SNAMM06: Peavey Revamp TransTube Guitar Amps

Series evolves with new features, retro-modern Peavey cosmetics      17/07/06
SNAMM06: Peavey Revamp TransTube Guitar Amps


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 ‘silver stripe’ 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 ‘grit’ like a tube amp.
From the gig-worthy Bandit 112 model—which delivers 80 watts into 8 ohms (or 100 watts into 4 ohms)—to the 7-watt Audition practice amp, the new Peavey TransTube line covers the performance spectrum with models to match any player’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 Retailer’s Music & Sound Awards and MMR (Musical Merchandise Review)’s Dealers’ 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
  • Three-position Damping switch (Tight, Medium, Loose)
  • Three-position Power Level switch (25%, 50%, 100%)
  • External speaker jack
Envoy 110
  • 40 watts into 6 ohms
  • 10â€� Blue Marvel speaker
  • High and Low Gain inputs
  • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
  • 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
  • Low damping factor for lively tube power amp sound
  • Headphone jack
Rage 258
  • 25 watts into 8 ohms
  • 8â€� Blue Marvel speaker
  • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
  • Clean and Lead channels and three-band passive EQ
  • Three-position EQ Voicing switch (also great for harp!)
  • 1â�„4â€� stereo CD Input/Direct Out jack
  • Low damping factor for lively tube power amp sound
  • Headphone jack
Solo
  • 12 watts into 8 ohms
  • 8â€� Blue Marvel speaker
  • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
  • Master Volume control
  • Lead Gain control
  • Clean and Lead channel switch
  • Three-band passive EQ
  • 1â�„4â€� stereo Tape/CD input jack
  • Headphone jack
Backstage
  • 10 watts into 8 ohms
  • 6â€� heavy duty speaker
  • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
  • Master Volume control
  • Lead Gain control
  • Clean and Lead channel switch
  • Two-band passive EQ
  • 1â�„4â€� stereo Tape/CD input jack
  • Headphone jack
Audition
  • 7 watts into 8 ohms
  • 4â€� heavy duty speaker
  • TransTube tube emulation circuitry
  • Master Volume control
  • Clean and Lead channel switch
  • Two-band passive EQ
  • Headphone jack

Price and Availability
The new Peavey TransTube guitar amplifiers will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q4 2006. More information:
  • www.peavey.com
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