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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 10 reviews )
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jazz'music11/01/2014

jazz'music's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good material pro !!!"

Hughes & Kettner Access
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USE


the setup is pretty simple



SOUNDS

exellent sonoritées, I use version 1

factory presets already sounds great

This preamp is a bit of a Swiss Army knife, it responds to all requests



NOTICE GLOBAL

I use it for one month only, but I have already spent hours testing it and I do not regret at all for purchasing this preamp

yes, I had several models before this one and I must say that we remain in the high-end

what I like most is that everything is parameterizable and controllable with Stageboard

with the experience, yes I would do this choice without hesitation
kitaro111/01/2014

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kitaro110/31/2014

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Izard609/18/2008

Izard6's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Access
Here I will discuss with the ACCESS V2 SoundmoduleB because as you will understand there are two versions of the beast. V2 brings the soundmoduleB an improved sound quality and additional MIDI features. So not to be confused.
So a 3-channel tube preamp 2U. There must be 10 years since this preamp is no longer produced and it shows there's a look. But do not be fooled by its looks, because although a bit old after turning on the ACCESS throws a lot.
This preamp is fully controllable by noon. there is not a parameter that is not modifiable in real time EQ, loop relay everything goes everything is possible everything is possible. Search the market you will not find many like that (V2 Triaxis threatening note, but more ADA-MP2 product either, as the ENGL580 breaking the bank)
connectivity issue can not fault like everything else is the top. There are a facade in guitar input, a headphone input with independent volume control. A setting of the volume buttons, gain, pan, bass, mid, TREB, with presence in bargraph display that allows a green look to know where we stand side adjustable. Selection of the channel Clean/Tube1/tube2. A boost of bass and treble. Push buttons to navigate in the program enable / disable the loop settings all this afternoon and stored in 128 programs. Finally a volume slider general.
Rear another entry that is bypassed when using the front one, a stereo line output, two relays to activate external devices, an external preamp loop, an output with the famous redbox emulation of the same brand (quality better than red beans), 3 effects loops series 1 and 2 parallel triplet noon.
Note that there is an optional pedalboard connection with specific dedicated self-powered, which can be advantageously replaced by a trouble-free FCB1010 for example.
I see what you can not blame him. Question connectivity, there is no better.

A very interesting feature of ACCESS is ca external preamp loop allows you to insert another preamp in the loop defined for this purpose. You have a 3-channel preamp that is not MIDI and you ca fout the balls. Insert it into the loop. Disable channel 3 of the switch to access the external preamp miracle your preamp has become completely non twelve o'clock noon because you can take advantage of SET, and equalization functions in access south of amon and you can even switch its channels thanks with 2 relays for that purpose. It is not life grand ...
The EQ is very correct. Coupled with 3 channels + 2 boosts ca gives a huge pallet Audible.

UTILIZATION

Configuration is very simple. We choose the channel on the equalization rule, the master and gain. It is active or not boosters lyrics trebble is active or not loops for external effects and then you press 2 times the blind. Simpler you die or you'll get a brain transplant.
No need to fiddle with the settings on the mind. Sounds of entry and everything is exploitable
There is a manual in English on the website of H & K can be downloaded but I must say it is not a model of its kind. Already it looks like a scanned copy mausaise and content is not necessarily clear. Fortunately, the camera is very intuitive, except for the use and configuration of MIDI functions can be without it.

SOUNDS

The right we enter the heart of the matter. How it rings the beast?
It has its grain it very personal, very clean, very well defined. It does not balance tons of hypermarkets sounds serious and drooling (look for the make and model). If that's what you like, go your way. Not his thing is he has the quality and precision of the point bar. Beware, he can also send (the brown one obtains the sound to perfection) and the rate of saturation is important. In fact, regardless of qualisation It is never at fault even gain a background. Also note that it is very quiet and does not generate huge blow when it is cleat. Another highlight, this preamp to sing the notes and the harmonics are great. The best I've heard.
Let us review the three channels if you do not mind folks.
Clean channel. This is not what is best in him. I must say that it is the only circuit that is not good but some people prefer light on the clean. That said it remains very dynamic right. We can go, playing on the master, a clean very clean to crunch. By using the boost of treble you get a lens but it's quite not the best market I should.
Tube1 Canal. It said the British channel sound that is what comes of its Marshall. Well nothing to repeat the above, it is aptly named. We will use it for blues sounds and all that resembles pre or boogie rock style far AC / DC. It looks like what one can do but better JMP1 saturated (H & K anyway Marshall is the only better).
Canal tube2: American Canal said. This is my favorite you will understand. This is the access that really makes the difference. What comes out is just beautiful. Attack, precision, warmth and whistling harmonics. Used with a volume pedal controlling the gain of the effects were obtained violins to fall ass pit.
A word about the lamps. Mine is equipped with ground-tung's what I thought best for him.
I use a G-Force Rocktron Hush C + + BBE sonic maximize loop effect, amplified by a 9200 Marshall with 2 V30 speakers in the ass. The result is resolutely pro.

