Ashdown Revamps The Rootmaster Series with EVO III

Ashdown Rootmaster Series with EVO III Amps and Cabinets

Ashdown introduced several new products at NAMM 2024, including the Rootmaster EVO III range of bass amps. The latest update to the Rootmaster series adds rackmount options to the head units, which come in 500 or 800 watts.

Another new feature is a new Analog Cab Sim DI output, which gives players more flexibility over their tone for on-stage and front-of-house sound. The XLR on the rear panel can be filtered with several simulation options: Cab Sim DI or Balanced I Output, Ported or Sealed Enclosure, 10 or 15″ Speaker, and Horn in or out.

“When used in conjunction with the intuitive 5-band EQ this option enables you to create the perfect on and off-stage sound,” Ashdown says, adding that the Rootmaster EVO III is “a new chapter for our digital offering, but still maintaining our analog approach to tone.”

This, of course, is just scratching the surface. Get the full scoop with Phil Mann:

The series includes two heads – the RM 500 EVO III and the RM 800 EVO III – and six cabinets: the 110T, the 112T, the 115T, the 210T, the 414T, and the 610T. They’ll be available soon with prices around $862 and $733 for the heads while the cabs range from $323 to $970.

Ashdown Rootmaster EVO III Amp Features:

800 and 500 Watt Models
Ashdown VU Meter
5-band EQ with Shape and In/Out Switches
Built-in Compressor (switchable)
Drive (Switchable)
Subharmonic Generator
Mute Switch
Gain, Volume Knobs
Line in with Individual Level
Analog Cab Sim DI
Effects Loop
Headphone Out
Footswitch Jack
XLR DI Output
Dual Speakon Amp Outputs

Ashdown Rootmaster EVO III Cabinet Features:

110T, 112T, 115T, 414T, and 610T Models
Power from 150 Watts (110T) to 900 Watts (610T)
Custom Ashdown Speakers
High Frequency Tweeter with Hi/Lo/Off Switch
Buffalo Tolex

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