David Nordschow Amplification (DNA) Introduces DNA 1350 Bass Amplifier

Compact, powerful amplifier is showcased at 2012 NAMM Show

January 19, 2012 – NAMM Show, Anaheim, California – David Nordschow Amplification (DNA)today announced the official launch of its new compact, lightweight bass guitar amplification system, specifically designed for professional, touring and studio musicians. The DNA 1350 amplifier is on display at the 2012 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Anaheim California inBooth #4143


The DNA 1350 amplifier delivers 1200 watts of power and audiophile quality sound in a compact unit that weighs only seven pounds. Featuring an integrated class D power amplifier, the 1350 is designed with high fidelity, low noise electronics and military grade integrated circuits, delivering a rich, warm tone that rivals the best vacuum tube preamps available without the inconvenience of tube maintenance.


DNA was formed in 2010 by one of the most highly regarded designers of bass amplification systems, David Nordschow (known to many musicians as David Eden). Since then, DNA speakers and cabinets have been available to bass players worldwide and have become the speaker of choice for well known bass players including Mike Watt, Roy Vogt, Abe White, Maurice Fitzgerald and others. The DNA 1350 amplifier is the latest product offering from DNA. Like the DNA speaker systems, the DNA 1350 amplifier is engineered, assembled and tested in the USA.


“Since we released our ground-breaking DNA speaker systems in 2011, we have been getting requests from around the world for a new amp to complete the package for bass players,” said David Nordschow, Founder and President of David Nordschow Amplification (DNA). “We designed this new 1350 amplifier to offer the very best sound for serious musicians and we are delighted to showcase the totalpackage for bass players at NAMM, including amplifier and speakers.”


“The DNA 1350 amp is a powerhouse of sound and warmth,” said Vuyani Wakaba “To put so much tone into such a small package is amazing. And since it was designed by David Nordschow, I know it’s going to be road-worthy and studio quiet. I found my new amp!”


The features of the DNA 1350 amplifier include:

  • Audiophile sound quality with commercial grade construction and reliability
  • Unique leading edge, integrated class D power amplifier system design with a patented one cycle
  • control loop technology, delivering 1200 watts of available RMS output power
  • Compact size and lightweight: 14 inches wide by 12 inches deep by 3.5 inches high; two rack
  • space height, seven pound weight
  • Hi-fidelity, low noise electronics with military specification integrated circuits that deliver a rich, warm, solid tone
  • Solid state preamplifier
  • Universal international AC power supply connections that operates from 90V AC to 250V AC
  • Studio quality compressor featuring a hard/soft ratio switch, auto and manual operating modes,
  • ratio and threshold adjustments, and user adjustable attack and release in manual mode
  • Aluminum chassis with turned aluminum control knobs
  • Studio quality DI output with ground lift and front panel level control
  • Slave output and slave inputs
  • RCA connection auxiliary Inputs with level control
  • Foot switches to control compressor bypass, tone bypass, shape bypass, and effects on/off
  • Dual effect loops, standard series pre tone loop, studio style side chain with adjustable level control
  • Dual foot switch jacks that use industry-standard two-switch controllers using stereo quarter-inch plugs
  • Musical Shape Circuit for one knob tone enhancement
  • Four band active EQ circuit for simple and effective tone control
  • Pre/post selectable studio quality DI output with front panel level control and XLR jack with ground lift and phantom power protection
  • User friendly ergonomic layout features: easy to use controls and unique lighted switches grouped by color and color coded for simplicity and ease of operation
  • Rack mountable
  • The company is based in McHenry, Illinois and all products are manufactured and assembled in the USA.