The Ashdown AA-50 Acoustic 50 R Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Combo may be small, but it has a big heart and delivers a mighty punch. Designed to capture the energy and style of their late-'80s/early-'90s acoustic amps, Ashdown have included some useful modern appointments to suit today's acoustic player's demands.
The AA-50 is equipped to deliver an unabashed 50-Watt output that is perfect for jamming, practise, busking or gigging. The amp is equipped with two-channels; channel 1 is the instrument channel with Passive and Active inputs to cater for your instrument setup, and channel 2 is reserved for microphones for all those budding singer-guitarists.
Channel 1 features Gain, Bass, and Treble rotary controls, which allows you to dictate your input tone to suit the instrument, performance, and venue. Channel 2 has an XLR input with phantom power and gain control to suit dynamic or condenser microphones.
The master 5-band graphic EQ and adjustable notch filter allow you to zone in on a frequency range to perfect the tone based on venue size, and stylistic preference. The 16-position rotary control allows a range of pre-set reverbs to be accessed from room to hall to delay, allowing you to give your tone the lift that is needed to ensure that your performance excels. The Belton Digital Reverb can be switched on or off for each channel independently, maximise your tone control.
Rear panel connectivity
Across the rear panel you'll find pre- and post-EQ XLR DI outputs, which allows the amp to be connect directly to a PA system for larger gigs. You'll also find an effects loop for integrating external effects in series with the signal chain, the line input and output jack, and a balanced line input.
Along the rear panel you'll also find a switch for enabling/disabling Bluetooth connectivity, which allows you to connect to audio devices for additional playback, jamming or practising too, or simply kicking back and listening to some tunes.
Rugged build quality
As we've come to expect from the team at Ashdown, the cabinet is built to take whatever is thrown at it. Utilising lightweight plywood for the enclosure, the amp is protected by a hardwearing layer of Tolex vinyl.
Manufacturer Ashdown Model AA-50 Acoustic 50 R Acoustic Guitar Amplifier Combo Dimensions (H x W x D) 260 x 435 x 240 mm Weight 9kg
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