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SOLD RESERVED: Hughes & Kettner Pre-amp and power amp in rack case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Europe & International' started by FerK, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. FerK


    Dec 11, 2011
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    Rare opportunity to see a Hughes & Ketter Fortress pre-amp in excellent condition. It's a German-made hybrid bass preamp sporting 2 Mullard tubes. Unlike some starved plate designs, this one actually acts like a tube pre when engaged. Also offers a crossover, 3 different FX loops, DBX chip compressor and more. Check the picture for EQ choices and features. Overall, it's in pretty good condition. Some specs:

    Six-Band EQ:
    • Contra - Centered at 50 Hz, 24dB/octave slope
    • Bass - 120 Hz
    • Voice - Low mids at 220 Hz
    • Mid - 550 Hz, switchable
    • Bite - 2 Khz
    • Edge - 6 Khz

    Bass Boost - 7dB at 100 Hz
    Treble Boost - 9 Khz

    Tube On - Activates valves
    Tube Direct - Bypasses all transistor circuitry, tone controls, and effects loops, runs signal straight through the tubes
    Tube Gain - Input of signal reaching tubes
    Tube Volume - Amount of tube driven signal mixed with original signal

    Compressor Attack - Controls how quickly compressor kicks in
    Compressor Intensity - Decay, controls sustain and fatness

    Headphone Out
    Crossover Capable Output - Crossover ranges from 90 to 1100 Hz
    1/4" Line Out
    XLR Balanced Line Out
    Loop Send and Return - Can be set to Pre or Post EQ as well as Line or Intrument level
    Parallel Effects Loop
    Serial Effects Loop - With Gain control

    The power amp is nothing special: a Peavey DECA 528 2x250W @ 4 Ohm. The biggest upside of this rig is that you can easily power two 4 Ohm cabs.
    • Freq. response +0, -1.5dB 10Hz to 20 kHz @ 1W RMS into 4 Ohm
    • Rated Power output: 250W RMS per channel into 4 Ohms with less than 0.3% total harmonic distortion
    • Total Harmonic distortion: less than 0.15% @ 250W RMS per channel into 4 Ohms
    • Transient intermodulation distortion: none (0% TIM)
    • Inout Sensitivity: 1.0V RMS for 200W into 4 Ohms
    • Load Protection circuit
    • Power consumption: 600W
    • Weight: 5.4kg

    The rack case is in perfect working condition, but less than good cosmetic shape. No dings, but it's been used for many years and it has lost the shine in the silver parts, and it has road rash everywhere. I use it anyhow, couldn't care less, but you may want to know in advance.

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