Detroit-based amp guru Bruce Egnater and his company, Egnater Amplification, have announced their "Detroit" series of amplifiers. The Detroit series includes two models: The Detroit 18, and the Detroit 40.
The Detroit 18 sports two channels and features a simplified clean channel. Another key feature of the Detroit 18 is scalable wattage, allowing the user to retain full powered tones at bedroom volume.
The Detroit 40 is a bit more feature laden. The clean channel has a full compliment of tone controls and the amp has an assignable boost function. Speaker emulated outputs and a special design headphone output add to the amplifiers feature set.
The Detroit series is voiced a bit more aggressively than is a typical Egnater amp. Nodding to The Motor City's sense of "Motown Muscle", both amplifiers also come with Egnater's new "torque" know, allowing the user to drastically reshape the amplifiers midrange without altering the overall volume. This lets users dial in ballsy hard-rock tones or scooped metal sounds with a twist of a knob. Reverb is included on both amps as well.
There is no official release date as of yet, but mid-year is common for NAMM product announcements.
Additionally, the Detroit series marks the return of production in the U.S. for Egnater. The amps will be produced in Egnater's facility in California.