Ashdown/Avatar deals

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mike Money, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    First off... Whats with the ashdowns? I know Shavo from SOAD uses ashdown religiously, and he has awsome tone. Very like "Grr... im in a metal band. *growl*"

    Are the ashdowns tube? or solidstate?

    And how do they work the the Avatars?


    Should give you a glimpse of Ashdown.

    EB series is solid state combos (although they now do a head) - I have an EB130 combo with a 15" speaker, my main practise amp.

    MAG series are solid state as well, but more powerful.

    ABM are hybrid, having a tube pre-amp and solid staate power amp. Slightly more powerful than the MAG series. I have an ABM driving Mini48 and Mini15 cabs. To me it's fabulous! It replaced my previous Trace Elliot stack when my back packed in!
  3. Th9nker


    Mar 18, 2002
    I'm thinking about running the ABM EVO II 500 through Avatar 212 and 210 cabs... both at 8 ohms...

    Any thoughts about this set-up from y'all?

    Oh yeah, I'd be jacking straight in with my Gibson Thunderbird...
  4. coldtrain


    Aug 19, 2004
    Middleburg, VA
    How's that Mini48? I'm thinking about ordering one.

    I have the Ashdown Labs MK500, and it is simply awesome. It's all solid-state, all analog, no integrated circuits. Totally responsive and clean, without being sterile. The EQ is VERY powerful. I haven't played the ABM series, but in all honesty I'd trust the guys that engineered Trace...