The new Victory Amplification V4 Kraken pedal-format guitar amp is out for pre-order as of today. This monster amp has a valve-driven preamp and a 180-watt Class D power, plus onboard Two Notes cab simulation.
Victory V4 Kraken
With the new Victory V4 Kraken you are getting all the best features of the company’s Kraken amp range, distilled down into a compact and easy to carry pedal format.
The pedal-based amplifier has a tube preamp section, with two gain channels, into a 180-watt Class D power amp section. One side is British voiced, whilst the other is American, so you have two distinct types of amp gain on offer.
With a single EC900 and a trio of CV4014 tubes in the preamp, this amp can do some pretty stunning gain tones.
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.
Gain 1 vs Gain 2?
With Gain 1 its is a slightly looser more ‘vintage’ British-inspired gain sound. Whilst Gain 2 has a tighter bass response, with a more cutting midrange character and, yes more drive.
The EQ has bass, middle and treble controls, you have 6 Cab Sim presets on board, plus you can load an edit more via the USB port, so that Two Notes technology is going to make this amp super easy to make it sound exactly how you like it. Plus, you can send out the cab simulation via the balanced XLR line out, to front of house, with your desired cab tone.
Two Notes audio engineering Torpedo-embedded DynIR Virtual Cabinet technology making it so easy to go direct to FOH, headphones or your audio interface.
Reverb & Effects
You also have onboard footswitchable digital reverb, plus a series effects loop which means you can easily use the pedal with all your favourite stompboxes. Plus, it can also power your pedals, as it has a dedicated 9V DC power out for just that job!
Pre-orders for the new Victory Kraken V4 are open from today. You can hear Rabea Massaad taking it through its paces in the official demo video below and it sounds like a beast of an amp!
RRP – GBP 799 / USD 999 / EUR 919