In 1967 a musician friend complained that a good bass amp cost five times more than the $250 he had in his pocket. Pat Quilter a college student with a passion for audio electronics agreed to give it a try. Before long “Quilter Sound Things” were beginning to find a place in the musical landscape of Southern California. Soon amps were placed in several clubs on the emerging music scene of the Sunset Strip. Musicians raved about them. “They were the loudest amps around, and only one out of four blew which was more reliable than most.” said Quilter of those early days. But despite some close brushes with fame and fortune, the race went to better known brands. And so the young company refocused on the pro audio market.
THE QUILTER MISSION.
Modern audio products are changing from conventional solid state to a much more efficient “switchmode technology” (often called Class D) that delivers more power with lower losses and lighter weight. The new technology is more complex and has stringent regulatory requirements, so it’s been developed first for large-scale
applications such as cellphones, home theaters, car audio systems and large PA amplifiers. Meanwhile, the guitar industry is still stuck in the tube era. Pat Quilter, founder of QSC Audio Products and a veteran designer with over 45 years of experience, is one of the few designers whose career spans tubes, solid state, and the new switchmode technology. His mission is to combine a deep love of
music, a deep understanding of tube behavior, and his expertise in switchmode design, to create new tools that will expand artistic possibilities, relieve performers of excess burdens, and exploit the latest mainstream technology to deliver higher quality and satisfaction at an affordable price.
The portable and powerful MicroPro Mach 2 may well be one of the greatest advancements in stage worthy amplifiers in the last 70 years. Fusing modern technology with analog tone, Pat Quilter has designed quite possibly the ultimate in portability, power, and incredible analog tone, rivaling many of the best boutique amps available today.
The ultimate amp when you need serious power in a small package. Featuring a powerful Neodymium speaker, (Celestion BN12-300s) it sports 300 watts of power handling and a searing clean responsiveness with no speaker breakup or cone cry. A sealed enclosure calibrated to deliver a very balanced and beautiful tone, combined with the powerful and up front characteristics of the speaker are perfect for the jazz player or anyone who loves an EVM-12L type speaker response.
Use this foot controller with the MicroPro, and Steelaire series. The Universal Foot Controller allows you to select any of the 6 functions for each of the two buttons. Choose this controller if you want more flexibility in which functions you control.
The Tone Block 202 combines a major update to Quilters 200 power-plant plus everything they’ve learned about Direct-Out connectivity, to deliver the ultimate single channel amp head - a complete tool kit for stage and studio. Universal power supply, enhanced speaker drive options, new voicings, and latest Direct Out interface enhance studio recording and direct PA connections for both loud and silent stages. Brings any good speaker to life; even better when paired with our BlockDock 12 speaker.
The portable and powerful MicroPro Mach 2 may well be one of the greatest advancements in stage worthy amplifiers in the last 70 years, even in head version! Fusing modern technology with analog tone, Pat Quilter has designed quite possibly the ultimate in portability, power, and incredible analog tone, rivaling many of the best boutique amps available today.