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After years of development, Victoria Amplifier Co is proud to announce their new
Sovereign amplifier. The Sovereign is Victoriaʼs first head only design, and itʼs
engineered to be the most soulful versatile JTM45 style amp available. Controls are:
GAIN VOLUME TREBLE MIDDLE BASS PRESENCE RESONANCE
With the gain control set at minimum, the amp behaves like a non master volume
JTM45 style amplifier. Turn the volume up and it gets progressively louder and more
aggressive. Increasing the gain control gradually drives the EF86 input tube into clipping which produces a rich harmonically complex distorted performance. The EF86 is a very dynamic small signal pentode that acts like a small EL34 when driven. This results in an unusually big, complex tone that actually sounds like an EL34 being pushed--in the preamp! The Sovereignsʼ design eliminates the microphonic tendencies associated with typical high gain EF86 circuits.
The resonance control acts to fine tune the bass response to optimize the Sovereigns
use with either open or closed back speaker cabinets. A half power switch is standard,
and it effectively cuts the power from 50W to 25W without altering the basic tone and
character of the amp. There is also a tuneable post-tone stack effects loop with
adjustable send and return controls. The adjustable send and return allows for the fine
tuning of any effect inserted into the loop. With nothing plugged in, the loop may be
used for additional gain boost and tone shaping. It may also be used as a power amp
slave in or preamp out. Switchable impedance 4-8-16Ω.
The Sovereign is shipped with a pair of Mullard EL34 power tubes but it can be
operated with 6L6 and KT66 as well. The bias is adjustable and is easily accessible
inside the chassis.
Tube compliment: 1 X GZ34; 2 X EL34; 1 X 12AT7; 2 X 12AX7; 1 X EF86
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