SOLD Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II Bass Amp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by maurice 41, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. maurice 41

    maurice 41

    Jan 21, 2006
    I am the original owner. This one is actually built between EVO I and II models, but considered II. Beautiful sounding with a perfect blend of classic and modern. This amp received routine maintenance care every 3-4 years. Checking tubes, connections, fans etc… All in great working condition. Ashdown Cover sleeve included in sale. Local pick up – Los Angeles area. $350 or OBO.

    (No shipping or delivery included in that price, but willing to ship with calculated packaging & shipping fee added)

    Ashdown details:

    The ABM 500 EVO II is a 575W RMS bass amp head designed to satisfy both bass purists and tech-heads alike. Three rotary tone controls provide 20dB of cut and boost at 60Hz, 660Hz and 5kHz and are supplemented by two pairs of additional sliders, giving 15dB cut and boost at 180Hz, 340Hz, 1.3kHz, and 2.6kHz. The EQ can be switched on/off and flat/shaped by footswitch, enabling you to go from a flat fretless sound to a boosted sound with ease. The single input is switchable for passive and active instruments. A blend of solid state and dual-triode tube preamp stages can be preset and selected by footswitch, providing access to a massive range of clean, warm, and overdriven tones.

    The footswitchable subharmonic generator precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower. A subharmonic level control lets you add just the right amount of low-end reinforcement--everything from a subtle thickening of the sound to unbridled, bone-crushing tone.

    The ABM 500 EVO II also features a front panel-mounted balanced direct out with pre- or post-EQ switching, a sub-bass output, tuner output, FX loop, and a line input for connecting an external sampler or sound source. Output muting cuts the signal from the direct out but leaves the tuner output live, allowing silent tuning. The upgraded power section has faster transient attack, more headroom, and even less noise.

    · 575W RMS

    · 7-band EQ

    · Switchable active/passive input

    · Tube/solid state preamp stages

    · Subharmonic generator adds low-end reinforcement

    · Front-mounted direct output with pre- and post-EQ switching

    · FX loop

    · Tuner output

    · Line in


    · Power Output: 575W

    · High Instrument Input: Impedance 3.9mOhm, input range 150mV-20mV p-p

    · Low Instrument Input: Impedance 10kOhm, input range 300mV-40V p-p

    · Stereo Line Input: Impedance 22kOhm, input level 0dBu nominal

    · Effects Return: Impedance 22kOhm, input level 0dBu Nominal

    · Tuner Output: Impedance 22kOhm, level 0dBu nominal

    · Sub Output: Impedance 1kOhm, level 0dBu Nominal

    · Effects Send: Impedance 22kOhm, level 0dBu nominal

    · DI Output: 600 ohm balanced, level 0dBu nominal

    · Speaker Outputs: Minimum impedance 4 ohm

    · Shape (Push Flat): +8dB @ 50Hz and 4kHz, -8dB @ 400Hz, filter slope - 6dB/octave

    · Bass: ±15dB @ 45Hz

    · Middle: ±15dB @ 660Hz

    · Treble: ±15dB @ 7kHz shelving

    · Slider 1: ±15dB @ 180Hz

    · Slider 2: ±15dB @ 340Hz

    · Slider 3: ±15dB @ 1.3kHz

    · Slider 4: ±15dB @ 2.6kHz

    · Frequency Response: -3dB at 17Hz and 30kHz

    · Power Requirements: 230/115V

    · 21"W x 8"H x 12-3/4"D

    · 31 lbs. IMG_1371.jpg

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  2. hangman

    hangman Supporting Member

    Bump for a great amp at a great price.
    maurice 41 likes this.
  3. maurice 41

    maurice 41

    Jan 21, 2006
  4. Astronaut


    Jul 21, 2013
    Sorry resurrecting this. Watching a similar amp.
    Why is this considered an evo II? I noticed these with the white buttons say 400W on the power board. Do you know what year are does?