Hughes & Kettner ERA 1 250-watt Acoustic Guitar Combo Amp - Wood

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Welcome to the era of exceptional acoustic amplification with the Hughes & Kettner era 1 acoustic guitar amp. Crafted in collaboration with renowned designer Michael Eisenmann, era 1 introduces a new standard of authenticity, tonal brilliance, and innovative features to enhance every performance. This remarkable amplifier is built in Germany to the highest quality standards, ensuring reliability and exceptional sound.


  • Powerful Amplification: The era 1 boasts a 250-watt power amp, providing ample headroom and projection for various performance settings.

  • Speaker Configuration: Equipped with an 8-inch woofer and a 1-inch dome tweeter, the era 1 offers a balanced and detailed sound reproduction.

  • Premium Components: Meticulously chosen top-tier components contribute to the era 1's superior sound quality and performance.

  • High-Quality Preamps: The amplifier features excellent preamps that contribute to the detailed definition of your instrument's tone.

  • AD/DA Converters: The era 1 utilizes premium-quality AD/DA converters to ensure the faithful conversion of your instrument's sound.

  • Custom-Made Power Amp: The specially designed power amp offers massive headroom and contributes to the era 1's impressive tonal range.

  • Four Channels: The era 1 is equipped with four distinct channels to accommodate a range of instruments and inputs.

    • Channel 1 and 2: High Resolution Mic and Instrument Input with XLR/6.3mm (1/4") combo jack. Phantom power can be switched on or off.
    • Channel 3: Aux In with a 3.5mm Mini Jack Stereo-Input, which is adjustable.
    • Channel 4/FX Return: Stereo-Input with a 6.3mm (1/4") jack, which is adjustable.
  • Integrated FX Programs: With 16 built-in FX programs, including Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, and various combinations, you have versatile sound-shaping tools at your disposal. FX parameters can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

  • Preshape and Mode Buttons: The Preshape and Mode buttons on each channel allow you to tailor the sound to different instruments and vocal registers, ensuring optimal tonal balance.

  • Compact Design: Despite its impressive power, the era 1 maintains a compact and lightweight design similar to conventional 60-watt combos, making it easy to transport and set up.

  • Collaboration with Acoustic Amp Designer: The era 1 was developed in collaboration with renowned acoustic amp designer Michael Eisenmann, ensuring top-notch sound and functionality.

  • High-Quality Construction: The era 1 is constructed with carefully chosen materials known for their durability and ruggedness.

  • Made in Germany: Built to meet the most demanding quality standards, the era 1 is proudly crafted in Germany.

In summary, the Hughes & Kettner era 1 acoustic guitar amp is a game-changer in acoustic amplification. Its rich tonal definition, innovative features, and meticulous construction set a new standard for acoustic performance amplifiers. Whether you're a solo artist, ensemble player, or studio musician, the era 1's versatility, power, and exceptional sound quality make it an outstanding choice to elevate your musical performances.

  • Type:Acoustic Combo Amp
  • Number of Channels:4
  • Total Power:250W
  • Speakers:1 x 8" woofer, 1 x 1" dome tweeter
  • Inputs:2 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 x 1/8" (aux)
  • Phantom Power:Yes
  • Outputs:1 x XLR (DI out), 1 x 1/4" (line out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones), 1 x 1/4" (tuner), 1 x Toslink (S/PDIF), 1 x 1/4" (tuner)
  • EQ:3-band EQ
  • Reverb:Room, Hall, Church
  • Effects:Delay, Chorus, Flanger
  • Footswitch I/O:1 x 1/4" (FS-2 sold separately)
  • Construction Material:Stained Wood cabinet
  • Power Source:Standard IEC AC cable
  • Height:11.2"
  • Width:13.8"
  • Depth:11.4"
  • Weight:21.7 lbs.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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