Hughes & Kettner Black Spirit 200


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Black Spirit 200 delivers an explosive ride through musical history, a four-channel eruption of thrilling sounds that gives you the most intense playing experience you’ve ever felt. Blessed with incredible practicality and an exhilarating range of sounds and features, immense power, and weighing in at just 8 lbs., Black Spirit 200 is perfect for anywhere from your bedroom to the world’s biggest arenas. The sound experience and feel of a high-quality tube amp circuit. The flexibility and versatility of a modeling amp. The ease of use and robustness of a transistor amp. All this is contained within Black Spirit 200. It truly is like no amp before.



Over the years, we’ve been exploring the origin of the tonal magic of tube amplifiers more and more deeply. And what became obvious is this: it’s about way more than just the tube. The true tonal magic emerges from all the ‘weird’ dynamic interactions between the single circuit sections and the amp stages, the transformers and the speakers. Together, these highly complex and dynamic physical phenomena create that rich, organic and tactile sound experience guitar players are looking for.


Much of the fascinating tone of the great clean, crunch and lead guitar sounds is down to a drop in power supply voltage when spiking transient signals hit the output stage hard. Now, for the first time in an analog amp, Black Spirit 200 lets you adjust the amount of power amp sag and dial in creaminess and growl regardless of the volume level.


Black Spirit 200 features four channels that take you on a trip through all the trademark tones of the last 60 years. And like four external stomp boosts, the channel-tailored boost will give you an even more assertive, creamier, or punchier tone! Four inspirational, strictly analog channels plus a complete range of built-in digital reverb, delay and modulation effects make it a perfect all-in-one solution, while a sophisticated FX Loop lets you connect external FX units. And it’s all accessible directly and with the trusted handling you expect from a real guitar amplifier.


All parameters apart from the Master Volume can be stored in up to 128 presets and recalled any time you want! Black Spirit 200 is the perfect solution on stage and for your sound library in the studio or at home. Recalling all your favorite Black Spirit 200 tones couldn’t be simpler: just use the optional Hughes & Kettner FSM-432 MK III MIDI board, where every one of your presets is the tap of a toe away!


Hughes & Kettner’s award-winning Red Box has been the music industry’s go-to device for recording guitars without microphones for decades. Black Spirit 200 features the most highly evolved Red Box ever: Red Box AE+. It’s the simplest, easiest and flat-out the best sounding way of sending your tone to a mixer, a PA or a recording device. But what truly sets Red Box AE+ apart is its versatility: choose from eight different cabinet types


Black Spirit 200 can drive any kind, size and number of cabinets with a total impedance of 8 to 16 ohms. With 200 watts of output power, Black Spirit 200 is one of the loudest guitar amps ever. You’ll probably never need this kind of volume, but you’ll always love the dynamic headroom. And Black Spirit 200 is the world’s first guitar amp that lets you also play directly into a passive PA cabinet or monitor wedge without losing the sweet character of a high-class guitar cabinet. With the cabinet type switch you decide if you want to play through a guitar speaker or a Full Range Flat Response (FRFR) cab. The Output Power switch limits the wattage according to the location or the power capacity of the cab you’re using.


Your personal connection to Black Spirit 200 is matched only in its totality by the amp’s connectivity to the musical world outside! Here’s how to get your Black Spirit 200 heard: Recording devices, mixing desks, in-ear systems, powered PA speakers, powered studio monitors. Guitar cabinets, non-powered PA and hi-fi speakers (in full range mode). Stereo headphones , studio monitors, Aux inputs of hi-fi systems. Any kind of stereo line level source. Bluetooth audio streaming, remote control.


  • Create, edit, save and share all your favorite
  • sounds via Bluetooth using the
  • Black Spirit 200 Remote App for iPad!
  • The App, which you can download for free
  • at the Apple App Store and runs on all iPads
  • running iOS 10 or later, lets you:
    • Store and backup all your favorite sounds
    • Manage an unlimited number of presets in as many libraries as you need
    • Visually monitor all of the amp’s parameters in real time
    • Remotely control all of those parameters in real time
    • Load/send presets via email

With the Black Spirit 200 Remote App, you’ll never lose a great tone again!


Power output 2, 20, 200 Watts (switchable)
Channels Clean, Crunch, Lead, Ultra
Noise Gate IDB (Intelligent Dual Breakpoint) Noise Gate
Integrated Effects Reverb, Delay, Modulation (Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo)
Red Box AE+ 8 cabinet emulations, XLR balanced
Fully Programmable Controls Channel, Gain, Volume, EQ, Sagging, Presence, Resonance, Noise
Gate, FX Parameters, FX Loop, Cabinet Type
Remote Control Bluetooth, MIDI
Aux Input Mini jack, 3.5 mm stereo
Audio Streaming Bluetooth
Phones/Line jack 6.3 mm (1/4″) stereo, 50 Ohms
Speaker Out 8-16 Ohms, switchable from guitar cab to full range speaker
MIDI In 7-pin, 20 V DC phantom power (150 mA), 5-pin compatible
MIDI Out/Thru 5-pin
Max. power consumption 300 W
Mains input voltage 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Dimensions (W x H x D) 410 x 155 x 150 mm
Weight 3.6 kg / 7.8 lbs.