Handbuilt in Australia to the highest standards!
1957 was the year the 5E8-A was released and Achillies’ replica of this amp nails the sound of this esoteric original.
Driving 40 watts of output via a split load phase inverter circuit into two Jensen 25watt P12R 12” speakers, the Low Powered Twin is known for its’ full range clean tones and harmonically rich Tweed drive.
The 5E8-A offers up that elusive mix of sag and compression, combined with the raw and barky characteristics of classic Tweed overdrive – almost straddling the line between Tweed and Blackface tonality.
At 40 watts, the Apollo T40 breaks up into overdrive earlier than its High Power Twin sibling, making it a favourite for players who require manageable headroom for the studio or mic’ed up on smaller to medium sized stages.
This amp is a perfect match for single coil or P90 players – plug and listen to that magical interplay between preamp, poweramp, a pair of 25w AlNiCo’s and the resonant pine cab!
This elusive circuit is truly a classic and available in all its’ glory in this Achillies replica.
Apollo T40 5E8-A Features: