Bugera 1960I Infinium Classic valve amplifier head is hand built drive by four EL34 valves with a monstrous output transformer! Bugera features two preamp channels with 4 input jacks that perform in separate, parallel or cascaded operation, bridging the tonal eras of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. The 1960I amplifier head offers the Infinium valve life multiplier technology that extends the life of your power valves up to 20 times!
Bugera 1960I Infinium Classic Valve Amplifier Head Features:
The Bugera 1960I, Experience the Difference!
- Hand-built all-valve amplifier driven by 4 x EL34 valves with a monstrous output transformer
- Two preamp channels with 4 input jacks
- Vintage hot-rodded preamp mod from the early '80s
- ECC83 valves for terrifying tone and classic hi-gain
- Infinium valve life multiplier technology
- Post-phase splitter Master control with true bypass for authentic performance
- Original '60s tone control section with Bass, Mid, Treble and Presence
- FX Loop with dedicated Level switch and true Bypass function
- Impedance switch (4, 8 and 16 Ohms) to match virtually any speaker cabinet
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
The 1960I Infinium has one main feature that distinguishes it from all other amps in its class-the two channels come equipped with 2 input jacks each that be used in separate, parallel or cascading operation, bridging the tonal eras of the '60s, '70s and '80s. For example, you can experience classic rock sound by plugging into the upper left input, which puts CH1 + CH2 in parallel (same as using a patch cable between them), or use the upper right input for a vintage CH2 sound. The upper left and right inputs can also be used individually to bring two independent signals to CH1 and CH2. The lower jacks provide series (cascaded) operation for Classic Hi- Gain (CH1 + CH2). Individually, the lower right jack can be used for -6 dB gain, while the lower left jack provides normal high impedance gain.
Infinium Valve Life Multiplier Technology
Bugera's revolutionary Infinium Valve Life Multiplier technology is like having your very own technician inside your amp constantly monitoring and tweaking valve performance for the ultimate in tonal integrity and reliability. This revolutionary circuit not only optimizes the performance of each output tube, it dynamically balances the drive between them to more evenly distribute the load. With Infinium, your tubes last up to 20 times longer, saving you substantial money over the lifespan of your amplifier. Infinium also compensates for the effects of aging, automatically adjusting current levels to keep your valves sounding as good as the day they were installed.
No need for expensive matched valve sets! Mix and match any combination of compatible valve types and brands. The Inifinium system monitors performance of each power tube continuously and displays defective valves to allow for easy and individual replacement.
If and when a valve does reach the end of its life, the system even tells you which one to replace. All you need do is replace the faulty valve and let Infinium take care of the rest for you. This all adds up to more consistent sound quality and longer life for your valves. Maintenance for valve amps has never been this easy!
Making of the 1960I
Bugera did a lot of listening to obscure, long-departed Brit designs, and spent the better part of a year tweaking the hand- selected EL34s and ECC83s to give the 1960I INFINIUM its tremendous range of tonal options. They added a no- compromise post- phase- inverter master volume that can be bypassed for direct signal path and a huge output transformer with specially nested windings for increased dynamic response and clarity. The onboard FX Loop (with true bypass) is ideal for use with external FX, preamps or modeling processors, making the 1960 the go-to amplifier for massive stage sound and unbridled versatility.