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Ashdown OriginAL 112 Kick-Back Combo

Ashdown’s OriginAL head, took Ashdown back to the origin of their Tone in a lightweight, portable and stripped back package. From the moment you plug in, The OriginAL head captures everything that makes a great bass amp.

Now, a year after its launch, Ashdown are pleased to announce the expansion of The OriginAL range, which will now include two compact, 300-watt kick-back bass combos – the OriginAL C112-300 (1 x 12”) and the OriginAL C210-300 (2 x 10”).

Both the C112 and C210 are constructed with a useful ‘kick-back’ design, which can be positioned on stage or in the studio to provide enhanced sound direction to the bass player and thus, better clarity. Also making the OrginAL combos stand out from the crowd is their offset head design, which allows room for the neighbouring high-frequency tweeter – a clever use of space AND cool to look at.

It maybe a sign of the times, but one simply cannot ignore that “compact” and “lightweight” are two key amplifier requirements of the modern bass player. Weighting in at a tiny 12.5kg and 14.5kg, Ashdown’s OriginAL combos tick all of the boxes.

The OriginAL combos are  nished with high quality and durable carpet covering which offers a tradi- tional look and feel. Meanwhile, protecting the speakers is a heavy duty steel hexagonal punched grille cover, designed to withstand the rigours of the road. To the right side of each combo is a single metal bar handle to allow for ease of transportation. Lastly, purposefully placed feet on two under-sides of the cabinet allows for two stage placement options.

Each OriginAL combo is loaded with Ashdown Whiteline speakers, proven to deliver
Ashdown’s signature bass tone, with clarity and transparency that cuts through. Ashdown’s OriginAL C210 provides full power to its internal 10 –inch speakers. Meanwhile, the C112 has the  exibility of add- ing an additional 8-ohm Ashdown extension speaker cabinet to achieve maximum power.

Signature VU Meter
Starting from the top, a passive/active switch determines the whether the amp is being used with a high or low output instrument and sets a clear signal path to the input control. From here, the player can  ne- tune their input level using Ashdown’s trademark VU meter, which takes pride of place at the very centre of the amp head.

Simple yet Powerful EQ
With the signal at its optimal level, you then hit a de ned set of features designed enhance your tone. The OriginAL features a tried and tested 5-band EQ, controlling your traditional bass, middle and treble with a lo-mid and hi-mid sitting comfortably either side of the variable middle control. The additional Shape control further sculpts your tone, lifting the frequencies that really count – like a smiley face on a graphic equalizer.

Tonally Connected
The output control regulates the output volume of the amp and wrapping up the features on the front panel is an easy to reach DI output, as well as an independent FX send and return, which allows the amp to set a very clear signal path with no interruptions. Also, to the rear of ampli er is a headphone out to allow for silent practice.

Ready for the Road
Offered with a 5 year warranty, OriginAL combos come complete with auto protect voltage for global touring musicians and an adaptive temperature controlled fan for road and studio use.

  • Power Output 300 Watts
  • Power Requirement 115 - 230 Volts
  • Speaker Outputs 2 x Jack
  • High Instrument Input Impedance 3.9m Ohms, input range 150mV - 20mV p-p
  • Low Instrument Input Impedance - 1M ohms Input range 150mv to 10v p - p
  • Line Input Impedance 10k Ohms, input range 300mV - 40V p-p
  • DI Output 600 Ohm balanced / Level -20dBu nominal
  • Impedance Minimum 4 Ohm
  • Signal to noise Better than 80dB (EQ flat)
  • EQ Bass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Lo Mid +/-15dB @ 220Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Hi Mid +/-15dB @ 1.6kHz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz
  • Effects Send impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Effects Return impedance 22k Ohm / Level 0dBu nominal
  • Weight (kg) 2.4kg



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