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  • Power:
    250 watts @ 8ohms
    Speakers:
    Custom Ashdown 15" speaker and piezo tweeter
    Weight:
    55 lbs
    Size:
    23.74 H x 18.5 W x 13 D
    Inputs:
    1 - Speakon and 1 1.4 inch
    Outputs:
    n/a
    EQ / Controls:
    n/a
    Price:
    $350.00

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  1. 60bass
    Saw this on the local CL and it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up.

    Designed for the Rootmaster series and clearly an entry level cab. Sealed box, acoustic suspension, infinite baffle, or whatever else you want to call it with a single 15 and a piezo tweeter. No NEO stuff here. The 15 is a steel frame with what looks like a ceramic magnet which I'm guessing is a Chinese made Eminence or a clone thereof with the stiffest paper and suspension I've seen on a 15" speaker in a very long time (remember the cab is sealed). The tweeter is the garden variety cheapo piezo that you can get for under two bucks anywhere. IMO The only reason for that being there is so they can market the cab as having a tweeter. For all intents and purposes it's useless. I knew by the weight the minute I picked it up there couldn't be much plywood in it. It's a small cab that weighs 55 pounds (ouch). Hey I said the price was right. Ashdown says it's 250 Watts, Frequency Response 37Hz - 2kHz,Impedance 8 Ohm, SPL 98dB 1W @ 1m.

    OK so how does it sound? Actually not too bad. The bottom is controlled and tight, response is good. The tweeter is a steaming pile. I can't state it any differently. No level control and with no way to shut it off. I'm running it with a tc BH-250 and trying to roll up the treble just results in a very tinny and horrible fuzzy tone. In other words the tweeter is performing exactly like a cheapo piezo tweeter should. Like pure junk. The tweeter spoils what otherwise is a pretty decent sounding cabinet. With the tc I was able to crank it up somewhat here at home and it held it's own on the bottom end. But dat tweeter = epic fail! I used a 4 banger P parts bass with EMG Geezer sig pups, Roto RS66, MIM alder body, MIM rosewood neck. I can't comment on fivers because I don't do those. If we believe the 37hz claim from Ashdown they should do OK. I would say as a standalone cab this is not a very giggable cab. It probably would be good for an acoustic gig or possibly upright at lower volumes. With FOH support *maybe* depending on overall stage volume. Here at home for practice or recording it's a decent cab.

    So here are a bunch of pics. The reason I took these was because I pulled the jack plate off and pulled the tweeter to snip the wire to the tweeter. I couldn't deal with that thing. The cabinet actually sounds real good now that the tweeter is shut off. Gets some decent old school paper cone grind.

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    Yep particle board. They could have at least used plywood for the baffle. Don't ever let this cab fall face down. Speaker secured with screws no t-nuts.


    Here's a bunch more pics in no particular order. Notice that on the plus side the cab is internally braced. Also notice that all you see everywhere is particle board. No plywood or MDF to be seen. Oh well....just remember that I said it's designed to be an entry level cabinet.

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