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Matrix GT1500FXBD


Multi-channel guitar power amplifiers have been requested for a number of years but in the past have been too heavy, bulky and expensive to build. Now England's Matrix Amplification has just released the first 3-channel power amp for guitarists that is light, affordable, reliable and portable.


With the advent of modern modelling pre-amps such as the Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II, with its flexibility in routing options, the GT1500FXBD can give guitarists the ultimate in flexibility and sound in a lightweight yet powerful amplifier.


Developed by Matrix Amplification's boss Andy Hunt with the help of French amp-guru Bruno Durand, the GT1500FXBD is a 3 channel amplifier delivering 500W per channel at 4 ohms. With the same voicing as the flagship GT1000FX amplifiers it weighs only 3.8kg and is packed into a 19" 1U format. But who really needs three channels?


1.) The obvious use for a 3 channel amp is when you want to run 3 cabs in a wet/dry/wet setup. This is basically a signal split to 3 cabs with the middle cab dry (with no effects) and the other 2 cabs fed with stereo effects. This gives the clarity of the dry signal and the ability to dial in the effects to taste providing what most guitarists feel is a huge sound that isn't mushy

2.) Professional players have been using this type of setup for many years but it has always been out of reach of a lot of players due to the weight of extra amps and extra cabs, not to mention the expense of extra gear.

3.) Having 3 channels also gives you the ability to run a stereo rig as normal for yourself and an extra channel for monitoring, either for yourself or another member of the band. Or how about setting up a 2.1 type rig with a sub and 2 satellite speakers?

4.) Multi-instrumentalists or players wanting to take advantage of multi-preamp sources can also be catered for. Even the guy in the band that just plays on the one song can use a channel without having to fetch along another car load of gear!


To sum it up the Matrix GT1500FXBD combines the best of both worlds: warm, transparent, punchy, dynamic, tube-like tone at every imaginable volume and reliable, transport-friendly solid-state internals. The Matrix 1500FXBD will fit just about any playing situation you may need from your rig. It is the ultimate power amplifier for guitarists.

How to setup your Matrix Amplifier




Sales price: € 1199.-
Sales price excl. VAT: € 1007,56
VAT amount: € 191,44

Owner's Manual



  • 3-channel amp for Wet/Dry/Wet and similar setups
  • Full, vibrant sound
  • Excellent dynamic response
  • Plenty of punch
  • 500 Watts per channel at 4 Ohm
  • 325 Watts per channel at 8 Ohm
  • 150 Watts per channel at 16 Ohm
  • Minimal heat build-up
  • No humming
  • Two fans
  • High output
  • Lots of headroom
  • Safeguarded against incorrect use
  • Flexible connections for various impedances and cabinets
  • Input sensitivity: 0.775V - 0dB
  • Frequency Response: 8hz-24kHz
  • Only 3,8 kg in 1HE
  • Extremely low THD
  • Extremely high signal-to-noise ratio