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Hughes & Kettner’s Black Spirit 200 Combo promises to be the “largest-sounding 1x12 combo ever produced”

Hughes & Kettner has unveiled the Black Spirit 200 Combo, a 1x12 version of its all-powerful solid-state head, which the German guitar amp guru is dubbing “the ‘largest’-sounding 1x12 combo ever produced”.

Key to the combo’s big sound is a compact 1x12 enclosure with closed-back, front-ported birch plywood construction, boasting Thiele ports for improved low-end response from the Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speaker.

You can hear the amp in action in our exclusive demo video above, which showcases the amp mic’d with an SM57 to demonstrate the formidable bass response.

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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 front

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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 front panel

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Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 back panel

Otherwise, the Combo performs as per the head, with four all-analog channels – Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra - plus a smorgasbord of reverb, delay and modulation effects, as well as a sagging control to tweak the power-amp sag response.

There’s also the all-important Red Box DI output, while every pot setting can be saved and recalled in up to 128 presets using a compatible MIDI footswitch - that’s upgraded to unlimited using H&K’s free amp via Bluetooth.

In addition, the company has unveiled the new TS 112 Pro cabinet, which also features a G12H-75 Creamback, for use with both the combo and head.

The Black Spirit 200 Combo is available now for €1,199, while the TS 112 Pro cabinet lands soon for €499. For more info, head over to Hughes & Kettner.

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