We had made the most of our Magdeburger Straße, St. Wendel facility. With no more room to expand, we branched out to a second location a few hundred meters away on Tritschlerstraße. This has been home to the Stamer Group’s admin, sales and marketing offices, the R&D lab and our electronics production unit ever since.

We also have an EMC testing lab of our own and Europe’s largest Class 1 acoustic measuring room, which we share with a prestigious partner in science, the Fraunhofer Institute.

Hughes & Kettner launched its first modeling amp, the zenTera. Several years in development, it was the first device to use Dynamic Sector Modeling, a pioneering method of generating guitar tone. Released to much acclaim, it would come to be called “the boss of digital amps”.

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