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Benson Chimera 30

Benson Chimera 30
$1,999.00

available to order

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:

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: $1,999.00
- Chimera 2x12 Cabinet: $899.00
- Chimera 30 Head and 2x12 Cabinet: $2,898.00
- Chimera 30 Reverb 2x12 Combo: $2,899.00

Options:
- Speaker choices: Celestion G12H (well balanced, a good choice for most Chimeras), Jensen P12N (bright yet musical AlNiCo speaker), Weber 12A125A (darker, less efficient AlNiCo for a tweed sound)
- Covering choices: striped laquered ticking (blue striped fabric brushed with lacquer for durability), black tolex with corners, a true van warrior’s preference)
- Grill cloth choices (can be selected for front panel as well): Oxblood, Wheat, Silver