Three Signal Paths in a single cabinet
Komet™ Amplification is proud to announce our new, proprietary effects processing speaker system: AmbiKab™ (pat.pend.). This new innovation provides a unique solution to the age old problem of applying ambient, time-based effects to an amplifier’s sound without degrading the original sound in any way.
Most guitar players are familiar with the issue; when applying time based effects such as reverb or delay before distortion, the sound “washes out” and becomes indistinct. The proper way to apply these types of effects is after the distortion — much as you would in the mix down stage in a recording studio. In classic vintage amplifiers and many non-master volume designs (such as our Komet amplifier lineup), the output stage employs distortion as part of the sonic recipe — but effects loops typically do not work well in those amplifiers. This is where AmbiKab comes in.
AmbiKab allows the amplifier to directly drive a set of guitar speakers (“dry signal”) without any effects added directly to it. A portion of this dry signal is then split off by the AmbiKab’s internal circuitry and sent out into a effects unit. From there, a 100% effects signal (“wet signal”) is fed back into the AmbiKab where a separate, internal stereo power amplifier sends the signal to a dedicated stereo set of speakers.
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The AmbiKab features a send level control to accommodate a variety of effects — from floor pedals to studio quality rack units. On the return side, a volume control for the internal stereo amp governs the proportion of effects signal that is being added to the guitar sound.
The AmbiKab can be used with mono effects (both stereo channels bridged) or in full stereo mode. The sonic results of this new cabinet system are astonishing! The amplifier reacts to the player’s input as if there were no effects employed at all (as the amplifier never actually “sees” the effects).
Additionally, the ratio between wet and dry signals always stays constant; as the guitar player “rolls down” the volume to clean up the amplifiers sound or varies their picking dynamics, the effects signal changes proportionally to the amplifiers output signal. Players who have used traditional amplifiers with built in reverb will be familiar with this problem. If you set your reverb level for your lead sound, the reverb disappears when you roll down your volume for rhythm, and vice versa. The AmbiKab solves this age old problem.
The AmbiKab gives you a true, studio quality effects sound anywhere, without the hassle of a traditional wet/dry/wet rig requiring additional speaker cabinets, amplifiers, mixers and cables. All you need is your favorite amplifier head, favorite effects, and the AmbiKab.
Price $1999.00 US with standard speakers
Speaker upgrades available - please contact your local Komet dealer for a quote.
“I want an amp to be fast and dynamic. I want to hear the note with multiple layers of harmonic complexity, giving a fat, euphonic, and lyrical tone. ...My goal is to make amps that make the soundtrack to people’s lives.”
‐ Ken Fischer, Trainwreck™ Circuits
Komet shares Ken Fischer’s ideal of what constitutes a great guitar amplifier. All Komet™ designs that followed the Komet 60 are based on what we have gleaned from Ken Fischer’s mentorship. Sadly, Ken Fischer passed in December of 2006. We miss his guidance, friendship and humor, and we are honored to be part of the Trainwreck lineage.
Komet™ amplifiers are hand-crafted and are available in a wide variety of cosmetics. Each model is available with its own set of customizations such as levant tolex, colored aluminum control panels, and even different Komet logo-plate options — all available from select Komet dealers around the world.
Craft your signature tone and customize your Komet with your own look to boot.
Standard equipped with
1 - Celestion® A-Type (75hz) 98dB
1 - Celestion® G12H 30 Anniversary (85hz) 100dB 12" speakers
2 - Celestion® G10 Vintage 60 Watt (115Hz) 97dB speakers.
Maximum power handling 75 Watts RMS operating at 16 Ohms
We recommend this configuration for 40 Watt (and lower Wattage) amplifiers.
For 50 Watt amplifiers and higher, we recommend upgrading to higher Wattage 12" speakers.
Celestion® Cream 90 Watt (75hz) 100dB
Celestion® Alnico Gold (Made in England) 50 Watt (75hz) 100dB speaker
Celestion® Alnico Blue (Made in England) 15 Watt (75hz) 100dB speaker
Celestion® Heritage (Made in England) G12H - 30 Watt (55hz) Greenback speaker
Celestion® Heritage (Made in England) G1265 - 65 Watt (85hz) 97dB speaker
Celestion® G12-150 Red Back (Made in England) - 150 Watt (75Hz) 100dB
Please inquire with your Komet dealer about speaker upgrade pricing when ordering.
Note: speaker upcharges made by dealer are priced per speaker.
Note: speaker manufacturer's prices may change without any advance notice.
- Finger jointed Baltic Birch
- Black metal side handles, nickel mounting and panel screws
- Authentic salt & pepper basket-weave grill cloth
- Komet select Celestion® 12" (dry) and 10" (wet) speakers - upgrades available
- Factory shipped at 16 Ohms (custom Ohm speaker selection available)
- Select custom cosmetic tolex color options available
- Custom heavy duty removable casters - upgrade available
- Cabinet dimensions: 30" x 11.50 x 26.50
- Weight: 89 lbs. (weight varies with speaker selection)