For guitarists who swear by amp modelers but want a touch of vintage class, hit up ValveTrain Amplification for its new powered monitors: the PowerTrain Stage 50 and Studio 20.
Both monitors, despite their retro-inspired good looks, are designed for use with digital amp modelers and preamps, such as gear from Line 6. ValveTrain claims the 50-watt Stage 50 and 20-watt Studio 20 will take some edge off your tone and add glorious, tube-driven warmth. The former is powered by 12AX7s and a 6L6GC while the 20-watt Studio 20 has a 12AX7 and 6V6. And both use Eminence speakers—the 12-inch Eminence Legend EM12 in the Stage 50 and the ten-inch Eminence Copperhead in the Studio 20.
True to the brand’s calling, the Stage 50 and Studio 20 are hand-wired and assembled in the US using high-grade components.
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The PowerTrain Stage 50 lists for $1,499 and the Studio 20 lists for $1,199. For more info, check out valvetrainamps.com.