The FIFTEEN THIRTY has been designed with:-
Two separate channels - one clean and one overdrive which are actually SEPARATE channels, so that they can be combined to produce a third sound. The more usual arrangement is actually a single channel reconfigured for high gain, this involves complicated switching with relays etc. whereas the FIFTEEN THIRTY uses simple, silent earth switching.
Silent earth switching which is also used to control reverb levels which can be off or set to a lower level than the panel control. The reverb switch is mounted in the foot switch to enable channel change and reverb level change simultaneously if required.
An output power level which is switchable between 15 and 30 Watts to allow the output stage to be overdriven at a lower level for long creamy sustain or clean headroom up to 30 Watts.
A transformer isolated balanced line XLR connector with level control and speaker simulation for recording or direct line out to a PA.
Power and Standby switches which are separately illuminated on a 45 degree control panel, designed to be seen from all levels. So whether the amp is on the floor or raised from the ground, you can still see where the controls are set.
Because valve amps can be severely damaged if the speaker is not connected we have incorporated a dummy load to protect the output stage. This is not usually found on any other amplifier.
We aimed to create an amp which can be carried in and out of a venue in one hand with a guitar in the other and yet still sound great. We have carefully considered every aspect of design and believe we have created a modern classic.