A recent addition to the Matchless arsenal is the 15 watt Nighthawk, which consists of a high-gain pentode coupled to a six position tone switch. Outright benefits include quick dial-in of new tones and an easy return to your preferred new settings. Master volume and Preamp Volume offers flexible control of the power amp section. The power amp is fed by a 12AX 7 phase inverter, which drives two EL84 power tubes. This one really packs a punch!
Class A refers to a high performance style of circuitry used in vacuum tube audio devices to extract maximum efficiency from power tubes. A constant high voltage signal is sent through the power stage without the forced negative feedback (or "cool down cycle") inherent in the Class A/B design. Matchless amplifiers rely on superior design, construction and components to manage the power of true Class A operation. Matchless Class A amplifiers provide an "alive" response, true tone, rich harmonics and smooth transition into distortion.
If you are looking for circuit boards in a Matchless amplifier, you won't find them. Matchless amplifiers are point-to-point wired, using military-spec components and hand wound transformers, without circuit boards of any kind. While these construction methods are more difficult and expensive than others, they are necessary to achieve the incomparable sound quality, reliability and ruggedness of a MATCHLESS.
Brand: Matchless Amplifiers
Rectifier: GZ34 (5AR4)
Front panel: Volume, Six-Position Tone Switch, Master Volume
Back panel: 4 and 8 Ohm Speaker Outputs
Class type: A
Number of Channels: 1
Master volume: Yes
Power Tubes: EL84
Number of Power tubes: 2
Preamp Tubes: EF-86, 12AX7
Number of Preamp tubes: 2 For Amp and 2 For Optional Reverb
Circuit Type: P-T-P
Cabinet Type: Head / Combo 1X12, 2X10, 2X12
Speakers: Matchless Modified Celestion Speakers
Cab Color: Black (Other Solid and Two Tone Colors Optional - Call For Prices)
Sales Price: List: Head - $2,013, 1X12 or 2X10 Combos - $2,119, 2X12 Combo - $2,331. ( Call For Our Best Price )
Rental Price: Head - $125 Per Day or $500 Per Week, Combo - $150 Per Day or $600 Per Week