NAMM 2015: Much More Than A Bass Amp

Ashdown announces desktop B-Social bass amplification and entertainment system   26-Jan-15

NAMM 2015: Much More Than A Bass Amp

Ashdown has announced B-Social, the first desktop amp system for bass guitarists with Bluetooth connectivity. Here's the story in their own words:

B-Social brings Ashdown sound quality and innovative connectivity and collaboration features to the desktop in a compact, powerful 75W stereo amp that looks great in the bedroom, lounge, or home studio. The Bluetooth connectivity and optional wireless transmitter that lets the bass connect wirelessly to the amp for cable free jamming and enables audio streaming from any compatible music player.

Adding a new social dimension to the amp, the B-Social includes a second input so the bassist can play along with another bass player or guitarist - electric or acoustic. B-Social delivers signature Ashdown bass tone via a powerful 75W stereo amplifier and two custom 4" drivers, specifically designed to deliver punchy low-end in the most compact enclosure. Unlocking further tonal possibilities, the App-Tek socket allows players to access the ever-growing range of amp simulation and effects apps available on Smartphones and devices, including Ashdown's very own ABM pre-amp via the Agile Partners AmpKit app.

"After speaking with hundreds of our bass players around the world, the desire for a home practice amp that sounds great and looks just as good was apparent," says Ashdown's Managing DirectorMark Gooday.  "With B-Social we wanted to develop a home amp that would give bassists all the features they need to practice, jam and record, with a single product. Being able to plug into a single amp with a friend or band mate makes B-Social a great tool for collaborative writing and recording."

Recording itself is made simple via the built-in USB audio interface, compatible with all major DAWs on both PC and Mac platforms. The stereo output features a button to enable latency-free monitoring when in use with a DAW. Rounding out the feature set is a Line In, Line Out, and a Headphone Out for silent practice. B-Social is available in a stunning high gloss Black finish.

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