Matchless Avalon 30 Amp

The Matchless Avalon 30 uses a new type of hybrid construction that Matchless has developed over several years.  This new technique is a mixture of circuit tracing, turret style construction, and point to point wiring.  Of course, the Avalon still uses only the best components, just like the ones Matchless uses in its other, more expensive amps.

The Avalon 30 produces 30 watts of amazingly dynamic sounds.  You can run it in half power (15 watt) mode if you like as well.  The preamp is powered by three 12AX7 tubes and the reverb by five 12AX7s.  The rectifier tube is a 5AR4, while the main section is powered by four EL84s.  The speaker has a switchable impedance of 4, 8, or 16 Ohms.  You’ll find a number of different features on this amp, including hi/lo inputs, master volume, bass, treble, effects loops, and two speaker outputs.  The combo uses a Celestion G12H30 speaker.

The Avalon 30 head retails for $1999, and if desired you can add a clear Plexiglass front for an extra $180.  The same option is also available on the combo, which often retails for closer to $2500.  The head weighs 40 pounds, while the combo is 62.  That’s still light enough to carry to gigs if you don’t mind a little heavy lifting.

For more info be sure to check out the Matchless website:

Great Demo Of The Matchless Avalon 30 Amp From Fat Sound Guitars

May 22, 2011
Posted in Matchless Amps — anthony @ 4:17 pm

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