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Blackstar Announces Amped 3 Preamp

Blackstar Announces Amped 3 Preamp

AMPED 3 is a 100 Watt high gain, multi-channel pedal power amplifier with user storable presets along with built-in Boost and Reverb.

Blackstar has announced its brand new AMPED 3. AMPED is designed to deliver the tone and feel of a traditional high-gain valve amp. Users can store their favorite Clean, Crunch, and OD tones as presets directly from the unit itself. It features an intricately modeled Reverb with ‘freeze’ functionality along with built-in Boost that can be set to Pre or Post. You can use it to power a cabinet, go direct or connect to the front end of a traditional amp, ensuring you can take your sound with you anywhere. Power reduction down to 1W and USB-C connectivity means it’s equally at home in the studio or the stage.

AMPED 3 also incorporates Blackstar’s redeemed CabRig technology allowing you to go directly into headphones, front of house, an interface, or directly to your computer without the need for a cabinet. CabRig features hundreds of different cabinet, mic, mic placement, and room combinations allowing you to get The Sound In Your Head when going direct.

Designed by Dept. 10 – the Blackstar R&D team responsible for blue sky innovation and design. This team of engineers are all musicians themselves and are constantly researching new ideas to help create your perfect tone. The unique power amplifier design uses current feedback which mimics a valve amplifiers interaction with a speaker cabinet. This very high headroom design delivers the thump and presence of a valve amp with 100W power into any speaker cabinet at 8 or 16 ohms.

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