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DVK Technologies GNR8-130


DVK Technologies introduced their latest product – the GNR8-130.

It is 130W powered stereo guitar amplifier cabinet, designed specifically for use with any DSP- or analog-based direct recording device or preamp.

The current crop of guitar modelling and effects units offer incredible realism and versatility to guitarists. Some of the most sought-after vintage tones and effects are now just a button push away. These incredible amp simulations are at our disposal for the first time without the prohibitive expense and bulk associated with classic hardware units.

The GNR8-130 deliver a full range frequency response system with headroom, dynamics, low distortion and the familiar feel and form of a guitar amp. Constrained layer cabinet design and construction ensures the closest possible neutral response. Whatever goes in, comes out a lot louder and unadulterated by amp and cabinet coloring. Tailored to be in line with the GNR8-130‘s preamp and amp, 2 x 12″ specially selected full range speakers from Lorantz Audio Services (C304P/PA) have been employed to ensure accurate reproduction of any modeller. The flat response of the cabinet, coupled with the true sonic reproduction of the amp and speakers perfectly complements the quality of today’s top modelling devices.

The new GNR8-130 will be showcased along with the full range of DVK Technologies products at the NAMM 2010 International trade show.

For more information: DVK Technologies

Mutec MC-7 amplifier and audio clock converter

pic_mc7_fMutec now ships the new MC-7 a Word Clock distribution amplifier and audio clock converter.

The Mutec MC-7 converts and distributes Word Clock, AES3/11 and S/P-DIF. The outputs can be individually multiplied by x1, x2, x4 to adapt low-clock-rate-signals to modern and higher-clocked equipment. An incoming reference signal passes latest audiophil-optimized PLL circuits, to be distributed and output as Ultra low-jitter, high-quality clock signal, regardless of the condition of the reference signal. Thus, connected audio devices will benefit from the MC-7's signal regeneration abilities, which improve their sound qualities audibly.

Additionally, for live or broadcast use, a special ‘Hold' functionality can be activated which guarantees interruption-free output signal supply in cases when the external reference is of insufficient quality or lost completely. Therefore, the MC-7 is predestined to be used as centralized clock stabilizer and distributor, where reliable signal availability is a must.

Mutec MC-7 features:

– Word Clock, AES/EBU and S/P-DIF interfaces working in one box

– Handles clock rates up to 192.0kHz/768.0kHz

– Extracts and regenerates clock signals out of digital audio signals

– AES11, Grade 1, internal reference clock (0.5ppm)

– Built-in international power supply


– Stellate Word Clock distribution

– Audiophil clock recovery and regeneration

– Interconnection of consumer and professional digital audio devices

– Line extension for e.g. theatre or broadcast installations

– Output expansion for Mutec’s iCLOCK, iCLOCKdp, iD, iDdp, MC-3, MC-3.1 and MC-3.2.

More information about the product: Mutec

Logic3 Valve 80 iPod Dock & Speakers


Recently, audiophiles have scrutinised compressed audio players and the like for not creating the same tone of Hi-Fi counterparts. Things are crossing over, there’s been a compromise… The Logic3 Valve 80 iPod Dock.

We’ve seen things like this before. The idyllic idea of the portable mini-disc player – while a logical step, it didn’t really fit the portable scene. This is kind of the same story; it’s a fantastic looking amp being hooked up to an iPod. Essentially, the two are in the wrong setting. But this is no ordinary kitchen-sink plug-in, and iPod’s have got a lot better in terms of sound quality…

On the front you’ll find just a power light, the understated Logic3 logo, a sensor for the bundled remote control, the volume knob and a three way input selector. The overall feel of the amp is that it gives you this understated feel of class. It’s the kind of amp that makes you want to appreciate it first before turning it on, full of valve glow…

Using a combination of mosfets and valves to create that solid sound, the Valve 80 amp also features two weighty speakers. These beauties will stay well planted on whatever surface you want to place them on, thanks to rubberised feet. They also feature gold-plated banana plugs, instead of tack you would be expecting to find in this field. Consequently this makes for supremely good audio quality. The low and mids are punchy while keeping the headroom of the trebles and highs crisp.

If you want classy and vintage styling cradled by modern circuitry, buy this! There’s nothing out there quite like it.

The Logic3 Valve 80 iPod Dock & Speakers retail at £300.

Sonic Impact Class T Digital Amplifier Gen 2

Sonic Impact Class T Digital Amplifier Gen 2This is one of the amps’ coolest releases lately and it can be added to a portable amp list. The Sonic Impact Class T Digital Amplifier Gen 2 is a very small and portable amp that includes the Class T amp architecture that allows you to have in a small box a high quality tone with a high power output.

The Sonic Impact Class T Digital Amplifier Gen 2 features 2 channels, 15W power output per channel, 102 dB dynamic range, 4 and 8 ohm passive support output, 3 amp outputs, stereo 1/8″ auxiliary input (for iPod or MP3 players), a stereo 1/8″ to RCA adapter, a 6 foot stereo 1/8″ RCA cable and its size is 1.18″ height x 6″ width x 5.5″ depth.

This amp can be powered by 8 AA batteries or with the AC power adapter. The Sonic Impact Class T Digital Amplifier Gen 2 is now available and its recommended price is $51. By the way, it reminds me a lot of a hip flask.

