Victory Amplifiers V4 The Kraken Preamp

Preamp for Electric Guitar

  • 2 channels
  • Can be used as preamp or pedal
  • Heavy, progressive and extended range sounds from the Victory Amplifier VX The Kraken Amplifier
  • Developed with Rabea Massaad
  • Full tube signal path with 1x EC900 and 3x CV4014 tubes
  • Remote switchable via jack socket
  • FX loop
  • Controls: Vol 1, Vol 2, Master 1, Master 2, Bass, Middle, Treble
  • Bright switch
  • Effect on / off LED
  • Channel footswitch
  • Effect bypass
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Through: 6.3 mm jack
  • FX Loop In & Out: 2x 6.3 mm jack
  • Effect Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Power adapter connection (coaxial connection 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside)
  • Power consumption: 800 mA
  • Powered by 12V DC power adapter (included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 223 x 140 x 90 mm
  • Weight: 1650 g
  • Made in the U.K.

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Further Information

Design Floorboard
Tube(s) Yes
Amp Modeling No
Effects No
Headphone Output No
Direct Out No
MIDI Interface No
Integrated Expression Pedal No
Connections for Pedals or Switches Yes
Aux-Input No
Integrated Tuner No
USB-Port No
Drum-Computer No

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Amazing tube preamp
niallobrien, 25.10.2018
I finally got my Kraken preamp pedal and I can definitely say that it was worth the wait. The unit itself is bigger than you'd think and the build quality is very solid - they have not cut any corners on the construction of this pedal. Even the foot-guard is a nice addition so you don't accidentally bump any of the gain or EQ settings.
I'm using this in conjunction with a Pod HD500x (into a Magnum 44 poweramp) and it sounds fantastic. I A/B'd it against my best Pod HD500x tone, and the Kraken won, hands down. So now I use the Pod as a multi-effects unit and this preamp for my amp tones. When using with a Pod, it's best placed in the effects loop (standalone mode on the Kraken) so that you can use the Pod's effects before and after the Kraken. If you use it in amp through mode, you can't use any of the Pod's effects before the preamp. The preamp reacts great to the volume control on the guitar and the two channels sound very thick and meaty. Perfect for those who like hi-gain tones for sure, pristine cleans aren't on the menu here though channel 1 can make for a great clean-breakup/crunch channel. The EQ is quite nice on this too, though 12 o'clock on all EQ suits me fine. The bright switch definitely sounds very different to the bright switch on my poweramp, but in my case, I didn't need to adjust anything, it sounded good out of the box. I look forward to running this preamp into my audio interface for recording purposes too. Overall, this is a great product and highly recommended.
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Khhhan, 28.04.2019
Excellent price and shipping to the US from Thomann. Thomann is better for US customers for Victory gear than anyone in the US.
I used it in the loop of a Kemper Profiler. Found myself only using the Kraken and not the other sounds in the Kemper. Solid construction, but I still kept it on top of my 4x12 and used a remote footswitch to control it. Nice to have that option. Keeps your instrument cables shorter if your not using a loop on the floor. I like the brass footswitch buttons (no friction). The sound always kept me coming back. For months I'd go play just to hear the Kraken. I ultimatly sold the V4 and Kemper and bought a Super Kraken and Victory 2x12. If that doesn't say how great the pedal is I dont know what does.
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