New for the NAMM Show 2018, we’re delighted to unveil era 2, the second model in the era series of premium acoustic instrument amplifiers built at our factory here in St. Wendel, Germany!
era 2 – just like era 1, the range’s first amp, which was released in summer 2017 – was designed and engineered in cooperation with renowned acoustic amplifier designer Michael Eisenmann. Identical to era 1 in terms of feature set, era 2 is physically larger and packs even more power (400 watts, compared to 250) and low-end, thanks to its two 8” speakers and single 1” dome tweeter. This makes it especially suited to percussive playing styles, use with external music devices and drum machines, or for instruments with lower frequency ranges like double basses and bass guitars.
Available in wood and black model finishes, era 2 offers players richly detailed note definition and a wonderfully responsive, dynamic playing feel. The amp features four channels: Channels 1 and 2 are identical and are equally well suited for either two instruments, one instrument and one voice, or two voices. Channel 3 serves as an input for external audio sources (e.g. smartphones, MP3 players, etc.) and Channel 4 is a superb bus for line-level devices, such as mixers and drum machines.
A powerful EQ section and a comprehensive array of built-in effects allow performers to shape the tone of their instrument(s) and vocals. There are 16 FX in total (including various reverbs, delays, chorus and flanger, and combinations of the various types) and many can be adjusted, customized and saved as presets at will.
On the rear panel, era 2 features outputs suitable for any conceivable professional purpose, including a DI output, a stereo Line Out, and an S/PDIF-Toslink optical out for recording purposes.
era 2 is premiering at the Winter NAMM Show 2018. Experience it in person at the Hughes & Kettner/Yorkville stand, located at Booth #18020 on Level 2, and get all the info here: hughes-and-kettner.com/products/era/era2