Although the Big Chopper shares much of its DNA with the Little Chopper it is more than merely a ‘louder version’. With more bottom end and a substantial output it explores an even broader spectral field.
The precedent we set with the Little Chopper gave us a running start and we continued to hone our attention to detail, emphatically focused on the amplifier as an inspirational tool. As we continued to spend more time on design and development, we realised we were naturally allotting more time to critical listening. This echoes the sentiment in the 1956 edition of Radio Designers Handbook, which states – ‘The ear is the only judge of tonal balance’.
That realisation bred confidence in our method of component engineering. It precipitated the use of an unorthodox output stage which whilst more powerful, retained the Little Chopper’s smooth harmonic response. The addition of a second channel based on the beautiful simplicity of a Baxandall EQ, gave yet more scope for tonal exploration.
The Big Chopper has built on the Little Chopper’s harmonic legacy and delivers an increased potential for tonal variation and power. We have designed an amplifier to serve and advance your creativity wherever and whatever the demand.
27 Watt single ended class A guitar amplifier.
Nominal Output Impedance: 4, 8 or 16 Ohm
2 x ECC81, 1 x ECC83 preamp valves, 4 x EL84 output valves
Channel One – Bright switch, Hi/Lo input, Gain, Bottom, Middle, Top, Stack
Channel Two – Bright switch, Hi/Lo input, Gain, Bottom, Top
Power – Master headroom control
Output – Off/Standby/On switch, 15W/ 30W selector switch, 4/ 8/ 16 Ohm selector switch
Mains Power Requirement:
240V @ 50HZ, 1.75A Voltage switch fitted as standard switchable to 115V @ 60Hz, 3.4A
Dimensions Approx Excluding Handle and Feet:
525mm x 310mm x 270mm (W x D x H)
20.6″ x 12.2″ x 10.6″ (W x D x H)
Weight: 29 Kg (60lbs)
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.