Peavey Triple XXX II Amplifier Wins Guitar World Platinum Award

September 20, 2012

The Peavey® Triple XXX® II all-tube guitar amplifier head has earned Guitar World magazine’s top honor, the Platinum Award for Excellence, for its high gain, versatile tones and expressive features.

“The Triple XXX II is a powerful live performance amp that delivers an impressive variety of clean and distorted tones,” wrote Chris Gill in the November 2012 issue of Guitar World. “With its expressive midrange and incredible ability to cut through a mix, the Triple XXX II is a powerful high-gain amp that’s perfect for soloists as well as players who need versatile tones onstage.”

The Triple XXX II amplifier specializes in modern high gain and versatility, with a three-channel attack that puts extreme tonal flexibility at players’ fingertips. Cranking 120 watts into 16, 8 or 4 ohms with four 12AX7 preamp tubes and four EL34 (or 6L6GC) power tubes, the Triple XXX II is as powerful as it is versatile.

The Triple XXX II’s two footswitchable high-gain channels, Rhythm and Lead, utilize active Bass, Mid and Treble tone controls that allow players to boost or cut the frequencies 12 dB rather than simply cut like a passive control. A carefully selected mid-boost voicing on the Rhythm and Lead channels allows the amp to cut through a full-band mix even when using scooped-mid tones, while exclusive Fat switches add extra heft to each channel. Peavey’s adjustable Noise Gate hushes high-gain noise on the Rhythm and Lead channels, so players can crank as loud as they want.

“The Rhythm and Lead channels don’t need any additional overdrive or distortion boost, providing more than enough gain for even the most extreme metal and djent tones,” wrote Gill. “The Lead channel is perfect for soloing, providing a smooth, compressed midrange that sings sweetly with seemingly infinite sustain and a dominant voice that cuts through even the densest layers of distorted rhythm guitars.”

The pristine, footswitchable Triple XXX II Clean channel is the perfect foundation for layering outboard effects. With traditional Bass, Mid and Treble tone controls and tons of available headroom, the Clean channel maintains its clarity at high volumes without breaking up—the ideal setup for using stomp-box pedals and effects without coloration or distortion.

The Triple XXX II features a comprehensive control section with independent Volume controls on each of the three channels (Clean, Rhythm and Lead), Gain controls on Rhythm and Lead, and a global Master Volume control. The master section also features Resonance and Presence, Peavey’s exclusive tone-sculpting tools that adjust upper- and lower-end response by altering the power amp’s damping factor. Additional features include Line Out with Level control, a footswitchable Effects Loop with Send and Return controls, and a power amp that can use EL34 or 6L6GC tubes.

“Particularly admirable is the fact that Peavey manufactures this amp in the United States with the high level of quality control expected for a domestic product,” added Gill. “What’s really impressive is that the Triple XXX II is priced lower than many comparable amps produced in China and Vietnam, proving that the U.S. can still produce a high-quality, high-value amp here at home.”

Watch Guitar World's Paul Riario demo the tones and features of the Peavey Triple XXX II.

The Triple XXX II is built to last in the U.S.A., backed by Peavey’s free five-year extended warranty, andavailable now from authorized Peavey retailers. Please visit www.peavey.com/dealerlocator to find the dealer nearest you.

Features

  • 120 watts into 16, 8, or 4 ohms (switchable)
  • Four 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Four EL34 power amp tubes
  • Power amp switchable to use EL34s or 6L6GSs
  • Resonance and Presence controls
  • Three footswitchable channels
  • Clean channel: volume, bass, mid and treble EQ
  • Rhythm channel: gain, volume, bass, mid, treble and FAT switch
  • Lead channel: gain, volume, bass, mid, treble and FAT switch
  • Fully adjustable Noise Gate control on the Rhythm and Lead channels
  • Master volume
  • Footswitchable effects loop with send and return controls
  • Line out with level control
  • Footswitch included
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Free extended five-year warranty
  • U.S. MSRP $1499.99 ($1199.99 street)

Features, specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.

About Peavey®
Founded in 1965, Peavey® is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix®, Architectural Acoustics®, Crest Audio®, Composite Acoustics® and Trace Elliot® brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 10,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.

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