At the 1995 NAMM show thousands of players, media and dealers crammed into a small demo room inside the Peavey exhibit, one after another, where our engineers set up a blind A/B comparison between their new invention and a real tube amp. No one could tell the difference between the two. Some "golden ears" even thought the TransTube Bandit was the real tube amp. But How?
In devising the TransTube Circuitry, our engineers studied every aspect of how a tube amp works. We learned that recreating tube tone isn't merely a question of gain structure. It's about the entire component chain and how each one interacts with the others. It's about damping factor and the corresponding speaker response. It's about power amp compression. How the amp breaks up when driven hard, harmonic structure and non-linear gain stages. It's about cabinet size, bracing, wood and thickness. But most importantly, it's about what it's not.
Those other manufacturers' half-hearted attempt at tube emulation failed because they focused on the wrong elements. So we concentrated on emulating the tone characteristics we all recognize and love about tubes and 86'd the rest. It's a deceptively simple concept, but it took three U.S. Patents to map the entire process for the history books.
Set up a comparison at your Peavey dealer and discover the TransTube difference for yourself. No marketing hype needed. You won't believe your ears!
- 100 watts into 8 ohms
- DDT™ speaker protection
- Pre-gain control with Transtube® gain boost
- 3 band EQ with Mid-shift control
- 10 inch speaker
- 1/8" aux input
- 1/8" phones output
- Chromatic tuner
- Psycho-acoustic low end enhancement
- Tuned, ported enclosure
- W=15.125" X H=18.25" X D=13.75"
- Weight Unpacked: 35.01 lb(15.88 kg)
- Weight Packed: 36.99 lb(16.78 kg)
- Width Packed: 15.9"(40.386 cm)
- Height Packed: 19.6"(49.784 cm)
- Depth Packed: 14.5"(36.83 cm)
The PV® 112 is a two-way speaker system based on a 12" heavy/duty woofer and a RX™ 14 titanium diaphragm dynamic compression driver mounted on a 60 by 40 degree coverage constant-directivity horn. The lightweight-yet-rugged, carpet-covered trapezoidal enclosure with stand-mount cup facilitates portable use for live music or speech sound reinforcement, as well as music playback. A full-length black power-coated steel grille provides driver protection. The PV® 112 speaker system is rated at 400 watts program power handling, and the full crossover network includes high voltage film caps and dynamic tweeter protection for clear, punchy sound, and excellent long-term reliability. Two 1/4" phone jack input connectors make hook-up a breeze.
The Peavey Rage 158 15W Guitar Amplifier features 2 channels and 2 radically different voicings -- Modern and Vintage. The Modern position maintains a warm, standard voicing while the Vintage position adds a hint of brightness to emulate some classic amp designs. Pre and post gain knobs, 3-band EQ, a headphone jack, and a tape or CD input make this hard-hitting little amp perfect for back porch jamming or solo practice.
The basic building blocks of the TransTube® sound are the exclusive designs of the preamp and power amp. The preamp section tailors gain to meet the need for any amount of drive, from crystal clear to thick, smooth sustain. The power amp reacts just like a tube output section by responding to the preamp with natural compression that increases as the amp gets louder. With TransTube®, you get a killer amp with widely ranging dynamics and natural "grit," just like a tube amp!