THE EBS REIDMAR 502. EBS BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT BASS AMP FEATURING A NEW CLASS D POWER MODULE CO-DEVELOPED BY EBS THAT TRULY HANDLES A 2-OHM LOAD.
The EBS Reidmar 502 handles a 2-ohm load so it can drive two 4-ohm cabinets simultaneously. To our knowledge, it is the first lightweight amp in the 500W-range that truly does that. And it does it with conviction too.
Efficient power handling. Due to EBS clever developed Soft-clip design, the Reidmar 502 makes efficient use of all the power at hand. That means more punch and a lot less compressed sound than with lightweight amplifiers using automatic limiters to prevent clipping. It keeps the bass tone from sounding muddy and preserve the lows solid on higher volumes.
Analog preamp. The preamp, featuring EBS renowned built-in compressor and a 4-band EQ-section, gives you full control. Use it to bring out anything from a warm nice low end, brilliant highs and mids that cut through the mix when you need it.
Some other features include:
- Onboard adjustable compressor.
- Effects loop (send and return)
- Balanced XLR-out for live and studio use (with pre/post EQ switch and Ground Lift)
- Line out
- Headphones output
Perfect Companions. If you prefer a compact rig, match the Reidmar 502 with a couple of EBS ClassicLine mini-size 112 cabinets, the new ClassicLine 210 or the NeoLine mini-size cabinets (for more clarity and punch).
For a more impressive look or when the gig calls for an even more powerful bass tone, you can use the Reidmar 502 with a couple 4-ohm, 410 cabinets as well. A nice, well-balanced setup, that hits a sweet spot between power and portability is to use it with a NeoLine 210 and 212 cabinet together.
EBS Reidmar 502
- Input Impedance 2 Mohms
- Gain Range -00 - +30 dB
- Character Filter Shelving, High/Low Pass, +7 dB @ 40 Hz, -2 dB @ 800 Hz,
+3 dB @ 10 kHz
- Tone Controls,
Bass Shelving +/-18 dB @ 60 Hz
Mid Bandpass Filter 100 – 6000 Hz +/- 12-15 dB
Treble Shelving +/-18 dB @ 6 kHz
Bright Shelving +15/-0 dB @ 10 kHz
- Balanced Output -10 dBv, Pre/Post EQ, GND Lift
- Output Power 250 W RMS / 470 W Dynamic Output @ 2 and 4 ohms load
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.8 x 9.8 x 3.0” (32.5 x 25 x 7.5 cm)
- Weight 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs.)
Specifications are subject to change.
Demos & Samples
EBS Artist Mustapha Bouchou play the Reidmar 502:
Sound recorded through the amps balanced XLR-output via an Apogee sound interface to computer with no further processing.
Reviews coming soon.
See below reviews of previous versions.
REVIEW from Guitarist Magazine, UK, March 2013
"The combination of analogue preamp and digital power stage proves a great way of getting a quality amp sound at volume while retaining the natural sound of your bass."
REVIEW from Bass Quarterly July-Aug (GE), 2012
THE King Of Dwarfs - EBS Reidmar
By Heiko Jung (Translation from German)
"All in all the Reidmar is definitely a full-grown EBS bass amp which may well rank among the best that are currently available in the Class D amplifier sector. With regard to technology and sound, the “little black one“ excels by the typical EBS qualities, and taking its relatively modest price into account, it’s probably only a matter of time before it pretends to the throne among the “midget amplifiers"."
The EBS Reidmar 502 handles a 2-ohm load, which makes possible to power two 4-ohm cabinets with the lightweight Reidmar 502. The additional air moved by two cabinets adds up to 3 dB extra output.