German amp manufacturer Glockenklang has released the Steamhammer, a 700-watt class D amplifier that sets itself apart from their other lightweight amps by using an ICE power module. Its Class A preamp features a four-band EQ as well as a drive section and effects loop.
The amp’s input section starts with a 20 dB pad and a mute switch for the tuner output. The drive section has Drive, Drive Level, and Voice knobs. Its EQ section has both Low-Mid and High-Mid knobs, each of which have a switch to change frequencies. The entire EQ section can be engaged or disengaged with a switch. Next on the amp’s face is an Effect knob, which controls the level of the effects loop.
Other features include a headphone output, an XLR direct output, and footswitch connectors for controlling the drive, loop, or mute switch. Check out this detailed review by BassTheWorld’s Gregor Fris:
The Glockenklang Steamhammer will be shipping in the U.S. this month with a retail price point around $1,390.
Glockenklang Steamhammer Amp Features:
|Output: 700 watts @ 4 ohms, 380 watts @ 8 ohms or 700 watts @ 2,7 ohms, 470 watts @ 4 ohms, 240 watts @ 8 ohms|
|Impedance switchable on the back|
|Class A Input Stage|
|Switchable 4-band EQ with 2 mid frequency switches|
|Drive section with switchable voicing filter|
|Effect Return mono or MP3 Input Stereo|
|Symmetric DI-Out Pre/Post (Level switchable)|
|Tune/Drive/Effect switchable by footswitch|
|Weight: 7.5 lbs|
|Dimensions: 12.6 x 10.3 x 2.5″|