Matamp / GT40 / Amp For Sale
Here we go; we’re getting to the amps for the headroom players. Stunning Matamp tone combined with crystal clarity and some serious clout. Many of the new generation of Matamp players demand a powerful, clear and driven sound that this, along with the GT2, deliver in spades. Matamp amps have a distinctive tone in their own right, and while amps like the 1224 Mk2 are extremely versatile, the GT40 delivers the Matamp tone right to the audience’s face: Loud, punchy and uncompromising. If you want really to make a sonic point, then look no further.
Class A & A/B output stage operation.
30-50watt nominal output.
2 x EL34 at the output stage.
4 x ECC83 at the preamp stage.
1 x 5AU4 rectifier stage.
Switchable output stage operation – fixed or cathode bias.
Switchable rectification – valve or solid state.
Foot-switchable ‘Boost’ control.
Over-spec hand-wired transformers.
Hand-wired turret wiring.
Passive series FX loop.
4Ω, 8Ω or 16Ω output.
Dimensions: W 56cm, H 27cm, D 25cm. 21kg.
Each amplifier is hand built using high quality components mounted on precision-machined turrets and complemented with transformers made to our own design specification.
The Matamp story goes all the way back to the early days of Rock'n'Roll. In the 1950s, the engineers at Radio Craft (as the company was then known) began repairing, modifying and improving various amplifiers, at customers' request. In 1964 they decided to design and build their own amplifiers, and so the Matamp Series 2000 was born. By the late 1960s the growing reputation of Matamp amplifiers led to a collaboration with Orange Music in London. Orange Matamp amplifiers and mixers proved to be both popular and robust. Some of them are still in use forty years later! In the mid 1970s, Orange and Matamp parted company as they wanted to develop in different directions. Matamp concentrated on the booming disco market, developing the ground breaking Supernova mixer and the Quasar series power amplifiers (used by BBC Radio 1 Roadshow among others). Guitar amplifiers took a back seat for a while, with the last new guitar amplifier model being the now highly sought after V14 of which only 41 were produced.
Matamp continues its long tradition of hand crafting amplifiers just a few miles from where it all started in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The business is built on over sixty years of heritage and innovation within the field of audio engineering and on a reputation for the highest build quality and careful attention to detail. We are still pioneering new industry trends with our standard range of amplifiers, complemented by our ever-popular customising service.