Matrix Announce Release of GT1500FXBD -
Matrix Amplification is pleased to announce the release of the
GT1500FXBD, the first of two 3 channel amplifiers designed with the
help of French amp-guru Bruno Durand.
The GT1500FXBD is a 3 channel amplifier delivering 500W per
channel at 4 ohms with the same voicing as the flagship GT1000FX
amplifiers, weighing only 3.8kg and all in a 19" 1U format.*
When asked why they have decided to put out a 3 channel amp,
Andy Hunt told us:
"Multi-channel guitar power amplifiers have been requested for
a number of years but in the past we have been too heavy, bulky and
expensive to build because of the added tubes and transformers
needed. This drives up the weight, form factor and cost.
Multi-channel solid state amplifiers are commonplace now, this
technology coupled with our innovations in solid state technology
means that with the advent of modern modelling pre-amps with their
flexibility in routing options the GT1500 can give guitarists the
ultimate in flexibility and sound in a lightweight yet powerful
The obvious benefit of a 3 channel amp is when you want to run 3
cabs in a wet/dry/wet setup. This unit allows a signal split to 3
cabs with the middle cab dry (with no effects) while the other 2
cabs are fed with stereo effects. This gives the clarity of the dry
signal and the ability to dial in the effects to taste providing
what most guitarists feel is a huge sound that isn't mushy.
Professional players have been using this type of setup for many
years but it has always been out of reach of a lot of players due
to the weight of extra amps and extra cabs not to mention the
expense of extra gear.
Having 3 channels also gives you the ability to run a stereo rig
as normal for yourself and an extra channel for monitoring, either
for yourself or another member of the band. Or you could set up a
2.1 type rig with a sub and 2 satellite speakers.
Multi-instrumentalists or players wanting to take advantage of
multi-preamp sources can be catered for. Even the guy in the band
that just plays on the one song can use a channel without having to
fetch along another car load of gear!
The Matrix 1500FXBD will fit just about any playing situation
you may need from your rig, like the ultimate power amplifier for
guitarists. It will open new possibilities, uncovered by the
classic stereo power amps, this all in an amplifier with three 500w
channels, weighing 3.8kg and a 1U form factor.
The Matrix GT1500FXBD is available now at £890* inclusive of VAT
in the UK, or $1150* within the USA. For other countries please
check online or contact Matrix for a quote.
For more information please visit www.MatrixGuitarAmplification.com
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