conveniences.
With its ample power, great sound, tiny footprint and player-friendly features, the Ashdown OriginAL-500H head is well worth your attention.
A pair of 1/4″ jack sockets with a minimum 4 ohm load means the OriginAL HD-1 can be used to power a single 8 ohm cabinet, a pair of 8 ohm cabinets or a single 4 ohm cabinet.
Power Output 500 Watts
Power Requirement 115-230 Volts
Speaker Outputs 2 x Jack outputs
High Instrument Input Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV – 20mV p-p
Low Instrument Input Impedance – 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p – p
Line Input Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV – 40V p-p
DI Output 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
Impedance Minimum 4 Ohm
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
Effects Send impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
Effects Return impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
Weight (kg/lbs) 2.5/7
Dimensions(WxDxH) 225mm x 180mm x 78mm