Victory V4 The Kraken Guitar Amplifier
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Victory V4 The Kraken Guitar Amp partners a V4 Series all-valve preamp with a solid-state, 180-watt Class D power amp. Building on the success of the V4 The Duchess, the V4 Kraken guitar amp continues the ultra-compact size and huge tones by adding even more features. The V4 Kraken guitar amp features Two notes audio engineering Torpedo-embedded DynIR Virtual Cabinet technology making it so easy to go direct to FOH, headphones or your audio interface.
Victory Amps wanted the V4 Kraken Guitar amp to have all the best bits of the range in a package that you could take with you everywhere! The V4 Kraken Guitar amp has a V4 preamp front end, a 180 Watt Class D power section, digital reverb, an effects loop and three band EQ.
Also, Victory Amps teamed up with Two Notes Audio Engineering to add their technology into the amp so you can carry your Virtual Cabinets with you and recall your six favorites from the 6 switch preset wheel. This makes the V4 Kraken Guitar amp versatile and perfect for use at home, on the road or in the studio.
Gain 1 & 2
The V4 Kraken Guitar amp has two channels. Gain 1 is a slightly looser more ‘vintage’ British-inspired gain sound. Gain 2 is tighter in the bass with a more cutting midrange character and, of course more drive.
Lush sounding digital reverb gives you ambience aplenty. Run it low for a subtle feeling of space, or max it out for washy, splashy hugeness! The reverb is foot-switchable using a TRS cable (sold separately).
Series Effects Loop
Sits between the preamp and power amp. Run your time-based effects here for maximum clarity.
9V DC Power Output
Want to power some extra pedals and stick this on your board? We've included a 9V DC centre-negative output that will put out a maximum of 500mA. This is more than enough for the vast majority of drives, fuzzes and analogue delays and so on.
Speaker Cabs, Power & Impedance
Speaker choice is critical with V4 The Kraken Guitar Amp. V4 The Kraken can put out a staggering 180 watts at 4-ohms (through the Victory V112 Neo cabinet, for example). However, 4-ohm speaker cabs aren’t exactly common, and nor are single speakers that can take 180 watts, so please proceed with caution with a 4-ohm load.
However…The nature of Class D, solid-state power sections such as this means that the amp’s output is dependant on the speaker load. If you use a more common 8-ohm cab, output power drops to approximately 90 watts. 16-ohms gives you a still-very-healthy 45 watts. The principle reason Victory went with the 180-watt output is because lower-powered solid-state devices can run out of volume and headroom very quickly once you get to 8- and 16-ohm loads. No such problem here: there’s plenty of power no matter what cab you use.
Victory Two Notes Virtual Cabinets
Straight out of the box you have access to six presets created by Victory and Two notes artist (and Kraken collaborator) Rabea Massaad. These have been specifically created by Rabea for the V4 Kraken guitar amp. There are ten Victory virtual cabinets included with the amp, and these can be accessed by plugging the V4 Kraken guitar amp into your computer, via Torpedo Remote (download for free from the Two Notes website) - this where you access the power amp modes, rooms, studio-grade EQ and audio enhancer.
Made in the UK
Power Output: 180W @ 4 ohms (approx. 90W @ 8 ohms, 45W @ 16 ohms)
Preamp Valves: 1x EC900, 3x CV4014
Controls: Sim Presets, Bass, Middle, Treble, Volume, Reverb, Sim Level, Master II, Master I, Gain II, Gain I
Cabinet Simulation: Two Notes Cab Sim Technology with 6 position preset control
Inputs: 1x 6.3mm Guitar Input, 1x 6.3mm Effects Loop Return, 1x 6.3mm TRS Remote Switch (Reverb, Channel Switch)
Outputs: 1x 6.3mm Effects Loop Send, 1x 6.3mm Balanced Line Out, 1x XLR Cab Sim Out, 1x 6.3mm Speaker Out 16 Ohm / 8 Ohm / 4 Ohm, 9VDC Pedal Power Output (Total Max 500mA, Center Negative)
Construction: Aluminum Chassis
Dimensions (WxHxD): 258 x 174 x 105mm
Weight: 1,7 kg