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Ashdown Launches Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers

Ashdown Engineering Rootmaster 220 Head Cropped

Ashdown Engineering unveiled a new range of amplifiers in their Rootmaster Series at this year’s NAMM Show. The lineup includes two bass heads, five speaker cabinets, and three combo amplifiers offered at an affordable price.

The Rootmaster amplifiers and combos come in either 220 or 420 watts with the combos offering 1×15″, 2×10″, and 1×12″ speaker configurations. Each of the amps is fitted with Ashdown’s Variable Overdrive and Variable Compression circuits, both of which can be switched in or out of the signal path. Other features include a 5-band EQ, the company’s Sub-Harmonic generator, and a global Shape switch that re-voices the amplifier.

A Line Mix knob allows you to mix in external audio sources alongside your bass signal. The rear panel has a 1/8″ aux input, a SpeakOn combination connector, a DI output, an effects loops, and a footswitch jack for accessing the Sub Harmonic generator and Drive effects.

The cabinets in the line range in power handling from 250 watts to 450 watts. The lineup includes 1×15″, 2×10″, 2×12″, and 4×10″ configurations that all include a tweeter. Each of the cabinets is rated at 8 ohms with the exception of the 414T, which is rated at 4 ohms. The 4×10’s are also set apart by their side handles.

Ashdown’s Rootmaster Series products are available now with street prices ranging from $299 to $649.

Ashdown Rootmaster 420 Head and 210 Cab Demo:

Ashdown Rootmaster Series Bass Amplifiers Photos:

Ashdown Rootmaster 420 Head Specs:

Power Output (RMS):420 Watt
EQ:5-band, Shape Switch
Effects:Variable Compression, Variable Overdrive, Sub-Harmonic Generator
Aux Input:Mini-jack with Line Mix Control
Impedance:Minimum 4 Ohm
Tuner Output:Yes
Effects Loop:Yes
Weight:8.8 lbs
Price:$499

Ashdown Rootmaster 220 Head Specs:

Power Output (RMS):220 Watt
EQ:5-band, Shape Switch
Effects:Variable Compression, Variable Overdrive, Sub-Harmonic Generator
Aux Input:Mini-jack with Line Mix Control
Impedance:Minimum 4 Ohm
Tuner Output:Yes
Effects Loop:Yes
Weight:8.8 lbs
Price:$399

Ashdown Rootmaster C115 Combo Specs:

Power Output (RMS):420 Watt
Speaker:1x15″, Tweeter
EQ:5-band, Shape Switch
Effects:Variable Compression, Variable Overdrive, Sub-Harmonic Generator
Aux Input:Mini-jack with Line Mix Control
Output Impedance:Minimum 4 Ohm
Tuner Output:Yes
Effects Loop:Yes
Weight:48.5 lbs
Price:$599

Ashdown Rootmaster C210T Combo Specs:

Power Output (RMS):420 Watt
Speaker:2x10″, Tweeter
EQ:5-band, Shape Switch
Effects:Variable Compression, Variable Overdrive, Sub-Harmonic Generator
Aux Input:Mini-jack with Line Mix Control
Output Impedance:Minimum 4 Ohm
Tuner Output:Yes
Effects Loop:Yes
Weight:59.5 lbs
Price:$649

Ashdown Rootmaster C112 Combo Specs:

Power Output (RMS):220 Watt
Speaker:1x12″, Tweeter
EQ:5-band, Shape Switch
Effects:Variable Compression, Variable Overdrive, Sub-Harmonic Generator
Aux Input:Mini-jack with Line Mix Control
Impedance:Minimum 8 Ohm
Tuner Output:Yes
Effects Loop:Yes
Weight:48.5 lbs
Price:$499

Ashdown Rootmaster 115 Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power Output (RMS):250 Watt
Speaker Configuration:1 x 15
Frequency Response:37Hz – 20kHz
Impedance:8 Ohm
Weight:55 lbs
Price:$299

Ashdown Rootmaster 210T Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power Output (RMS):250 Watt
Speaker Configuration:2 x 10
Frequency Response:60Hz – 20kHz
Impedance:8 Ohm
Weight:57 lbs
Price:$349

Ashdown Rootmaster 212T Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power Output (RMS):300 Watt
Speaker Configuration:2 x 12
Frequency Response:60Hz – 20kHz
Impedance:8 Ohm
Weight:68 lbs
Price:$399

Ashdown Rootmaster 410T Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power Output (RMS):450 Watt
Speaker Configuration:4 x 10
Frequency Response:60Hz – 20kHz
Impedance:8 Ohm
Weight:79 lbs
Price:$399

Ashdown Rootmaster 414T Bass Cabinet Specs:

Power Output (RMS):450 Watt
Speaker Configuration:4 x 10
Frequency Response:60Hz – 20kHz
Impedance:4 Ohm
Weight:79 lbs
Price:$399

For more information:
Ashdown Engineering