Scan code: LN92939 Manufacturer code: BKS200

Hughes and Kettner Black Spirit 200 Head

Hughes and Kettner Black Spirit 200 4-Channel Amplifier Head, 2/20/200 Watt Power Output, Red Box AE+, MIDI, FX Loop

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Scan code: LN92939 Manufacturer code: BKS200
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Product Overview 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.

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 Favourite 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:

Never Lose A Great Tone Again: App for iPad
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

Arena Setup: Black Spirit 200 can drive any size and number of guitar cabinets with a total impedance of 8 to 16 ohms. John Browne used a double full stack with four 4x12 cabinets to unleash his earthshaking drop-tuned arena metal roar!

FRFR Setup: Use Black Spirit 200 to drive any kind of passive or powered Full Range Flat Response speaker! Michael Wagner replaced the 2x12 cab with a passive PA speaker connected directly to the Black Spirit 200's speaker out, so he could enjoy the different Red Box AE+ cabinet emulations on stage.

Recording Setup: The Red Box AE+ makes life in the studio so much easier: you have instant access to constant great tone direct to desk, with no need for micced cabs. And, if you also use the free App for iPad, you don't even need to physically touch your amp to tweak your tone. Take your seat in the studio's speaker sweet spot and dial in your tone exactly how the track needs it. Plus, you can save all your settings for the next session without overwriting your stage presets in the amp.

Jam Setup: Black spirit 200 doesn't just offer a room emulated stereo headphones out, so you can enjoy great tone in the still of night; you can even use it to jam to your favourite tracks! Just connect your music player tto the built-in Aux input or stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device direct to your amp!

More information can be found in the User Manual below:
Data Sheet Features • 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.
Wattage 200 W
Built-in Effects Yes
  • Chorus
  • Delay
  • Flanger
  • Reverb
  • Tremolo
Number of Tweeters 0
Number of Speakers 0
Speaker Size (Inches) 0 "
Lowest Impedance 8 ohm
Additional Information
Scan Code LN92939
Model Number BKS200
GTIN 4039373021776

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