The Big Trees (TBTs) is an all valve, Class A amp which doubles as an incredibly versatile preamp, perfectly at home live and in the studio.
The 2.5W amp, built around ECC82 and ECC83 pre-amp and single EL84 output valves, generates harmonic-rich tone, sculpted by its Baxandall-based EQ, and ‘EL84 headroom control’. The Line output (incorporating a valve line driver stage) is either post power- amp stage, or discreet all-valve clean stage for empyreal DI tone.
We hand build TBTs at our workshop in West London with all the care and attention Audio Kitchen have become renowned for. Envisaged as a recording amp which could be taken on tour, TBTs has proven itself a creative inspiration in the studio. Its ever-expanding list of tasks includes re-amping/ guitar front end into a DAW/ clean gain/ DI/ line driver/ hardware insert on all manner of sources from synths to drums, Wurlitzer to vocals, and even as a twin attack over entire mixes.
The Big Trees is something we are thoroughly proud to put the Audio Kitchen name to, and we are delighted to see that it has already won the hearts of acclaimed producers, engineers and guitarists around the planet.
Gil Norton put it this way – ‘How can I afford NOT to have one?’
2.5 Watt amp single-ended amplifier/ preamp, Class A output stage
Nominal Output Impedance: 8 Ohm
ECC82 and ECC83 preamp valves, EL84 output valve
Gain, Baxandall-based EQ – “Root” (bottom), “Branch” (top) , “Dirt” (output headroom control)
Clean line out level attenuator, Post power amp line out level attenuator
Mains Power Requirement:
240V @ 50HZ, 250mA Voltage switch fitted as standard switchable to 115V @ 60Hz, 500mA
Durable, portable die-cast aluminium enclosure
222mm x 145mm x 102mm (W x D x H)
8 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ x 4″ (W x D x H)
Weight: 2.5KG (5.5lbs)
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.