OVERALL OPINION

Well, I begin by listing what I passed through the hands: Marshall JMP1, Sansamp PSA1-, Rocktron Voodu-valve, Prophesy, ADA-MP1, ADA-MP2, Tubeman, POD (beurk..) And I have to forget . The ACCESS V2 is simply the best. Before him was the psychotic preamps. I change every 6 months often tired, disappointed. Now it's been four years since I use the ACCESS and I can not get enough.
Difficult to find secondhand now. But if like me you love the sound of 80-90 years think of the ACCESS V2. At one time I had two, the fear of being stranded. But he left me Tomorrow's, I take and I care. Oh yes.
elric6609/16/2007

elric66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Access
Preamp lamps (2) with 3 channels: clean a transistor, a TUBE of clean rock and saturated tube2 more compressmoderne with more gain
3 effects loops, serial, parallel, etc. .. .. outputs for stereo amplifiers, simulation output HP (x2), between a guitar over the back, a loop for an external preamp, a denoiser, switch 2 inputs, midi in and out between the front and guitar headphone !!.... I think that's all!
Settings: balance, master, gain, bass, mid, treble, prescence, medium and boost boost acute ..

UTILIZATION

Configuration not too difficult from the Rocktron but longer than a JMP1 example.
Yes, we get a good facilemnt son.pour the light, the transistor is not bad, without more, very high medium typ ... There may be better with a tube, but is fine tuning between the gain and master to have a good clean clean! With microphones nags, likely to be impossible!! Mias Modra microphones, no soucis.Je do not have the manual.
Sonon as Previous notice, the system to settle the equation, gain, master ... is so so! Ear is more than anything else!

SOUNDS

Yes, it is my style of music, varitrock / metal
I use it with an ESP MII, Lag Rockline Custom, Vigier Excalibur Original, Ibanez 3120/poweramp Marshall20/20 rocktron velocity300/baffle and Marshall 1922 2x12 in V30/rocktron expression.
The sounds range from clean Crystaline / matt metal but not without an extreme in equa <span class="skimwords-unlinked">plus.La</span> machine lacks perhaps gain for sounds extreme and will be more comfortable in tight thrashy sound, because precise speed rather than naked metal or may lack some fat ... whatever, I have not tried in drop B. ...
I love everything sounds full, clean the tube, just under the clean transo ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 months and a concert 30aine
I love the most, sounds warm and saturated organic lamps what!
Least, the setting mode and the equalization of the sound spectrum a strong presence in the equation above, but very effective gum everything very easily!
I tried over the years:
ROCKTRON: progap / vooduValve / piranha / taboo Artist / prophesy that I sell /
DIGITECH: gsp 2120/valveFX
ADA: MP1/MP2
MARSHALL: JMP1
The access is my prfr all the stuff in the cit dessus.Le more organic, the hottest.
I bought 400 euros a quarter of its original price ... so the epoque, report quality amazing price!
I do it again this choice less cracking on another brand that I do not know yet, engl, mesa .. etc. ..
07/18/2007

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hughes & Kettner Access
Well I see that there is not an opinion on the beast then I glue myself!
- Tube preamp
- 3 channels
- MIDI
- 2 parallel loop with stereo return, a series
- An insert for an external preamp (which is what interested me)
- Headphone Jack
- Output speaker simulator
- Ability to connect to a PC but the format of the decision is quite old ...

Buttons everywhere ... It is very 90's. nice!
It lacks nothing, really full.

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use: one branch, it makes its settings by fiddling the switches and go!
Small problem: the EQ setting from 0 to 128. that's a lot! when left button is pressed to change the value, it's going too fast so it can be annoying if you're 10 and want to go to 50 soon ..
This gives clear sounds of good quality easily. For cons, I slaved for a saturated sound like death metal ... in fact not hesitate to push the EQ: bass and treble and high midrange to 0. There remains a lot of medium in the sound and turning on the switch midboost, the sound is really huge.

I tried it because I wanted to put another preamp in the loop to expand the sound. Unfortunately, there is a pretty terrible loss of momentum in this case (when using the preamp in the loop).

SOUNDS

I've mostly metal.
I tested a few hours with Jackson US-2 with HS and HS-6, a Classic Poweramp 50/50 and Peavey 412m.
The light is not great ... it is surely baffle rather "stiff". It is not bad but not great either. He approaches the home clean Peavey.
I have not dwelt on the crunches. Let's say it sounds good and nuances of the game are transcribed.
Sounds satéurés: not obvious a priori rules, it is better from a preset that sounds a bit already. They are really great. Although thick, hot ... precise, it drools a little but not too ...
We can blame him for not having an original grain.

OVERALL OPINION

Of course, I have not tested enough for the beast that I think is super reliable, but honestly, it's a good preamp in the line of Piranha, Tubefex, Ada mp1, Voodu valve ...
I've tested / owned: Piranha, tubefex, recto recording preamp, Peavey 5150, Krank Revolution ...
What I love: the complete connection, boosted channel
What I dislike: the loss of momentum that makes it unusable (presque. ..) the fact to insert a preamp, the lack of personality, the setting mode (with buttons) not very pleasant to use for EQ, it's two units, it is unfortunate but given the connection, it must fit somewhere ...

Try it if you find a preamp to the metal. it's really the equivalent of the preamp which I quoted at sound quality (Tubefex, Piranha, Ada mp1 ...).