The AER Amp One proves that bass amps do not have to be big to be great! It's probably the smallest and lightest bass combo amp that I've ever seen and sounds like 20 times it's size. It's not that it can necessarily get to be incredibly loud (although it does get a good level), it's really just it's fullness and depth in sound. It's a 200 watt amp so definitely expect some power here regardless of the size. It's got everything you'd want as far as routing options, including an XLR DI and a send and return loop too.
The AER Amp One does take a small amount of getting used to because there are indeed so many different controls and options. For me this is always a welcomed thing because in the end it's going to give you more choices and sounds. I don't own the amp so I'm still learning everything about it, but it's good to note that it does have a lot of tone options. The manual might be helpful if you're buying one and want to learn everything about it exactly.
The sound of the AER Amp One is impeccable for recording. I'm sure that it fairs well in a live setting too, but to date I've only used it for recording. It packs so much punch and depth that it's hard to believe that it only weighs about 20 pounds and has a single 10" speaker. The DI sounds great as well, which is a nice option to have in a recording setting. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with the sound of this amp.
While it's going to cost you a good amount of dough, the AER Amp One is worth it for serious and professional bass players who are tired of lugging around huge amplifier. This thing sounds as good as any amp out there. It is versatile and highly portable. Sure it's expensive but it's going to be an amp that you can use for the rest of your days pretty much...
(Originally written by pamo61/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
200-watt RMS bass combo.
- Neodymium 10" speaker
- 3-band EQ
- bass boost
- Color filter
- Aux input, effects loop, XLR, DI and headphone outputs.
- Dimensions: 145.3" x 126" x 112.2" (HxWxD).
- Weight: 29.5 lb.
Easy to use, clear user's manual but it could be more comprehensive.
I miss an external speaker output (but there is a jack output for an active subwoofer).
Many controls and very effective compressor.
I use it with a MusicMan Stingray bass. It produces a rich, dynamic and very warm sound and it reproduces the source signal faithfully. Stunning output power and very powerful low-end for such a compact amp.
I've been using it for a very short time and in spite of its price I'm very satisfied with the sound quality of this small amp! Excellent components and very good manufacturing quality.
I use it in bass combo for two years and acquired it after trying other brands of amplifiers: Phil Jones, Mark-Bass ...
I enjoyed the value, the return of quality, reduced and compact size.
The performance of this amp in view of its weight, these dimensions are clear: simple, convenient, portable, usable as repeated in concert, these basic settings and outputs, but worthy of a professional quality.
This "Amp One" has real qualities: Reliable, clean restitution, loyal, bluffing hand power: clean undeniable qualities AER, I recommend to try to discover its potential ...!