The Hughes & Kettner era 1 uses top-shelf components — detailed preamps, premium AD/DA, and a custom-made power amp — to deliver natural-sounding tone, excellent dynamic response, and impressive headroom. This acoustic combo is more than a simple guitar amplifier, it’s also a full-range PA system that lends magical presence to vocals and backing tracks. Channels 1 and 2 are fully loaded — use the Preshape and Mode buttons to tailor each channel to your voice or instrument, then add extra polish with 16 internal effects. You also get two more channels for break music, external effects, and more. The era 1 is also lightweight and easy to transport, making it a gig-worthy investment.