Ashdown Relaunches the CTM-15 Bass Amp

Ashdown CTM-15 Bass Amp

Ashdown has reintroduced the CTM-15 all-tube desktop bass amp for 2023. The low-wattage amp delivers 15 watts of tube tone in a compact enclosure that now includes built-in load and headphone outputs for silent use.

“The CTM-15 delivers deceptively large tones from its dual EL84 power stage, and its low wattage means it’s easier to get red-blooded overdrive by driving it hard – all without shaking the foundations,” the company writes.

Its control set includes Gain, Volume, and a three-band EQ. Of course, Ashdown included their signature VU meter for displaying the power amp’s output. The CTM-15 has four and eight-ohm speaker outputs and an XLR line-level DI.

The Ashdown CTM-15 is shipping this month with a price point of $799.

Ashdown CTM-15 Bass Amp Features:

Power Output:15 watts
Power Requirements:240/230/115 volts 50-60H
Speaker Outputs:8 and 16 ohms or internal load (no speaker required) and headphone out
DI Outputs:Transformer derived Balanced
Impedance:< 600ohms
EQ:Passive Standard Bass, Middle, Treble Tone Stack
Pre-Amp Tubes:1 x ECC83
Output Tubes:2 x EL84
H x W x D (inches):5.9 x 9.4 x 7
Weight:11.7 lbs

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