The Laney Lionheart LT50H Head is literally the first 50W RMS parallel single-ended Class-A amplifier, and the first to use 5 EL34 output tubes. This is a world-leading boutique guitar amplifier with an amazingly sensitive progressive distortion that'll output as much emotion and subtlety as you put into your performance. Laney go as far as to say that "its 5th order harmonic content makes it sound as sweet as any amp you can imagine, when you hit it hard".
The Lionheart series all have fantastic sounding preamps, and the preamp technology hasn't changed a great deal in the L50H, the real landmark differences are in the power-amp, but there are some excellent additions to the pre too. The two channels (clean and drive) have discrete volume controls, but they utulise a shared EQ, Bite Switch, Reverb, overall Tone and Dynamics control. The overall Tone control is similar to the tone pot on your guitar, only it is designed to work at the opposite end of the signal chain to temper the upper harmonics and preamplifier overdrive sounds, to give you the right amount of presence and brilliance/warmth and darkness. Bite tightens up the bottom end for extra-punchy clearer tone. The Dynamics control gives you command of the low frequency response and the further you push it up the more low end you get. The back panel is also feature rich. The FX loop can be set to use Bypass, Insert or Side Chain operation modes, with a level control for optimal use of effects and processers, plus there are Preamp Out/Power amp in sockets for added flexibility in the signal chain. There is a footswitch jack for you to add an FS to your setup. The speaker connections are 8 & 16 Ohms for using different cabs, or using full stacks.
Power RMS 50 Watts Inputs Gold Plated PCB's and Jacks, Hi & Low gain inputs Equalisation Passive Bass, Middle and Treble. Tone Boost & Cut Active on top end of signal) Dynamics (active on lower end of signal) Preamp Valves 3 ECC83/12AX7 Output Valves 5 x EL34 power tubes Class Pure Single ended Class A valve tone Speaker connections 8/16 Ohm socket with switch FX Loop(s) Insert Type - switchable - Bypass, 0dBu, - 10dBu (nominal) Cabinet Design Birch Plywood cabinet construction for optimum sound quality and road worthiness Weight 21.5 Kg Dimensions Height 240mm x Width 678mm x Depth 250mm
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