Headache Sound Electronics based in Hong Kong have created a small 200 watt guitar amplifier, which is easy to transport and can be picked up with one hand yet is powerful enough to provide massive power.
The development team have taken to Kickstarter this week to raise the required funds they need to take the powerful mini guitar amplifier into production. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about its construction, technology and inspiration.
A 200-watts guitar amplifier that can be picked up with one hand. Massive power that can fit into a backpack. Truely portable high-voltage tube distortion tones that every guitar player has dreamt about. Well, the dream is finally here. The GA1.1 uses full analogue circuitry in the pre-amp section. Audio grade components are used along the signal path. Equipped with two 12AX7 and one 12AY7 tubes, these six-tube stages provide everything from crispy clean to aggressive distortion tones for any style of music.
A “Deep” switch provides more bass distortion while “Focus” rolls off the bass and increases high mid harmonics. “Thick” is dedicated to channel 3 and increases the rich, mid harmonics that fit the demanding tone of modern metal. “Comp” decreases amp headroom in order to provide a tube tone compressor. Then there is “Boost” which sends a hotter signal to the output tube, resulting in a fuller harmonic and saturated tone.
The 2 x 5 bands digital tone control for channel 2 and 3 comes right after the tube pre-amp circuitry. We designed the graphic EQ to decrease the front panel size while still providing versatile and precise control of your tone. Active 5 bands (+/- 8db) instead of the traditional 3 bands to fit the creativity of modern guitar players.
Class-D amplifier, the most efficient power amplifier today. It provides a wide audio frequency response and is extremely sensitive to transient attack and punch. Different from traditional tube power sections, the GA1.1 provides a more massive low-end punch and crispier high-end detail. And most importantly, it doesn’t degrade over time so no service is needed. It also produces 80% less heat than traditional Class-A power amplifiers. These are the reasons why Class-D amplifiers are found in all high-end studio monitors.
Cabinet simulator provides three different speaker models. Not only can you send these cabinet-simulated signals to your audio interface or a PA system, but also connect your passive hifi speakers to the “Main Speaker” output. That means, any speaker can be used as a guitar cab.
For more information on the new mini 200 watt guitar amplifier jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.
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