Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 Amplifier

Posted on 23rd October 2018 by

The Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200 is a pioneering breakthrough of an amplifier! An extremely practical amp with some of the most advanced sounds and features on the market. Read on for a closer look, and a few reasons why we are so excited about the Black Spirit 200!

Revolutionary Hughes & Kettner Spirit Technology

Like no amp before, the Black Spirit 200 features all-new “bionic” Spirit technology. This revolutionary design from Hughes & Kettner is made in Germany on a sealed PCB. This circuit faithfully recreates the interactions of traditional tube amp circuits in a strictly analog way, delivering world class tone and an amazingly responsive feel.


Sound like any amp from the last half a century across the four channels. The Black Spirit gives you Clean, Crunch, Lead and Ultra channels, plus a plethora of built-in reverbs, delays and modulation effects. This amplifier is also the first in the world to use a power sag control! This lets you tweak the amount of power sag, to really get stuck into an authentic tone.

In addition, the amp can be played through any kind of speaker – from standard guitar cabinets to active and passive PA speakers, studio monitors and even hi-fi systems – and the new generation Red Box DI output now offers eight ultra-realistic cabinet simulations, making it the perfect mic-free solution for stage and studio.

Preset Potential

What’s more, Hughes & Kettner implement their Smart Rotary Control Technology here. This allows you to save and recall every pot setting, including EQ, gain and sagging. Use up to 128 presets with any compatible MIDI footswitch. And unleash the amp’s full power with the free app for iPad via Bluetooth, giving you infinite preset possibilities!

Black Spirit 200 back

The whole amplifier weighs in at only 8lbs (3.6kg), not bad for a 200-watt head! This is powerful enough to rock the biggest stages, and will happily replace any big and chunky amps you’ve been carting around. You can switch the output power from 200 to 20, 2 or even 0 for silent recording and bedroom practice.

This is like no amp before. With the Spirit Tone Generator, guitarists can enjoy the best tone of their lives, at any volume, and the amp has all the features you need to make it perfect for anywhere from your bedroom to the world’s biggest arenas. Black Spirit 200 might weigh just 8 lbs. and fit in your carry-on luggage, but this amp has the power to change your life!

Rüdiger Forse, Hughes & Kettner’s Senior Product Manager

Check out the company’s demo video!



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