DEAL EXPIRES 11/18.
Saw this on the Talkbass forums, but didn't see it here yet.
I don't have personal experience with this amplifier, but I have one on the way! Looks super feature rich.
Has two inputs, bluetooth and built in wireless instrument connectivity. Supposedly also good with acoustic guitar or as a standalone Bluetooth speaker. It also has cabinet outputs and I saw a video where they used this as a head with a 1x15 cab.
Cheapest I saw anywhere else was $629. That's $430 cheaper than most, and while I couldn't find much data, from a Google search on these used, looks like these have gone for around $500.
If you feel like jumping through a few hoops, you can find discounted gift cards for Guitar Center on Raise or similar sites (the ones I bought saved around 6.5%-7%), and cash back sites help, too. If nothing else, saves the tax.
Here's the link to Ashdown's page describing this amp:
Straight out of the box, B-Social delivers signature Ashdown bass tone via a powerful 75W stereo amplifier and two custom dual concentric 5" 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 sim and effects apps available on Smartphones and devices, including Ashdown's very own ABM Pre App.
Allowing the bassist to roam at home, B-Social features wireless audio connectivity and a transmitter that lets the bass connect wirelessly to the amp for cable free jamming.
Wireless Bluetooth audio connectivity also 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.
"It's a simple feature - and obvious - but so often over looked by amp companies," says Mark Gooday. "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 unit features a speaker mute switch for headphone monitoring.
Rounding out the feature set is a Line In, Line Out and a Headphone Out for silent practice. B-Social is available in three stunning high gloss wood finishes - Natural, Black and White.
Power Output2 x 35 Watts
Power Requirement115 - 230v
Speaker Configuration2 x 5
Speaker Outputsx 2
Frequency Response60Hz - 20kHz
High Instrument Inputx 2
Low Instrument Inputx 2
Line Input10k Ohms Level 0dBu
Line OutputImpedance 4.7k Ohms / Level 0dBu
Impedance4 Ohm min per side L&R
EQBass +/-15dB @ 100Hz Middle +/-15dB @ 660Hz Treble +/-15dB @ 7kHz shelving Bright
H x W x D (mm)255 (inc feet and handels) x 370 x 205
Weight (kg)7.6Kgs 16.7lbs