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Bogner’s new Ecstasy Mini amplifier packs 30-watts of crunch into a compact solid-state head

Bogner Amplification Ecstasy Mini head
(Image credit: Bogner Amplification)

Bogner has unveiled the Ecstasy Mini amplifier, a 30-watt, Class D solid state head that it says is inspired by the high-gain ‘red channel’ tone of its valve-based predecessor.

Bogner has a high-end reputation and usually a price tag to match, but with an MSRP of $329.99 (or £249.00) the solid-state Ecstasy represents a chance to get hold of that Bogner bite without going broke.

Note the four toggle switches above the control knobs (Image credit: Bogner Amplification)

Take a look at the front panel and you’ll see the familiar gain, volume, three-band EQ and presence controls.

In contrast to its multi-channel namesake, the Ecstasy Mini is a single channel amp but it offers a lot of range, via its four tone-shaping toggle-switches.

These include Variac (for extra headroom), Gain (for engaging high-gain tones), Mid Freq (a choice of three mid frequencies) and Pre EQ (which tailors the amp’s high end)

Like most amp-makers, Bogner has caught on to the idea that the full-stacks of yesteryear are too pricey and powerful much for home or studio players. 

Bogner Amplification Ecstasy Mini head

It's pretty simple round the back - just an effects loop, speaker outs and power (Image credit: Bogner Amplification)

At 30-watts, the Ecstasy is certainly more than capable of handling both of those applications, but it should also be more than capable of handling small shows, too.

What’s more, as a solid-state amp, it’s very light (approx. 4lbs or 1.8kg) and it measures up at 9.5” (w) x 6.25” (d) x 5.25” (h), meaning it’s highly portable.

Finally, around the rear of the head, there’s a handy handle, an effects loop and two speaker outputs (8-16 ohms), plus an input for the universal 24V power supply.

For more information on the Ecstasy Mini, head to the Bogner Facebook page.

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk (opens in new tab), which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.