Crate today introduced the new V-Series Mark II all-tube guitar amplifiers. The newly focused V-Series Mark II line includes single and two channel versions in power ranges from 5 Watts Class A to 50 Watts Class AB, suitable for a wide range of performance applications.
"V-Series Mark II represents the latest generation of tube designs from Crate's team of engineers and players," said Paul Meisenzahl, Crate director of product marketing. "These amplifiers offer guitarists of all genres superb tone and vintage styling."
The new V5 combo (MSRP $299.99) features a single EL84 tube in a Class A, single ended configuration into 1 x 10" speaker. Volume and Tone/Shape controls offer simple access to a wide range of clean to overdriven sounds, making this amp ideal for recording and practice.
The V18-112 (MSRP $549.99) features a single channel design with Gain and Master Volume controls, Treble/Mid/Bass controls, and a spring reverb into 1 x 12" speaker. The output stage is a pair of cathode biased EL84 tubes with no negative feedback for a thick, rich tone with smooth transition from clean to overdrive. The V18-212 (MSRP $699.99) is the 2 x 12" speaker version for wider sound dispersion.
The V33-212 (MSRP $789.99) features channel-switching between clean and overdrive sounds, a Presence switch and a Boost function that operates on either channel. Four cathode biased EL84 tubes and 2 x 12" speakers provide a loud, sonically rich performance experience. The V33H (MSRP $549.99) is the separate head version designed for use with the closed back V212B (MSRP $449.99) cabinet.
The V50-112 (MSRP $629.99) is a 50 Watt, 1 x 12" channel-switching combo based on a pair of 6L6 output tubes for a muscular low end, making it perfect for club and recording work. It features clean and overdrive channels with a shared tone stack, global Boost and Presence controls and a spring reverb.
V Series Mark II amplifiers are the latest designs from Crate's team of player/engineers offering inspiring tone and roadworthy durability.