|At winter Namm show 2005 Peavey introduced the Penta, a single-channel tube amplifier with five different personalities, courtesy its five selectable EQ/gain voicings. The Penta amplifier combines four matched EL34 tubes with four 12AX7 tubes and features ceramic tube sockets, custom transformers, high quality components and 140 Watts into 16, 8 or 4 Ohms.
Using only analogue circuitry, this Peavey amplifier provides five classic gain voicings on a single amp channel. These sounds are identified by corresponding icons and are accessible by a rotary knob. No fancy footswitches allowed, and no shimmering effects included - the Penta is for true plug and play guitar fanatics.
The Penta's "Star" icon reveals a classic British plexi voicing, while the "Bull" icon produces a modified British voicing with tons of added gain and a tighter low end. The "Tree" icon lays on a thicker British voicing with a loose attack and slightly more gain, while the "Mudflap Girl" setting is a super-high gain voicing with a more responsive EQ and power amp section think. The "Cactus" setting is, simply put, fat and clean.
The Penta 412 Straight cabinet is specially voiced for use with the Penta amp head and features 11-ply birch baffle, 1/2" poplar sides as well as four 12" rear-mounted speakers.