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Hughes & Kettner's all-analog Spirit Tone Generator is now available in a compact pedal format. AmpMan Modern's two distinctive channels each embody an entire era of legendary guitar tones, served up by the built-in 50-watt power amp or the integrated Red Box AE+. With connoisseur tone-shaping capabilities, impressive power and a comprehensive set of professional features in a handsome little box, AmpMan is the go-to solution on stage, at home and in the studio.

• Two strictly analog channels with fully independent controls
• Channel-tailored Boost
• Switchable, serial FX loop
• Powerful tone control that sweeps from British to Californian flavor
• Presence and resonance power amp voicing to bring out the best in your stomp boxes
• Unique sagging control that lets you dial in sweet power amp saturation at any volume
• Master volume plus switchable solo volume
• Built-In IDB noise gate
• Red Box AE+ DI-out with 8 cabinet simulations that delivers studio quality tone straight to desk
• Stereo Aux-In lets you jam to play alongs an makes in-ear monitoring is an exercise in convenience
• Adjustable stereo headphones out
• Integrated 50 watts Ultra-Response power amp

Making the most of ever square meter inside the chassis, AmpMan is as small as it needs to be yet big enough to hold a treasure-trove of tech, features and sound. On top of that, it's a real powerhouse with plenty of juice to rock even a 4x12" speaker cab.

All that musical might comes courtesy of the specially developed Ultra Response power amp. Cranking out up to 50 watts of deliciously dynamic power, its punch and feel rivals that of any similarly rated tube power amp. It sends every single watt to the speaker with that spine-tingling dynamic response intact and translated into impressive sound pressure. And the Ultra Response power amp stays true to its musical character even at an all-out roar.

For almost 40 years, Hughes & Kettner has been exploring the origin of the tonal magic of tube amplifiers more and more deeply. And what became obvious is this: it's about way more than just the tube. The true tonal magic emerges from all the 'weird' dynamic interactions between the single circuit sections and the amp stages, the transformers and the speakers.

Together, these highly complex and dynamic physical phenomena create that rich, organic and tactile sound experience guitar players are looking for.

The Spirit Tone Generator lets you dial in power amp saturation as easily and effectively as on a conventional amp, but in a far more manageable way. That makes it a creative sound-shaping tool to rival any gain knob. Best of all, it does this at any volume level!

AmpMan features two fully independent channels with dedicated Gain, Tone, Resonance, Presence, Sagging and Volume controls and pre-gain Boost fine-tuned for that channel. This means you don't have to entertain any compromises when voicing channels and setting volume levels. Total tonal freedom is within easy reach! And you can let that freedom ring loud and clear with the nifty Solo function. With this special feature, AmpMan not only strikes the right tone; it does so at the right volume. The built-in footswitches select channels and activate Boost, the FX Loop and the Solo function. If you wish, AmpMan can even recall your Solo, Boost and FX Loop settings when you switch channels.

Channel 1 is identical to its counterpart on AmpMan Classic. It serves up a sensuous experience in sound with all the immediacy and liveliness of single-channel amps with no master knob. These are the iconic sounds of the '60s and early '70s pioneered by the rebels who created the blueprint for rockin' tone. This channel's hallmarks are its wide dynamic range and touch-sensitive response to your phrasing. Roll back the Gain and Sagging knobs, and it delivers crystal-clear, sparkling clean sounds. Set the Sagging knob to 12 o'clock or so, and it breaks up just like the tube amps of yore to produce warm, woolly distortion replete with rich overtones. Hit the Boost button, and it pumps out the thrilling sound of a fully cranked tube amp with an upstream booster.

Channel 2 is your stairway to high-gain heaven. Its Tone, Presence and Resonance knobs take you on a tour of entire genres of metal, from that classic macho midrange to modern scooped sounds. The Sagging knob greases the gears so that tone flies from your fingertips with endless sustain and the kind of creamy overtones that let lead lines soar. Riffing requires the opposite, tighter tone and hair-trigger response. Roll back the Sagging knob, and the power amp responds ultra fast. The tipping point into compression comes very late, even when playing chords in drop tuning.Tapping suddenly seems effortless.

POWER OUTPUT: 50 watts @ 4 Ohms, 25 watts @ 8 Ohms, 12.5 watts @ 16 Ohms
CHANNELS: 2 fully independent channels
NOISE GATE: IDB (Intelligent Dual Breakpoint) Noise Gate
BOOST: Channel-tailored Boost, switchable
SOLO CONTROL: adjustable 0 t0 +6 dB, switchable
FX-LOOP: serial, switchable
RED BOX AE+: Mic/Line-level, XLR-balanced
Cab types:
1: 112" Modern Thiele Port
2: 212" Modern Front Port
3: 212" Vintage Open Back
4: 410" Alnico Open Back
5: 412" Vintage Cab
6: 412" British Cab
7: 412" Modern Cab
8: 412" American Cab
AUX INPUT: Mini jack, 3.5 mm stereo
PHONES/LINE JACK: 3.5 mm stereo, 50 Ohms
SPEAKER OUT: 4 to 16 Ohms
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 250 x 52 x 153 mm
WEIGHT: 1.15 kg
DIMENSIONS POWER SUPPLY (W X H X D): 129 x 32 x 52 mm
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