An all-tube, Class A amp perfect for practice or jamming.
The ValveKing Royal 8 is a true Class A guitar amplifier designed to give players the punchy dynamics and tones that inspired rock 'n' roll's greatest riffs. Perfect for rehearsing, the Royal 8 combo amp features the simple interface of a single tone control, dual 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 you can access by reducing the master volume and cranking the gain. The Royal 8 amplifier's single-channel design emphasizes the dynamic relationship of the power amp components to produce volume and headroom that belies its small size and wattage.
- True Class A amp uses EL84/6BQ5 output tube and one 12AX7/ECCC83 preamp tube with no negative feedback in the power amp
- 5 watts into 8 ohms
- Gain and master volume
- Tone control
- 8-inch speaker
ValveKing Royal 8 5W 1x8 Tube Combo Amp Specifications:
- 5W (RMS) into 8 ohms
13.25" H x 16.0" W x 8.25" D
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Electronic components are great during the first 100 hours, in fact now that the speaker had had some play the tone is getting better. Amp is quiet with no signal present, meaning there is good grounding and design. Two imput impedances means you can match the pre-amp for optimal sound with high output or low output (active vs passive) pickups. I was thinking that I might get better sound from a bigger speaker, but the one that came with it is plenty loud and sounds great. Compared to the Champ 600, Gretsch G5222 Electronmatic and the Epiphone Valve Jr. the Peavey offers more for the money. Gain and treble controls make this a better amp for players who like to change up their sound. The speaker seems to make the same five watts sound sweeter too. A little push from a distortion pedal pushes your sound into the heavy fuzz zone that metal players crave. I intend to buy a second amp and try a true stereo sound with a phase-shifter and a stereo chorus. I use a V-Amp as a preamplifier so I have the best of both worlds: amp modeling, custom effects and preamplification goes into the relatively simple amp, giving me a wide range of sound options. Gain control, trebel and volume provides fine control over the tube overdrive sound options, which the competition's five watt offerings lack. The case, knobs and tolex are high quality and frankly, it looks good at home or at a small club. Drawbacks: No headphone or line ouit which should not have made this more expensive to produce but would have opened new doorways to your sound for home recording or club use. It still sounds good recorded, but you must use a microphone.