Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Guitar Head

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SPIRIT200

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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 youve ever felt. The groundbreaking new bionic Spirit Tone Generator houses the essence of real tube amp physics in a strictly analog way, and faithfully recreates the vivid interactions of traditional tube amp circuits with all of the intensity. Plus: the worlds first true power amp sagging control lets you dial in as much tube creaminess and growl as your tone needs - regardless of volume level.

On top of its inspirational tone, Black Spirit 200 packs a comprehensive range of built-in reverb, delay and modulation effects. Whats more, any channel and effects controls can be stored in up to 128 presets and recalled any time even with an App for iPad connected via Bluetooth!

To feed your tone into your desk or recording interface, the all-new Red Box AE+ now comes with eight carefully selected and designed cabinets, which you can also enjoy via the built-in headphones out. Besides guitar cabinets, the unique power amp design even allows you to drive any passive full range cabinets and enjoy true guitar cab sound with up to a whopping 200 watts of pure power.

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 worlds biggest arenas. It is truly like no amp before.

Features:

- Pioneering bionic Spirit Tone Generator faithfully recreates the vivid interactions of traditional tube amp circuits in a strictly analog way
- 4 channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra, which offer all the iconic amp sounds
- The worlds first analog amp with true power amp sagging control, adds creaminess at any volume
- Output power switchable from 200 to 20 and 2 watts without sacrificing your tone
- All new Red Box AE+ with eight ultra-realistic cabinet emulations
- Enjoy great tone through any kind of loudspeaker: guitar cabinets, active or passive full range PA speakers, studio or hi-fi speakers
- Digital on-board effects: Reverb, Delay (with Tap function), Flanger, Phaser, Chorus, Tremolo
- All controls except Master Volume are fully programmable thanks to Hughes & Kettners proprietary Smart Rotary Control technology
- Save your favorite sound settings in up to 128 presets
- MIDI In and Thru lets you connect the Hughes & Kettner FSM-432 MK III MIDI board or other MIDI controllers
- Wireless remote control and unlimited presets with the free App for iPad
- Bluetooth streaming or stereo mini jack for jamming to playalongs
- Headphones out that also serves as a stereo line out
- Full range automatic switching power supply for worldwide use (100 V to 240 V)
- Just 3.6 kg / 7.8 lbs.
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 410 x 155 x 150 mm

This thing is awesome!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRed Deer, Alberta
Funny story. Went to L&M to pick up a nut for my Les Paul and ended up buying this head and the Tubemeister 112 single 12inch cabinet. This thing is awesome. So many cool features and not gimmicky. The app for the iPad is amazing and been doing some home recording with the red box on the back and WOW is really all I can say. I love this set up and I will have it for a very long time. The MKIII pedal should be here in a few days and I'm excited to be able to access the 128 bank of saved sounds on the fky as well as the 4 channels. You get what you pay for and won't be disappointed.
Posted by Craig on Apr 25, 2022
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The future of amps2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreQuébec, Quebec
I had no intention on buying a new amp at all, then I discovered this thing. The fact it has 4 channels is one thing, the fact it has built-in effects is another. Not to mention the boost function, the app, and the footswitch. It also takes my pedalboard pretty well. I tried the GrandMeister 40 and felt that the Black Spirit 200 sounds better, especially on the Ultra channel. This amp does everything for any guitar playing style and well worth a try for the price.
Posted by Marc-Antoine Cyr on Oct 11, 2020
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good for its size and $$1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Not as good as the mid 90's marshall TSL 2000 series I used to use but its light and easy to transport.
Posted by kyle shaak on Sep 30, 2020
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Great amp0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Went to the store to try the Tubemeister 40 Delux. Tried both amps and I was impressed with the BS. The combination of the sag, presence gain and resonance dial in a really good tone incredibly close to tubes and you can tweak it more than in the TM.
At home I tried with my Strat and with my Godin on which I have HBs. The amp really brings out the best of each guitar. The cleans on the strat are very clear and punchy. With the HBs the crunch comes in a lot earlier and it really brings up the low and mid tones. Have not tried much the effects and mainly use the clean and crunch channels but I am very happy with the amp.
Posted by Juan on Nov 2, 2019
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Best modeller out there0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I've always been a tube amp guy, so I approached this one with a bit of apprehension. But I wanted something a bit more reliable as a backup if m grandmeister tubes burn out. But my grandmeister has been shelved for the last 4 months and the black spirit has been on my cab. It sounds closer to a tube amp than any modeller (or sim plugin) I've come across. The gain sounds awesome, the cleans are sparkling, and the onboard effects sound just as good, if not better than most boutique pedals. On top of that, with the option to switch from 2-20-200w, it's perfect for gigging, studio, and bedroom playing. My only complaint is overall the gain channels are very dark in tone, you have to really push the mids/presence/or treble to get a lot of bite out of it, but that being said, the low end that this thing produces is very tight and sounds great.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2019
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
I had more time to dig into the Black Spirit and I have to admit that it covers a wider range, and control of the range of rock tones then I first had thought. The effects and the control of the effects are good enough to cover most situations albeit there could be more made available to give us foot switch control of the effects as far as switching them in and out. This would take an improvement on the FM432. But, overall, a great amp.
Posted by Dave on May 28, 2019
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Good but needs more development5 of 6 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
The Cleans are great and when over driven sound like 60's overdrive which is pretty decent. But I find the sound either too dry or over the top wet with effects and not quite natural. But a lot closer than any Line 6 or Boss pedal board gimmick. The Noise gate is hit and miss on higher gain channels and the ultra I simply had not much use for . The Lead channel does what it implies. The effects are fair but there are far better available in the digital boards albeit I cant stand them either. But it is still missing something in the sound, cant put my finger on it. But it is a lot better than any modelling amp or multi effects pedal. Hughes and Kettner needs to improve on the FM432 as well. a display to select from a list of presets and a few scribble strips and PC software would do a lot for this package.
Posted by Dave Milne on May 18, 2019
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INSANELY GOOD!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
Weather or not it truly emulates tubes is subjective and a debate on its own but my opinion is that it's very convincing being solid state. This is an amazingly slick and inspiring piece of gear. It sounds great and has features galore. Ultra light, compact and no tubes to mess with. I'm truly impressed!
There is no local L&M here in Thunder Bay so I opted to order online. As usual they delivered promptly and brand new/ sealed. Very reliable! THANK YOU!
Posted by Jan Patrick Lucas on May 7, 2019
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