VT16-212 16W Class A-B / 5W Triode 2 X 12 Mini-Stack


List:$999.00 $714.00

Package Includes:
- VT16 head
- 212E cabinet
- C5S speaker cable

The new VT16 mini-head takes the great features and tone of the popular Vintage16 combo, and puts them in a compact head. This is the low-wattage, "boutique" recording tube amp so many players are looking for, and everything about this little amp oozes tone. The SOAK control goes from stout clean tones with rich midrange body to a filling upper-midrange snarl defining its tweed sound. The ALL tube design incorporates V1 12AX7 preamp and two EL84 output tubes. The power amp in its normal "PENTODE" mode puts out a crisp 16 watts. The "TRIODE" mode produces 5 watts of incredibly sweet spongy harmonics, ideal for both mic'd recording and small stage rigs. Wide bass, mid and treble control range, combined with classic long-tail reverb puts an amazing range of sound at your fingertips. Selectable 8 ohm/16 ohm impedance switch, along with silent mode for line-out operation. Made to last, with a quality plywood enclosure covered in vintage tweed. The matching 212E cabinet is also covered in tweed, and equipped with a pair of Carvin GT12 speakers.

VT16 Rear Panel (click to enlarge)

Carvin offers an assortment of colored coverings for guitar and bass combos, 4 X 12 speaker enclosures, guitar amp heads and bass amps. To select a color for your new VT16, check the appropriate swatch in the "Accessories" section below. Note that while custom cabinets, enclosures and heads are covered under our 10-day trial and are fully refundable, the cost of the colored vinyl is not. 

Please add 3 - 10 business days for custom-covered heads. 

VT16 Head:

- All tube design - three 12AX7 preamp tubes, two EL84 output power tubes
- 1 Meg Passive tone controls for broad adjustment range.
- Front controls: VOLUME, SOAK, BASS, MID, TREBLE and REVERB
- Metal shaft controls, Ivory knobs, Red jewel lamp
- Strong plywood enclosure covered in thick tweed vinyl
- Output: 16 watts / 5 Watts, Pentode / Triode 
- Parallel wired speaker jacks
- 8 ohm/16 ohm impedance switch with silent (internal load) mode
- CH EQ: 60, 650, & 11.5K Hz.
- Size: 16 inches wide x 8.5 inches deep x 8.25 inches high
- Weight: 18 lbs.
- Made in San Diego, California

212E Cabinet:

- Power Handling: 120w, 8 Ohms 
- Two GT12 speakers
- Dimensions: 26 inches wide x 10.25 inches deep x 17.5 inches high
- Weight: 33 lbs.
- Made in San Diego, California

George Bryn Heil Kilgore, TX
"Love this light weight head. Been searching for several years for a tube head or amp that could be operated in a " quiet " mode for playing through our PA without compromising tone quality, all the while loving the tone and responsiveness of my Nomad. This is it. The internal load feature allows me to get that same Nomad tone and responsiveness without having a combo or stack screaming in my ear. My band mates like the fact that my guitar tone now comes from the stage monitors only. Allowing for a much cleaner more balanced stage environment. Carvin service has been exemplary as well. Thanks guys ... y'all ROCK !" 

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