Ashdown Engineering Launch New Headphone Amp

It’s been over 20 years since the arrival of Ashdown Engineering, and in that time the UK-based company has become a well-established player on the bass amp scene. The current Ashdown catalogue is extensive to say the least. So what makes this new headphone amp so special? Measuring just 26(h) x 108(w) x 95(d)mm, the Tone Pocket fits perfectly in your back pocket, in your gig-bag or sat on your desktop. It’s constructed from a lightweight black anodised alloy, which offers sleek looks and a solid build. Practical features include a 3-band EQ, line input (to connect to your smart phone or music player) and a headphone output. There’s also a USB recording output for use with your favourite DAW. When active, the USB also doubles as a charger, keeping the unit charged via USB 5.1v – 2.1A. There’s also a 10v DC power supply for mains charging, a 12v in car power supply for use with a 12v car socket, and a rechargeable 9v battery that provides around 8 hours playing time.