Here's what Hughes & Kettner says about the "Spirit of Vintage" Nano Amp Head:
The Spirit Tone Generator, a multiple award-winning technology from Hughes & Kettner, is now available in this powerful yet exceedingly compact Spirit Nano Head. One of three models, the single-channel Spirit of Vintage clean, blues and crunch sounds unrivalled in this device class.
This amp’s astonishing power output belies its miniature format. Pumping out up to 50 watts at 4 ohms, it delivers plenty of juice to drive even a 4×12″ cab. Alongside Gain, Tone and Master knobs, the Nano Head offers a unique Sagging control that dials in delectable power amp saturation.
A nudge is all it takes to experience the authentic feel and responsiveness of a power amp pushed to its sweet spot – with zero latency and no compromises. Featuring a Headphones Out, a RedBox and an Aux-In for jamming along with tracks, the Spirit of Vintage goes with you wherever go to serve up everything from squeaky clean to gritty and mean vintage-flavored tone. The Spirit of Vintage is your go-to sidekick for your living room, home studio, rehearsal space and, as a backup, on stage.
Powerful Sound in an Ultra-Compact Format
A newly designed circuit layout centered on the unique German-made Spirit Tone Generator delivers the most sought-after metal sounds of every era. Anything goes, from classic to modern, from slicing lead sounds to bruising rhythm tone for bludgeoning riffs. And this little shredder’s delight is all analog, authentic, latency-free and supernaturally responsive to your touch.
Shoehorned into a handy ultra-compact format, every Spirit Nano is a pocket-sized amp that sounds huge. Delivering up to 50 watts at 4 ohms, it packs a punch powerful enough for a 4×12″ cab!
Easy Handling, Multiple Benefits
The Gain, Tone, Master and Sagging controls provide all the tools you need to quickly and easily dial in sounds to delight novices and professionals alike.
With a RedBox integrated into the Headphones Out circuit, it’s perfect for practicing without a speaker and, with the proper interface, also a great recording tool. And your favorite software speaker simulations are going to love the pure signal provided by its Line Out.
The sagging control gives players total control over power amp sagging – that is, the way the output stage behaves when pushed hard. This knob puts touch-sensitive, musical response and the tone-shaping possibilities of vintage tube amps at players’ fingertips.
A nudge of the Sagging knob dials in the legendary tones of cranked tube amps – anything goes from hair-trigger response and bone-dry tone to powerful compression and juicy, beefy sound.
- Nano Head with up to 50 watts @ 4 ohms
- A treasure-trove of clean, blues and crunch tones
- Spirit Tone Generator technology
- Fully analog sound generation
- Sagging control for volume-independent power amp saturation
- Headphones Out with the TubeMeister18’s RedBox emulation
- Non-frequency compensated Line Out, excellent for software cab sims
- Ultra-portable, miniature 9 x 9 x 19 cm format
- Weighs just 1.1 kg with and 725 grams without power supply