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Blackheart Killer Ant BH1H 1W Tube Guitar Amp Head

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The Blackheart Killer Ant BH1H is a boutique-quality tube amp for the garage-playing musician that follows the tradition of Blackheart Engineering's ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Killer Blackheart tone for the rocker with angry neighbors.

The Blackheart Killer Ant BH1H is a boutique-quality tube amp for the garage-playing musician that follows the tradition of Blackheart Engineering's Little Giant 5 amp. The Killer Ant amplifier head features Class-A, single-ended circuitry. The Blackheart Killer Ant guitar amp delivers the complete, classic, touch-responsive tube tone you need but at more manageable volumes for apartment dwellers and recording sessions.

Designed on a beer-stained cocktail napkin and prototyped, built, and tested in a one-car garage in Austin, TX, the little Killer Ant amp head is engineered to the same strict standards as the Little Giant 5 guitar amp, and delivers the tones and attitude you want when tone is everything and volume needs to be kept in check. The Killer Ant amp embraces 100% classic all-tube circuitry, but instead of a high power tube output section, it boasts a clever, all-tube power block pumping out a mere fraction of 1W. What you get is arena-rock tone at bedroom levels and no more angry neighbors.

Like its big bro, the Killer Ant guitar amplifier features completely overbuilt component specs, from 1W resistors in the signal path to double-sided PCB with 2 oz. traces. Even its diminutive cabinet, just over palm-sized, is built to take a beating with its 15-ply (18mm) void-free wood covered in durable black tolex. Final touches include distinctive white piping accents and a salt-and-pepper cloth-covered front baffle. 4-, 8-, and 16-ohm extension speaker jacks allow you to hook the Blackheart Killer Ant guitar amp head into virtually any cab you like, including a 4x12.

  • <1 Watt RMS, Single-Ended, Class A
    Output jacks: 16-ohm jack (1) 8-ohm (1), 4-ohm (1)
  • Solid State Rectifier
  • Volume
  • DC Power to filaments for super-quiet operation
  • 15-ply, 18mm-thick void-free plywood construction

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  • Output power rating: .25W RMS, 16-ohm load
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 63 dB, typical
  • Input impedance: 1 megaohm
  • Preamp tubes: 1.5 of 12AX7/ECC83
  • Power tubes: 0.5 of 12AX7/ECC83
  • Rectifier: Solid state
  • Speaker outputs: 16 ohms (1), 8 ohms (1), 4 ohms (1)
  • Power requirements: 110/120 VAC, 50/60Hz, 20W or 220/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 20W
  • Size: 9.85" W x 7.9" H x 7.28" D
  • Weight: 13 lb.
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