All the Kraken tone in a small box!
The 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 easy to take your cabinets anywhere!
Four valves in the front end, 180-watt power section, two channels, reverb and Two notes technology. Only 1.7kg / 3.75lbs.
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.
The Story of the V4 amp valves!:
The V4 amps have some interesting valves in them, to be specific 3 CV4014's and 1 EC900. The CV4014's were made in 1981 in the Mullard factory in England and then stored in a climate-controlled atmosphere deep underground, the depot was part of a cold-war nuclear bunker! They lay there until we decided to design some products from them!
The EC900 were made by E.I (Elektronska Industrija) in the former Yugoslavia under license from Phillips and Mullard, they were produced to an incredibly high standard so much so, we have included a 2-year valve warranty on the V4 amps.
Powerful bass, middle and treble controls to shape your tone. These also have an effect on the gain character and drive levels – just like in any valve guitar amp.
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).
Two notes Technology:
Two notes Audio engineering Torpedo-embedded DynIR Virtual Cabinet technology is onboard the Kraken. The Cab Sim XLR makes it super easy to take you Victory virtual cabinets anywhere. The presets have been created by Rabea Massaad for the Kraken.
The Two notes Cab sim signal can be routed to the line out and XLR or just the XLR.
VRC - Valve Response Circuit:
The idea behind this little piece of the circuit is to mimic what a “resonance” or “thump” (other adjectives are available!) control does in the power amp of a valve amp. So with the V.R.C (™) circuit you get closer to how a valve power section should feel but in a tiny amp you can throw in your backpack and still get up to 180 watts of power!
Series Effects Loop:
Sits between the preamp and power amp. Run your time-based effects here for maximum clarity.
Balanced Line Out and Headphone Out:
Send a direct feed to a separate speaker simulator, front of house or wherever you like. Can be used with or without a speaker connected. The inbuilt headphone output makes silent practice quick and easy.
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.
Two notes Technology:
We have partnered with the incredibly talented folks at Two notes Audio Engineering to embed their incredible tech in our V4 Kraken Guitar amp.
Straight out of the box you have access to six presets created by Victory artist 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 a collection of microphones and positions to choose and build your own presets. All this 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 is also where you access the power amp modes, rooms, studio-grade EQ and audio enhancer. Register your device with Two notes to gain access to a further two Two notes DynIR cabs.