Benson Monarch Head and Cab - Robins Egg Blue & Oxblood

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Benson Monarch Head and Cab - Robins Egg Blue & Oxblood

2,398.00

This is the best Benson Monarch I've heard to date. This amp has the perfect amount of clarity, touch sensitivity, percussive-ness and chime. Sounds not too thick, not too thin. Just the right amount of output to play live, in clubs, and be a excellent recording amp.

The Robins Egg Blue & Oxblood finish is incredible and has a definite Japanese 60's cool vibe to it. Just lovely, reminds me a bit of the great brands of Japanese hi-fi such and Shindo Labs and Leben.

Really the finest amp I've owned/played (even better than the ultra rare JCA Circuits Golden Ratio 1.6 combo).

Cheers! G-E

Awards
Guitar Player Magazine Editors Pick January 2016
Premier Guitar Premier Gear December 2015
Larry Crane's Best of NAMM Jan 2015

Specs
2 x JJ 6V6 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, customizable rectifier
13-18 watts (depending on rectifier)
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm

Dimensions/weight:
Head 13.5”W 8”H 8.25”D 16 lbs
1x12 Cabinet 17”W 18.5”H 10”D 20-23 lbs

Build
Point to point construction on terminal strips - no circuit, eyelet or turret board
Mercury Magnetics transformers
Carbon Comp resistors
Jupiter capacitors
DC filments for low noise
Dovetailed pine speaker cabinets
Baltic birch head cabinets
Customizations (selectable on order form)

Rectifier
5AR4 16 watts with a little sag…a good compromise

Speaker
Celestion G12H Well-balanced…a great choice for most Monarchs
 

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