Hughes and Kettner ERA-1 250-Watt Acoustic Amplifier

Hughes and Kettner ERA-1 250-Watt Acoustic Amplifier

The H&K ERA-1 features:

  • 250 watts
  • 1x8 Custom Speaker
  • Dome Tweeter
  • Channel 1 & 2: High Res Mic and Instrument Inputs (1/4" - XLR combo inputs)
  • Gain, 3-Band EQ and 16 Internal Effects with Level for Channel's 1 and 2
  • Channel 3: 3.5mm Stereo Input
  • Channel 4: FX Loop with level control
  • Direct out: XLR with Pre/Post EQ Switch and Ground Lift
  • Optical recording out
  • Line out with level control
  • Headphone output
  • Tuner output
  • Footswitch input (TSR)
  • 24 lbs
  • 35 degree tilt stand for enhanced projection
  • Padded cover included
  • Designed and built in Germany

The Era-1 is an appropriately named game changer in the Hughes & Kettner line. It is their premium acoustic amplifier packed with features and made in Germany with the help of renowned acoustic designer Michael Eisenmann. With 250 Watts of clean headroom the dynamics are second to none and with the onboard effects and numerous outs, the sonic possibilities are virtually endless. Here's a quick rundown of the internal effects which range from reverb to delay to modulation:

Internal FX
1) Reverb Room - Dark
2) Reverb Room - Bright
3) Reverb Hall - Warm
4) Reverb Hall - Bright
5) Reverb Church - Long
6) Short Delay: Single Echo
7) Medium Delay: Multi-Voice
8) Long Delay: Multi-Voice 800ms
9) Delay-Pan Delay
10) Delay + Reverb 20-170 ms
11) Chorus
12) Chorus + Reverb
13) Chorus + Delay
14) Flanger
15) Flanger + Reverb
16) Flanger + Delay

Still missing something for your signature sound? Run your own stompboxes through the integrated fx loop so you don't miss a beat. In terms of situational preparation, the Era-1 is meant to handle just about any gig. You can plug in your laptop, drum machine even play along with tracks from a smartphone. If the crowd is bigger than usual, use the direct out to plug straight into the PA or mixing board for expanded reach. Heading to the studio the next day? Plug in your headphones and tuner while the engineer gawks at the optical output. This is a connection that you really only find on high end studio equipment, and will make sure sound quality is flawless. If you're doing a less involved recording with friends use the direct out and go!

You probably get the idea by now. They thought of everything when designing the Era-1 but made no compromises when it came to tone. Whether you're playing at home, in church, in a club or in the studio, the Era-1 will have your back. It's now easier than ever to sound like the best version of yourself. Try this groundbreaking H&K technology today.

Price: $1199.00
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