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Black Spirit 200

LIKE NO AMP BEFORE.


Black Spirit 200 delivers an explosive ride through musical history, a four-channel eruption of thrilling sounds that gives you the most intense playing experience you’ve ever felt.

Blessed with incredible practicality and an exhilarating range of sounds and features, immense power, and weighing in at just 8 lbs., Black Spirit 200 is perfect for anywhere from your bedroom to the world’s biggest arenas.

The sound experience and feel of a high-quality tube amp circuit. The flexibility and versatility of a modeling amp. The ease of use and robustness of a transistor amp. All this is contained within Black Spirit 200. It truly is like no amp before.

 

 


HIGHLIGHTS


SPIRIT: THE BIONIC TONE GENERATOR


Over the years, we’ve 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 technology faithfully recreates the natural yet wildly complex interactions of traditional tube amp circuits on a digitally controlled but strictly analog working platform. This miniature masterwork houses the essence of the physics behind tube amplifiers, with all of the intensity – hereby creating the rich and responsive tonal behavior that gives you an unbridled joy of playing. Put simply, Spirit is made to inspire guitarists to perform at their best.

 

INNOVATIVE POWER AMP SAGGING CONTROL

 

Much of the fascinating tone of the great clean, crunch and lead guitar sounds is down to a drop in power supply voltage when spiking transient signals hit the output stage hard. Now, for the first time in an analog amp, Black Spirit 200 lets you adjust the amount of power amp sag and dial in creaminess and growl regardless of the volume level.

 

CHANNELS AND FX


Black Spirit 200 features four channels that take you on a trip through all the trademark tones of the last 60 years. And like four external stomp boosts, the channel-tailored boost will give you an even more assertive, creamier, or punchier tone! Four inspirational, strictly analog channels plus a complete range of built-in digital reverb, delay and modulation effects make it a perfect all-in-one solution, while a sophisticated FX Loop lets you connect external FX units. And it’s all accessible directly and with the trusted handling you expect from a real guitar amplifier.

 

 

SAVE YOUR FAVORITE TONES WITH THE PUSH OF A BUTTON


All parameters apart from the Master Volume can be stored in up to 128 presets and recalled any time you want! Black Spirit 200 is the perfect solution on stage and for your sound library in the studio or at home. Recalling all your favorite Black Spirit 200 tones couldn’t be simpler: just use the optional Hughes & Kettner FSM-432 MK III MIDI board, where every one of your presets is the tap of a toe away!

 

 

CAPTURE AMAZING TONES WITHOUT MICS


Hughes & Kettner’s award-winning Red Box has been the music industry’s go-to device for recording guitars without microphones for decades. Black Spirit 200 features the most highly evolved Red Box ever: Red Box AE+. It’s the simplest, easiest and flat-out the best sounding way of sending your tone to a mixer, a PA or a recording device. But what truly sets Red Box AE+ apart is its versatility: choose from eight different cabinet types

– from monstrous 4×12 stacks to compact 1×12 cabs, and anything in-between – to truly personalize your tone. This option is not only more convenient than miking up a cab. In most cases, it sounds a whole lot better!

 

 

POWER – THROUGH ANY CABINET


Black Spirit 200 can drive any kind, size and number of cabinets with a total impedance of 8 to 16 ohms.  With 200 watts of output power, Black Spirit 200 is one of the loudest guitar amps ever.

You’ll probably never need this kind of volume, but you’ll always love the dynamic headroom. And Black Spirit 200 is the world’s first guitar amp that lets you also play directly into a passive PA cabinet or monitor wedge without losing the sweet character of a high-class guitar cabinet. With the cabinet type switch you decide if you want to play through a guitar speaker or a Full Range Flat Response (FRFR) cab.

The Output Power switch limits the wattage according to the location or the power capacity of the cab you’re using.  

 

 

SUPERIOR CONNECTIVITY


Your personal connection to Black Spirit 200 is matched only in its totality by the amp’s connectivity to the musical world outside! Here’s how to get your Black Spirit 200 heard:

 

Recording devices, mixing desks, in-ear systems, powered PA speakers, powered studio monitors

 

Guitar cabinets, non-powered PA and hi-fi speakers (in full range mode)

 

Stereo headphones , studio monitors, Aux inputs of hi-fi systems

 

Any kind of stereo line level source

 

Bluetooth audio streaming, remote control

 

 

NEVER LOSE A GREAT TONE AGAIN: APP FOR IPAD

(COMING SOON)


Create, edit, save and share all your favorite
sounds via Bluetooth using the
Black Spirit 200 Remote App for iPad!
The App, which you can download for free
at the Apple App Store and runs on all iPads
running iOS 10 or later, lets you:

• Store and backup all your favorite sounds
• Manage an unlimited number of presets in as many libraries as you need
• Visually monitor all of the amp’s parameters in real time
• Remotely control all of those parameters in real time
• Load/send presets via email

With the Black Spirit 200 Remote App, you’ll never lose a great tone again!

