CRATE POWERBLOCK COMPACT GUITAR HEAD
Designed for studio or stage, the Crate PowerBlock is a portable guitar amp weighing only 4.6 pounds and delivering 150 watts into 8 ohms mono, or 75W per side into 4 ohms stereo. PowerBlock includes a distortable FlexWave clean channel with gain, level and 3-band EQ, as well as both guitar input and headphone jack. Other I/O includes left, right and mono speaker outputs; stereo RCA CD inputs; an effects loop; and a balanced XLR line out with level control. Price: $249.99. NAMM booth: #5776.
CREST AUDIO NX COBRANET-8 MODULE
The new Nx CobraNet-8 control module and CM Series power amps work in tandem to support Crest NexSys 4 and Peavey MediaMatrix MWare software programs for advanced control and audio routing. Nx CobraNet-8 supports all NexSys functions, DSP functions and CobraNet digital audio I/O on a single Cat-5 Ethernet cable. A 4-character LED allows easy setup, control and monitoring of up to eight CobraNet audio channels. An extensive suite of DSP options—including delay, EQ, compression/limiting and crossover—adds to the functionality. NAMM booth: #5740.
DAILEY C SERIES PRO GUITAR AMPLIFIERS
A 50-watt, handwired tube guitar amplifier. Variable impedence-matching. Bass, treble, midrange, effect loop and output after the power stage to allow use of signal processors and second amplifier, while preventing loss of tone experienced with effects loop. All parts guaranteed to be within 1 percent of specification, with five-year warranty. Retail: $2,499.
RANE MA 4 MULTICHANNEL AMP
The 100W/side, 4-channel MA 4 achieves unparalleled power density, reliability and features in a space-saving, one-rackspace chassis weighing a mere eight pounds. The universal-voltage switching power supply provides near-perfect Power Factor, reducing peak currents to 1/4th, as compared to non-power-factor–corrected supplies. The MA 4 excels in music and paging systems and speech reinforcementapplications requiring multiple amps. NAMM Booth #6958.
VOX AC15 CUSTOM CLASSIC
Vox’s all-tube AC15 Custom Classic combines the legendary tone and response of the renowned AC15 amplifier. Born in 1958, the AC15 15-watt combo has been the amp of choice for guitarists throughout the world. The latest evolution offers a wider array of controls, including master volume, treble, bass, variable tremolo and global reverb. Two versions are available: the AC15CC1, featuring a Vox Custom 12-inch 30W speaker; or the AC15CC1X, featuring a Celestion Alnico “Blue” 12-inch speaker. MSRPs are $899 and $1,399. NAMM booth: #6440.
WOLCOTT AUDIO PRESENCE AMPLIFIER
Tube amplifier models include the P220 stereo, P220 mono-block and P400 mono-block. Retail begins at $7,000.