EVH 5150III 50W 6L6 Head is a perfect amp for players who want arena volume and performance in a portable amp. Three channels of sound cover any playing style, while independent dual-concentric controls allow for gain and volume level matching. Channel one powers clear, clean tone; channel two ranges from chunky overdrive to tight distortion; and channel three provides liquid gain. Channels one and two have dual concentric gain/volume controls, with shared EQ, while channel three has its own gain, volume, and EQ controls. The amp head includes selectable impedance (four, eight, or 16 ohms), dual parallel speaker output jacks, effects loop, headphone jack, line out, and four-button footswitch with 1/4-inch input jack and MIDI input.
Yamaha’s SessionCake compact amplifier and headphone mixer combo is a perfect solution for musicians on the go who need to rehearse but also keep things quiet. Up to eight musicians can collaborate over a shared personal audio connection, hearing each other’s instruments or vocals through their individual headphones. It comes in two versions: the red SC-01, with a mono input, is tailored for guitar and bass and the blue SC-02 with stereo/mic input is suitable for synthesizers, electronic drums, and microphones. Two AA batteries power SessionCake for up to 10 hours of continuous use. Each device has a 1/8-inch headphone jack and auxiliary inputs for recording with a mobile device or MP3 player or to add effects.
Adaptable Headphone Amp
The Hafler HA75-DAC tube-based headphone amplifier and USB digital-to-analog converter can be tailored to suit both your listening style and your headphones. Focus control lets you simulate the experience of listening to speakers. A bypassable three-position voicing switch allows you to adapt the balance of your headphones and source materials or choose neutral response. The load selector switch allows you to customize the output impedance to match any headphones. HA75-DAC’s sturdy chassis is built of 14-gauge steel to block stray magnetic interference. Gold-plated RCA outputs allow you to use it to feed another input device, or connect between a preamp and power amplifier to impart the character of its 12AX7 tube.
Recreate the timeless, classic Fender sound heard on countless hits with this hard-wired ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb Amplifier from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. With 20 Watts of output power, the ’64 Custom also features bright and normal channels, Fender Vintage Blue tone capacitors, 12AX7 and 12AT7 preamp tubes, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube, 6V6 output tubes, and 12-inch Jensen C-12Q speaker.
Hafler’s P3100 two-channel amplifier offers high quality at an affordable price for both studio recording and audiophile listening. It produces 150 watts per channel into eight ohms, 200 watts per channel into four ohms, and may be bridged mono to produce 400 watts. Due to extensive heat sinks on both sides, the P3100 does not need a noisy cooling fan. In addition, a thermal sensing network monitors the heat sink temperature and shuts down to protect the amplifier from excessive operating heat. Plus, a sensing circuit monitors output and shuts down operation if it detects a short on the output, eliminating the need for internal fuses. The front panel features individual trim controls and an elaborate LED display for precise monitoring. The rear panel sports a choice of balanced XLR and quarter-inch TRS inputs for professional use, along with gold-plated unbalanced RCAs for audiophiles.