Summer NAMM: Class-A Royal 8 Guitar Amp Is Latest Jewel In ValveKing Crown

Class-A Royal 8 Guitar AmpAUSTIN, Texas (Summer 2006 NAMM exhibit #1746) — Peavey proudly introduces the ValveKing Royal 8, a true class A guitar amplifier designed to give players the punchy dynamics and tones that inspired rock ‘n' roll's greatest riffs.The ValveKing Royal 8 delivers 5 watts into 8 ohms with one EL84 output tube in a single-ended configuration and one 12AX7 preamp tube for high power amp gain with no negative feedback. This single-channel design emphasizes the dynamic relationship of the power-amp components to produce volume and headroom that belies its small size and wattage.Perfect for rehearsing, the Royal 8 features a simple interface of a single tone control, dual ¼' inputs and master volume and gain controls that can be adjusted for either class A 'breakup' power-amp tones—achieved by reducing the gain and increasing the master volume—or preamp distortion, which players can access by reducing the master volume and cranking the gain.The Peavey ValveKing Royal 8 will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q4 2006.Features· Class A 'single-ended' power amp· One EL84/6BQ5 output tube· One 12AX7/ECC83 preamp tube· 5 watts RMS into 8 ohms· No negative feedback in power amp· High & low gain inputs· Gain control· Tone control· Master volume· Custom 8' speaker· Jeweled pilot light