Jad Freer Audio Unveils the Volta All-Tube Bass Amp
Jad Freer Audio has announced the Volta, a new all-tube bass head that the company calls the pinnacle of its sound and philosophy, “embracing the best of old school sound and modern technology and construction.” The amp, which will be produced in a limited run, was developed at the behest of endorsing artist and Gov’t Mule bassist Kevin Scott.
“The VOLTA features the best of both heritages of classic tube amplification: an ‘American’ style tube bass preamp with a classic and organic ‘James’ style passive tone stack paired with a ‘British’ style all-tube power amp,” Jad Freer Audio writes. “Thanks to our proprietary switching power supply the response is quicker and fuller, keeping dimensions compact and a super-light weight.”
The Volta is rated at over 200 watts of tube power. Its all-analog signal path includes three ECC83 preamp tubes with four KT88 power amp tubes. A custom output transformer lets the amp run at 2, 4, or 8-ohm operation with individual Speakon jacks for each option. Its studio-grade, transformer-based DI has a ground lift, a level control, and a three-way knob for pre-EQ, post-EQ, and post-power amp options. Other features include an effects loop, a 115/230-volt selector, and a total weight of 28 pounds.
The Jad Freer Audio Volta will be available in either a traditional wooden chassis or a 4U rack mount setup. It is open to pre-orders with a direct price of $4,257.
Jad Freer Audio Volta All-Tube Bass Amp Features:
|Handmade In Italy|
|All Tube Head: 3x ECC83 – 4x KT88 Tubes|
|Studio Grade Transformer-based DI with selectable pre-eq/post-eq/post-power amp options|
|Custom output transformer for 2/4/8 Ohm operation|
|Classis two band “James” baxandall tone stack, bypassable for a more open, dynamic, hi-fi sound|
|Power: 200 Watts|
|Tube-driven effect loop (preamp out – power amp in)|
|Weight: 28 pounds|
|Wooden chassis or ready for 4U rack mount|
|115/230V easily selectable dual voltage operation|