Ashdown Engineering took the opportunity at NAMM to unveil the B-Social, a desktop bass amp that’s loaded with innovative features. The 75-watt stereo amp is boasted as the first desktop amp system for bass guitarists with Bluetooth connectivity that allows the bass to connect wirelessly via an optional transmitter.
The “social” aspect of the amp comes from from several features, including the fact that the B-Social has a second input to jam along with another bassist or guitarist. Its Bluetooth connectivity can also connect with your smartphone for streaming music.
Recording is also made easy with a built-in USB audio interface that is compatible with all major digital audio workstations, and the stereo output has a button to enable latency-free monitoring. Ashdown also includes an Apptek input to connect with a smartphone or device to access amp simulator and effects apps. Other connectivity includes a Line In, a Line Out, and a Headphone Output.
The Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp is loaded with dual five-inch speakers and the company’s signature VU meter. It will come with black, white, and natural wood faceplates. It will be shipping this Spring with projected street prices of $719 including the wireless transmitter and $649 without the transmitter.
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Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp Specs:
|Power Output:||2 x 35 Watts|
|Power Requirement:||115 – 230v|
|Speaker Configuration:||2 x 5|
|Frequency Response:||60Hz – 20kHz|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth Wireless, Line IN, Line Out, Headphone Out, USB Audio Interface, App-Tek Socket|
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