VTLD1 Vacuum Tube Loop Driver

Restoration Hardware: The ultimate buffering interface between your guitar - your stomp pedals - and your amplifier. With Vacuum Tube Gain Boost and Mute/Tune output.

Description

Your guitar pickup wants to see a vacuum tube before it sees anything. Let alone a chain of stomp boxes, the inherent array of capacitive loading cables & connections in the signal path.

The VTLD 1 Vacuum Tube Loop Driver restores dynamic touch response and tone integrity via two custom tailored tube stages: A 12AY7 receives your guitar pickup and conditions it to drive your stomp pedals. A 12AT7 recover stage sends your post effects optimized signal on to your amplifier input.

Plus – a sublime vacuum tube GAIN BOOST stage with independent level and tone control, LOOP BYPASS and a discreet MUTE/TUNE output.

Features

Low profile set & forget controls:

  • DRIVE LEVEL 
  • HIGH FREQUENCY TRIM 
  • RECOVER LEVEL
  • BOOST LEVEL 
  • BOOST TONE 

Foot buttons w/LED status:

  • BYPASS – relay switched true bypass for easy loop in/out comparison
  • BOOST – sublime vacuum tube gain boost 
  • MUTE/TUNE – no longer the need to plug through a tuner
  • Custom tailored impedance matching/loss compensation and gain boost circuitry 
  • Discreet relay controlled signal routing throughout
Specs

Drive Stage: (12AY7) up to 13dB drive gain into 1MΩ (15kΩ source impedance). 

Recover Stage: (12AT7) up to 12dB recover gain into 1MΩ (470kΩ Recover load impedance). 

Gain Boost: up to 25dB gain at Drive stage into 1MΩ.

Input Z: 2m2Ω load, Output Z: 15kΩ source

Power requirement: 12VAC @ 800 mA. (2.5mm barrel) Supply is included    ♠ 

Dimensions: 6”w x 5.8”d x 3.75”h.

Weight 2.4lbs. Shipping weight 3.2lbs. with supply.

Warranty: 3 years all components, 90 days tubes.

 

♠ CIOKS AC10 or C10KOLATE recommended for VTLD1 + multi output pedal power distribution (not affiliated).

         

 

Total
$699
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