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Ashdown Acoustic Radiator 1 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier (60 Watts, 1x8 in.)

This classy, portable amplifier is great for practice or the studio. It features 2 channels, digital reverb, and an 8" speaker with dual tweeter array. (11) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

For the acoustic musician on the move, the Ashdown Acoustic Radiator 1 combines a 100-watt bridged power section, a fully featured preamplifier and an 8", dual tweeter array driver in a compact, portable and beautifully designed cabinet. There are 2 channels with facilities including a switchable input for active and piezo pick-ups with a phase switch for the elimination of standing wave feedback, an XLR mic input with switchable phantom power, bass and treble controls with a shape switch providing instant access to an optimum acoustic guitar EQ setting, a switchable notch filter with a variable frequency control to tune out feedback, and an all-new digital reverb. Rear panel facilities include a balanced XLR DI output for recording use, or for connection to a PA system, an FX loop and a line / link output.

Ashdown Acoustic Radiators are available in both cherry and black vinyl.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ashdown products.
Low Input: Impedance 10 Ohms / Input range 150mV - 8V p-p

High Input: Impedance 10 Ohms / Input range 200mV - 15V p-p

Effects Return: Impedance 22kOhms / Input level 0dBu nominal

Tuner Output: Impedance 22kOhms / Level 0dBu nominal

Effects Send: Impedance 22kOhms / Level 0dBu nominal

DI Output: 600 Ohms balanced / Level -20dBu nominal

Line Output: Impedance 10kOhms / Level 0dBu nominal

Power: 60W RMS

Output Impedance: 8 Ohms

Speaker Configuration: 1 x 8" with dual tweeter array

H x W x D (mm): 440 x 490 x 325

Weight (kg): 11
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at UK - 011-44-162-185-8800
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4.5 out of 5 (11 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "The best small acoustic amp ever made??? YES!!!"
Sound: It is the best I have ever heard and I tried them all. remember this is only an opinion, but if you try this you may be totally blown away! I am very serious about this as an acoustic player and studio owner for 25 years. I don't care what anyone thinks here at all! this is killer! and I know this for a fact!!! Feature: What else do you say? it has everything you need to pull off a small show! The reverb is second to none... WOW ...incredible... this is so usable(as most aren't) Quality: No problems to report after 6 months Value: It kills the Fishman and FENDER. not even close!!!!! Manufacturer Support: not needed yet The Wow Factor: The look is totally retro cool. Overall: I can't find anything wrong with this at all! It sounds so smooth and I plug my Audix OM5 into and sing as well, sound like a concert ...what a great way to practice.
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"A pleasant surprise"
Sound: On recordings of gigs, my acoustic Selmer-style guitar sounds like it's not being amplified at all--this was surprising, to say the least. I thought the sound was being colored more, made into a mid-rangey kind of sound that's hard to avoid with amplification, but from a few paces away, the Ashdown does a remarkable job of amplifying acoustic sounds in a very natural way, even if you can't tell right next to it. I've had no problems with feedback even at high volumes. I'd put this amp on par with the other best acoustic amps I've heard, AER and Schertler. Only this was half the price. I sometimes play an electric semi-hollowbody through this amp as well, and it provides a warm, full-range sound that's perfectly usable and surprisingly rich--but that's only possible if you crank the input as high as possible. I'm thrilled with this amp. Its only drawback is that, 60 watts or no, I frequently find myself cranking the volume to its max to be heard well in a medium-sized room full of talking people. Feature: No frills, but plenty to get the job done. The notch filter is very useful, and the reverb is surprisingly good. The two channel setup with phantom power and an active/passive switch is great. I only wish it had an EQ knob for mids. Ease of Use: It can take a little while to navigate the options, but once you find the right sound through EQ, notching, setting the input and so on, you're good. Quality: Very well made. The only problem I've had is that one of the rubber feet fell off. I can live with that. Value: If you can't afford a Schertler or AER, you'll be in fine shape with this amp. Manufacturer Support: No idea. Everything's worked fine. The Wow Factor: People often comment about how cool and retro this amp looks (I have one with a stained wood finish). Overall: I suspect it will last a good long time. I'd have to replace it if it broke, because it's the only amp I've heard in this price range that sounds this good. Add a midrange EQ knob and another 40 watts or so, and you'd have the ideal small acoustic amp.
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