Songworks Mahaffay HiLo Watt Plexi Amp

Songworks Mahaffay HiLo Watt Plexi AmpIf you are looking for a small amp with a great sound for recording or rehearsing and you like the classic Marshall Plexi sound, Songworks has released a new compact amp with a sound that will blow you away. The Mahaffay HiLo Watt Plexi Amp is an all-tube hand-made amp will get you back in the 70’s with a Zeppelin or AC/DC tone, but you could take that tone away with you anywhere you go.

The Songworks Mahaffay HiLo Watt Plexi Amp features 33 watts power output, 1 ECC82 and 1 ECC83S tube, 3-way gain switch, level control, 6.5″ custom hand-made speaker and 1 line and 2 speaker (1 for the internal and 1 for an external, they can’t be used at the same time) outputs.

This amp includes a filtered power supply to eliminate noise and a vintage design, you get a old-like looking and sounding amp with great features. The Songworks Mahaffay HiLo Watt Plexi Amp is now available only in the US, and its price is $549.

White Horse T64RS Tube Head

White Horse T64RS Tube HeadAll the tube sound fans must be aware of this new release, White Horse has introduced a new tube head amp and cabinet in a half-stack format that will be a very good option for beginners, mainly for its low price. The White Horse T64RS Tube Head comes with a 4×8″ custom speakers cabinet and will allow you to get that tube tone on the shows or in the studio.

The White Horse T64RS Tube Head features 60-watts power output, 2-channels (clean rhythm and lead overdrive), 12AX7 preamp tube, 3-band EQ and gain control per channel, channel selector switch, spring reverb control, 1/4″ effects loop send and return, 1/4″ auxiliary input and 1/4″ headphones output.

This amp comes with a footswitch for channel selection that will allow you to play clean or bluesy overdriven tube tones. The White Horse T64RS Tube Head and Cabinet is now available and its price is, surprisingly, $260.

RJM Music Technology RG-16

RJM Music Technology RG-16

This is a very interesting release, the RJM Music Technology company, the makers of the Amp Gizmo and Loop Gizmo, have joined their previously released products in one device, the RJM Music Technology RG-16, that allows guitar players to switch between any combination of amps and effects with a MIDI footswitch.

The RJM Music Technology RG-16 features 8 audio loop (for effect switching) and 8 function switches (for amp functions like channel switch, reverb, …) buttons, up to 256 user presets in 2 banks and 2 DIN amp jack and MIDI connections. The MIDI footswitch is not included in the package.

This device comes with 1-year warranty and an amplifier cable compatible with some of the most famous amps like Fender, Marshal or Mesa Boogie. The RJM Music Technology RG-16 is now available and its MSRP $700.

Fender Champion 600 Guitar Amp

Fender Champion 600 Guitar AmpWhen people need an amp to practice they usually search for a low price amp with a good sound but anyone searches for a tube amp. Fender has released a new tube amp that can be used to practice for its low price, the Fender Champion 600 guitar amp. This amps pays tribute to a end of the 40’s and beginning of the 50’s decade Fender amp called also Champion 600 that has become a collectible piece.

The Fender Champion 600 guitar amp features 5W output power, 2 channels (instrument and mic), high and low gain inputs, 6″ Special Designed ceramic magnet speaker, one 12AX7 preamp and one 6V6 power amp tubes and external speaker output. This is a small amp perfect for saving room, weights 15 lbs and its dimensions are 11″ x 12″ x 7.5″.

This amp belongs to the Vintage Modified Series and features a brown and blonde vinyl retro finish. The Fender Champion 600 amp is available since February and its price is $199.95.

Laboga Guitar Amplifiers Annihilator

Laboga Guitar Amplifiers Annihilator

Laboga Guitar Amplifiers, a guitar amps company that makes hand-made amps since 1973, has released a new version of one of its star products, Mr. Hector amp. This new version has been specially designed for Jeff Waters guitar player from the trash metal band Annihilator, this band also gave the name for this new amp, Laboga Guitar Amplifiers Annihilator.

The Laboga Annihilator is a all-tube amp that features 2 channels (clean and distortion), 50 or 100 W output power (switchable), independent loop effects per channel, four 6L6 power amp, four 12AX7 preamp and two 5C3S power supply tubes,
gain and volume controls for clean channel, master volume control for distortion channel, master tone control with mid switch, 3-band EQ, high and low inputs, line level output (with speaker simulation) and one 4 ohm, two 8 ohm and two 16 ohm speaker outputs.

There are some accessories available for this amp like the footswitch pedal or a Kodura 600D cover. The price of the Laboga Annihilator has to be announced yet, but it, probably, will be similar to Mr. Hector amp’s price (near $1,300).

D’Andrea StageRig

D'Andrea StageRigWhen you go to a small club to do a gig sometimes they offer you their amps (you can find anything in there) or your bring your own amp but there’s little space or the amp won’t be safe there. If you have ever found yourself in this situation you can take a look at the D’Andrea StageRig, a combination of amp and hand truck that will help you to carry your amp and organize your cables and reduce your set-up time.

There are 2 models of the D’Andrea StageRig, STR1 and STR2, which main difference is the length of the gripper arms, lower length for 1×12″ or 2×12″ guitar combos (STR1 model) and larger length for bass combos and cabinets (STR2 model). Both models feature pneumatic tires, a back arm (to adjust the height or your amp), bottom and upper gripper arms (for cabinets and heads, for example) and back leg (to adjust the angle position of the amp)

The D’Andrea StageRig is now available and its price is $269.96 including the base, 2 lower gripper arms and 2 upper gripper arms. I’m sure this thing will be very useful for a lot of people, but be careful the StageRig is no intended to use with 4×12″ and 4×10″ cabinets.