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Genz-Benz Unveils New Amps at NAMM 2011

Genz-Benz Streamliner 600Genz-Benz unveiled three new amps at the NAMM show, including two in the new Streamliner series and an update to the ShuttleMax line.

Sporting a retro look and feel, the Streamliner 900 and 600 amps have straight-ahead controls, allowing players to “focus more on their playing and less on adjusting knobs.”

The models feature Class A Six Stage All Tube preamps and Class D power amps, rated at 900 and 600-watts respectively. The Streamliners also include GB’s proprietary 3 Dimensional Power Management analog technology.

Genz-Benz explains that “3DPM” adds “heft” to individual notes while enhancing responsiveness and headroom.

STM 600 Specs:

  • 375 Watts @ 8 ohms; 600 Watts @ 4 ohms, •SMPS and Class D power amplifier design
  • Class A Six Stage Tube Preamp (3x12AX7A Tubes)
  • Modified Passive Baxandall EQ for the Lows and Highs
  • Active Tube Driven Mid EQ
  • Selectable 3-Position Mid Frequencies: 220, 600, 2.5K HZ
  • Input Mute
  • HiGain switch
  • Master Volume
  • 3DPM™ Power Management
  • Full Direct Output Interface
  • Effects Loop
  • Headphone Input
  • Aux. Input
  • Dual Speakon Outputs
  • Variable Speed Fan Cooling

STM 900 Specs:

  • 500 Watts @ 8 ohms; 900 Watts @ 4 ohms
  • SMPS and Class D power amplifier design
  • Class A Six Stage Tube Preamp (3x12AX7A Tubes)
  • Modified Passive Baxandall EQ for the Lows and Highs
  • Active Tube Driven Mid EQ
  • Selectable 3-Position Mid Frequencies: 220, 600, 2.5K HZ
  • Input Mute
  • Hi Gain switch
  • Master Volume
  • 3DPM™ Power Management
  • Patent Pending P.H.A.T topology
  • Full Direct Output Interface
  • Effects Loop
  • Headphone Input
  • Aux. Input
  • Dual Speakon Outputs
  • Variable Speed Fan Cooling
  • Patent Pending P.H.A.T. topology

Genz-Benz ShuttleMax 9.2The ShuttleMax 9.2 is a hybrid amp that builds off the ShuttleMax 12, featuring dual FET and TUBE channels, a 4-band EQ with parametric mids, and a 900-watt Class D power amp. Like the Streamliner, it includes GB’s “3DPM” technology. The amp weighs in at 9 lbs, and includes a 5-position footswitch.

ShuttleMax 9.2 Specs:

  • 500W @ 8 ohms; 900W @ 4 ohms
  • Dual Channels—-FET and TUBE Preamps
  • Switchable or Blendable Preamps
  • Input Mute Circuit
  • High and Low Gain Switch per Channel
  • Active 4 Band EQ with Dual Parametric Mids
  • High Current Class D Amplifier Design
  • Adjustable 3 Band Signal Shape Circuits
  • 3 DPM™ Power Management
  • LED Status Indicators
  • Patent Pending P.H.A.T topology Speakon® Speaker Outputs
  • Internal Fan Cooling
  • Full XLR Direct Output Interface
  • Aux. Input
  • Headphone Jack
  • Three Effects Loops (FET Ch; Tube Ch; Master)
  • 115/230 Volt Switchable
  • 5 Position Footswitch Included

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