Euphonic Audio IAMP Doubler 500W Bass Head, Second-Hand Overview
EA produces compact bass amplifier heads tailored for bassists who seek unadulterated instrument sound without added amp coloration. These mini powerhouses deliver an impressive 500+ watts of output while weighing just a few pounds, offering an unparalleled power-to-weight ratio.
Notably, EA has garnered strong support from professional musicians who navigate the diverse worlds of bass playing, shifting from a 5-string electric bass on one night to an upright bass on the next, sometimes even within the same performance. These versatile players, often referred to as “Doublers,” demand a specific set of features from their amplifiers.
Doublers require hi-fi precision, the capability to reproduce the low ‘B’ note on an electric bass faithfully, or handle the full resonance of an upright bass played at full throttle. They also seek unique attributes that facilitate proper amplification for upright basses, such as a two-channel preamp for achieving a well-balanced stage sound. One channel is optimized for piezo pickups, while the other is tailored for microphones. Additionally, a set of filters is included to effectively eliminate feedback issues commonly encountered with upright basses.
Remarkably, EA’s Doubler amplifier encompasses all of these critical elements, fitting them into a lightweight, 3-pound package, all while delivering over 500 watts of amplification power.