Ashdown Rule

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TaySte_2000, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    I just scored a brand new ashdown c110 300 "EVOII" yes thats right the new "EVOII" the thing rocks it is amazing and so very very loud. Steve Lawson was so right with everything he said about this amp.

    But couple of problems I can't seem to get my normal speaker cable to fit in the speakon jack is this normal I thought they just went in the middle or do I need to put a bit of force behind it.

    Secondly the 1x10 is really moving even on 1/4 power with the pre amp no where near the red the speaker is jumping up and down more than an excited school girl is this normal? I don't know I'm use to my hartke 1x15 which never ever looks like it moves.

    Also if any one wants to post some good eq settings feel free.

    Thanks for any info you guys can give me.
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Putnam, CT
    First of all, congrats on the new Ashdown. Welcome to the family! :)

    Are you trying to plug a 1/4" speaker cable into a Speakon jack? If so, that will never work. You need a cable with Speakon plugs to fit a Speakon jack.
  3. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Yer I was Duhhh how stupid of me any way my hartke cab doesn't have speakons so can I just get an adapter for the end of the 1/4 jack or is their no way to connect these two together. Any ideas guys I need some help on this I don't want to fork out on another new cab just for my amp to be used to it's full potential.

    Thanks for the response.
  4. neutrik builds some adapters for that. about 20 euros. put them in the speaker out of your amp. Plug the speakerjack in it and off you go.

    I don't know if there is difference in sound quality when having to use that procedure.
  5. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK

    congrats on the new amp! a fine choice... ;)

    Jack to Speakon cables are fairly readily available - check out the big music shops in Manchester, and you'll find something. Failing that, one of the online shops like Studio Spares will do it...


  6. =^..^=


    Jan 25, 2001
    Stuck on a rock !
    Congrats on your new ashdown - I hope you like it as much as I like mine :)

    As far as the speakons go if you can't get to a shop you can order them on line in the UK from Maplins

    Heres a link to the speakon to 1/4" converter

    or this is a speakon to 1/4" jack lead.

    I got the bare connectors from them and wired up my own leads in the two configs (speakon/speakon and speakon/jack)

    Maplins have way fast delivery - but in my experience you can get stuff faster if you ring them rather than go on-line.
  7. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Houston, TX
    New distortion settings that is footswitchable and a blue led next to the mute button thats about it really.

    Thanks guys

    See Steve I'm one step closer to being your clone now if only I could get some nice girly locks.
  8. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Actually, the Evo II has more headroom and a quicker transient response as well. I'm curious to hear the difference myself.