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era 1 wins the 2018 MIPA Award for Best Acoustic Amplifier!

Great news: era 1 just won the prestigious Best Acoustic Amplifier prize at the 2018 MIPA Awards ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany!


The MIPA (musikmesse International Press Award) event is held each year during the musikmesse show in Frankfurt. The prizes are voted for by a panel of international journalists from around 50 magazines in 15 different countries.


era 1 was able to beat off strong competition in a thriving sector of the MI industry to take home the award. Designed, engineered and made Germany in cooperation with renowned acoustic figurehead Michael Eisenmann, the 250-watt amp’s peerless acoustic sound reproduction and its multitude of practical features for active musicians clearly resonated with the international MIPA jury.



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Nicolas Hassel, Hughes & Kettner Product Manager, said: “With era 1, we wanted to create an amplifier that takes you closer to the acoustic instrument than ever before – and it looks like we’ve done exactly that! We’re thrilled that era 1 has been recognized by the industry as being the best acoustic amplifier there is to offer, and we know from the all feedback we’ve had from players around the world too that they agree. The era project with Michael Eisenmann has been a huge success so far, and trust me when I say there’s far more to get excited about coming in the not-too-distant future!”


This is the second Hughes & Kettner MIPA success in the past three years by the way! The mammoth TriAmp Mark 3 electric guitar amp was named Best Guitar Amplifier at the 2015 ceremony.


Now check out era 1 here and see what all the fuss is about!