Daniel Klein founded Port City Amplifiers with an urgent intention: to draw the best possible tone out of a guitar rig. That relentless quest informs his design approach, and motivates him to improve, constantly.
After years of playing guitar professionally – which included touring, teaching and writing music – studying electronics, working for a large amplifier parts supplier and briefly trying his hand at finance, Daniel built his very first amplifier, a Bassman AB165 clone, and never looked back. Daniel recognized the need for innovation in the boutique amplifier industry, which gave rise to his creation of the original 1X12 Wave cabinet, a totally unique design which was approved for a provisional patent soon after.
Daniel lives in outside of Asheville, NC with his wife, 8-year-old son, and their little dog Lilo. When he is not working at Port City, he is focused on his martial arts practice and volunteering in the community.