For decades, low-wattage amps have been the secret weapon in many recording engineers’ arsenals for achieving rich and creamy clean tones and focused drive and saturation. And now, EHX has packaged the low-wattage format into the pocket-sized 5MM, a 2.5-watt power amp that can connect directly to any 8- or 16-ohm speaker. Deceptively simple, the 5MM is equipped with just two controls — volume knob and brightness switch — that can alter your signal dramatically, from a touch of grit to full-on crunch bright enough to rip through any mix. This tiny, tone monster performs admirably outside of the studio, too, especially in small venue settings where you want to crank the distortion without blowing out the audience’s ears. And guitarists at Music Experience are extremely impressed by how well the 5MM takes effects, offering nearly limitless tone-shaping possibilities from a shockingly affordable and portable device! Note: This device is intended to drive a speaker cabinet and should not be placed in front of an amplifier or pedals.
The EHX 5MM Guitar Power Amplifier is a 2.5 watt power amp in a die-cast pedal enclosure which can be used as a low-watt alternative to a traditional guitar amplifier. It’s super portable and perfect in playing situations where a high-powered amp is not required… like when you’re mic’d on stage, in the studio or as a backup. It produces 2.5 watts so one of the cool things about it is that it doesn’t take much to start getting some nice drive and saturation. Plus, it can be connected directly to any 8 ohm – 16 ohm speaker cabinet. The 5MM is complete simplicity. It features a Volume control and a Bright switch which, when engaged, adds presence to the signal. Since it is a power amp, a preamp, overdrive pedal and, or an EQ in front of it will really let you dial in your tone, but it can be used by itself. The 5MM Power Amplifier also comes equipped with its own power supply.
Power you speaker straight from your pedalboard with the electro-harmonix 5mm Magnum Power Amp!