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Ashdown Announces Desktop B-Social Bass Amp

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.

Ashdown B Social Bass Amp - White

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.

Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp Photos:

Ashdown Desktop B-Social Bass Amp Specs:

Inputs:2
Power Output:2 x 35 Watts
Power Requirement:115 – 230v
Speaker Configuration:2 x 5
Frequency Response:60Hz – 20kHz
EQ:3-Band
Connectivity:Bluetooth Wireless, Line IN, Line Out, Headphone Out, USB Audio Interface, App-Tek Socket

For more information:
Ashdown Music