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Hughes & Kettner Spirit AmpMan Classic Pedalboard Amp

Featuring 'Vintage' & 'Rock' Channels, Built-In Boost, FX Loop & "Red Box" Cab Simulator



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    Product Description

    Hughes & Kettner’s all-analogue Spirit Tone Generator is now available in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format! The perfect portable amp, AmpMan Classic'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+ cab-emulated DI output.

    With immense tone-shaping capabilities 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.

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    Key Features

    • Two analogue channels with fully independent controls
    • Channel-tailored boost function
    • Switchable, serial FX loop
    • Powerful tone control that sweeps from British to Californian flavours
    • Presence and resonance power amp voicing to bring out the best in your stompboxes
    • Unique sagging control lets you dial in sweet power amp saturation at any volume
    • Master volume knob plus a switchable solo volume
    • Built-in noise gate for hiss-free operation
    • Red Box AE+ DI output with 8 cabinet simulations that deliver studio-quality tones straight to desk
    • Stereo aux-in lets you jam along to backing tracks and makes in-ear monitoring simple
    • Adjustable stereo headphone output for silent practice
    • Integrated 50-watts ultra-response power amp

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    Travel Light, Sound Huge!

    Making the most of every millimetre inside the chassis, AmpMan is as small as it needs to be yet big enough to hold a treasure-trove of cutting-edge tech. On top of that, it’s a real powerhouse — with enough juice to rock even a 4×12″ speaker cab!

    All that musical might comes courtesy of the specially-developed 'Ultra Response' power amp. Cranking out up to 50-watts of delicious 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, staying true to its musical character even at all-out roar!

    Spirit Tone Generator – The Tubeless Standard

    For nearly 40 years, Hughes & Kettner has been exploring the origins of the sonic bliss behind tube amplifiers. What they discovered is that it’s about way more than just the tube, and that the true tonal magic emerges from all the "weird" dynamic interactions between the single circuit sections and the amp stages, as well as 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.

    Hughes & Kettner's Spirit Tone Generator technology faithfully recreates the natural interactions of traditional tube amp circuits in a "bionic" way. This miniature masterpiece distills the essence of tube amp physics, with all of the intensity and responsive tonal behaviour, into a compact, strictly-analogue circuit that promises unbridled playing pleasure!

    Innovative Power Amp Sagging Control

    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. And best of all, it does this at any volume level!

    The Sagging knob affords you instant access to the stuff of legends — that is, to the sound of a cranked amp on the verge of meltdown; to that magical energy that can not only be heard, but also felt. A sensitive tool, this control dials in everything from totally dry to heavily-compressed — and all points in between.

    Plenty of Flexibility

    AmpMan features two fully independent channels with dedicated Gain, Tone, Resonance, Presence, Sagging and Volume controls and pre-gain Boost fine-tuned for each channel. Total tonal freedom is therefore completely within 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 the Boost, FX Loop and Solo functions. And if you wish, AmpMan can even recall your Solo, Boost and FX Loop settings when you switch channels!

    2 Versatile Channels

    Channel 1 of the AmpMan Classic 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.

    Channel 2 delivers the genre-defining full-stack sound of the arena rock era. This is the place to go if you want a huge sound to inspire melodic solos and virtuoso tapping. This channel purrs when you pick softly, snarls when you dig in, and roars when you punish those strings. It is so touch-sensitive and responsive that your guitar’s volume knob puts the full range of tones from crunch to lead at the beck and call of your pinkie!

    Red Box AE+ Cab Simulator

    The balanced Red Box DI output delivers top-drawer signal with or without cabinet emulation. Use any of the Red Box’s eight cabinet models or send the Spirit Tone Generator’s unfiltered, purely analogue signal to your DAW to take advantage of all the perks of the digital world — speaker emulations, mic modelling, room simulations, effects, and any other signal processor that strikes your fancy. But whatever way you choose to go, rest assured that inspiring, spine-tingling sound is always within easy reach:

    • 1×12″ Modern Thiele Port
    • 2×12″ Modern Front Port
    • 2×12″ Vintage Open Back
    • 4×10″ Alnico Open Back
    • 4×12″ Vintage Cab
    • 4×12″ British Cab
    • 4×12″ Modern Cab
    • 4×12″ American Cab


    • 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
    • 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 mms
    • Weight: 1.150 g
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    Customer Reviews


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    Mr Dave Barnes12th Mar 2021

    Hughes & Kettner Spirit AmpMan Classic Pedalboard Amp A good contribution to the ampless rig scene. If the amp included built-in reverb and the Boost could be adjusted like it’s Solo control it could very probably used just as is, without other pedals. The tones and volume seems fine at home through an 8-ohm cab. H&K say that the volumes quoted are equivalent to tube amp sound levels (I do wonder how many 4-ohm cabs are in use?) On my pedal the Master control does not seem very effective when using the excellent Red Box XLR out only, however the Volume knob compensates for this and the Master function is restored when using the speaker-out together/solely. The selection of Cab Types is comprehensive and very useable. Used together or separately both modes sound fine. The combined option is the most likely scenario for me. I long to try it out at a gig and see what it sounds like with a band. Looking forward to an Andertons review of this pedal.

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