Hudson Electronics Broadcast
Transformer-coupled Class A germanium boost and overdrive inspired by classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s.
The Broadcast is a transformer-coupled, discrete Class A germanium pre-amplifier based on the classic broadcast consoles of the 1960s. In the low-gain setting, the Broadcast can cover everything from sparkling clean boost through to transparent overdrive, all with a healthy dose of volume available to push your amp. The Broadcast features a specially selected Triad steel-core transformer and a NOS germanium transistor. Advancing the gain on the Broadcast starts to saturate the transformer and the pedal’s discrete circuitry, giving rise to a gentle and dynamic compression coupled with subtle thickening of the mid-range. With the gain switch in the high setting and the trim control wound up, the Broadcast starts to deliver heavier distorted sounds with a warm and fuzzy edge to them. The Broadcast covers a wide range of driven and distorted tones whilst remaining dynamic, responding well to pick attack and the subtle nuances of every player.
|Power consumption||9-24V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
|Dimensions||H: 5 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 11,9 cm
D: 9,3 cm