Series evolves with new features, retro-modern Peavey cosmetics 17/07/06
At the Peavey stand at the show, the company introduced its completely redesigned TransTube Series of guitar amplifiers with increased dynamic response, enhanced tube emulation technology and the return of the famed â€˜silver stripeâ€™ cabinet design.
Peavey say that their exclusive, patented TransTube technology emulates the sound of tube amplifiers with the convenience and reliability of solid-state design. The TransTube preamp tailors the gain level for the desired amount of drive, and the power amp responds to the preamp with natural compression that increases with the amp's volume. The result is a line of amplifiers with widely ranging dynamics and natural â€˜gritâ€™ like a tube amp.
From the gig-worthy Bandit 112 modelâ€”which delivers 80 watts into 8 ohms (or 100 watts into 4 ohms)â€”to the 7-watt Audition practice amp, the new Peavey TransTube line covers the performance spectrum with models to match any playerâ€™s needs.
The Bandit 112 and Envoy 110, the largest and loudest models in the series, feature speaker-simulated direct outputs that can send signal to a live or studio mixing console, eliminating the need for miking. TransTube amplifiers feature Peavey Blue Marvel loudspeakers, switchable Clean and Lead channels and optimized equalization.
TransTube technology debuted at Winter NAMM 1995 after several years of research and development, during which Peavey engineers studied every aspect of tube amp design and performance, from their gain structures and cabinet voicings to clipping points, damping factors and power outputs. TransTube amplifiers have won numerous awards since their original introduction, including nods from Music & Sound Retailerâ€™s Music & Sound Awards and MMR (Musical Merchandise Review)â€™s Dealersâ€™ Choice Awards.
The models in the range are listed below with their main features. Bandit 112
80 watts into 8 ohms
100 watts into 4 ohms (w/ external speaker)
12â€� Blue Marvel speaker
High and Low Gain inputs
TransTube tube emulation circuitry in preamp and power amp
Footswitchable Clean and Lead channels
Three-band passive EQ on each channel
Three-position EQ/Gain Voicing switch on each channel
Reverb with level control
Footswitchable Boost with level control
1â�„4â€� stereo Speaker Simulated Direct Out jack with level control