August 10, 2000-HHB unveiled two new Ashdown power amplifiers, the
PM600 and PM1000, at the NAMM Convention. Exclusively distributed by
HHB in North and South America, Ashdown amplification products
combine innovative technology with classic, timeless aesthetics.
president of HHB Communications USA, commented, "Ashdown
Engineering has applied much of their expertise developed through the
innovation of their bass and acoustic amplification into the PM600
and PM1000 power amplifiers. Just one look at an Ashdown amp and you
know it's something very special, but it's the tone that really makes
the difference. We're very pleased to have showcased a pair of very
innovative Ashdown power amplifiers at NAMM."
Referred to as
Power Magnifiers, the PM600 and PM1000 deliver 300+300 watts rms and
500+500 watts rms respectively, into a 4 Ohm load. Both amplifiers
feature quad cooling fans, reducing fan noise to negligible levels.
An innovation pioneered in Ashdown bass amplifiers, the use of
multiple fans running at slower speeds dramatically reduces noise, a
feature that is likely to be of particular interest to users in
studio monitoring applications.
Speakon® and jack connectors are featured in a design that
achieves high levels of audio performance through simple, elegant
circuit design and the use of high-grade components throughout.
Typical of Ashdown, high performance is also accompanied by stunning
looks. The PM600 and 1000 feature a sweeping front-panel design which
also incorporates the cooling vents, and includes VU level meters,
level controls and tamper-proof, independent relay start power on/off.
Communications, a leading manufacturer of professional audio
equipment and Digital Recording Media, sells products in more than 50
countries and is based in the U.K. with offices in the U.S. and
Canada. As one of the fastest-growing professional audio companies in
the world, HHB is the international leader in supplying CD-R and DAT
technology and is Europe's number one supplier of professional
digital audio equipment. HHB has more than a 20-year reputation for
innovation and excellence in analog and digital technologies.