Dave Reeves, who had been working for Sound City between 1966-68, had started his own company called Hiwatt and by January 1969 he began making custom 100w heads for local musicians and bands like Jethro Tull and The Who are seen using Hiwatts in May later that year.David used only two Hiwatt heads throughout the autumn of ’69 and the more familiar three heads setup appeared sometime during the summer in 1970.Sadly, the surviving Reeves family got nothing from the company's dissolution, and even lost the rights to the Hiwatt name.Note: The numbers below are for Hylight and Biacrown Hiwatt amplifiers only!All products are designed and proudly hand-crafted in the USA to your specifications by musicians and electrical engineers.MERREN AUDIO provides custom wound transformers for both output and power applications including chokes. Moving coil, Interstage and pre-amp output transformers. Switching Power Supply design and manufacture We offer "0ne-of-a-Kind" pre-amplifiers and power amplifiers starting from the design stage to the finished product based on you requirements.Dave Reeves worked at Mullard during the day, but in the evenings he worked in a tiny shop in Kingston, where he repaired hifi sets and televisions as well as musical instrument amplifiers.It was here he conceived the idea for a unique, sturdy and reliable line of amplifiers.
At this time, in 1968, he used the money he got from the Sound City project and his severance from Mullard to buy a house in New Malden, and started building his Hiwatt amplifiers full time in the garage.
Here Reeves started creating his Hiwatt designs, which were never just "me too" copies of existing popular amps, but completely original and different.
These amplifiers used only the highest quality components inside and out, featuring transformers by Partridge and valves by Mullard from the beginning.
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