The original K Tech Amplifier was designed for a gas blowback 1911. It was tiny, small and it was actually very difficult to tell if it actually amplified without side by side video comparison. But a generous amount of the people we showed it to said they would “pay $35 for one” because it was “cool” and different.
It finally dawned on us that there might be a market for airsoft amplifiers that wasn’t already reached, contrary to existing airsoft products. We produced over 7 different prototypes, each with varying lengths, designs and sounds. We weren’t going to release something we didn’t think customers would buy so it became our mission to find out what people honestly thought of our products.
The commercial version of our amplifiers is a combination of traits from prototype “B” and “C” as we responded to individual opinions and comments on the design.
Concept art of the original K Tech Amplifier, pre-production. We had many colors we wanted to release but could not because of anodizing limitations and costs. But we knew that releasing our amplifiers in colors other than black and silver would arouse the much needed attention a new company like ours needed. Although looks were a big factor in the design, we made sure our amplifier kept up in performance.
After an avalanche of emails and messages from people asking us to release our amplifiers in matte, we responded with what our customers wanted. The K Tech Matte Black Amplifier has dominated sales for us and our retailers in Q4 of 2014 – 2015 and we hope to release new products while still keeping our amplifier line up fresh and unique! We thank our loyal customers and informative fans who helped us make design decisions together. These amplifiers are a collaboration of company and customers and we hope to do it again with our next product!
Matte Black, Matte Gold, Matte Red, Matte Blue – the flagship colors. Occasionally we release special, limited edition colors. “Odd” colors like purple, pink, tan, ect require a different anodizing mixture than the standard primary colors so manufacturing costs play a role on the limited quantity of these colors. (The demand for these colors is also limited, so it works out for everyone.)