Peavey Introduces Next Generation ValveKing® Series

January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013, Meridian, MS -- Guitar amplification innovator Peavey Electronics has announced the next generation ValveKing® series tube guitar amplifiers. The original award-winning ValveKing line was designed to feature all of the tonal qualities and attention-to-detail circuitry of a boutique amplifier, but with a price point real working guitarists could afford. With the next generation of ValveKing, Peavey has taken this idea even further and delivered one of its most tonally sophisticated lines of amps yet, tailored for the versatile needs of today's working guitarists.

 
“When we designed the first ValveKing amps we knew we wanted that elite feel and high-end build quality of a boutique amp in an amp that most working guitarists could afford,” notes Peavey CEO Hartley Peavey. “We also wanted it to be that rugged, go-to amp that guitarists can’t wait to plug into. Now the new generation of ValveKing adds features and versatility that raise that bar even more. The new ValveKings deliver it all!”
 
In addition to all the boutique qualities and hot-rodded tones that guitarists have come to expect from the ValveKing series, the next generation line incorporates brand new cutting-edge features for recording and performing musicians. For the recording musician, the ValveKing features a USB direct recording output, which pipes the mic'ed amp vibe directly into a computer. On the rear panel, the built-in Peavey MSDI™ (Microphone Simulated Direct Interface) XLR direct interface eliminates the need for miking by allowing users to send the amp's signal directly to a recording device or mixing console.
 
With versatile tone for rock, jazz, or metal, the new generation ValveKings have the capabilities to create almost any sound imaginable. ValveKing’s proprietary Texture™ knob enables guitarists to adjust the ValveKing's “class” characteristics, allowing for complete power amp type versatility. True to its name, ValveKing even includes the new TSI™ tube-monitoring indicator that keeps you apprised of the health of your tubes!
 
ValveKing offers other high-end features like variable power control, so you can tailor your output to your performance situation without compromising tone. With triple 12AX7s, two independent foot-switchable channels each with their own EQ, and the Vari-Class™ variable Class A/AB simulation control, the next generation ValveKing delivers massive amounts of completely customizable all-tube power.
 
The next generation ValveKing line includes the new extremely portable ValveKing Micro Head, plus the beefed-up ValveKing Head, ValveKing Combo 20, and ValveKing Combo 50, each delivering its own array of pro features and boutique tones.
 
ValveKing Series features:
 
ValveKing Micro Head
  • Two EL84 and three 12AX7 tubes
  • Two independent channels
  • Gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
  • Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) with ground lift and speaker defeat
  • Speaker output with impedance switch
  • TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
  • Footswitch input
  • Microphone Simulated USB Recording output
  • 3 band EQ
 
ValveKing Head
  • Four 6L6GC and three 12AX7 tubes
  • Two independent footswitchable channels
  • Separate EQ for each channel
  • Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Resonance & Presence controls
  • Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
  • Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) output with ground lift and speaker defeat switch
  • 2 powered outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
  • 100w, 25w & 5w power switch
  • TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
  • 2 footswitch inputs. One controls Channel & Boost. One controls Reverb & Effects loop
  • USB direct recording output
  • Bright switch on Clean channel
 
ValveKing Combo 20
  • Two EL84 and three 12AX7 tubes
  • Two independent footswitchable channels
  • Separate EQ for each channel
  • Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Damping control - controls Presence and Resonance at the same time
  • Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
  • Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) output with ground lift and speaker mute switch
  • 2 powered outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
  • 20w, 5w and 1w power switch
  • TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
  • 2 footswitch inputs. One controls Channel & Boost. One controls Reverb & Effects loop
  • USB direct recording output
 
ValveKing Combo 50
  • Two 6L6GC and three 12AX7 tubes
  • Two independent footswitchable channels
  • Separate EQ for each channel
  • Footswitchable gain/volume boost on lead channel
  • Reverb with level control
  • Buffered effects loop
  • Damping control controls Presence and Resonance at the same time
  • Vari-Class™ variable Class A simulation control
  • Patented Microphone Simulated Direct Interface (MSDI™) output with ground lift and speaker mute switch
  • 2 powered outputs with impedance switch for using an external cabinet
  • 50w, 12w and 2w power switch
  • TSI™ tube monitoring with LED pass/fail indicator lights
  • 2 footswitch inputs. One controls Channel & Boost. One controls Reverb & Effects loop
  • USB direct recording output
 
About Peavey®
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