January 12, 2005
To date, Hughes & Kettner has been known in the USA chiefly as the maker of the Tube Tools and boutique-class amps the likes of TriAmp and zenTera. Across the Atlantic, the German manufacturer has been a large vendors of mid-class amps since the '80s.
"We developed the new line of Matrix amps especially for the American market," notes Paul Airey, Hughes & Kettner's International Sales Director. "Its sound quality, punch and features set new standards in this price class!"
The heart of the new Matrix series is the unique AUTOSTORE FX MATRIX; it affords players the luxury of dialing in individual effect settings for each of the four channels. And for added convenience, it stores these settings automatically -- no further action or tweaking required. Alongside reverb and delay, the onboard digital multi-effects processor offers chorus, flanger and tremolo patches.
Featuring four channels, the amp serves up a range of electric guitar sounds at the touch of a button, from clean to "rectified" Warp sounds, and from blues-approved crunch to '80s lead tone.
The new Matrix 100 is available in both Combo and Head versions. Both pack a 100-watt wallop, providing plenty of punch to cut through at band rehearsals and on stage. The 1x12" Combo and the 4x12" SC412 Cabinet are loaded exclusivelywith Celestion speakers.
For more information, visit their web site at www.hughes-and-kettner.comCome on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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