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Open Box Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head Black and Silver

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The RM-800 head features a comprehensive Pre Amp, with a classic 5-band EQ, compressor, plus footswitchable Drive and Sub Harmonic effects. A newly designed Class D power section helps to keep the weight down to below 9 lb. Other features include a mini jack auxiliary input with level control, FX loop, XLR DI, Speakon/Jack combination out and a jac...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Open Box Price: $615.99
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Overview

The RM-800 head features a comprehensive Pre Amp, with a classic 5-band EQ, compressor, plus footswitchable Drive and Sub Harmonic effects. A newly designed Class D power section helps to keep the weight down to below 9 lb. Other features include a mini jack auxiliary input with level control, FX loop, XLR DI, Speakon/Jack combination out and a jack input for an (optional) FS-2 footswitch. The RM-800 range is the solution for bassists who need an affordable and dependable light weight power house amp that provides real low-end power.

Specifications
  • Power: 800W
  • Power requirements: 115-230V
  • Speaker outputs: 1 x Speakon
  • Frequency Response: -3dB @ 17Hz-30kHz
  • High instrument input: Impedance 3.9mOhms, input range: 150mV
  • Low instrument input: Impedance 10kOhms, input: 300mV-40V p-p
  • Line output: Impedance 22kOhms, input level 0dBu nominal
  • DI output: 600 ohm, level: 0dBu nominal
  • Tuner output: impedance 22kOhms, level 0dBu nominal
  • Impedance: 4 ohm minimum
  • Signal-to-noise: Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
  • EQ: Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz, Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz, Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz, Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz, Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving, Deep +
  • Effects Send: Impedance 22kOhm, Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return: Impedance 22kOhm, Input Level 0dBu nominal
  • Distortion: Less than 0.5% THD
  • HxWxD: 12.36" x 9.25" x 3.38", 86 mm x314 mm x 235 mm
  • Weight: 9.92 lb. (4.5 kg)
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AshdownRootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head
 
2.5

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5.0

Real warmth, bass tone and power in a small head

By Andy Bass

from Los Angeles

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head:

    Utterly blown away by the amp top. Very small and light but very very very loud! Sounds great too, very warm but still remains crisp and clear. The FX are very effective as well, love the drive to add some grit and the compressor and subs work great too both which can be footstched in when needed.

     
    2.0

    not for me

    By CHRISTOPHER

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head:

    First off the picture is not for the head that you get when you buy this, it is a pic of the RM-800 EVO, not the RM 800. It sounded great, but mine was very underpowered, almost like there was an extra zero tacked onto the power rating so there was definitely something wrong. Also, the owners manual covered all of ashdown's heads except for the one I bought. If I had a gotten a properly working head I think I would have loved it, but it went back for a Rumble 500 head.

     
    2.0

    Wrong Amp.

    By Allan

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head:

    Great little amp for the money. Unfortunately it wasn't the EVO that they advertised. It's probably going back.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No, I would not buy OR recommend this item

    By Doug, bigdog2116

    from Indio, Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Ashdown Rootmaster RM-800 800W Bass Amp Head:

      Buyer beware! The item listed on the web page is not what you receive. First off spec sheet states two inputs one active one passive, head comes with only one input that is simply marked "in' only? Spec sheet states mute switch there is NO mute switch on head, Meter is supposed to change color when muted, BUT NO mute switch. spec sheet states two speakon speaker inputs ONLY one input. Spec sheet states tuner input, NO tuner input. I stacked this head with a Peavey 4 x 10(8ohm) and a fender
      1 x 15(8ohm) cab and had to turn the input knob to the 12 o'clock (half way up) and the output knob to 1 o'clock position to get it to drive the cabinets at a descent sound and level. I played with an 18 volt Carvin LB 70 active bass that normally has real hot pick-ups, so I seriously doubt this head is 800 watts I think it pushes in the range of 450. also on the back it states 750 watts max @ 4 ohms , I don't think so, will return for something other Ashdown product

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