Combo quandry - EBS, Ashdown, Euphonic, GK

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by AJClone, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. AJClone


    Mar 11, 2002
    I'm still struggling with some combo amp choices. I'm replacing an EA iamp350/Bergie set up with one of the following (maybe)

    EA Whizzy 200 combo
    Ashdown ABM-C110-300 combo
    EBS Drome combo
    GK MB150E-112 combo

    (I'd like the EA iamp800 combo but it's a bit higher than the rest - and a bit heavy)

    All are in relatively the same price range and I cannot A/B them...actually I can't even "A" them (Iowa's a great place to buy corn though). I'm looking for something small and relatively light (less than 50-60 lbs) that is smooth (not boxy) and can serve as a practice amp/small gig amp or monitor. I'm intrigued with the EBS as it seems to have some fancy features and is only 35lbs. Anyway, any input, opinions, other feedback on these guys is appreciated.
  2. andertone

    andertone Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Southwest USA
    I've got the Ashdown ABMC110-300, and
    have recently upgraded the speaker to a
    10" Delta Lite.

    Thoughts: Amp section is great, I used
    the "tube" setting all the time, not surprising
    considering I upgraded from a SWR Baby blue.

    Tone is excellent, from clean to gritty.
    Volume is enought to compete with a drummer
    at moderate volumes, but not enough in a
    big stage environment. But, add an extension
    cabinet (8 ohm) to make the total impedence 4 ohms
    you will get the full 300 watts out of the amp.

    And it is sweet and loud. I used either a
    Bag End S15D or Epifani T112 depending on how much
    high end I want. In fact, I like the sound of
    the combo "pushed" hard as it has a very nice
    sweetness to it.

    Just be aware that the combo by itself is only
    pushing one 10" woofer with about 150 watts, so
    your total volume is modest.

    I'm keeping mine, alot of folks I know went
    the Ashdown route after the iamp due to the ability to get some grind as well as clean tones

    Phil Anderson
    Tucson, AZ
  3. 8_finger

    8_finger Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    EBS Drome is nice combo, it should be in the same class as the GK MB150. If you heard some other EBS gear that should give you the idea how it sounds. I would recommned Drome 15 or 15+ (has casters and handle) because they move more air than the Drome 12 version.