REVV Amplification D20
Roll the D20
Wildwoodians, we are proud to present the D20 from our friends at Revv because it is one of the coolest, most versatile lunchbox amps out there. Though Revv Amplification is known for its high-gain amps, the D20 offers a wide palette of pitch-perfect lower-gain sounds, and it is one of the best pedal platforms around. Designed with the input of several Nashville session players, these 6V6-equipped sonic Swiss Army knives have gorgeous clean sounds, classic crunchy American overdrive tone, and beefy, rich distortion when you crank them.
So, even if you're not a pedal enthusiast, these amps are great for blues, country, jazz, indie, and rock. But, the beautiful thing is, the D20 works marvelously with all sorts of high-gain distortions and fuzz boxes because it has excellent articulation, clarity, and balance. So, in a way, the D20 is a bit of a stylistic chameleon in that it adapts to whatever pedal you put in front of it.
More Than Meets the EyeThe D20 would be a great amp without any bells and whistles, but its additional features push it over the top into Vacuum Tube Valhalla. It comes equipped with a built-in Two Notes Audio Engineering Torpedo with impulse response and reactive load capabilities, which (along with a bunch of other player-friendly appointments) vastly increases the D20's functionality. For now, though, let's focus on the many musically inspiring sounds it offers in the room!
Enter the Tonezone3>At lower volumes, the D20 gives you lots of different colors of clean sounds. The three-band EQ does a lot of heavy lifting, so you can get everything from jangly, British Invasion-esque chime to warm, pure, woody sounds perfect for jazz to twangy country sounds. As you turn the gain up, you can also get a really lovely pushed clean sound with full, warm bass response and delicious sparkle in the highs.
Of course, it has tons of headroom, so plays beautifully with pedals. With the gain cranked, you get into crunchy overdrive territory that evokes the classic sounds of the sixties and seventies. And, the gain knob has a push/pull switch that acts as a boost, which pushes the amp more to get a thick, rich distorted sound with excellent sustain.
We all know you can't always play at full volume, so the D20 comes equipped with a switch that drops the wattage down to four so you can get great tone at neighbor-friendly volumes. All in all, the D20 captures the classic sounds of American 6V6 amps and refines them for the modern era. Whether you're a session player, weekend gigger, or living room rocker, you'll love the D20's versatility and high-fidelity sound.
Transformative Torpedo Tech
The Revv D20 can take you to sonic nirvana even if you never take advantage of its advanced capabilities, but it has some truly powerful tech under the hood capable of cultivating extreme musical joy. It has a Two notes Torpedo reactive load box built into its circuit, which gives you access to all sorts of killer impulse responses.
For those who are unfamiliar, impulse response technology is the best thing since the wah pedal, and Two notes Audio Engineering produce some of the finest examples of this innovative tech. It allows you to get studio-quality tone live in the room and practice or record silently without sacrificing the organic sound of your amp.
Shape Your SoundHow does it work? Well, essentially, impulse responses are an audiophile-quality form of cabinet simulation, and reactive load technology allows you to run the amp without connecting it to a cab. Impulse responses use sample-based technology to perform pitch-perfect impersonations of a variety of mic'd up speaker cabinets. So, you can send a direct line out of the D20 that responds and sounds just like a studio recording of, say, a 4x12 with a classic dynamic microphone, or a 2x12 with a ribbon mic.
So, you get incredible fidelity, and all you have to do is send a cable out of the back of the amp--no cab required. The D20 comes pre-loaded with six different IRs, all of which sound delightful. As if that wasn't enough, you can use Two notes Audio Engineering's Torpedo software to tweak your tone to your heart's content.
Using this intuitive software, you can experiment with new microphones, different cabs with different speakers, mic placement, reverb, and even multi-band EQ. Once you've dialed your sound perfectly, you can save it and load it as a new preset on the amp. If you want to flex your mad scientist chops, simulation mode gives you unprecedented control over a wide variety of parameters. But, if you just want to grip it and rip it, you can use Arcade mode to quickly find an inspiring sound.
And, if you want to take it a step further, you can use Two notes' power amp simulation, which mimics the response of a wide variety of tubes with the same peerless sound quality. All you have to do is use the Pre/Post switch to take the power amp out of the chain and load an IR with power-amp simulation!
Righteous for RecordingFor recording, this technology is a godsend. Normally, to get a great tube tone in the studio, you have to crank your amp. But, this can cause the input on the mic to clip, and it can also cause signal bleed if you are recording at the same time as another person. And, if you are recording at home, it is nigh-impossible to record at proper volume without angering your neighbors. The D20's built-in Torpedo allows you to run directly into an interface and get a real, organic, sound without making any noise. So, you can record hassle-free at any time in any situation. The D20 also has a built-in headphone output, so you can practice with rich tube tone at three in the morning if you want to!
Studio-Quality Live SoundTwo notes Audio Engineering's impulse response technology is also incredibly useful in live settings. Getting a good live guitar sound is a dicey proposition at best. The room might have a weird resonance in the upper mids, the bass player's 8x10 fridge cabinet might bleed in the mic on your cab, or the sound guy may ask you to keep your amp on 1, rendering your tone flat and lifeless. Impulse response technology allows you to sidestep all of these potential pitfalls. All you have to do is dial in your tone at home, put your D20 head on the stage, and hand the sound guy a direct out. He gets a perfectly-sculpted, produced guitar tone, which he can then run through PA and the stage monitors, improving the front-of-house mix and decluttering the stage mix so you and your bandmates can hear one another better.
Revv It Up
We are proud to present the Revv D20, an amp so versatile that it's practically a session musician's dream. It has a wide variety of classic American 6V6 sounds from sweet jangle to woody warmth to roaring crunch, and it is a magnificent pedal platform. On top of that, its built-in Torpedo allows you to take your tone to the next level with studio-quality impulse responses and reactive load technology. Whatever your musical proclivities may be, we have no doubt that the D20 from Revv Amplification will inspire you to Revv it up!
Inspiring Clean & Crunch tones developed with Nashville session guitarists
Perfect platform for your favorite gain pedals
3-band EQ + Volume & Gain controls
Push/Pull gain pot for 2nd crunchier voicing
Switchable from 20 to 4 watts
2 6v6 – 2 12ax7
Buffered Series FX Loop
Switchable 4/8 Ohm speaker jack
Embedded Two notes Reactive Load & Virtual Cabinets
Go direct to Front of House, interface, or headphones – without a cabinet.
Hundreds of virtual mics, speakers, cabinets, EQ, reverb, & more available.
XLR Balanced Direct Output, USB, & Ground Lift for Torpedo Embedded
6 Pre-Loaded Virtual Cabinets selectable via front knob – all customizable. Or up to 128 via MIDI.
100ms Virtual Cabinet length
“Pre & Post” switch selects whether (in reactive load direct mode only) the power amp is in the signal chain. This is so you can take advantage of Two notes’ power amp simulation & dramatically change the character of the D20 with virtual tubes such as EL84, if you like.
Reactive Load automatically engages when speaker is not detected to preserve amp
Select Between Internal & Speaker Load
Level-Adjustable Headphone Out
Small, Light, & Durable
6.3125″x7.5″x12.3125″ including knobs, not including handle
Easily Accessible Rear-Bias Test
Easily Accessible Fuse
Durable, Lightweight Aluminum Enclosure
International Voltages Available
1 Year Warranty
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