The Deep End® DE50 brings classic tube amp tone, touch and style to a conveniently sized 1x10 combo format. Utilizing a 12AX7 preamp in tandem with a Tube Gain control, players can drive the DE50 tube preamp to elicit natural tube overload in varying degrees. From funky clean to mean and aggressive, the Deep End tube preamp has it covered. The DE50 delivers 50 watts (RMS) through a 10-inch Deep End® speaker. And when cranked up, its exclusive Organic Clipping power amp circuit reacts like an all-tube amp, generating lower order, musical harmonics and natural clipping characteristics just like the best all-tube designs. It’s the classic power amp “growl” that bass players know and love, with a smooth transition from clean to grind.
Another benefit of Organic Clipping is that a power amp limiter is no longer needed. Many amp builders use heavy power amp limiting to prevent unpleasant distortion characteristics typically generated when solid-state circuits are pushed hard. Organic Clipping makes limiting unnecessary because when the amp is cranked up, it overloads with the same tonality as a tube amp. There is more usable volume on tap, so you can get louder while pushing the amp further into distortion.
To make life easier both on stage and in the studio, the DE50 offers a balanced Direct Out. Other conveniences include a headphone jack; an auxilliary input for playback of devices such as MP3 and CD players; and an External Speaker Jack.