Ashdown Engineering have introduced the Studio Range at NAMM 2020 this week, consisting of four beautiful combos, the award winning Studio 15, Studio 12, Studio 10 & Studio 8 all named in relation to the size of speaker fitted. The all-new designs feature a new light-weight design using responsibly sourced poplar-ply wood, providing a light but strong structure for their new combo enclosures.
All have been tuned to their appropriate speaker capacities, the 15 is rear ported for a deeper bass response and the 12 is front ported to project those mids, where as the 10 and 8 are both sealed enclosures, using their own designed Studio NEO speakers in the Studio 15 and Studio 12 for a powerful and ultra lightweight driver.
Ashdown stated that today people require their products to be portable yet practical, which in essence is a task of its own. When designing the new studio line they discussed a number of different ideas, but the key point was that they needed to sound as good as they look…
“So going back to basics we leaned upon one our tried and tested EQ sections by way of the 5 BAND EQ featured across our Rootmaster and Original ranges, this EQ opens up everything you need to establish a great tone straight out of the box, with everything at 12 O’clock, the NEW Ashdown Studio Range sounds as you would expect from a bass guitar, warm yet articulate,” says Ashdown.
Also present is a re-designed foot switchable valve emulated overdrive as well as an FX Loop, balanced XLR DI output (and switchable tweeter in the Studio 15).
The combos also feature a headphone output for silent practice.