Backline Engineering announces a new version of ZenTone 7

ZenTone7 is a class-A tube amp combining a vintage design with several advanced features. The main change is a new power supply design that provides a higher voltage for slightly more output power. This new design also provides a low power mode which cuts the output power by more than a factor of 2 in order to proved more output tube overdrive. When combining lower power mode with triode mode, the output power is reduced to around 1 watt. Other changes include an improved direct out speaker emulation design and a preamp design change for smoother high-gain tones.

ZenTone 7

The new Zentone7 features include:

- 7 watt class-A single-ended amp head (low power switch brings this below 3 watts)

- Authentic 300V tube amp signal path based on classic designs

- Two 12AX7 preamp tubes (substitute 12AT7, 12AU7, 12AY7, 12AZ7 for different tones)

- Select between 3 preamp gain structures

- Switch between EL84 or octal output tube with the push of a button

- The octal tube socket can accept 6V6 (included), 6L6, EL34 or KT77 output tubes without re-biasing

- Select output tube Pentode mode or Triode mode for a darker tone with more compression and lower power

- Gain, bass, mid, treble and master volume controls

- Bright switch

- All the above control values can be stored in 64 preset locations

- Unbalanced and XLR direct outputs with level control

- Direct out contains entire tube signal path from the input to the speaker output

- Built-in classic Greenback reactive speaker load when external speaker is unplugged

- Direct out has speaker emulation frequency curve

- Direct out level control can act like a power attenuator allowing you to overdrive the output tube

- Cycle through presets or different groups of presets using the included external footswitch

- Preset zero is a true bypass from input to unbalanced direct output

- MIDI input for selecting presets or controlling any parameter

- DC tube filaments for reduced noise

- Free Windows software for controlling the amp using MIDI

- 12.5"W x 9"H x 9"D - Shipping weight: 15lbs

For more information, please visit www.backline-eng.com

This is a Press Release

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