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Euphonic Audio, Ashdown

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rhythm, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. rhythm


    Dec 4, 2005

    Just wondering, has anyone got experience of Euphonic Audio equipment. I know several well known players use them (among them probably my favourite bassist Kasim Sulton). Ashdown is another brand who's equipment I'd like to try.

    In theory (hopefully I'll have plenty of money soon), I'm thinking about getting either:

    Euphonic Audio
    'iAmp 800' head http://www.euphonicaudio.com/2005/products/iamp800.htm
    2 'NM-410' cabs http://www.euphonicaudio.com/2005/products/nm410.htm


    'ABM 900 EVO II'
    either 2 ABM 410T cabs http://www.ashdownmusic.co.uk/bass/detail.asp?ID=14
    2 ABM 414T cabs http://www.ashdownmusic.co.uk/bass/detail.asp?ID=108

    Would I be able to use just the 1 cab when using a second one is not necessary, or would the power from the head be too much for a single cab to handle? Sorry to ask these questions but I'm not too up to date with this ohms business etc!

  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Oh, I don't now sir. I think a couple guys around here have tried them. :D

    Seriously, yes they are well made and sound wonderful. You're thinking of running TWO NM-410's with an 800? Yowsah! What kind of gigs do you have lined up?

  3. rhythm


    Dec 4, 2005
    Ha, as I said 'in theory' this is what I'd like! I'm sure it'd be able to cope with most pub/club gigs lol!
  4. Hey RYTHM,

    Like you read above, Many users here on TB!
    Try Gear REview here on TB.
    Also, try BGRA.com for beaucoup reviews on much gear.

    Good luck!


  5. Hey again RYTHM,

    The correct other website is: BGRA.net.

    Sorry, Kirk
  6. Lots of people love the EA stuff, very "studio" hi-fi sound. Plenty of mids and highs without sacrificing the low end.

    I've done some pretty amazing loud stuff with a pair of EA 2x10's . That 2x 210 stack puts out more low end than my old 1-18+4x10 stack did. Needs mucho power, but the rewards are awesome.

  7. yamaha


    Apr 7, 2006
    Haven't tried EA, but I have played through Ashdown. Sounds good, and you probably won't be dissapointed, it is loud, full, slightly agressive and punchy, but there's better out there. To me, Ashdown is very good, and I'd always be happy to play it again, but it's not the best. Good luck
  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I am a huge EA fan (though certainly not unimpressed with Ashdown gear!), and I would say that an iAMP 800 with two NL-210's should be able to handle about any conceivable gig (at least those where you are not playing a stadium without PA support!). That said, I'd love to hear two NM-410's!!! :bassist: :D

    Do a search on EA and my username, and you'll probably find plenty. ;)

  9. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    I gotta say the Ashdown ABM stuff is about the best I've heard in a long time ( atleast for what I play) . I use a 500 EVO II driving a (power hungry) SWR 8x8 cab and it's SVT like. It's about the only rig my band members like me to use. The Ashdown doesn't even breath hard pushing that cab. I've been very impressed with the EAs too. Seems like you have a good plan .

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