The Kingsley Barbican is a single channel fixed bias class AB hand wired tube amplifier, inspired by classic American designs. There are two basic model types: the blackface style (Barbican BF) and the Dumble-style (Barbican D). Housed in a cage style chassis, these amplifiers are portable and simple to operate. Their primary function is the production of great clean tones.
There are two wattages available: the 20W, using two 6V6 tubes in the output section and the 40W, using two 6L6s.While the Barbican D is solid state rectified for a faster attack and less output sag, the Barbican BF uses a tube rectifier for a little more give and comoression in the power amplifier.
Both models use a single 12ax7 for the preamp. The Barbican D-style uses a 12ax7 for the phase inverter, while the Barbican BF usues a 12at7.
Front panel controls include: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass and Master, a 3-way Mode switch, as well as Power and Stand-by switches. The Mode switch offers normal, bright and EQ lift modes.
The back panel includes a power receptacle, speaker outputs for 4, 8 and 16 ohms and mains and high voltage fuses. External bias test points and individual bias potentiometers for each power tube make biasing nice and easy.
Dimensions: 16" wide x 7.5" tall x 8" deep. Weight: Barbican 20 - 22lbs, Barbican 40 - 25lbs.