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I don't get it.

http://ashdownmusic.com/products/1/Bass-Amplification/21/BSOCIAL/131/BSOCIAL75W/

Am I missing something here? What makes this worth selling at £600? That's a lot of money for a boombox....

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I looked at that and thought 'hmmm a THR replacement for bass...nice'

However they are smoking something VERY strong if they think they'll sell above £250

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[i]'B-Social brings Ashdown sound quality to the desktop'[/i]

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!*

[size=2]*This is pure sarcasm[/size]

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[quote name='Muppet' timestamp='1422105535' post='2668736']
Within 12 months this'll end up being heavily reduced or discontinued.....
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...or gathering dust on a repair bench, or having water hosed on it by firemen.

:D

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[quote name='wateroftyne' timestamp='1422105630' post='2668737']
or having water hosed on it by firemen.[/quote]

Sorry - I didn't mean that.

It's electrical, so they'll be putting some sort of powder on it.

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i guess they're hoping people will spend £600 on something that will do several jobs poorly, rather than spend a few hundred quid more on separate items that will do the job properly.

anyone wanting decent recording quality will get a proper audio interface.
anyone wanting a decent amp / cab will buy something not made by ashdown.
anyone wanting a decent wireless system will buy a decent wireless system.

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[quote name='The Badderer' timestamp='1422128846' post='2669083']
i guess they're hoping people will spend £600 on something that will do several jobs poorly, rather than spend a few hundred quid more on separate items that will do the job properly.

anyone wanting decent recording quality will get a proper audio interface.
[i][b]anyone wanting a decent amp / cab will buy something not made by ashdown.[/b][/i]
anyone wanting a decent wireless system will buy a decent wireless system.
[/quote]

Comically sweeping statements like that make me less inclined to give serious consideration to the rest of your comment.

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it was more of a tongue in cheek comment based on people's usual comments about ashdown cabs on here. To each their own (Nate Mendel uses Ashdown and I love foo fighters) so Ashdown can't be all bad ;)

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[quote name='Marvin' timestamp='1422124933' post='2669029']
Whatever it's for it's darned ugly that's for sure.
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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1422128910' post='2669085']
I quite like it... :unsure:
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[quote name='Cosmo Valdemar' timestamp='1422129102' post='2669088']
Comically sweeping statements like that make me less inclined to give serious consideration to the rest of your comment.
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I am with Cosmo on this!
I like the look of it. And I have an Ashdown combo I am happy with :)
Now, it's probably not going to be the best at all the things it does (or any) but it's pretty convenient no? Wireless, 2 inputs + audio streaming in + USB out with no latency? And agree, bluetooth is probably completely wrong for high quality audio. But if you want better quality you can still plug in.
I wouldn't pay £600. But I am happy to get it off someone's hands for £250 when they've finished with it :lol:

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As an Ashdown junkie, I liked the look of this during the run-up to Namm... until I saw the pricetag :-/

Something like a MiBass and a Mi10 cab could give me everything that I want from something like this (small, interface friendly etc.) for a similar sort of price if not less.

My $0.02. Sorry Ashdown!!

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[quote name='HowieBass' timestamp='1422130602' post='2669116']
Well looking at the advert and the guy using it, it's very 'now' and hip.... B)
[/quote]

Nah, he's been cool for a long time!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_P._Carter

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[quote name='BruceBass3901' timestamp='1422131404' post='2669136']
Also, interestingly, Blackstar have launched a very similar product at NAMM. No idea of the pricetag on that...
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£229

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