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Benson Chimera 30 Head

Benson Chimera 30
$1,949.00

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IN STOCK: CHIMERA STANDALONE HEADS, AND CHIMERA HEADS WITH 2x12" VERTICAL CABS - This 30 watt head and 2x12 companion speaker cabinet is for players who love the unique tone and bread-and-butter simplicity of the Monarch, but need it in a louder package for the big stage...

DESCRIPTION:

IN STOCK: CHIMERA STANDALONE HEADS, CHIMERA COMBOS AND CHIMERA HEADS WITH 2x12" VERTICAL CABS

"The Benson Chimera 30 is truly one of the greatest sounding amps to cross our threshold…I’m surely buying one for myself. It’s a most magnificent mix of a massive Tweed 6V6 driven amp crossed with a JTM 45/100 and VOX AC30 but all with that fat, warm, stunning edge of breakup courtesy of the quad of 6V6s." - Cliff

This 30 watt head and 2x12 companion speaker cabinet is for players who love the unique tone and bread-and-butter simplicity of the Monarch, but need it in a louder package for the big stage. Like other Bensons, it is fully hand-wired point to point on terminal strips using premium components and Mercury Magnetics transformers. Instead of a British-American switch, the Chimera has a bass control that takes the differences between the voices of the Monarch and makes them variable. The tone controls are musical and versatile - it is hard to find a harsh sound!

SPECS:

- 4 x JJ 6V6 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12X7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier
- 30 watts  
- Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm
- Point to point construction on terminal strips, no circuit, eyelet or turret board
- Mercury Magnetics transformers
- Carbon Comp resistors

- Mallory 150M tone capacitors
- DC filments for low noise
- Dovetailed pine speaker cabinets
- Baltic birch head cabinet
- Head 18.5” W 8” H 8” D, 22 lbs
- Cabinet 18.5” W 34” H 10” D. 35 lbs

PRICING INFO:

- Chimera 30 Head: $1,949.00
- Chimera 30 Head and 2x12 Cabinet: $2,798.00