 

 

MULTIPLE OPTIONS


 

 

AMPLIFIGHTER


PROFILES & SOUNDS


“Black Spirit 200 was not only a huge surprise to me when I plugged it in but I believe it is also the beginning of a complete reform in the way that future amplifiers will be made.
We have seen technology in all other fields shrink in size and become more efficient, but in the amplifier world we have tried to recreate the sounds we love with unconventional methods that don’t follow our usual mindset as a species. It’s amazing that no one else has thought of this, or if they have, they haven’t applied it. Take the tube amplifier and shrink it down in size to follow our current technology.
Genius really!
Black Spirit 200 really is the future of what we as guitar players love: the feel and the response of what we grew up loving. It’s like being in your home and you’ve just redecorated it to what you like now. It’s fresh and fulfilling but with the foundation of what made you originally fall in love with it.”

 

John ‘Browne’ Browne is guitar player and composer for the metal band MONUMENTS and Flux Conduct. He’s been playing guitar for 19 years and has been developing the inimitable style he’s known for since 2002-2003.

tinyurl.com/johnbrownemonuments
youtube.com/user/MONUMENTSONLINE

“BLACK SPIRIT 200 IS AN AWESOME ALL-ROUNDER – FROM JUICY BLUES CLEAN TONES TO NASTY METAL SOUNDS. I’VE NEVER HEARD SUCH A GREAT PACKAGE IN AN AMP THIS SMALL!”

The award-winning German blues-rock sensation Michael Wagner is a top tutor over at Jam Track Central, as well as playing with a bunch of top bands and contributing his expertise to guitar magazines.

michaelwagnerguitar.com

“WANT AN AMP THAT THINKS LIKE A TESLA BUT GROWLS LIKE A ‘67 SHELBY? YEAH… I THINK THESE GUYS GOT SOMETHING FOR YA.”

Jay Leonard J’s rich and diverse musical technique has led to numerous worldwide tours and recording scores for Netflix, television, and film. Jay also performs with in-demand session band Trilojay and operates a recording studio in Vancouver, Canada, while simultaneously hosting his own awesome YouTube channel!

youtube.com/user/JayLeonardJuatco

“BLACK SPIRIT 200 PACKS SUCH A HEAVY SOUND IN A SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT PACKAGE! HELL YEAH DUDE.”

Jack Fliegler is the guitarist and producer for Arizona-based Technical Black Metal band Singularity and mastermind behind the wildly popular ToxicxEternity YouTube channel where he makes weekly metal covers of video game songs.

youtube.com/ToxicxEternity

“BLACK SPIRIT 200: THE ONLY AMP YOU WILL EVER NEED!”

A terrifyingly quick shred demon, Joss is one half of Guitar Bros Demos alongside producer Tom, and you’ll also know him from various other online musical adventures.
In his own words: “Guitar Bros Demos. We don’t give a FUUUUUZZZZZZZ!”

tinyurl.com/guitarbrosdemos

“You know an amp is great when you don’t want to stop playing it! I just plugged into the amp and spent an hour playing the clean channel alone. I had no idea how much time had passed!”

Henning Pauly’s EytschPi42 YouTube channel is infamous in the music community: he’s known for immature jokes that are not very funny, wearing ridiculous shirts and sweaters and living with 10 animals that always show up at the end of his videos! But he’s also a serious producer and musical talent as well as being the brainchild behind pioneering YouTube events like GuitCon and Gearhead University.

youtube.com/user/EytschPi42


TECHNICAL DATA


Black Spirit 200
Power output 2, 20, 200 Watts (switchable)
Channels Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
Noise Gate IDB (Intelligent Dual Breakpoint) Noise Gate
Integrated Effects Reverb, Delay, Modulation (Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo)
Red Box AE+ 8 cabinet emulations, XLR balanced
Fully Programmable Controls Channel, Gain, Volume, EQ, Sagging, Presence, Resonance, Noise
Gate, FX Parameters, FX Loop, Cabinet Type
Remote Control Bluetooth, MIDI
Aux Input Mini jack, 3.5 mm stereo
Audio Streaming Bluetooth
Phones/Line jack 6.3 mm (1/4″) stereo, 50 Ohms
Speaker Out 8-16 Ohms, switchable from guitar cab to full range speaker
MIDI In 7-pin, 20 V DC phantom power (150 mA), 5-pin compatible
MIDI Out/Thru 5-pin
Max. power consumption 300 W
Mains input voltage 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 410 x 155 x 150 mm
Weight 3.6 kg / 7.8 lbs.

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