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NAMM Day 1: Orange launches new valve tester

Jory Mackay
NAMM Day 1: Orange launches new valve tester

Orange amplification has launched an all-new valve testing unit called the VT1000 at NAMM.

The unit uses new pioneering technology to match, test and grade valves and is designed to be used by everyone from guitarists to rental companies to manufacturers. 

The company VT1000 is a full automatic valve tester which performs a wide range of tests quickly and accurately. Orange Amps developed the unit to make it easy to test amp valves. Until now testing valves with little or no knowledge of valve theory was difficult, expensive and often unreliable. This new product will test all popular power and pre-amp valves.

The unit has one octal and two nine pin valve sockets for different valve types; simply insert the valve to be tested into the correct socket, select the valve type from the list on the unit and press ‘START’ to test. The results are displayed clearly and concisely using LEDs and will test for a wide range of fault conditions, which could easily cause damage to other components. The simplicity of operation belies what is going on ‘inside the box’, where a CPU controlled testing system is in operation, allowing full control over all inter-electrode switching and measurement operations.
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To take a look at the new VT1000 and all the other Orange Amps and products go to Orange Music Booth 4890 Hall C.  

The VT1000 will be aviailable soon with an RRP of £349.


Tags: orange amps , NAMM 2013 , NAMM Day 1 , Orange VT1000

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