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era 1

Closer to the acoustic instrument than ever before

 

Welcome to a new era of acoustic amplification. Developed with renowned designer Michael Eisenmann, era 1 gives you richly detailed definition for peerless authenticity and tonal brilliance, plus a bunch of remarkably innovative and intuitive features to make every performance better. On top of all this, era 1 is built in Germany to the highest quality standards.

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS


High-definition audio

  • Painstakingly selected, top-drawer components
  • Excellent preamps
  • Premium-quality AD/DA converters
  • Custom-made power amp with massive headroom

 

Richly detailed definition, wonderfully dynamic response, plenty of headroom—it all adds up to a natural-sounding audio experience unrivaled in authenticity.

 

 

Intuitive handling with zero compromises

  • Two fully featured, identical channels
  • Independent FX engine for each channel with 16 programs
  • Very effective Preshape and Mode buttons to voice channels to suit different instruments and vocal registers
  • As compact and light as conventional 60-watt combos

 

 

Superior quality

  • Developed by renowned acoustic amp designer Michael Eisenmann in a joint effort with the Hughes & Kettner team
  • Choice materials, handpicked for durability and ruggedness
  • Made in Germany to the most discriminating standards for quality

 

 

 


TECHNICAL DATA


GENERAL
POWER AMP 250 watts
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)   351 x 285 x 290 mm
WEIGHT 9,85 kg / 21,7 lbs (wood), 10,75 kg / 23,7 lbs. (black)
TILT STAND (INCLUDED) 25° / 35°
POLE MOUNT 35 mm
PROTECTIVE COVER (INCLUDED) Padded

 

CHANNELS (INPUTS)
CHANNEL 1 AND 2 High Resolution Mic and Instrument Input (XLR/6,3mm (1/4″) Klinke Combobuchse – Phantom Power switchable))
CHANNEL 3 Aux In: 3,5 mm (Mini Jack Stereo-Input; adjustable
CHANNEL 4 / FX RETURN 6,3 mm (1/4″) Stereo-Input; adjustable

 

OUTPUTS
DI-OUT XLR; Pre/Post EQ switchable; Ground Lift switchable
LINE OUT 6,3 mm Stereo Output; adjustable
CHANNEL OUT FX Send; 6,3 mm Stereo Output
OPTICAL RECORDING OUT S/PDIF TOSLINK, optical
PHONES OUT 6,3 mm Stereo Headphones Out
TUNER 6,3 mm Mono Tuner Out

 

CHANNEL 1 AND 2
SWITCHES  -10 db; Shape; Mute
GAIN  Input sensivity
EQ 3-Band-EQ, 2 Modes switchable
INTERNAL FX 16 FX-Programms (Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Combinations), FX parameters adjustable

 

MASTER
VOLUME Master Volume
NOTCH FILTER 40 – 180 Hz

 

FX LOOP
FX SEND 6,3 mm Stereo Output
FX RETURN Input: 6,3 mm Stereo Input; adjustable

 

SPEAKER
MID/LOW 1X8″ Custom made 
HIGH 1×1″ Dome Tweeter

 

FOOTSWITCH
HUGHES & KETTNER FS-2 (OPTIONALLY AVAILABLE) Switching functions: Amp mute, internal FX mute

 

INTERNAL FX
1 Reverb Room Dark Short reverb, heavy HF damping shorter or longer
2 Reverb Room Bright Short reverb, light HF damping shorter or longer
3 Reverb Hall Warm Medium reverb, warm HF damping shorter or longer
4 Reverb Hall Bright Medium reverb, slight HF damping shorter or longer
5 Reverb Church Long reverb, slight HF damping shorter or longer
6 Delay Short Single echo, slapback at 80 ms DT: 20 – 170 ms
7 Delay Mid Multiple repeats, 170 ms DT: 20 – 170 ms
8 Delay Long Multiple repeats, 800 ms DT: 170 – 800 ms
9 Delay Pan Delay DT: 140 ms + 660 ms DT: 140 ms + (140-660) ms
10 Delay + Reverb DT: 170 ms, medium reverb DT: 20 – 170 ms
11 Chorus Rate: 0,3 Hz Rate: 0,1 – 10 Hz
12 Chorus + Reverb Chorus no. 11, medium reverb, reverb-Level: 80 % Reverb level 
13 Chorus + Delay Chorus no. 11, DT: 170 ms DT: 20 – 170 ms 
14 Flanger Rate: 0,4 Hz Rate: 0,1 – 10 Hz
15 Flanger + Reverb Flanger no. 14; medium reverb, reverb Level: 80 % Reverb level 
16 Flanger + Delay Flanger no. 14; 170 ms DT: 20 – 170 ms  

 

“DT” stands for delay time, or the time between echoes / repeats.

“HF damping”” attenuates the high-frequency (HF) components in the reverb signal to take the harsh edge off and achieve a warmer, fatter tone”

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era 1 DOWNLOADS

era 1 - Manual 1.0 (DE/EN)