Diezel has unveiled the VHX, an all-tube amplifier that incorporates some digital elements, greatly expanding its effects and I/O capabilities.
While the word ‘digital’ might make someone looking for a true tube amplifier baulk, the head can function like a standard all-tube amp, with a five-12AX7 preamp section and a 100-watt four-KT77 power-amp section.
But the unique aspects of this amp start with the I/O. Two standard speaker outputs are complemented by a whopping four effects loops (one for each channel), a USB connection, and an XLR-out. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity, and MIDI in and MIDI through. Digital power is put to work for the XLR-out, with various digital IRs for a more authentic line-out tone.
The main amplifier is controlled by knobs for gain, master, 3-band-EQ, deep, presence, and mid-cut. The rest of the controls allow for management of the built-in compressor, reverb, phaser, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, tremolo, wah, gate and finally a graphic EQ.
The unit lists for €3,499 or £3,075. More information over at diezelamplification.com.