A hybrid combo with genuine tube sound with enough power for most gigs.
The Albion AG Series AG80R 80W Guitar Combo Amp combo amps features a very unique “hybrid” preamplifier section combining high voltage FETs (field effect transistors) and a 12AX7/ECC83 tube. This special circuit is supplied with a high voltage dc supply, again pretty unique in small guitar amplifiers. This combination of circuit gives great tube tone, as it should because it is pretty much a valve circuit. The special high voltage FET that we use is the closest electronic device to an actual valve, but without some of the drawbacks of using an actual valve (cost, heat, high parts count), and will give reliable performance without worry to you, but giving very much a valve like tone in its performance.
The power amplifier circuits of the AG80R uses a solid state power amp circuit that also has some “tweaks” that lead to a very convincing valve-like tone.
The AG80R has a full two channel control line-up of consisting of NORMAL channel and OVERDRIVE channel giving you a very wide range of tones from Clean to Crunch to very serious Overdrive.
Each channel has a full complement of GAIN, VOLUME, TREBLE, MIDDLE and BASS controls. The two channels are footswitchable for full access to these sounds. This is complemented by the in-built digital reverb circuit (also footswitchable).
The amp is also fitted with a 3.5mm Input Jack to be able to connect your MP3 or CD player (or any other auxiliary device such as a drum machine). This is a stereo socket, and uses a standard stereo 3.5mm lead, mixing the signal into mono mode suitable for the amplifier circuit, giving you the facility to play along to recorded tracks for practise purpose.
Another 3.5mm socket allows the use of standard stereo Headphones for private use.
The speaker MUTE switch allows the headphone output socket to double as a speaker emulated DI output with or without the full loudspeaker sound.